Upper School Biology Teacher
The ideal candidate will have a degree in the field and come with the skills to engage students in a lively, intellectually rigorous, and interactive discourse. It is also important for candidates to have the interest and energy to thrive in a lively workplace; a genuine appreciation of adolescents; a sense of humor; and the ability to work as part of a team. If desired, there are opportunities for coaching, community service, and more.
Upper School Mathematics Teacher
The ideal candidate has a broad math background and can teach the various levels of mathematics appropriate for a college preparatory school. Candidates must be willing to work collaboratively with colleagues and have the skills to engage students in a lively, intellectually rigorous, and interactive discourse. Like other independent schools, we ask teachers to handle some responsibilities outside the classroom, including advisory work, possible coaching or extracurricular activity assignments, committee work, and other routine duties.
A desire to work in an independent school community is essential.
Upper School Spanish Teacher
We are looking for a full-time member of our world languages department to teach all levels of Spanish, from Spanish I to AP Spanish. Candidates must have excellent communications skills and a high level of written and spoken proficiency in Spanish, with native or near native speaking ability. Candidates who have direct experience with Spanish culture are highly desirable. Experience teaching in 9th through 12th grade is preferred. Candidates who can also teach French are strongly encouraged to apply.
Upper School French Teacher
We are looking for a full-time member of our world languages department to teach all levels of French, from French I to AP French. Candidates must have excellent communications skills and a high level of written and spoken proficiency in French, with native or near native speaking ability. Candidates who have direct experience with French culture are highly desirable. Experience teaching in 9th through 12th grade is preferred. Candidates who can also teach Spanish are strongly encouraged to apply.
Upper School Learning Specialist
Responsibilities include collaborating with students and teachers to support students with various learning needs. The specialist will work with students in one-on-one or small groups settings; communicate with families about learning and learning strategies; and apply for accommodations for students in standardized testing. The ideal candidate must have a master’s in special education or a closely related field, plus five years of experience.
Upper School Chinese Teacher
We are seeking candidates who have excellent communication skills, a high level of written and spoken proficiency in the Chinese language, and a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Chinese, education, or a related field. Three years of teaching experience and an advanced degree are highly desirable.
Intermediate School Science Teacher
The ideal candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and/or physics and at least two years of experience teaching in the classroom, preferably to early adolescent students. Candidates must be willing to work closely with department colleagues in a collaborative setting. Responsibilities include leading student advisory groups, possible coaching, directing extracurricular activities, committee work, and other routine duties typical for independent school teachers.
Fourth Grade Classroom Teacher
We are seeking an enthusiastic and caring teacher who will be responsible for the social, emotional, and academic (language arts, mathematics, and social studies) growth of a small class of children. A minimum of three years classroom teaching experience at the upper elementary level is required; a master’s degree in education is preferred. The successful candidate will be a collaborative educator with outstanding communication and organizational skills.
Lower School Intern
The Potomac School, a private K-12 school in McLean, VA seeks
exceptional aspiring teachers to work as interns in the Lower School (grades
K-3) for the 2014-15 school year. Working under the mentorship of experienced
teachers, interns participate fully in the life of the school, from
instructional practices to collaborative work and extracurricular activities.
Applicants should achieve enrollment in a graduate degree program in teaching
or reading instruction at either Marymount University or University of
Virginia. The internship program is designed to integrate theory and methods
learned in coursework with effective classroom practice.
Working four days per week (full day) in a Potomac
classroom with a mentor teacher
Collaborating with mentor teachers to plan and implement
small and large group lessons
Developing skills for differentiating instruction for a
range of learners
long and short range planning, student assessment, and curricular conversations
Substitute Teachers (K-8)
We are seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic substitute teachers
for grades K-8. Candidates should have at least a bachelor’s degree and experience working in a classroom environment. Please send cover letter and resume by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to (703) 356-4651. EOE.
Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach
For girls coaching positions, please contact Cas Blanchard, girls athletic director, at email@example.com or 703-749-6345.
For boys coaching positions, please contact Rob Lee, boys athletic director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (703) 749-6372.
The Potomac School invites qualified school bus drivers to join our extended school family. We prefer drivers with a Commercial Driver's License (CDL).
- Competitive pay
- Excellent benefits
- Bonus incentives
- Consistent PT schedule (Hours: 6:30-8:15 AM & 3:00-4:30 PM)
- Additional runs are available for field trips, events, and each day's last trips
- Paid holidays and vacations
- Childcare cost savings - Infants and preschool aged children may ride with you
- No fueling or maintenance of buses required
- Well-behaved students
- 21+ years of age
- Drug test and background check required (paid by school)
- CDL permit
- Successful candidates will complete training and orientation and pass CDL test