Founded in 1952, Norwood School is a coeducational, independent day school with approximately 450 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. The School sits on 40 beautiful and expansive acres in Bethesda, Maryland, less than six miles from Washington, D.C. As one of the finest PK-8 schools in the country, Norwood sets the bar high and is committed to educating the whole child in a diverse, student-centered, challenging, and nurturing environment, which continually promotes equity, inclusion and cultural competence.
Norwood’s child-centered education emphasizes creating a happy place of learning where each child is loved, nurtured, and challenged. Ensuring each child is truly known, we recognize diversity as essential to supporting educational excellence and are dedicated to fostering a sense of dignity, belonging, and understanding across our community. As a result, children flourish at Norwood as we tend to both hearts and minds. They love learning; they are creative and critical thinkers. They are confident in who they are, and they feel safe taking risks. They are kind and caring people, who, fueled by our motto, How you lead your life matters, make helping others a priority in their lives. At the end of their eighth grade year, our graduates leave Norwood exceptionally well prepared for high school and empowered to make positive contributions to our world.
Substitute Teacher Qualifications: • Bachelor's degree with a background in education or child development • Love of elementary- and middle-school age children • Solid understanding of child development • Strong communication skills • Ability to be "on-call" for both short-term and long-term positions • Dependable, responsible and reliable • Sense of humor • Strong conflict resolution skills • Enthusiastic, energetic and flexible • Three years of consistent teaching, preferred
Application and Hiring Procedure: Interested candidates should submit a resume with cover letter, and three professional references to:
If you are interested in substituting school-wide, please indicate so in your cover letter and send it to either contact. Norwood School requires that all individuals undergo and pass a full fingerprinting, background check, and verification of employment procedure.
Norwood School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Norwood School’s mission is to ensure that each of its students grows intellectually, morally, physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually, while preparing to function productively and generously in our pluralistic society. Norwood’s challenging educational program and broad-based activities are designed to help students experience joy in learning, develop self-confidence, and learn respect for the rights and feelings of others. Embracing diversity is integral to the School’s tradition that both recognizes the worth of each member of the community and emphasizes the common values of academic achievement, mutual respect, cooperation, and personal responsibility.