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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 a Long-Term Substitute Music Teacher to start in January 2021 and work through approximately mid-March 2021. The Substitute Music Teacher is responsible for delivering an innovative music curriculum to students in grades 4 – 8. The Substitute Music Teacher assumes professional responsibility for the supervision of students in a supportive and positive climate that develops the talents of each student in the field of music. In addition to the below duties and responsibilities, the Substitute Music Teacher will be positive, collaborative, innovative, and passionate.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Implements music lessons for grades 4 - 8, including training with classroom instruments, and general musicianship including theory, composition and music history
  • Engages students in differentiated learning experiences for the range of skill levels and developmental needs found in the classroom, managing, when appropriate, multiple instructional activities simultaneously
  • Uses repertoire of all types of music literature, including traditional and contemporary, that are appropriate music learning experiences
  • Fosters a joy and enthusiasm for music-making throughout the school
  • Evaluates each student’s musical growth and performance
  • Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment during class time
  • Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional faculty members in assessing and helping students solve learning, health and attitude programs
  • Listens and responds to student and parent concerns in a responsible, constructive and resourceful manner
  • Actively supports the school philosophy, community, and policies

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in music or education
  • Minimum of 2 – 3 years’ teaching experience
  • Knowledge of a variety of music styles, repertoire, and teaching methodologies
  • Ability to play guitar
  • Ability to sing and play additional various musical instruments
  • 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 and Early Childhood educator to lead an infant / toddler classroom working with children ages 6-18 months. The Early Childhood Lead Teacher will partner with the Assistant to plan and implement the daily program. The Teacher will actively supervise the classroom and playgrounds at all times and observe, interact, and engage with children. The Early Childhood Lead Teacher must receive 16 hours of Early Childhood Education training every 12 months and must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with children, parents and co-workers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Lead Teacher is responsible for oversight and supervision of the classroom and teaching assistants. The teacher will:

  • Oversee and teach a class of children in a manner consistent with the philosophy and the goals of the center, including:
  • Treat each child with dignity and respect
  • Plan activities, which will encourage each child’s growth in the areas of emotional, social, cognitive, and physical development
  • Recognize and consider the individual needs of each child in relation to cultural and socio-economic background, disabilities, special talents and interests, style and pace of learning
  • Help children learn to think creatively, to solve problems independently and to respect themselves and others
  • Arrange the decorations and learning environment in the classroom
  • Lead parent conferences
  • Ensure active supervision of the classroom and playgrounds
  • Maintain professional attitudes, behavior and dress while on duty
  • Maintain strict confidentiality regarding children and their families
  • Maintain cleanliness and safety within the classroom
  • Attend and facilitate Early Childhood and licensing meetings and attend outside workshops as necessary
  • Regularly lift and carry children weighing up to 25 pounds
  • Regularly bend, stoop and crouch in order to physically interact with children and ensure their safety
  • Perform other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in child-related field
  • Experience working with young children in a group setting
  • 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 highly-motivated, kind and enthusiastic per diem Preschool – 8th Grade Substitute Teachers. The Substitute Teacher will be responsible for facilitating a positive classroom environment and implementing a classroom teacher-directed educational program that supports and challenges each student in a developmentally appropriate manner. Candidates must posses a bachelor's degree and should have experience working in a classroom. We call on Substitute Teachers as needed, therefore this role is not available every day.

Congressional School is seeking Substitute Early Childhood Teaching Assistants. The Substitute Teaching Assistant will assist in 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.

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