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CONGRESSIONAL SCHOOL CAREERS

Congressional School seeks teachers and staff who are experts at their craft and also those who live our core values of Integrity, Kindness, Perseverance, Respect and Responsibility. We offer a strong emphasis on faculty-student interaction, and an environment that encourages lifelong learning for students, faculty and staff.

Positions are posted on this page as they become available.

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40 ACRE CAMPUS IN
FALLS CHURCH, VA

Nestled on 40 picturesque acres in Falls Church, Virginia, complete with horses, a stream and a pool and convenient to major commuting routes, our campus is just 10 miles from Washington, DC. Falls Church offers quick access to our Nation’s Capital and the renowned free Smithsonian museums and arts galleries, extraordinary architecture and iconic places such as the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and John. F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Closer to campus you will find a vibrant community of shops and restaurants that reflect the area’s ethnic and cultural diversity. The DC area also offers great sporting events including professional NFL, NBA, WNBA, MLB, NHL and MLS teams.

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A COMMITMENT TO
OUR VALUES

Ask any of our students and they will be able to tell you our five core values and how they are seen throughout the school. We don't just talk about our values, we live them.

A COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY AND EQUITY

We strive for an inclusive community in which our students, faculty and staff feel welcome and appreciated. We strive to develop cultural competence and learning to interact with people from different backgrounds helps us advance this goal.

A COMMITMENT TO CONTINUED LEARNING

Our faculty and are lifelong learners, and we are committed to supporting the personal and professional growth of our employees. Employees attend professional development events throughout the school year as well as during the summer.

RECENT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Academic Diversity Institute

  • Best Practices Institute at UVA

  • Blackbaud K-12 User Conference

  • Connected Math at Michigan State University

  • Developmental Designs

  • Diversity and Dialogue Training

  • Dyslexia Training

  • Embody Love Movement

  • Florida Music Educator's Conference

  • Greg Tang Math

  • International Society for Technology in Education

  • Jo Boaler Math Course at Stanford University

  • MISBO HR Intensive

  • NAEYC Tinker Time

  • NAIS Inclusive Schools Network Institute

  • NAIS People of Color Conference

  • Nancie Atwell Internship in Reading

  • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

  • NPS Diversity Institute

  • Nueva Design Institute

  • Orff Level III Course, GMU

  • Orton-Gillingham Training

  • St. Andrew's Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning

  • Staff Development for Educators - Purposefully PreK

  • Strategic Marketing & Advancement Institute

  • Teacher's College Writing Institute at Columbia University

  • Tennessee Music Education Association

  • The Enrollment Management Association Conference

  • Think! Mathematics Conference

  • VAIS Festival of the Arts

  • VAIS Leading Learning ConferenceVAIS New Teacher Institute

  • Virginia Art Education Association

  • Wired Differently: Boys and Girls

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OUR BENEFITS

Our School is successful in large measure because of our faculty and staff, so, our benefits programs are designed to attract, retain and motivate.​ Our comprehensive health coverage and health and wellness programs are designed to keep employees and their families healthy.

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  • Group medical, dental and vision plans
  • Voluntary benefit plans
  • 403(b) retirement plan with a School-matching contribution after one year of service
  • Medical- and dependent-care flexible spending accounts
  • School-paid life insurance, short- and long-term disability, and AD&D insurance
  • Tuition remission and camp discounts including free before- and aftercare
  • Employee assistance program
  • Paid time off
  • On-site wellness offerings

REQUIREMENTS

For teaching positions, we require a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field; a master’s degree is preferred. For administrative staff, we look for relevant experience and education for the specific job. We are particularly interested in people who have a commitment to working in a multicultural and diverse setting as we believe that our school is stronger when we are represented by many different viewpoints and life experiences. 

AVAILABLE POSITIONS

STEM Educator (20-21)

Congressional School seeks a for the 2020-2021 academic year. The STEM Educator is responsible for developing, implementing, assessing and modifying a dynamic STEM program for students across all grades that aligns with Congressional School’s mission, vision, and values. The STEM Educator will teach our Preschool - 8th Grade students a combination of STEM electives in robotics, design, computer science and/or engineering. The STEM Educator will work collaboratively to develop curriculum that strives for interdisciplinary connections, enhances existing programs, and complements existing STEM initiatives. The STEM Educator is positive, collaborative, innovative, and passionate.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Teach a combination of Preschool - 8th grade STEM courses in robotics, design, computer science and/or engineering.
  • Provide a hands-on, inquiry-based learning experience tailored to individual student needs.
  • Collaboratively plan, observe classes, and design cross-curricular projects with members of a dynamic Congressional faculty..
  • Collaborate and co-teach with colleagues.
  • Responsible for managing and maintaining the design lab and equipment.  
  • Create a classroom environment that is safe, conducive to learning and is appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
  • Employ a variety of instructional techniques, instructional media, and assessments
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all lessons, curricular units, and projects.
  • Coordinate and help organize special science and STEM events/activities.
  • Maintain a high level of awareness regarding research and recent developments on programs that will benefit students in STEM
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned by the Division Director

