Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

 

Current Openings

Lower School Lead Teacher

St. Anne’s School of Annapolis is accepting applications for a full-time Lower School Lead Teacher for the 2021-22 school year. 

We are looking for an individual who is enthusiastic about teaching and learning in a progressive, constructivist setting, surrounded by collaborative colleagues. St. Anne’s School is a premier Twos through Eighth Grade independent Episcopal school, recognized for its leading edge, inquiry-based academic program rooted in an intentional social-emotional curriculum. At the heart of our work is our emphasis on the holistic development of each individual, the value of diversity, equity, and engagement and service to others. We have used the Responsive Classroom approach school-wide for nearly two decades. 

Candidates for consideration will be familiar with data-informed balanced literacy instruction. Training and experience in guided reading and readers’ and writers’ workshops (Fountas & Pinnell; Calkins) are preferred. Candidates further should be committed to manipulative and concept-based mathematics instruction, social-emotional learning, and an integrated, project approach to social studies (Katz, Chard). St. Anne’s School seeks life-long learners who possess the positive professionalism, community-mindedness, openness, engagement, and warmth that characterizes our entire staff.

Applicants are asked to submit a resume, cover letter, and the names of at least three references to employment@st.annesschool.org

Program for Young Children Assistant Teacher

St. Anne’s School of Annapolis is accepting applications for a part-time Assistant Teacher for the 2021-22 school year. 

The Early Childhood Assistant Teacher is a vital member of the classroom teaching team. The Assistant Teacher supports the Lead Teacher in the supervision, instruction, and guidance of children in a Reggio-inspired, project-based early childhood classroom. In partnership with the Lead Teacher, the Assistant Teacher establishes a safe and caring classroom community in which each child’s strengths, opinions, actions and thoughts are valued. The Assistant Teacher uses appropriate language and tone and utilizes the principles of Responsive Classroom in all interactions with the children. The Assistant Teacher promotes the school’s mission and conducts him/herself in a professional manner in all interactions with children, families, and staff.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Works under the direct instruction of the Lead Teacher in the classroom and the general supervision of the Head of Program for Young Children
  • Assists the Lead Teacher in classroom set-up in August and classroom break-down in June
  • Accompanies the Lead Teacher on home visits in August (Annapolis Twos)
  • Participates in Arrival and Dismissal duties daily
  • Assists the Lead Teacher in supervision of children, maintaining proper staff/child ratios at all times
  • Assists the Lead Teacher in maintaining the cleanliness, organization, and safety of the classroom (sweeps, wipes tables, washes art materials and dishes, returns used materials to proper places, etc.)
  • Submits daily attendance via MyCompass
  • Records snack on monthly snack calendar
  • Chooses and prepares snack; returns unused snack to snack cabinet in pantry
  • Changes diapers and/or assists with toileting as necessary
  • Assists Lead Teacher with clerical or office tasks (laminating, copying, bulletin boards, etc.) as assigned
  • Assumes the role of Lead Teacher in the lead teacher’s absence
  • Attends all Early Childhood Program meetings called by the Director of Program for Young Children
  • Participates in scheduled staff Professional Development days as indicated on the school calendar
  • Attends Early Childhood Program special events as appropriate for grade level
  • Attends the Mid-Atlantic Episcopal Schools Association (MAESA) conference annually
  • Attends Parent/Teacher Conferences in the fall and spring
  • Acquires and maintains CPR certification
  • Informs Lead Teacher in advance of scheduled absences
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the Lead Teacher or Director of Program for Young Children

Applicants are asked to submit a resume, cover letter, and the names of at least three references to employment@st.annesschool.org

Middle School Learning Specialist

This position is a member of the Center for Learning and works closely with the Director of the Center for Learning and the Head of the Middle School, and supports all Middle School faculty.

Qualified candidates must have strong knowledge and experience regarding current research on different learning needs and styles to best support middle school-aged students. The Middle School Learning Specialist serves as a leader regarding authentic approaches to learning and advocates on behalf of students and student learning. 

