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Thank you for your interest in St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School. We are a college preparatory Episcopal Church School in the Diocese of Virginia that educates boys and girls from junior kindergarten through twelfth grade. St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School consists of three distinct campuses in the City of Alexandria, each uniquely tailored to meet the needs of the students within. The Lower School, grades JK-5, is located on Fontaine Street; the Middle School, grades 6-8, is located on Braddock Road; the Upper School, grades 9-12, is located on St. Stephen's Road.

Please direct all inquiries to Head of School Kirsten Prettyman Adams at the following contact information. If no current positions are available, you are welcome to submit your resume and cover letter to be kept on file.

St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School
1000 St. Stephen's Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22304
703-212-2745
employment@sssas.org

Professional Development

Supporting lifelong learning is an integral part of who we are at St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School. Our faculty continues to expand their knowledge, both in their disciplines and in the field of education, through a variety of opportunities. Want to learn more? Check out our Professional Development Programs!

Current Job Postings

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  • Administration (1)

     
    Located six miles from Washington, D.C., St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School, a JK-12 Episcopal School, educates the whole child by tending to the academic, social, physical, and spiritual needs of each of our students. Named as the #1 best workplace in Washington, D.C. by the Washington Post, St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes is a positive and collegial community with a commitment to our mission to pursue goodness as well as knowledge and to honor the unique value of each of our members as a child of God in a caring community. SSSAS combines a rigorous academic program with outstanding opportunities in the arts, athletics and service learning for our students. SSSAS has a deep commitment to creating an inclusive community which values diversity and multiculturalism, and we seek candidates who have this same commitment. The diverse student body is 28% students of color, and 22% of our students receive financial aid to create a socioeconomically diverse community.

    Our culture promotes lifelong learning, and our faculty have a wealth of opportunities available to them to continue expanding their knowledge of both their disciplines and the field of education.  Summer study grants, a 6-week multicultural seminar for new faculty, support for graduate studies, and conferences and workshops are just a few of the ways in which we support and encourage our teachers to continue to grow and learn.
     

    ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF UPPER SCHOOL
    The Associate Director of the Upper School is an integral member of the Upper School administrative team who partners with faculty, students, and parents to advance and support the objectives of the Upper School program. Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to, oversight of Middle to Upper School transition programs, oversight of student support programs (academic, health, etc.), support and oversight of professional growth objectives of veteran and new faculty, service on committees, regular communication with students, faculty, and parents, etc.  
     
    The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred), significant teaching and administrative experience, and a distinguished record of innovation and professional growth in a school setting.  The ideal candidate has demonstrated success in relationship building, supervision, and project management. Ideal candidates possess fluid intelligence and seek to work collaboratively in a fast paced dynamic environment.

    Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to: Mike Mallett, Upper School Director, at mmallett@sssas.org.
  • Staff (1)

    Located six miles from Washington, D.C., St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School, a JK-12 Episcopal School, educates the whole child by tending to the academic, social, physical, and spiritual needs of each of our students. Named as the #1 mid-sized workplace in the Washington area by The Washington Post, St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes is a positive and collegial community with a commitment to our mission to pursue goodness as well as knowledge and to honor the unique value of each of our members as a child of God in a caring community. SSSAS combines a rigorous academic program with outstanding opportunities in the arts, athletics and service learning for our students. SSSAS has a deep commitment to creating an inclusive community that values diversity and multiculturalism, and we seek candidates who have this same commitment. The diverse student body is 27% students of color, and 21% of our students receive financial aid to create a socioeconomically diverse community.

    PART-TIME SCENIC DESIGNER: SUPERVISING CARPENTER FOR THE THEATER DEPARTMENT 
    St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School is seeking a part-time staff member to serve as Supervising Carpenter for Theater. As Supervising Carpenter for the Theater Department in the high school, this person will oversee the construction requirements for the school’s productions; work extensively with students; and acknowledge that students need freedom to create while prioritizing their need for a safe working environment. With regard to theater productions, this person will provide training and supervision of students and all implements in the scene shop. Work will be afterschool and some Saturdays. Finally, this person will serve as a liaison to the Information Technology staff, providing training to them and alerting them of modifications to the space. 