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in math, science, engineering, computer science, or related field; Master’s degree in related field preferred.
  • Minimum 3 years teaching experience in an elementary and/or middle school setting
  • Knowledge of current theories, techniques and methodologies of STEM.  
  • Proficiency in application of educational technology
  • Ability to work in a collegial, collaborative environment
  • A growth mindset, sense of humor, warm personality, strong initiative, and excellent organizational and communication skills

Director of Athletics and Physical Education (20-21)

Congressional School seeks a Director of Athletics and Physical Education to start in August 2020. The Director of Athletics and Physical Education (PE) is charged with the comprehensive responsibility of physical education and inter-scholastic sports for all students at Congressional School. In collaboration with the Division Directors, the Director of Athletics and PE will provide strategic vision on staffing, programming, and scheduling ensuring mission fit. The Director effectively interacts and relates to children in a developmentally appropriate manner, is sensitive to individual children’s differences and needs, and is willing to adjust the program and curriculum to meet those individual needs.

The Athletic Director is responsible for the day-to-day and big picture operation of the Athletic Department including supervising, managing and evaluating the PE Teachers and Coaches. The Athletic Director is collaborative and possesses strong interpersonal skills and a firm pedagogical framework. This is a 10-month position reporting to the Associate Head of School.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Leads, develops, organizes, supervises and evaluates the entire physical education and athletics program
  • Works closely with the Division Directors to ensure that student needs are met and their experiences are in line with the School’s athletic philosophy
  • Ensures the health and safety of all students in the athletics program
  • Ensures the proper maintenance and security of all athletic equipment and athletic facilities, fields, working in coordination with the Facilities Manager
  • Ensures that all PE teachers and coaches are performing their duties at the highest level of professionalism and that they are aligned with the school’s athletic philosophy
  • Teaches PE classes
  • Schedules all games and meet and coordinates athletic transportation
  • Manages all communications, internal and external, about the Athletics program
  • Manages a budget each year to fund the physical education and athletic programs
  • Oversees the distribution, collection, cleaning, repair, and storage of all athletic uniforms and equipment
  • Ensures compliance with all relevant league, county and states regulations
  • Serves as a member of the School’s Leadership Team
  • Attends School events
  • Other duties as assigned

 

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Education or a related field; Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of five years’ teaching experience.
  • Minimum of three or more years’ supervisory experience
  • Ability to lead and inspire dedicated faculty and children of all ages
  • Ability to multi-task projects and duties in a collaborative working environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Consummate professionalism in internal and external interactions.
  • A role model of high standards, ethics, integrity and strong leadership

Primary/Lower School Teacher (anticipated openings)

Congressional School anticipates Primary/Lower School Teacher openings for the 2020-2021 school year. The Primary/Lower School Teacher is responsible for providing an effective learning environment through planning, organizing, developing, and assessing a comprehensive instructional program for Primary or Lower School students. The Teacher is knowledgeable about the cognitive and social-emotional development of children this age and has a passion for elementary education. The Teacher will be positive, collaborative, innovative, and passionate in addition to the below duties and responsibilities.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develops, implements, assesses and modifies, as necessary, a dynamic program for students that aligns with Congressional School’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Uses a variety of methods, materials, and techniques to teach mathematics, science, language arts, social studies, and history to elementary students. Has experience teaching writing using the Teachers College writing workshop model.
  • Builds a safe and engaging classroom community.
  • Organizes classroom systems and procedures and manages student behavior to ensure all students are fully engaged and learning.
  • Establishes and communicates clear objectives for all learning activities.
  • Implements instructional activities that contribute to a climate where students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences.
  • Assesses students’ knowledge for the purposes of refining classroom activities and providing feedback to students, parents and administration regarding students’ progress, expectations and goals.
  • Actively seeks opportunities for professional development.
  • Listens and responds to student and parent concerns in a responsible, constructive and resourceful manner.
  • Integrates meaningful and appropriate use of technology within the curriculum.
  • Actively supports the School philosophy, community, and policies.
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned by the Division Director

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in elementary education or a related field; Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum 2 years of experience teaching elementary grades, preferably in an independent school
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in child development and educational practices
  • Strong initiative and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • An ability to work in a joyful, collegial and collaborative environment
  • A sense of humor, warm personality, and growth mindset

Robotics Teacher (part-time, 20-21)

