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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.

  • 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.

  • 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

Congressional School seeks an Early Childhood Teaching Assistant to start in mid-June. This is a part-time position with scheduled hours of Monday - Friday, 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

The Teaching Assistant will assist in planning and implementing the daily program; actively supervise the classroom and playgrounds at all times; and observe, interact, and engage with children. Duties will include maintaining proper adult to child ratios with each age grouping and classroom; monitoring the playground at all times; helping with meals, and snacks; and following daily staffing schedule and assisting in rooms when requested by the Early Childhood Coordinator or Lead Teachers.

Qualified candidates will have experience working with infants and toddlers. Ideal candidates will have a Bachelor's degree in a child related field or a child development/early childhood credential.

Requirements include the ability to lift or carry children weighing up to 25 pounds throughout the course of the day and the ability to regularly bend, stoop and crouch in order to physically interact with children and ensure their safety. Qualified candidates must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with children, parents, and co-workers.

Congressional School seeks a Middle School Math and Robotics Teacher for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Middle School Math and Robotics Teacher is responsible for teaching, motivating, inspiring, and assessing middle school students in mathematics and robotics. The 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 Teacher will be positive, collaborative, innovative, and passionate.

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

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develops, implements, assesses and modifies, as necessary, a dynamic robotics and math 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 math and robotics and their application to the world
  • Provides information to parents about student performance
  • Performs divisional responsibilities expected of faculty (for example, supervising students outside of class times, attending faculty meetings, etc.)
  • Attends school events
  • Actively supports the School’s vision, mission and core values

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree in mathematics; preferably a Master’s degree in mathematics, computer science, education, or related field
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience teaching middle school mathematics, preferably in an independent school
  • Familiarity with Connected Math and Singapore Math, preferably with experience teaching Singapore Math
  • Experience in computer science, coding and robotics
  • Ability to teach up to Algebra 2 / Trigonometry
  • 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

Congressional School seeks a School Nurse for the 2020-2021 academic year. The School Nurse works with School and Camp administration to provide a healthy and safe environment for all students, campers, and staff. The School Nurse administers primary care nursing to ill or injured students in addition to providing assessment, examination, referral and follow-up according to policies and procedures.  The nurse will also administer medications as prescribed, provide first aid as necessary, and document care according to school policies and procedures. This is a 12-month position.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Promote control of communicable diseases
  • Provide nursing care to ill or injured students, campers, and faculty/staff
  • Evaluate students’ physical condition and refer them to appropriate resources as needed
  • Provide first aid care and medically prescribed support and/or services
  • Provide follow-up evaluations and care as needed
  • Develop policies, procedures and work standards for school health program
  • Monitor compliance of school health program with federal, state and local laws, regulations and policies
  • Negotiate professional and medical services essential to the school health program
  • Maintain records of immunizations, health findings, and other relevant health data
  • Coordinate school and community health activities and serves as a liaison health professional between home, school and community
  • Provide professional development on health-related topics for students and staff
  • Serve as primary resource for health-related questions issues
  • Provide ongoing health counseling with students, parents, school personnel and health agencies
  • Use existing health resources to provide appropriate care of students and campers
  • Manage School health records in accordance with all federal, state, and county regulations
  • Ensure expenses for health programs are within budget
  • Maintain clinic facilities to provide privacy and isolation
  • Ensure best practices are used to comply with licensing standards
  • Maintain strict confidentiality regarding children and their families
  • Maintain a friendly and positive work environment which allows students to express concerns in a confidential, non- judgmental, culturally sensitive manner
  • Comply with OSHA regulations pertaining to independent schools and camp
  • Order appropriate first aid supplies to support physical education, extracurricular sports, intramural sports, laboratory classrooms, field trips, office, maintenance, and classrooms

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Registered Nurse (RN) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • CPR instructor certification or willing to obtain CPR instructor certification
  • MAT instructor certification or willing to obtain MAT instructor certification
  • Experience working with children from 6 weeks to 14 years of age
  • Knowledge of current trends, principles, and practices in school health and nursing
  • Knowledge of health-related support organizations and resources
  • Familiarity with federal and local laws relating to health and social issues
  • Quick learner, adaptable, committed to acting in the best interest of students
  • Expert communication skills, both oral and written
  • An ability to work in a joyful, collegial and collaborative environment
  • A sense of humor, warm personality, and growth mindset

Congressional School seeks a Kindergarten Teaching Assistant for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Kindergarten Teaching Assistant will partner with the Kindergarten Lead Teacher to plan and implement a challenging academic curriculum that encourages each student to reach his or her full potential. The assistant will also work to create a warm, nurturing and inclusive classroom environment in which each child is known, valued and loved.

