Working at WES

WES seeks individuals who are committed to outstanding teaching and enjoy working in a community of active learners to join our staff. Qualifications include a professional background in the discipline you wish to teach, experience teaching or working with students in other capacities, excellent communication skills, both written and oral, flexibility, the ability to work with colleagues, and a sense of humor.  

We offer competitive compensation and excellent benefits including

  • Health insurance
  • Payment to a TIAA-CREF retirement annuity
  • Funding for professional development
  • Tuition remission for the children of faculty and staff

A list of current openings follows.  Please direct all inquiries to the contact person listed. If no current positions are available, you are welcome to submit your resume and cover letter to be put on file.


Current Job Openings


Early Childhood Assistant

Washington Episcopal School is seeking a part-time Early Childhood assistant teacher for our Nursery class of three- and four-year-olds. The assistant teacher is responsible for helping the two classroom teachers with the general supervision and management of the class from 8:15 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. Monday through Friday. Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree and will have demonstrated a successful experience working with the young child.

To apply for the assistant teaching position, please send a letter of interest, current resume, and three references to:

Mary Lee Nickel
Early Childhood Director
Washington Episcopal School
5600 Little Falls Parkway
Bethesda, MD 20816
E-mail: mlnickel@w-e-s.org


Substitute Teacher
WES has immediate openings for substitute teachers in Nursery through Grade 8.  Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree and teaching experience is required. Work with the Responsive Classroom approach is a plus.  


Please send a letter of interest, current resume, and three references to:
Wendy Connolly
Assistant to the Head of School
wconnolly@w-e-s.org



Washington Episcopal School is an equal opportunity employer.




School Beliefs

In 1986, a group of committed parents, led by founding Head of School Isabelle S. Schuessler, embarked on a unique and exciting mission: to create a well-balanced, independent Episcopal school for boys and girls that would nurture the whole child. 

Our founding beliefs remain the same:

  • The Nursery through Grade 8 school model best serves students.
  • Academic excellence and happy children belong together.
  • School must challenge students but also let kids be kids. 
  • It's our job to impart a spirit of community, achievement, character, creativity, adventure, and faith.
  • It's our privilege to empower children to stride confidently into the world, delight in it, and contribute to it.  

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