Congressional School seeks a part-time Robotics Teacher for the 2020-2021 school year. The Robotics Teacher teaches Middle School students and provides an inclusive, imaginative and engaging learning environment that welcomes all students and recognizes a variety of learning styles. The Robotics Teacher is knowledgeable about the cognitive and social-emotional development of children this age and possesses a firm understanding of and passion for Robotics. In addition to the below duties and responsibilities, the Robotics Teacher will be positive, collaborative, and innovative.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develops, implements, assesses and modifies, as necessary, a dynamic robotics program for grades 5 - 8 that aligns with Congressional School’s vision, mission, and values.
  • Utilizes a hands-on, inquiry-driven approach that maximizes student engagement
  • Ability to explore and execute technology in the classroom as an instructional tool to enhance learning
  • Displays a deep understanding of and a passion for robotics and its application to the world
  • Organizes classroom systems and procedures and manages student behavior to ensure all students are fully engaged and learning.
  • Participates in extracurricular activities and supervisory assignments which enhance the quality of the robotics program
  • Assesses students’ knowledge for the purposes of refining classroom activities and providing feedback to students, parents and administration regarding students’ progress, expectations and goals.
  • Maintains a high level of awareness regarding research and recent developments on programs that will benefit middle school students in robotics
  • Actively seeks opportunities for professional development in robotics and middle school pedagogy.
  • Listens and responds to student and parent concerns in a responsible, constructive and resourceful manner.
  • Actively supports the school philosophy, community, and policies.
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned by the Division Director

QUALIFICATIONS

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering or a related field
  • Experience in computer science, coding and robotics
  • Minimum of 2 years’ teaching experience, preferably in an independent school.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in child development and educational practices.
  • Strong initiative and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • An ability to work in a joyful, collegial and collaborative environment
  • A sense of humor, warm personality, and growth mindset

Middle School Math Teacher (part-time, 20-21)

Congressional School seeks a part-time Middle School Math Teacher with the ability to teach pre-algebra - calculus for the 2020-2021 school year. The Middle School Math Teacher is responsible for teaching, motivating, inspiring, and assessing middle school students in mathematics. The Math Teacher is knowledgeable about the cognitive and social-emotional development of children this age and possesses a firm understanding of advanced mathematics. In addition to the below duties and responsibilities, the Math Teacher will be positive, collaborative, innovative, and passionate.

Responsibilities include developing, implementing, and assessing a dynamic mathematics program for middle school students and using a variety of methods, materials, and techniques used to teach mathematics. The Math Teacher will assess students’ mathematical skills for the purposes of refining classroom activities and providing feedback; and actively seek opportunities for professional development in math and middle school pedagogy.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Actively seek opportunities for professional development.
  • Provide information to parents about student performance.
  • Perform divisional responsibilities expected of faculty (for example, supervising students outside of class times, attending faculty meetings, etc.).
  • Ensure proper supervision for the safety and well-being of all students.
  • Attend school events.
  • Actively support the school’s vision, mission and core values.

QUALIFICATIONS

Ideal candidates should have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mathematics; preferably a Master’s degree in mathematics, education, or related field
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience teaching middle school mathematics, preferably in an independent school
  • Strong initiative and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • An ability to work in a joyful, collegial and collaborative environment
  • A sense of humor, warm personality, and growth mindset

Congressional School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and it is the School’s policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of any legally protected category and to afford equal employment and advancement opportunities to employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or characteristic, marital status, amnesty or status as a covered veteran, military service, application for military service, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state and local laws.

WHY WE LOVE WORKING AT CONGRESSIONAL SCHOOL

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Mariana Pavon

Grades 5 and 7 Science Teacher

"I feel incredibly supported here at Congressional. Colleagues go out of their way to be friendly, we have all the educational resources we could ask for, and administration has been wonderful."

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Gretchen Herbst

Director of Admission and Financial Aid

"I’ve worked in independent schools since 2004 and the community and camaraderie at Congressional School are like no other. I enjoy my coworkers, the families and most of all the students at Congressional. It feels like my extended family and the way we take care of each other is what everyone hopes to have in their lives. My favorite part of each day is when students run up to give me a big hug, high five or tell me a story."

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Julio Lopez Martinez

Auxiliary Program Coordinator

"I love working at Congressional because it feels like home to me. I feel like I am a part of an inclusive team with a strong, driven focus to deliver exceptional education and care to our students to prepare them for the future. I think it says a lot when we look at the number of faculty students that we have. It tells me that we are truly dedicated to what we do and we are confident in the quality of education that we deliver, so much that we have many faculty/staff members who send their children to Congressional. Parents only want the best for their kids, and at Congressional, we only deliver the best."

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Maura Rice

Jr. Kindergarten Teacher

"One of the best things about Congressional are the people! Your colleagues become like a second family—you can reach out for advice, a new spin on a lesson, or just a supportive ear. We help one another and genuinely care about each other’s success-personally and professionally."

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Silvia Moore

Director of Learning Center

"I love working with talented, dedicated educators who place value in forming relationships with students...Did you know teacher-caring can accounts for over 30% of students' successful outcomes?"

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Denise Yassine

Grades 5-6 Social Studies Teacher

"The parents, students, faculty, staff, and administration truly live up to our Mission Statement. In his book, Creating Cultures of Thinking, Ron Ritchhart said, 'To find the core of a school, don't look at its rule book or even its mission statement. Look at the way the people in it spend their time - how they grapple with ideas.' It is my privilege to be a teacher at Congressional School."

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To learn more or ask questions, please contact:

Tinelle Davies
Director of Human Resources

703-533-9711