Qualified candidates will be knowledgeable about current research relevant to the learning needs of five- and six-year-old students.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with planning and implementation of age appropriate curriculum for children.
  • Employ a variety of teaching methods to ensure optimal learning for all students.
  • Promote learning in the areas of social-emotional, language, cognitive and physical development.
  • Exhibit a high level of engagement and enthusiasm throughout the day.
  • Establish positive home/school partnership with each family in the classroom.
  • Understand the developmental milestones of children ages 5-6.
  • Partner with lead teacher in gathering information to share with parents about student performance.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality regarding children and their families.
  • Help with meals and snack.
  • 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.
  • Aid in Integrating meaningful and appropriate use of technology and STEM activities in the classroom.
  • Attend school events.
  • Actively support the school’s vision, mission and core values.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

Ideal candidates should have:

  • A degree in Early Childhood Education or other related field
  • 2 years’ experience working with students in early childhood
  • 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 seeks an Early Childhood Teaching Assistant to start in late May/early June. This is a full-time position that is eligible for our comprehensive benefits package.

The Teaching Assistant will assist in planning and implementing the daily program; actively supervise the classroom and playgrounds at all times; and observe, interact, and engage with children. Duties will include maintaining proper adult to child ratios with each age grouping and classroom; monitoring the playground at all times; helping with meals, and snacks; and following daily staffing schedule and assisting in rooms when requested by the Early Childhood Coordinator or Lead Teachers.

Qualified candidates will have experience working with infants and toddlers. Ideal candidates will have a Bachelor's degree in a child related field or a child development/early childhood credential.

Requirements include the ability to lift or carry children weighing up to 25 pounds throughout the course of the day and the ability to regularly bend, stoop and crouch in order to physically interact with children and ensure their safety. Qualified candidates must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with children, parents, and co-workers.

Congressional School seeks a long-term Substitute Preschool Teaching Assistant for approximately eight weeks starting in late August 2020. The Substitute Preschool Teaching Assistant will partner with the Preschool Lead Teacher to plan and implement an academic curriculum that encourages each student to reach their full potential. The Assistant will also work to create a warm, nurturing and inclusive classroom environment in which each child is known, valued and loved.

Qualified candidates will be knowledgeable about current research relevant to the learning needs of three and four-year-old students.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assist with planning and implementation of age appropriate curriculum for children.
  • Employ a variety of teaching methods to ensure optimal learning for all students.
  • Promote learning in the areas of social-emotional, language, cognitive and physical development.
  • Exhibit a high level of engagement and enthusiasm throughout the day.
  • Establish positive home/school partnership with each family in the classroom.
  • Understand the developmental milestones of children ages 2-4.
  • Actively seek opportunities for professional development in early childhood education.
  • Partner with Lead Teacher in gathering information to share with parents about student performance.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality regarding children and their families.
  • Help with meals and preparation of snack.
  • 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.
  • Aid in Integrating meaningful and appropriate use of technology and STEM activities in the classroom.
  • Attend school events.
  • Actively support the school’s vision, mission and core values.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

  • A degree in Early Childhood Education or other related field
  • 2 years’ experience working with students in early childhood
  • 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

NON-DISCRIMINTATION POLICY

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.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the School’s non-discrimination policies, including its Title IX policy:

Names: Tinelle Davies, Brent Hinrichs and Kim O’Neil

Titles: Director of Human Resources; Associate Head of School, Director of Lower and Middle School; and Assistant Head of School, Director of Early Childhood and Primary School

Office Address: 3229 Sleepy Hollow Road, Falls Church, VA 22042

Telephone Number: 703-533-9711

Email Addresses: tdavies@congressionalschool.org; bhinrichs@congressionalschool.org and koneil@congressionalschool.org

For assistance related to Title IX or other civil rights laws, please contact OCR atOCR@ed.gov or 800-421-3481, TDD 800-877-8339.

Visit our Title IX Notification Page

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."

APPLICATION FOR EMPLOYMENT

Please fill out the form below to be considered for employment at Congressional School.

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To learn more or ask questions, please contact:

Tinelle Davies
Director of Human Resources

703-533-9711