    The successful candidate will possess:
    • MFA/BFA in Technical Theater or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience preferred
    • Knowledge, training and skill in organizing and managing construction.
    • Experience with work on managing and working on teams and committees, including work with project management software like Redbooth
    • Ability to maintain a clean and safe working environment
    • Facilitate the safe use and training of construction equipment and construction techniques in the scene shop
    • Ability to read, understand and draft theatrical ground plans, construction drawings, lighting plots and schedules
    • Documented experience and knowledge in all technical aspects of live theater
    • Valid driver’s license to transport equipment for service or use
    • Experience with basic electrical work is a plus
    • Experience and skills in design are a plus
    • Experience with the following software is a plus: ProTools, QLab, Vectorworks, Sketchup, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro

    Interested candidates should contact:
    Joey Wade
    Upper School Art Teacher
  • Athletic Coaches (3)

    Assistant Varsity Girls Lacrosse Coach
    Middle School Baseball Coach
    Middle School Softball Coach
     

    St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School has several head and assistant coaching positions available for the 2016-2017 season. We are a college preparatory Episcopal Church School in the Diocese of Virginia that educates boys and girls from junior kindergarten through twelfth grade. To help our students succeed in a complex and changing world, we seek to inspire a passion for learning, an enthusiasm for athletic and artistic endeavor, a striving for excellence, a celebration of diversity, and a commitment to service. 

    St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes is a competitive athletic program that competes in the ISL (Independent School League) for girls athletics, the IAC (Interstate Athletic Conference) for boys athletics and the VISAA (Virginia Independent School Athletic Association).  We are looking for a qualified coaches that will emphasize the values of leadership, sportsmanship and goodness, values that lie at the core of the athletic program here at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School. Ideal candidates should have collegiate and/or high school playing experience and coaching experience at the club, high school level and/or college level.
     
    Please contact Stephanie Koroma, Athletic Director for Girls, 703-212-2776 or Jeff Walrich, Athletic Director for Boys, 703-212-2775 with any questions.

    Please mail or email a cover letter and resume to:
     
    Stephanie Koroma, Athletic Director for Girls
    St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School
    1000 St. Stephen's Road
    Alexandria, VA 22304
  • Lower School (3)

    Located six miles from Washington, D.C., St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School, a JK-12 Episcopal School, educates the whole child by tending to the academic, social, physical, and spiritual needs of each of our students. Named as the best workplace in Washington, D.C. by the Washington Post, St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes is a positive and collegial community with a commitment to our mission to pursue goodness as well as knowledge and to honor the unique value of each of our members as a child of God in a caring community. SSSAS combines a rigorous academic program with outstanding opportunities in the arts, athletics, and service learning for our students. SSSAS has a deep commitment to creating an inclusive community which values diversity and multiculturalism, and we seek candidates who have this same commitment. The diverse student body is 27% students of color, and 21% of our students receive financial aid to create a socioeconomically diverse community.
     
    Our culture promotes lifelong learning, and our faculty have a wealth of opportunities available to them to continue expanding their knowledge of both their disciplines and the field of education.  Summer study grants, a 6-week multicultural seminar for new faculty, support for graduate studies, and conferences and workshops are just a few of the ways in which we support and encourage our teachers to continue to grow and learn.
     
    JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN FULL-TIME LEAD TEACHER
    Start: August 2017
    Due to the opening of an additional Junior Kindergarten class in September 2017, we are delighted to be searching for a dynamic, creative, and collaborative early childhood educator to work as a lead teacher with 4 and 5 year old children. This is an exciting opportunity to collaborate with current JK teachers to build and expand on an exemplar child-centered program, meeting the needs of all students by providing rich, meaningful learning and social opportunities in a play-based environment.
     
    The Junior Kindergarten program at St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School welcomes our very youngest students to our school community. The program is experiential, child-centered and inquiry-based. Students are invited to construct their knowledge through intentional invitations and explorations. Continuing our mission to ‘pursue goodness as well as knowledge’ we honor the unique value of each child as we seek to inspire a passion for learning and a curiosity for inquiry. We recognize the capacity of even the very earliest learners to be competent and capable critical thinkers and problem solvers, and we aim to foster a loving, supportive community of thinkers where diversity and individuality is celebrated, and collaboration and cooperation encouraged.
     
    The ideal candidate must have a BA in Elementary Education as well as teaching experience in public or private schools. No certification is required. Experience working in Early Childhood Education is required and experience working in Reggio Emilia inspired settings is desired.
     
    Interested applicants should mail, email, or fax a cover letter and resume to Lara Schwoebel, Lower School Administrative Assistant at SSSAS.

