Green Acres School Employment 

Green Acres staff enjoy a friendly and supportive work environment. The School seeks employees who will contribute to the community in ways that inspire our students to appreciate diversity, understand the importance of protecting the environment, and learn to respect and care for others.

The School offers competitive salaries, a benefits package that is among the best in the area, and a wide range of opportunities for professional development. All staff receive tuition remission for children attending Green Acres School.

Employment Opportunities

Green Acres School does not discriminate on the basis of race; color; religion; sex; gender identity and expression; pregnancy; national, ethnic or ancestral origin; age; marital status; sexual orientation; disability; genetic information; or military service in the administration of its education, admissions, employment, and financial aid policies, and all school-administered programs. Green Acres School will reasonably accommodate an individual’s physical or mental disability as required by law. Green Acres School will also reasonably accommodate an individual’s religious obligations as required by law. Further information relating to reasonable accommodation is available from the Head’s Office.

Lower & Middle School Drama Teacher

Green Acres School is seeking a part-time teacher of drama to 7th and 8th grade students. The role includes producing and directing (along with a musical director) a stage musical in the spring that incorporates between 30 and 40 students of different ability and experience levels.

The successful candidate will get kids acting. In the fall, the responsibilities include two drama classes that meet twice per 6-day cycle each. Students engage in imaginative play, improv, character work, and scene studies as a part of these classes. The classes culminate with an evening performance for families and friends of the participants. In the spring, the drama teacher selects, organizes, and directs the musical. This includes coaching actors, blocking movement, simple choreography, and assisting the musical director with songs. All rehearsals happen during morning classes, as does one whole-school performance. Two other performances for family, friends, and community members happen in the evening. Other than those two evening performances, all other on-campus drama work finishes before 10:45 in the morning.

Requirements:

Green Acres seeks an experienced drama teacher who has a background in developing and sustaining a drama curriculum and engaging middle school children in the imaginative world of the stage. The successful candidate will possess the following capacities: a sincere love of working with tweens and children, a passion for drama and the teaching of it, curiosity and a growth mindset, the ability to provide differentiated instruction, experience with show direction and production. A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.

To apply:

Send cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and Green Acres School Employment Application form to employment@greenacres.org. All four items are necessary for an application to be considered. Questions may be addressed to Nancy Schnog, Assistant to the Head of School, at 301.881.4100 x115 or nancys@greenacres.org.

Lower & Middle School Math & Science Teacher

Green Acres School is seeking a part- or full-time teacher of math and science to lower and middle school students. The science responsibilities could be middle school-only, or they could stretch as low as 1st grade, depending on the qualities and background of the successful candidate. The math position is one section of 5th grade. Because we are also hiring another science teacher, this position has the potential to be as small as 50% or it could be full-time, depending on the skills and availability of the successful candidates.

The successful candidate will have an approach to each discipline that encourages deep knowledge and conceptual fluency.

The successful candidate as a math teacher will have an approach that cultivates a high degree of math fluency and problem-solving by balancing an established and successful scope and sequence with interesting and engaging projects. We believe that students are most successful when their ability to “speak and write math” is cultivated alongside their ability to solve problems showing their work. The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of how math creates models of our world, and she or he will incorporate that understanding by teaching math not just as abstract problems and theory, but also as it explains and illustrates the world around us.

The successful candidate will get students doing science. We believe deeply in a hands-on approach to learning, and we engage students in the study of science though a study of the real world around them. Kids are on their feet, working in groups, creatively problem-solving, and exercising the skills of active learning. They go on nature walks, study the creek that runs through our property, build and launch rockets, participate in a disease outbreak simulation, and design disaster-proof houses. Green Acres has also embraced the Maker movement, and our curriculum in the late elementary and middle school years engages students actively in coding, robotics and 3D printing. Green Acres has an ongoing focus on environmental stewardship that includes gardening, environmental exploration and study, and our certification as an MAEOE Green School. All in all, we want to inspire our students within the boundaries of every discipline, and we hope to find a science teacher whose creative approach to the real world can inspire kids to explore and imagine scientifically while also presenting them with a strong foundation of disciplined scientific thought and knowledge.

Across areas, the successful candidate will have the capacity to meet the needs of a range of learners in a relatively heterogeneous setting. It is likely that the candidate will also serve as a student advisor, engaging students in social-emotional learning as well as acting as a liaison between advisee families and the school. He or she will accompany students as a chaperone on overnight trips of 3-5 days once or twice a year.

Requirements:

Green Acres seeks an experienced classroom teacher who has a background in curricular and pedagogical innovation, with teaching experience relevant to this position. The successful candidate will possess the following capacities: a sincere love of working with tweens and children, a passion for math and science, a love of teaching, curiosity and a growth mindset, the ability to provide differentiated instruction, and an interest in integrating technology into the curriculum. A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.

To apply:

Send cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and Green Acres School Employment Application form to employment@greenacres.org. All four items are necessary for an application to be considered. Questions may be addressed to Nancy Schnog, Assistant to the Head of School, at 301.881.4100 x115 or nancys@greenacres.org.