The Middle School Learning Specialist must be proactive and enjoy working within a fast-paced environment that is mission-driven, results and solutions oriented, and nurture the strong sense of community at St. Anne’s School of Annapolis. The ideal candidate will have the ability to exercise good judgment in a variety of situations, possess strong written and verbal communication skills, be detailed oriented, have strong administrative and organizational skills, and have the ability to maintain a realistic balance among multiple priorities. The Middle School Learning Specialist will have the ability to work independently on projects, from conception to completion, and must be able to work under pressure at times to handle a wide variety of activities and confidential matters with discretion.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Work in partnership with the Director of the Center for Learning and the Head of the Middle School to ensure students and faculty are supported in a high quality and timely manner
  • Work collaboratively with faculty to identify students in need of academic support
  • Support students identified with learning differences in either one-on-one or in a small group setting
  • Work with parents and faculty to ensure a strong partnership, exhibit empathy, and demonstrate the School’s core values to best support students receiving services in the Center for Learning
  • Provide direct instruction to students to develop and enhance study and executive functioning skills
  • Analyze testing results and evaluations and summarize findings for faculty
  • Conduct informal screenings, assessments, and classroom observations
  • Compose, revise, and update Learning Strategy Plans regularly and as needed
  • Remain current and abreast of educational research about students with learning differences and instructional practices
  • Lead regular student support meetings with Faculty and Administration
  • Collaborate with and offer support to faculty on behalf of students with learning differences
  • Oversee implementation of classroom accommodations or enrichment activities for students who use the Center for Learning
  • Coordinate and execute, as appropriate, school-wide professional development in the areas of learning differences and learning support for teachers and staff
  • Coordinate standardized testing and participates in admissions screenings
  • Assist teachers in differentiating instruction for a variety of learning styles
  • Develop solid knowledge of the curriculum maps, scope and sequence, and all other grade-level curriculum in each content area taught so as to better to support students and assist classroom teachers
  • Communicate information to parents about student performance
  • Vet and manage speech-language pathologists who come to St. Anne’s School of Annapolis to see their clients
  • Perform divisional responsibilities expected of faculty (for example, writing report card comments, supervising students outside of class times, attending faculty meetings, etc.)
  • Supports the social, emotional, and academic needs of students
  • Provide individualized and small group counseling on an as-needed basis when presenting concerns/needs
  • Advise students, parents, and other teachers to fully develop a picture of a student’s strengths and learning needs

Qualifications

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Reading, Special Education, Education, or Psychology; a Master’s degree is preferred
  • Minimum five years of experience in a related field
  • Familiarity with current research, strategies and programs in reading, writing, math, and, in general, for students with learning differences
  • Trained and/or certified in multi-sensory approaches to reading interventions such as Orton Gillingham
  • Strong knowledge base in the area of learning differences, especially Dyslexia, Dysgraphia and Dyscalculia, as well as an extensive knowledge base regarding ADHD
  • Experience in assessment and test interpretation; familiarity with standardized and informal assessments commonly used when identifying students with reading, writing, math, and processing challenges
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong team player who thinks strategically, inspires and motivates others, has a growth mindset, and naturally takes initiative
  • A joyful and positive disposition; recognizes the potential of every individual child

Applicants are asked to submit a resume, cover letter, and the names of at least three references to employment@st.annesschool.org

Counseling and Wellness Specialist

The Counseling and Wellness Specialist develops and oversees the counseling and wellness program at St. Anne’s School of Annapolis. Primarily responsible for the social, emotional, and behavioral wellness of students from two-years-old through Eighth Grade, the Counseling and Wellness Specialist works in collaboration with the Lower, Middle, & PYC Directors at St. Anne’s School by establishing and sustaining an integrated vision and direction for social-emotional wellness, academic support, and counseling at the School. The Counseling and Wellness Specialist reports to the Director of the Center for Learning. The Counseling and Wellness Specialist collaborates with advisors and teachers to address student concerns. The Counseling and Wellness Specialist works with teachers and advisors to create and implement a comprehensive social-emotional learning program and advising program, using the School’s Responsive Classroom and Developmental Designs approaches, and collaborates with Administration and homeroom teachers on individual student concerns.