    St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School 
    400 Fontaine St. 
    Alexandria, VA 22302 
    Fax: 703-548-2551
    LOWER SCHOOL PART-TIME LEARNING SPECIALIST
    The St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School is looking for a part-time Learning Specialist for the Lower School for the 2017-2018 school year.  This is a 75% position that includes benefits.  The person in this position should possess a strong understanding of myriad learning challenges and be able to develop and implement a strategic vision to enhance learning for all students. This role entails meeting with small groups of students, supporting homeroom teachers in differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all students, collaborating with administrators and another learning specialist, performing informal screenings, and meeting with parents to discuss student progress.
     
    Ideal candidates will have a Master’s degree in Special Education or Learning Disabilities as well as experience working with and providing appropriate instructional support for elementary aged children.  Applicants should have experience interpreting and implementing recommendations from psycho-educational reports as well as performing informal assessments themselves.  Applicants should possess a positive, nurturing demeanor and a collaborative nature and a demonstrated ability to develop sensitive and supportive relationships with faculty, parents, and students.
     
    Interested applicants should e-mail their resume to Anne Sellon, Chair of Student Support, at asellon@sssas.org.
     
    SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS
    SSSAS is actively seeking qualified educators to join their substitute teacher list for the Lower School (grades JK–5) campus. Ideal candidates will have the following: a bachelor’s degree (preferably in education), experience with elementary school-aged students, a collaborative spirit, and a love of children.
     
    Interested applicants should email, mail, or fax a cover letter and resume to Zoe Hillman, Associate Director of the Lower School.
     
    St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School 
    400 Fontaine St. 
    Alexandria, VA 22302 
    Fax: 703-548-2551
  • Middle School (3)

     
    Located six miles from Washington, D.C., St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School, a JK-12 Episcopal School, educates the whole child by tending to the academic, social, physical, and spiritual needs of each of our students. Named as the best workplace in Washington, D.C. by the Washington Post, St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes is a positive and collegial community with a commitment to our mission to pursue goodness as well as knowledge and to honor the unique value of each of our members as a child of God in a caring community. SSSAS combines a rigorous academic program with outstanding opportunities in the arts, athletics, and service learning for our students. SSSAS has a deep commitment to creating an inclusive community which values diversity and multiculturalism, and we seek candidates who have this same commitment. The diverse student body is 27% students of color, and 21% of our students receive financial aid to create a socioeconomically diverse community.
     
    Our culture promotes lifelong learning, and our faculty have a wealth of opportunities available to them to continue expanding their knowledge of both their disciplines and the field of education.  Summer study grants, a 6-week multicultural seminar for new faculty, support for graduate studies, and conferences and workshops are just a few of the ways in which we support and encourage our teachers to continue to grow and learn.

    MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH TEACHERS
    St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School is seeking two middle school math teachers and advisors. Candidates should have a math degree, and previous teaching experience is preferred. The ability to coach a sport is a plus.

    Please send resumes to Associate Director of Middle School, Josh Bauman.

    MIDDLE SCHOOL LEARNING SPECIALIST
    St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School, a co-ed Episcopal day school in Alexandria, Virginia, has an opening for a full-time Learning Specialist for the 2017-2018 school year. The ideal candidate will be committed to understanding and incorporating best practices to support all learners in this environment. The Middle School Learning Specialist collaborates with the Academic Center Director, the administration, and the faculty to support students’ academic growth. A Master’s Degree in Special Education or related field is required.
     
    Responsibilities include: 
    • Develop and implement education plans for students with psycho-educational testing.
    • Work closely with the Director of Academic Center to communicate with families about pyscho-educational testing
    • Oversee all tutoring in the Middle School from referrals to internal database
    • Provide individualized remediation for students in fundamental academic skills:  reading, writing, and math.
    • Support teachers by sharing best practices and providing resources for teaching students with diverse learning needs.
    • Maintain consistent communication with families regarding education plans and overall academic progress.
    • Summarize the results of psycho-educational evaluations for faculty.
     
    Interested applicants should e-mail their resume to Anne Sellon, Chair of Student Support, at asellon@sssas.org.
  • Upper School (4)

    Located six miles from Washington, D.C., St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School, a JK-12 Episcopal School, educates the whole child by tending to the academic, social, physical, and spiritual needs of each of our students. Named as the best workplace in Washington, D.C. by the Washington Post, St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes is a positive and collegial community with a commitment to our mission to pursue goodness as well as knowledge and to honor the unique value of each of our members as a child of God in a caring community. SSSAS combines a rigorous academic program with outstanding opportunities in the arts, athletics, and service learning for our students. SSSAS has a deep commitment to creating an inclusive community which values diversity and multiculturalism, and we seek candidates who have this same commitment. The diverse student body is 27% students of color, and 21% of our students receive financial aid to create a socioeconomically diverse community.
     
