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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

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

Elementary Grades Teacher
WES is seeking a full-time Elementary Grades teacher. The candidate will be responsible for implementing an elementary program including the core homeroom subjects of language arts, mathematics, and social studies. Responsive Classroom experience is highly recommended. Teachers within grade levels 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 demonstrated successful experience with elementary school-aged children.

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

Art Teacher: Elementary and Middle School

WES is seeking a full-time Art teacher for elementary and middle school students beginning in the fall of 2018. Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree in Art or Art Education, with a graduate degree preferred, and will have demonstrated successful experience working with students in a variety of mediums and art forms such as painting, printing, drawing, ceramics, and sculpture.

The successful candidate will also:

  • have art history knowledge and be able to link projects to various art movements and well known and lesser known artists 
  • be responsible for project development that provides students with breadth and depth in the areas of forms of art and medium use, art history, and cross curriculum integration 
  • work collaboratively with three other art teachers in the department, as well as division colleagues and administrators
  • foster a creative and relevant learning environment

Other duties include designing art-related field trips, displaying student artwork throughout the school, participating and co-running the annual art show, and other various art-related events at WES and in the community.

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

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

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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