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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

Current Job Openings

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.

Director of the Elementary Division Grades 2 - 5 (Full-time/12-month position)

The Elementary School Division Director serves as a lead spokesperson of the school mission and the Elementary School's educational goals and programs, and provides leadership within the division through the supervision, management, and coordination of all academic, operational, and personnel functions.

Specific responsibilities include the following:

  • Act as the educational leader of the Elementary School, responsible for its day-to-day operation; to direct the activities of the members of the school’s instructional and non-instructional staff in the performance of their duties.
  • Function as the chief articulator of the Elementary School’s programs, expectations, behavioral guidelines, and other information necessary to ensure that all constituencies are fully informed consistent with their individual roles.
  • Foster an environment that is conducive to collaboration, reflection, professional growth, and quality education.
  • Ensure that students' educational needs are being met; coordinate with each child's team of teachers, support team, and parents.
  • Observe, supervise, and help evaluate the faculty in the development and implementation of curriculum; to supervise the teaching process, and to review and evaluate the academic programs.
  • Conduct regular meetings with faculty which will deal both with routine school matters and with the stimulating exchange of ideas on issues of educational/philosophical interest and concern.
  • Provide for the academic reporting of students; to maintain complete academic records on all students; to oversee the grading and the reporting of standards and methods used by teachers in measuring student achievement, including the supervision of report cards and report card comments.
  • Collaborate on the development of guidelines for proper student conduct and dress; to maintain student discipline consistent with school policies; to monitor students’ adherence to established school rules; to maintain accurate records of student attendance and citizenship.
  • Be a visible presence in all areas of the school; to work toward a resolution of all problems - both routine and unique - as they arise; to keep the Head of School informed of the general programs, activities, and problems of the school.
  • Develop and execute an Elementary School master schedule in collaboration with the Early Childhood and Middle School directors.
  • Support teachers in matters of classroom management, teaching methods, and general school procedures.
  • Assist in the admission process for the testing, interviewing, and evaluating of applicants for enrollment.
  • Support the school and its leadership by being a member of the Administrative Team and fulfilling related duties.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School.

To apply, please click on the following URL or copy and paste it into your browser.

Middle School French Teacher

WES is seeking a full-time Middle School French teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. 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.

WES Grade 8 students participate in an exchange with a school in Paris in the spring. Students from Paris spend a week with WES families; WES students later travel to Paris and Normandy for about ten days. The Middle School French teacher is responsible for helping coordinate this 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, please click on the following URL or copy and paste it into your browser.

Grade 3 Classrooom Teacher

WES is seeking a full-time Grade 3 elementary classroom teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. The candidate will be responsible for planning and implementing core homeroom subjects of language arts, mathematics, and social studies. Responsive Classroom and Workshop-model experience in reading, writing, and math are desirable. 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 early childhood and/or elementary education, with a graduate degree preferred, and will have previously demonstrated successful experience teaching elementary school-aged children.

To apply, please click on the following URL or copy and paste it into your browser.

Business Manager/Accountant

Washington Episcopal School is seeking an Assistant Business Manager/Accountant to join its Business ffice.  The successful candidate will report to and work closely with the Fiance Director in managing day-to-day operations.
Responsibilities include:

  • Day-to-day accounting operations
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Audit preparation
  • Payroll preparation
  • Retirement audit and 5500 preparation
  • Personnel records and human resources documentation
  • Other duties as assigned by the Finance Director

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 3-5 years of accounting experience; CPA preferred
  • Independent school experience preferred
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficiency in the use of technology and complex data systems; knowledge of ADP and QuickBooks preferred

To apply, please click on the following URL or copy and paste it into your browser.

Extended Day Personnel
Washington Episcopal School is seeking personnel to help in the Extended Day Program. The Extended Day program serves students in Grades Nursery-8 from 3:30 – 6:00 p.m. every day except Friday when the student hours are 2:30 – 6:00 p.m.  The mission of the program is to provide a safe environment in which students in Nursery through Grade 8 spend time outside on the playground, enjoy snacks and activities, and work on school assignments. Extended Day personnel are paid by the hour. 

Qualified candidates will possess a High School diploma and will have demonstrated a successful experience working with children.

To apply, please click on the following URL or copy and paste it into your browser.

Substitute Teachers
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. 

To apply, please click this link or copy and paste it into your browser:

Washington Episcopal School is welcoming and provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.


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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