Full Time Middle School English Teacher

Georgetown Day School opened its doors in 1945 as the first integrated school in a segregated city. Governed by a Board of Trustees elected by the parent body and administered by an appointed Head of School, it was founded by seven families who wanted to create a school committed not only to academic excellence and educational innovation but also to a value system emphasizing appreciation and respect for others. Believing that diversity was the ground out of which all deep and rich learning occurs, they established a school where all children would be welcome, celebrated, and challenged to be their best selves.
 
Today, the School's philosophy, programs, and position in the national educational landscape strongly reflect its roots. Having grown from 12 children in 1945 to 1075 students in PK-12 today, GDS is recognized as one of Washington, D.C.’s and the nation’s most dynamic educational institutions.
 

Georgetown Day School, is a  k-12 coeducational day school dedicated to the creation of a just, inclusive and diverse school community. Located in Washington, DC, we invite applications for Middle School English teacher for our 5th- 8th Middle School. Primary job responsibilities include teaching Middle School English and serving as a student advisor. Candidates who are eager to help develop a robust, rigorous, inclusive English curriculum and thrilled to work with middle school students are especially encouraged to apply. 

In addition, prospective candidates should:

  • Engage and contribute diverse literary sources that include a multitude of devices; Support rich content, creative pedagogy and cultivate authentic relationships,
  • Place the students’ interests and experiences at the heart of the classroom is an essential component of the job. As a diverse, inclusive school devoted to preparing our students to live and work in an increasingly globalized and diverse society, GDS is particularly interested in professionals with demonstrated commitment and/or experience in working in such a school setting.

Qualifications: a B.A. in English or a related field is required. A master’s degree and three years or more of teaching experience at the middle school level is preferred. 

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references using our online application system. To apply and to find out more about the school, candidates should visit our website at www.gds.org. 

How to Apply

Coronavirus Safety

  • Screenings the night before and morning of being on-campus
  • Required face coverings
  • 6 feet physical distancing
  • PPE freely available including 
    • Cloth mask
    • Surgical mask
    • Face shield
    • Goggles
    • Stylus (for touching shared screens such as copiers or time clocks)
  • Classrooms and shared offices spaces equipped with sanitizer dispensers, microfiber cloths, and cleaning spray bottle
  • Signs throughout the building, including posters for every classroom with health and safety reminders
  • Additional HEPA filtration devices in all classrooms and shared office spaces
  • Required GDS-specific health and safety video training 
  • Ongoing COVID-19 testing for staff and students

See our Hopping into 2020 site for more information about our reopening plan.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Georgetown Day School does not discriminate in its educational, admissions, and personnel programs and policies or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.

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