Career Opportunities

McDonogh School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school located in Owings Mills, MD. The school currently enrolls 1,350 students in grades PK to 12. More than 62% of the faculty hold advanced degrees, and the average teaching tenure is 13.2 years. The student teacher ratio is 9:1.

Lower School Part-Time Stem Teacher

The Lower School is seeking a STEM teacher for prekindergarten, kindergarten, and prefirst to begin in August, 2016. This position is 28 hours per week over four days. Strong candidates will have early childhood teaching experience, demonstrated expertise in teaching science, excellent knowledge in using technology in the classroom, and sufficient technical knowledge to be of support to classroom teachers.

The successful candidate will demonstrate outstanding teaching abilities, exceptional oral and written communication skills, and an ability to work collaboratively with a group of adults in a team setting. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and the knowledge and willingness to develop an early childhood STEM program and curriculum. McDonogh School utilizes iPads, so familiarity with using mobile devices in a classroom setting is a plus. Facility with classroom technology, such as Smartboards and Smart Notebook, is also important. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an ability to promote active student engagement, encourage high expectations, and create opportunities for all students to experience joy in school.

Interested applicants should submit a resume and a cover letter explaining how he/she would be a good match for this position to Barbara Robins, Head of Lower School, McDonogh School. The email address is brobins@mcdonogh.org. Personal statements and lists of references are welcome as well.

Middle School French/Spanish Teacher

The Middle School (grades 5-8) seeks an experienced teacher of French and Spanish who will ignite in students a love of the French and Spanish languages and cultures. This position, open for the 2016-2017 academic year, includes teaching introductory French and continuing Spanish to fifth and sixth grade students.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • teaching experience at the middle school level and a strong desire to work with middle school students
  • fluency in and some experience teaching French and/or Spanish
  • a bachelor's degree and preferably coursework in the teaching of French and/or Spanish as a second language
  • a track record of working with colleagues to promote the French and/or Spanish languages and cultures outside of the language classroom
  • a willingness to integrate technology into the curriculum
  • a desire to work with a small group of students as their advisor
  • a desire to contribute to McDonogh by either coaching or covering another additional major responsibility
  • 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 demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively with colleagues
  • a demonstrated willingness to engage in ongoing professional development.

Interested candidates should email Darren Ford, Head of Middle School, at dford@mcdonogh.org.

Upper School World Language (Spanish) Teacher

McDonogh School is seeking an energetic, intellectual, and caring individual to teach part- or full-time Upper School Spanish for a one-year contract.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will:

  • be able to inspire and engage students in the study of Spanish, creating a dynamic classroom with high expectations for both Spanish language and culture.
  • demonstrate a strong passion to be a classroom teacher, always looking for opportunities for ongoing professional development to become a better teacher.
  • have a degree in Spanish or a related area.
  • have background or teaching experience in Spanish.
  • be able to teach intermediate Spanish to honors and on-level students.
  • have a working knowledge of diverse software and technological tools, including but not limited to Canvas LMS, SMART, BrightLink , Google Drive and Google Docs.
  • demonstrate creativity in unit and daily planning through the use of authentic cultural products.
  • be able to reach diverse learners through varied instructional strategies and approaches.
  • express a clear interest in becoming an active member of the McDonogh and independent school community by participating in school activities inside and outside of the World Language Department.
  • demonstrate commitment to working collaboratively with colleagues within the Upper School and among the Lower and Middle Schools.
  • be willing to contribute to McDonogh by either coaching or covering another additional major responsibility.
  • be willing to get involved in some capacity with our advisory program.

The position is available in August, 2016. Interested individuals should send a cover letter and resume to Ms. Hilary McDonough, World Language Department Chair, at hiring-languages@mcdonogh.org.

Upper School Chinese Teacher

McDonogh School is seeking an energetic, intellectual, and caring individual to teach full-time Upper School Chinese.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will:

  • be able to inspire and engage students in the study of Chinese, creating a dynamic classroom with high expectations for both Chinese language and culture.
  • demonstrate a strong passion to be a classroom teacher, always looking for opportunities for ongoing professional development to become a better teacher.
  • have a degree in Chinese or a related area.
  • have three to five years teaching experience with non-native speakers.
  • have native or near-native language ability.
  • be able to teach Chinese I, II, III, AP and post-AP courses.
  • have a working knowledge of diverse software and technological tools, including but not limited to the Canvas LMS, SMART, BrightLink , Google Drive and Google Docs
  • demonstrate creativity in their unit and daily planning through the use of authentic cultural products.
  • ability to reach diverse learners through varied instructional strategies and approaches.
  • express a clear interest in becoming an active member of the McDonogh and independent school community by participating in school activities inside and outside of the World Language Department.
  • demonstrate commitment to working collaboratively with colleagues within the Upper School and among the Lower and Middle Schools.
  • contribute to McDonogh by either coaching or covering another additional major responsibility, such as the Chinese Club or the student exchange trip to China.

The position is available in August, 2016. Interested individuals should send a cover letter and resume to Ms. Hilary McDonough, World Language Department Chair, at hiring-languages@mcdonogh.org.


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