Responsibilities for the position include:

Caseload Management

  • Manage a caseload of students who require short- or long-term monitoring and/or intervention for behavioral, emotional and social needs compounded with behavioral or social-emotional issues. 
  • Communicate and document effectively with faculty, parents, and outside professionals, demonstrating clarity and efficiency in action and response in immediate or isolated behavioral or learning circumstances as well as in annual and long-term case management.
  • Create and maintain learning strategy plans, active files, and records of students in keeping with the current laws governing confidentiality as they pertain to students and health services in schools.
  • Meet at regularly scheduled intervals throughout the year with teachers, teaching team, Center for Learning Director and Administration.
  • Consult with parents, guardians, faculty, and administrators about general student mental health issues as they affect the student body as a whole, as well as about individual student needs.
  • Make referrals to licensed professionals and counselors, and develop and maintain a diverse network of outside resources through which external referrals can be made as needed.

Teaching and Learning

  • Teach classes on social-emotional learning, friendship, peace education, health, or wellness at different points in the year as determined by the Directors of Middle School, Lower School, and Program for Young Children.
  • Provide 1:1 or small group instruction or counseling services in areas such as crisis, separation, divorce, or grief at the direction of school leadership.    
  • Develop, and teach, a comprehensive and inclusive health, sexuality, and wellness program from Preschool through Eighth Grade.
  • Recommend and lead parent-education programs to raise awareness of social-emotional health and wellness in the community.
  • Support teachers with student behavioral challenges as they arise.

Administrative

  • Report to the Director of Center for Learning, keeping the Directors of Lower School, Middle School, and PYC informed of planning and action related to the duties of the office. 
  • Attend team meetings, program meetings, and administrative meetings.  Participate in management meetings as requested by school leadership.
  • Collect longitudinal data on performance of students and provides analysis to management.
  • Provide input for the leadership of the school in the event of a mental health emergency by coordinating resources in the community for the benefit of students, parents, and faculty of the school.
  • Be accessible on a regular basis to students, faculty, and parents within the school community, including being present and participatory in the daily life of and events of the school.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications:  Training as a school counselor or therapist, (BA in educational counseling required; MA in educational counseling, MFT, MSW and certification as Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor preferred).  Understanding of child development and experience with issues affecting children ages two-fourteen required. Classroom teaching experience, preferably at the middle school level, preferred.  Cultural competence and the ability to work comfortably with students, teachers and parents necessary. Effective communication, documentation, and problem-solving skills are essential.  Flexibility, a strong work ethic, and a commitment to being a collaborative team member within the faculty are also critically important skills for this role.

Lower School Art Teacher

St. Anne’s School of Annapolis seeks a dedicated professional who can teach art classes in all grades (K-4) within the Lower School program. 

The successful candidate holds a Bachelor's or Master’s Degree or equivalent experience in art or art education, and an interest in collaborating with a team of teachers, a strong sense of purpose in teaching lifetime skills, an active curiosity about kids and their success. Four years of teaching experience is preferred but not required.  This is a wonderful independent school and a great place to work. 

St. Anne’s School is committed to equity and justice and aspires to be a community in which every member feels engaged, heard, and valued. We embrace the contributions of all members of our community as we foster a culture of respect. Sharing perspectives and experiences beyond our own boundaries through exploration, introspection, and civil discourse is integral to our mission of creating an inclusive learning environment. Students in our classes are engaged in active learning. They develop critical thinking skills, the ability to collaborate, and a love of learning. As a faculty, we enjoy each other and a collegial working environment. 

Job responsibilities include: 

  • Teaching art classes in grades K-4
  • Showcasing student work on bulletin boards, art shows, and other avenues.
  • Working collaboratively with and support team teachers in the other departments 
  • Be an active member of school life outside the classroom 
  • Grading and writing narrative term comments about students 
  • Other duties around the School (class trips, supervision at recess, etc.) 

