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

Lead Kindergarten Teacher
Washington Episcopal School in Bethesda, Maryland, is seeking a full-time Kindergarten lead teacher beginning in the fall of 2017. Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree, in early childhood or elementary education, with a graduate degree preferred, and will have demonstrated successful experience working with the young child. The candidate will be responsible for the general supervision and management of the class, as well as the planning and execution of the educational program in accordance with the early childhood curriculum. Early childhood teachers work closely together as a team to ensure each child’s success. The candidate will also work collaboratively with division colleagues and administrators on curriculum development and integration of technology.

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

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


Upper Elementary School Teacher

WES is seeking a full-time Upper Elementary classroom teacher. The candidate will be responsible for planning and implementing core homeroom subjects of language arts, mathematics, and social studies. Teachers within grade levels are expected to work closely together as a team to ensure each child’s success. The candidate will also work collaboratively with division colleagues and administrators on curriculum development and integration of technology.

Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in elementary education, with a graduate degree preferred, and will have previously demonstrated successful experience teaching elementary school-aged children. Responsive Classroom and Workshop-model experience in reading, writing, and math are desirable.

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

Nate Dennison
Elementary Grades Director
Email: ndennison@w-e-s.org
or Washington Episcopal School, 5600 Little Falls Parkway, Bethesda, Maryland 20816


Middle School French Teacher
WES is seeking a full-time Middle School French teacher, beginning August 2017. Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in French or French education, with a graduate degree preferred, and will have demonstrated successful experience with middle school students. Preference will be given to native speakers.

The candidate will be responsible for teaching Grades 6, 7, and 8 French classes - and working collaboratively with other faculty members on curriculum development, cross-curricular units, and integration of technology. The Middle School French teacher is responsible for coordinating the French study trip and exchange. This position also includes being a Middle School homeroom teacher and an advisor. Responsive Classroom/Developmental Design experience is desirable.

To apply for this position, please send a letter of interest, current resume, and three references to:
Nancy Wright, Middle School Director
Email: nwright@w-e-s.org
or Washington Episcopal School, 5600 Little Falls Parkway, Bethesda, Maryland 20816


Middle School Math Teacher
WES is seeking a full-time Middle School math teacher, beginning August 2017. Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in mathematics or mathematics education, with a graduate degree preferred, and will have demonstrated successful experience with middle school students. The candidate will be responsible for teaching four math classes of Middle School math (through Geometry) and working collaboratively with other faculty members on curriculum development, cross-curricular units, and integration of technology. This position also includes being a Middle School homeroom teacher and an advisor. Responsive Classroom/Developmental Design experience is desirable.

To apply for this position, please send a letter of interest, current resume, and three references to:
Nancy Wright
Middle School Director
Email:  nwright@w-e-s.org
or Washington Episcopal School, 5600 Little Falls Parkway, Bethesda, Maryland 20816


Associate Kindergarten Teacher
WES is seeking a full-time early childhood associate teacher for a Kindergarten class beginning in the fall of 2017. The associate teacher is a professional partner of Washington Episcopal’s early childhood staff, typically joining the faculty for a one- to two-year appointment as a salaried full-time employee. The associate teacher is responsible for assisting the classroom lead teacher with the general supervision and management of the class. The lead teacher delegates responsibilities and mentors the associate teacher in order to promote a two-teacher classroom. Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in early childhood or elementary education and will have demonstrated a successful experience working with the young child.

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

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


Substitute Teacher

WES has immediate openings for substitute teachers in Nursery through Grade 8.  Teaching experience is required and work with the Responsive Classroom approach is preferred. 

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

Extended Day Staff
Washington Episcopal School has a staff opening in our after-school Extended Day program. Experience with elementary and/or early childhood students is required. College students are welcome to apply. 

The work hours are:
Monday - Thursday     3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Friday                              2:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Please send a letter of interest, current resume, and three references to:
Christine Jarrouj
Director of Extended Day Program
cjarrouj@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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