Lower & Middle School Science Teacher

Green Acres School is seeking a part- or full-time teacher of science to lower and middle school students. We have more than one job opening in science, and the position could flex into different grade levels depending on the particular skillset of the successful applicant, but the position will cover a range of grades between Kindergarten and grade 6. This position and the posted math/science position add up to 1.5 positions total, so this could be a full-time science position or a 50% position.

The successful candidate will get students doing science. We believe deeply in a hands-on approach to learning, and we engage students in the study of science though a study of the real world around them. Kids are on their feet, working in groups, creatively problem-solving, and exercising the skills of active learning. They go on nature walks, study the creek that runs through our property, build and launch rockets, participate in a disease outbreak simulation, and design disaster-proof houses. Green Acres has also embraced the Maker movement, and our curriculum in the late elementary and middle school years engages students actively in coding, robotics and 3D printing. Green Acres has an ongoing focus on environmental stewardship that includes gardening, environmental exploration and study, and our certification as an MAEOE Green School. All in all, we want to inspire our students within the boundaries of every discipline, and we hope to find a science teacher whose creative approach to the real world can inspire kids to explore and imagine scientifically while also presenting them with a strong foundation of disciplined scientific thought and knowledge.

Requirements:

Green Acres seeks an experienced classroom teacher who has a background in curricular and pedagogical innovation, with teaching experience relevant to this position and a strong academic foundation in science. The successful candidate will possess the following capacities: a sincere love of working with tweens and children, a passion for science and the teaching of it, curiosity and a growth mindset, the ability to provide differentiated instruction, and an interest in integrating technology into the curriculum. The position includes ongoing animal and plant care. A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.

To apply:

Send cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and Green Acres School Employment Application form to employment@greenacres.org. All four items are necessary for an application to be considered. Questions may be addressed to Nancy Schnog, Assistant to the Head of School, at 301.881.4100 x115 or nancys@greenacres.org.

Part-Time Extended Day Program (EDP) Teacher

The Green Acres School Extended Day Program (EDP) operates from 2:30–6 PM Monday–Friday providing childcare for children ages 3–14 years old who attend Green Acres School. EDP staff participate and assist in the program's activities to provide a nurturing and positive environment for the children in our care.

As part-time employees, EDP staff are paid for school holidays, as well as prorated personal leave and sick leave. EDP staff also may qualify to substitute teach during the school day or teach after-school enrichment classes.

The ideal candidate:

  • Is able to relate well with children and parents
  • Must be at least 19 years old
  • Holds a high school diploma or a certificate of high school equivalence
  • Has completed courses for credit from a college/university
  • Has successfully completed 6 semesters hours or 90 clock hours of approved Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) training
  • Possesses at least 400 hours of experience working under supervision primarily with school age children in a licensed center, public or private school OR possesses a combination of college that includes 6 semester hours of approved classes and experience that equals one year.
  • Has successfully completed approved pre-employment training
  • Has completed Mandatory Continued Education as required by MSDE
  • Possesses or will obtain CPR/First Aid training
  • Has clear FBI/State Fingerprint reports

To apply:

Please submit cover letter, resume, and Green Acres School Employment Application form by email: employment@greenacres.org or by mail: Green Acres School, Extended Day Program, 11701 Danville Drive, North Bethesda, MD 20852, or fax materials to 301.881.3319.

Please be ready to supply transcripts, certifications, or other documents verifying your qualifications as outlined by the State of Maryland.

Questions may be addressed to Gwen Garfinkle, Director of Extended Day, at gweng@greenacres.org.

School Counselor, Pre-K-Grade 8

Green Acres School is seeking an experienced full-time counselor to work with students in Pre-K-8th grade. The school counselor provides counseling services to individuals and groups of students in a safe and welcoming environment. The counselor acts as a consultant to parents, teachers, and administrators. Duties and support services provided by the counselor include:

  • Building relationships with students throughout the community;
  • Providing behavior management assistance and crisis intervention when necessary;
  • Working with students with social-emotional challenges, whether those challenges are clinically diagnosed or not;
  • Communicating with families about their children, both sharing accounts from school and listening to accounts from home;
  • Serving as a liaison for workshops and speakers that enhance education for students, staff, and parents;
  • Participating in parent-teacher conferences as needed;
  • Coordinating with our student support team about students across the school;
  • Serving as a liaison for workshops and speakers that enhance education for students, staff, and parents;
  • Developing and coordinating student learning plans with teachers;
  • Developing and maintaining a list of therapists and local resources for possible referral;
  • Communicating with therapists and other professionals about students;
  • Coordinating the gathering, editing, and sending of documentary evidence for social-emotional testing on behalf of outside professionals;
  • Problem solving with teachers, parents, and outside professionals to develop appropriate supports for students with emotional challenges.

Requirements:

Green Acres seeks a dedicated and personable individual to serve as the school-wide counselor. The ideal candidate will have experience working in a school setting with children varying in age from Pre-K to early adolescence. The minimum education requirement is a master’s degree in a counseling-related field.

To apply:

Send cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and Green Acres School Employment Application form to employment@greenacres.org. All four items are necessary for an application to be considered. Questions may be addressed to Nancy Schnog, Assistant to the Head of School, at 301.881.4100 x115 or nancys@greenacres.org.

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