Connelly School of the Holy Child is seeking a passionate teacher to join our outstanding faculty for the 2023 - 2024 School year. We welcome candidates that demonstrate a strong commitment to high-quality teaching, innovation, academic excellence, and a joy for learning.
Building an inclusive and diverse school community is a priority and we are committed to hiring faculty with diverse experiences and backgrounds to empower our students to connect, belong, and grow.
Our Community: Connelly School of the Holy Child is a Catholic, college preparatory school, committed to the intellectual, spiritual, artistic, physical, and social development of young women in grades 6 through 12. The school emphasizes academic challenge, joy of learning, and education of well-rounded women of faith and action.
The Social Studies Department is seeking a versatile instructor, capable of teaching a variety of classes with a special emphasis on Psychology. Ideal candidates would be capable of teaching all levels of study – from College Preparatory courses to Advanced Placement. At Holy Child we aim to foster a collaborative teaching environment and ask teachers to plan with department and cross-curricular goals in mind. Candidates should be familiar with best practices in research and writing, differentiation, use of technology in the classroom, and possess a diverse array of instructional strategies.
Teach various levels of Social Studies courses including Psychology to upper School students of diverse backgrounds and abilities.
Committed to professional growth to enhance student learning
Respond to the needs of Holy Child, including service learning, advisory program, assigned supervision and other duties as assigned
An active commitment to enhancing our school community through involvement on committees and in student life activities
Effective and consistent communication with students, parents, staff, and community
Develop, select, and differentiate instruction to meet the needs of a diverse population.
Provide an atmosphere and environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social, and the emotional development of young women
The ideal candidate will possess:
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Studies required with teaching experience in various levels of secondary education. Master’s Degree preferred; MSDE certification preferred
Ability to create a culturally responsive classroom that fosters a sense of belonging and ensures that all students feel respected and challenged
Commitment to embrace the school’s mission and values
Genuine enthusiasm, personal warmth and passion for teaching and inspiring a love of learning
Willingness to work collaboratively with administration, faculty, and parents
Experience using a variety of pedagogical strategies
Enjoys working collaboratively to develop and plan curricula.
Proven experience engaging students in class experiences that foster critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity
Ability to develop students’ historical and political voice through strong reading, writing, and research curriculum.
Connelly School of the Holy Child Founded in 1961 by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus as a college preparatory school for girls grade 6-12. The school is part of a network of 33 Holy Child schools in the United States, Europe and Africa, which is guided by the educational philosophy of Cornelia Connelly. Holy Child enrolls approximately 300 students every year from the Washington, DC metropolitan area as well as across the globe. Holy Child creates a personal learning experience with an 8 to 1 student to faculty ratio and offers fine arts programs as well as competitive sports teams in soccer, field hockey, volleyball, basketball, cross country lacrosse and more. Service is part of the Holy Child curriculum and students last year completed 5,000 hours of community service.