Applicants are asked to submit a resume, cover letter, and the names of at least three references to employment@st.annesschool.org

Lower School Music Teacher

St. Anne’s School of Annapolis is an independent Episcopal day school serving Twos through Eighth Grade. Combining progressive education with the Episcopal educational traditions of respect, responsibility, honesty and kindness, we prepare students for success. Our goal is to educate the whole student, not only the student’s intellect, but also his or her social, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs. The Preschool through Fourth Grade music teacher should be experienced teaching in a progressive learning environment and will be responsible for teaching the fundamental principles of music and musicianship skills. The instructor will help students grow in their enjoyment, appreciation, and performance of music through a variety of planned musical experiences which include listening, singing, moving to music, and the playing of instruments.

Responsibilities and Expectations (to be further refined per COVID-19 guidelines and regulations*):

  • Develops curricula and implements lessons that incorporate a range of learning approaches to both support and challenge diverse learners to reach their fullest potential
  • Cultivates a lifelong love of learning and music
  • Plans and executes a balanced music program and organizes class time so that instruction and rehearsal can be accomplished within the allotted time
  • Utilizes repertoire of all types of music literature, including traditional and contemporary, from various cultures and are appropriate for the ages and skill levels of Preschool-Fourth Grade students
  • Maintains care and responsibility for school-owned music, musical instruments, and equipment to prevent loss or abuse
  • Evaluates each pupil’s musical growth, performance, and musical understanding. Assesses each individual’s contribution to the performance of the group. Communicates with parents and school staff on individual student’s progress
  • Leads community performances (i.e., Weekly Morning Meeting, Halloween-themed parade, Winter Concert, “Kindergarten Crowning”)
  • Teaches music to Preschool-Fourth Grade students in a place-based setting and virtually with a primary focus on singing, movement, and recorder**
  • Develops individual musical skills of students patiently and enthusiastically in place and virtually
  • Selects appropriate music and instructional aides to enhance student learning
  • Teaches skills in music understanding/appreciation, harmony, explorations in music and choral music
  • Cooperates with administration and staff in providing musical programs for school assemblies and seasonal programs
  • Leads grade sing-alongs and coordinating regular Lower School-wide performances and/or rehearsal-based assemblies**
  • Collaborates with other specialist teachers to coordinate music activities as they relate to the broader life of the school
  • Keeps anecdotal and assessment records to inform thoughtful, comprehensive reports
  • Fulfills duties, responsibilities, and commitments as outlined in the Employee Handbook
  • Records and shares ongoing parent communication
  • Attends weekly faculty meetings
  • Is committed to School-wide initiatives and participates in School-wide professional development days and events
  • Attends to duties as assigned by the Division Director(s)

Education/Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in music education and will possess several years of experience in general music education.  The ideal candidate will also have experience utilizing differentiated instruction in an independent school environment and will have demonstrated ability to use technology successfully with in-place and virtual students.

Director of Development

St. Anne’s School of Annapolis, an independent school serving 300 students from Two Years through Eighth Grade seeks a full-time Director of Development. The Director of Development leads the Advancement Department and works closely with the Head of School, Associate Head of School, and the Board of Trustees to oversee and manage all aspects of St. Anne’s School of Annapolis’s development program. The Director of Development must think strategically and practically to implement a comprehensive and results-oriented development plan that includes traditional and innovative strategies. Key components of this plan should include goals, strategies, and timetables for the school’s annual fund, major and capital gifts, the capital campaign, alumni giving, planned giving, and matching gifts and should include a corresponding focus on prospecting and tactics to build key relationships with alumni, families, and community, corporate, and foundation leaders.

Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements a short and long-term advancement plan to meet established development goals and objectives. This includes, but is not limited to, strategic initiatives for securing major gifts, donations to the school’s annual fund, corporate and foundation grants, campaign  gifts, implementing a robust alumni giving program, defining stewardship and prospecting tactics, enhancing special fundraising/cultivation events, and developing new approaches to supporting traditional advancement initiatives.
  • Provides daily management of advancement staff including establishing annual goals (to support overall goals established in the advancement plan), providing regular performance reviews and appropriate recognition, and supporting ongoing professional development opportunities.
  • Works collaboratively and creatively with the Director of Marketing and Communications to appropriately position development opportunities and integrate messages in publications, grant submissions, reports, and collateral materials for cultivating and stewarding donors.
  • Works collaboratively with Parents’ Association leadership and key constituents including board members, alumni, grandparents, parents, friends, and community members through acknowledgement and relationship-building cultivation efforts.
  • Clearly articulates and promotes a strong case of need for philanthropy and builds opportunities to create and sustain a culture that understands the relationship between philanthropy and a unique, quality, St. Anne’s School education.
  • Oversees management of gift processing and donor acknowledgment, the donor database, and financial reporting, using the school’s student information system.
  • Manages prospect research and cultivation initiatives with a special emphasis on pursuing strategies to secure or increase giving from donors. This includes providing a structure and process for key advancement and leadership staff, and the Board of Trustees, for a regular review of strategies attached to solicitations of potential donors (e.g. contact reports).
  • Develops strategies for existing donors to effectively move them through a meaningful cycle of giving.
  • Meets regularly with the Head of School regarding program goals and initiatives and routinely reports to the Board of Trustees and appropriate committees.
  • Attends St. Anne’s School events and activities and fosters significant pride and excitement for fundraising efforts.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrates servant leadership, embodies the St. Anne’s School mission, and exemplifies a collaborative, warm, decisive, motivating and engaging communication style.
  • Deep appreciation and understanding of the School’s mission and the ability to articulate its values and vision internally and externally.
  • Proven track record of fundraising success, particularly by securing major gifts, successfully managing campaigns, and engaging a community of motivated supporters.
  • Excellent managerial skills including at least three years of previous experience successfully managing development staff.
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities in a complex environment.
  • Working knowledge of development best practices, trends in (independent school) education and development, fundraising tools and technology, including donor databases, e-mail and online campaigns, and donor research.
  • Extreme tact and discretion, attention to detail, and a commitment to excellence.
  • Minimum of 5+ years of increasing responsibility in non-profit fundraising, preferably within an independent school.
  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Marketing, Business Administration, or other related field.

Please forward a cover letter and credentials to Employment@St.AnnesSchool.org


 

About St. Anne's School of Annapolis

St. Anne’s School is a two-year-old through Eighth Grade, co-educational, private Episcopal school located in scenic Annapolis, Maryland. Annapolis is a lively, historic seaport city within close proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore.

Our school is distinguished as a leader in progressive, inquiry-based academic education, rooted in an intentional social-emotional learning program. Our program typically draws energetic and flexible lifelong learners who are reflective about their teaching practices and find great value in collaborating and growing as teachers, mentors, and leaders. We are celebrated for our dynamic sense of community, our ability to be responsive and nimble as education itself transforms in this century, and for our commitment to cutting-edge practices in teaching and learning.
 

Approach and Methodologies

The strength of the school’s challenging academic program is based in our intentional social-emotional learning program, recognizing as central to our work key understandings about child development and brain development. We employ the tenets of the Responsive Classroom and Developmental Designs holistically. Our core curricular approach is based on central-subject studies, the project approach and Reggio-inspired approach to learning, a balanced literacy/humanities workshop approach, robust foreign language instruction, and a rigorous, conceptual mathematics program. We are committed to vibrant arts, lab based science and engineering, thoughtful use of technology, and the relevance of mindful physical, nature-based, and outdoor education. We enjoy a strong commitment to service learning. As an Episcopal school, we promote and explore inclusive perspectives and embrace a commitment to anti-bias curriculum and diversity education in our teaching and learning practices.

St. Anne's School of Annapolis does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, physical disability, or national origin in admissions, employment or educational policies. We value diversity and embrace the fundamental Episcopal belief in the dignity of each human being. We are committed to helping our school community understand and appreciate human differences and similarities.