Career Opportunities

Head of Lower School

McDonogh School, founded in 1873, is a non-denominational, coeducational day and boarding school serving 1,299 students in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Situated on a magnificent 820-acre campus in suburban Baltimore, the school was founded with a bequest from local-born merchant and philanthropist John McDonogh. Long considered one of the finest schools in the nation, McDonogh has a reputation for being joyful, innovative and “on the move.” It is also highly regarded for its culturally diverse community and programs. The school recently completed an $80 million capital campaign, the largest of any independent school in Maryland.

McDonogh School seeks a warm, experienced, student-focused educator to head the Lower School and lead a talented team of 40 faculty and staff who serve 309 students in grades K-4. The Head of Lower School is responsible for creating an innovative environment that supports and builds upon the founder’s original mission to develop in students the will “to do the greatest possible amount of good.”

The Head of Lower School collaborates with other school administrators on curriculum and program development and is responsible for the supervision, evaluation, and professional growth of Lower School faculty and administrative staff. A member of the Headmaster’s administrative team, the Head of Lower School is a dynamic presence in the school community and serves on several school-wide committees that affect policies and procedures.

The Head of the Lower School sets the tone for the division by reflecting high professional standards and demonstrated commitment to excellence. The successful candidate will be a proven administrator who exudes energy, decisiveness, a sense of humor, and joyfulness, and has the organizational and interpersonal skills necessary for working with a dynamic faculty, a diverse student population, and a dedicated parent community. The Head of the Lower School must be a master communicator who has a deep understanding of the unique developmental needs of children ages 4-12.

This position is a tremendous professional opportunity for a talented, ambitious educator who aspires to be a significant leader in independent schools. McDonogh School has hired The Finney Search Group to manage the search process. Interested individuals should send a cover letter, resume, personal statement, and reference contact information electronically to:


Middle School French Teacher

The Middle School (grades 5-8) seeks an experienced teacher of French who will ignite a love of the French language and culture in students. Ideally, this teacher will also be qualified to teach Spanish.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • proficiency in French and possibly Spanish.
  • a bachelor's degree and preferably have course work in the teaching of French (and Spanish) as a second language.
  • some experience teaching French.
  • a track record of working with colleagues to integrate the French language and culture outside of the language classroom.
  • a desire to work with a small group of students as their advisor.
  • a clear interest in becoming an active member of the McDonogh community by participating in school activities and working with students outside of the classroom.
  • a willingness to engage in ongoing professional development.
  • demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively with colleagues.

Upper School Physics / Engineering Teacher

The School is searching for a dynamic Upper School science teacher, with a particular emphasis in physics and engineering, who is interested in STEM, project-based learning, and 21st century skills. The teacher will work with students in grades 9-12.


The ideal candidate will:

  • be able to inspire and engage our students in the study of science
  • have a degree in Physics, Engineering, or a related area
  • have background or teaching experience in physics. The ability to teach engineering along with other science subjects would be a plus.
  • express a clear interest in becoming an active member of the McDonogh community by
  • participating in school activities inside and outside of the Science Department
  • demonstrate an interest in ongoing professional development
  • demonstrate commitment to working collaboratively with colleagues
  • contribute to McDonogh by either coaching or covering another additional major responsibility
  • have experience working as an advisor to a group of students.

The position is available in August, 2015. Interested individuals should send a cover letter and resume to Mr. Andy Motsko, Upper School Science Department Chair, at

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