Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart | Bethesda, MD | Upper School Fine Arts Teacher

Stone Ridge is seeking an Upper School Fine Arts Teacher to begin August 17, 2022.
Date Posted: 03-19-22

Job Title: Upper School Fine Arts Teacher

Full or Part Time: Full Time

School Name: MD - Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart

Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, a member of the international Network of Sacred Heart Schools, is a Catholic, independent college preparatory school for girls, Grades 1-12, with a co-educational Early Childhood Program, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten in Bethesda, Maryland. With over 700 students, and rooted in the Goals of Sacred Heart education, Stone Ridge inspires young women to lead and serve, through lives of purpose that integrate faith, intellect, community, social action, and personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom.

The Upper School Fine Arts Teacher is responsible for:
teaching fine arts in alignment with the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Education.
possessing strong knowledge of studio drawing and painting, printmaking, and mixed media.
teaching Advanced Placement 2D Art, Studio II and Yearbook
collaborating with colleagues in the Fine Arts department to create and update plans for content, quality, and continuity of curriculum.
collaborating with Learning Strategists, Librarians, Educational Technologists, and the counseling staff to develop strategies to support all students.
attending all faculty and employee meetings, participating in the Social Action Program, serving as a student Advisor, fulfilling other faculty duties, and maintaining good communication with families about student progress through regular progress reports and responses to parents’ inquiries.

The desired candidate has experience in independent and/or Catholic school and has taught high school fine arts. In addition, the desired candidate develops, in students, both an appreciation of fine arts and the ability to develop portfolios as they pursue further studies. An early career candidate is encouraged to apply, especially one who has an interest in refining the pedagogy, career, and profession of education. It is preferred that the Upper School Fine Arts Teacher hold a Master’s Degree in teaching or fine arts. Familiarity with and/or experience teaching in the model of Understanding by Design is desired, as is someone with demonstrated collaborative skills.

Compensation includes competitive benefits and salary commensurate with experience.

Applicants of diverse, underrepresented backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Stone Ridge is looking for an educator who is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and who has experience or interest in teaching in independent, Catholic schools, public or charter schools. Interested candidates should complete the employment application below. As part of the online application, please upload a resume, list of references, and cover letter addressed to Ms. Courtney Perna, HR Manager, all in PDF format.

Vaccination Policy
Stone Ridge requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (subject to legally required exemptions) as the best means of reducing the risk of transmission and providing our students and faculty/staff with the safest possible educational environment. Stone Ridges defines fully vaccinated in this context to include the booster. Vaccination not only works to protect the individual who is vaccinated, but also protects students who are not yet eligible and anyone at increased risk from COVID-19.

How to Apply
Schools of the Sacred Heart share in the educational mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart as articulated in the Goals and Criteria. The structure supporting Sacred Heart education in Canada and the United States includes the Conference of Sacred Heart Education and the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.  Together they provide services and programs to ensure vitality of mission for the member schools sponsored by the Society of the Sacred Heart.