    Our culture promotes lifelong learning, and our faculty have a wealth of opportunities available to them to continue expanding their knowledge of both their disciplines and the field of education.  Summer study grants, a 6-week multicultural seminar for new faculty, support for graduate studies, and conferences and workshops are just a few of the ways in which we support and encourage our teachers to continue to grow and learn.

    UPPER SCHOOL PHYSICS TEACHER
    St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School, a co-ed Episcopal day school located in Alexandria, Virginia, has an opening for a full-time Physics teacher in our Upper School, for the 2017-2018 school year. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching all levels of High School Physics.  We are particularly interested in seeking candidates who have the necessary experience and instructional ability to successfully teach Grade 9 Physics.
     
    Interested applicants should e-mail their resume to Michael Mallett, Director of Upper School, at mmallett@sssas.org.
     
    UPPER SCHOOL SPANISH TEACHER
    St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School, a co-ed Episcopal day school located in Alexandria, Virginia, has an opening for a full-time Spanish teacher in our Upper School, for the 2017-2018 school year. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching all levels of High School Spanish, from beginning Spanish up to and including Spanish 5; as well as a commitment to teaching in the target language. The ideal candidate is eager to work with a team of language teachers to develop curriculum.
     
    Interested applicants should e-mail their resume to Fay Slattery, Chair of the Modern and Classical Languages Department, at fslattery@sssas.org.
     
    UPPER SCHOOL LEARNING SPECIALIST
    St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School, a co-ed Episcopal day school in Alexandria, Virginia, has an opening for a full-time Learning Specialist in our Upper School, for the 2017-2018 school year. The ideal candidate will have a Masters Degree in Special Education and have experience working with students with varying educational and instructional needs in the high school arena. The ideal candidate will be committed to understanding and incorporating best practices to support all learners in this environment.
     
    Interested applicants should e-mail their resume to Anne Sellon, Chair of Student Support, at asellon@sssas.org.

    UPPER SCHOOL TECHNOLOGY COORDINATOR
    The Technology Coordinator at St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes School works collaboratively with Upper School faculty to plan and implement meaningful technology related projects and activities into their curriculum.  The Technology Coordinator assists with disseminating information regarding technology related resources, emerging technologies, best pedagogical practices using technology and related professional development opportunities. The Technology Coordinator contributes to the development and implementation of exciting STEAM experiences and curricula within the Technology Education department that foster creative thinking, computational thinking, and innovation at the Upper School.  This includes teaching courses like Robotics, 3D Modeling & 3D Printing, Programming, and Entrepreneurship.

    Candidates must, at a minimum, possess a Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field, share a passion for working with young people, and embrace the mission and philosophy of the school. A graduate degree, instructional technology related experience, and a prior leadership role in faculty professional development a plus.  The ideal candidate is a forward thinking educator who works collaboratively with students and faculty to advance and develop leading edge technology based educational practices at the Upper School. The ideal candidate has demonstrated success in relationship building, instruction, and project management.

    Interested applicants should e-mail their resume to Colleen McNeil, Technology Director, at cmcneil@sssas.org.

Benefits

St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School offers compensation that is competitive with the top independent schools in the Mid-Atlantic region. In addition to salary, the school offers many benefits to eligible employees, including:

  • Retirement Plan
  • Supplemental Retirement Plan
  • Group Health and Dental Plan
  • Group Term Life Insurance
  • Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Plan
  • Direct Deposit
  • Worker's Compensation
  • Sick leave and personal days
  • Grants for Summer Professional Development
  • Additional professional development opportunities during the year
  • Qualified Tuition Remission Plan (QTRP)
  • Lunch provided
  • Monday Night Dinners provided for all employees and their families
  • New Faculty and Administrators Workshop series, led by the head of school and a master teacher 
  • Six-week Multicultural Seminar for all faculty and administrators
St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School is an independent, college-preparatory, coed, day, Episcopal Church School that educates students in junior kindergarten through grade 12. The school consists of three, age-appropriate campuses (Lower, Middle, and Upper School) in Alexandria, Virginia. SSSAS welcomes families of all faiths. We offer challenging academics, a state-of-the-art performing arts center, and championship athletics. SSSAS is regarded as one of the top private schools in the Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. area.

Lower School

Grades: JK-5
400 Fontaine Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22302

Middle School

Grades: 6-8
4401 West Braddock Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22304

Upper School

Grades: 9-12
1000 St. Stephen's Road
Alexandria, Virginia 22304