SSSAS is an age 3 to Grade 12 Episcopal day school located on three campuses six miles from Washington, D.C., in beautiful and historic Alexandria, Va. We believe that educating the whole child by tending to their individual academic, social/emotional, cultural, and physical needs, prepares them to be knowledgeable, kind, and empathetic citizens in a complex world.
St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School is an affirming and collegial community committed 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.” Combining a rigorous academic program with outstanding opportunities in the arts, athletics, and service learning for our students, SSSAS is a community that values diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, and we seek candidates who share these same values.
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.
Cultural competency workshops for all faculty and staff, regular, small-group DEIB exploration/workshops, support for graduate studies, summer study grants, and conferences (e.g., People of Color Conference, the National Association of Independent School Annual Conference, and CASE-NAIS) are just a few of the ways in which we support and encourage our Saints faculty and staff to continue to develop and learn in their field and as part of our community.
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Diversity At SSSAS:
Rooted in our mission to inspire a passion for learning and to celebrate diversity, St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School affirms the unique value of each member of our community as a child of God. We seek to provide opportunities to practice the virtue of goodness.
Respectful discourse is the practice of people with differing perspectives engaging in active listening and the exchange of ideas to seek mutual understanding and personal growth.
Our school’s mission and the mission of the Episcopal Church call us to uphold respectful discourse as a way of recognizing the diversity of God’s creation and as a means of bridging ideological gaps, leading to relational reconciliation and transformation.
Faculty and Student Affinity Groups (LS, MS, US):
- AAMATE (Black/African American males)
- ACT (Asians Coming Together group of Asian American Students)
- Boys of Color Affinity Group (MS)
- First Generation
- Girls of Color Affinity Group (MS)
- Juntos (Latino Students)
- Sisterhood (Black/African American females)
- Women Affinity Group
- Young Boys of Color (LS)
- Young Girls of Color (LS)
Student Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Groups
- Alphabet Alliance (MS)
- GSA (US)
- Unity Leadership Council (US)
- Faculty of Color Affinity Group
- Steering Committee on Anti-Racist Programming
- Mentor program for Faculty in Color in Years 2-5
- Parent Affinity Groups (All School)
- Mentor program for Faculty in Color in Years 2-5
- Parent Affinity Groups (All School)
- Required training session by division of how to handle specific scenarios around race. (Fall 2018)
- Gender identity workshop by Ted Lewis, Executive Director of Side by Side. (2017)
- Donna Ryan Faculty and Administrator Multicultural Seminar for all new employees. (This has been a contractually-required program for over 15 years.)
- Cultural Competency training for all staff.
- Annual coaches workshop on anti-bias and inclusive practices.
- SEED (Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity) Monthly Dinners and Discussions (2014-present)
- Faculty/Staff Examining Whiteness Group (meets 7 times per year since the fall of 2018)
- AWARE (Alliance of White Anti-racist Educators) group of faculty members JK-12 that looks at curriculum development from an anti-racist lens (2019)
- Anti-bias training for hiring managers
- Professional development speakers have included: Howard Stevenson, Constance Clayborn professor of Urban Education at University of Pennsylvania and author of "Promoting Racial Literacy in Schools (2019); Peggy McIntosh, former Associate Director of the Wellesley Center for Women, co-founder of SEED, and author of "Unpacking the Invisible Backpack of White Privilege" (2016); Debby Irving, author of "Waking Up White" (will be rescheduled this year); Andre Robert Lee, Screening of film “Prep School Negro," professional development session with faculty, spoke with students of color about Black independent school experience (2012).
Recent Faculty/Staff Reading and Listening:
"So You Want To Talk About Race" by Ijeoma Olou
"Waking Up White" by Debby Irving
"How To Be An Antiracist" by Ibram X. Kendi
"Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates
"Real American" by Julie Lythcott-Haims
"The Fire Next Time" by James Baldwin
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- Independent School Faculty/Staff/Administrator of Color in the DMV Group
- National Association of Independent School People of Color Conference
- Virginia Diversity Network
SSSAS has developed a hiring handbook that integrates equitable and inclusive practices throughout the hiring process.
All hiring managers were trained on equitable hiring practices and the role of unconscious bias in hiring decisions.
The current faculty is 22% faculty of color, and the percentage of faculty of color hired during the past three years is:
During the 2019-2020 school year members of the SSSAS faculty and administration attended the following hiring fairs:
- Carney Sandoe FORUM/Diversity, Philadelphia, PA
- Potomac Diversity Fair, McLean, VA
- Teachers of Color Fair, Atlanta, GA
- Virginia Diversity Network, Richmond, VA
- AIMS Diversity Hiring Fair, Baltimore, MD
- NEMNET Diversity Fair, Washington, DC
- NEMNET Diversity Fair, Boston, MA
- Maryland Metro Educator Expo, College Park, MD (cancelled)
- Howard University Educator Fair, Washington, DC (cancelled)
- Annual Middle School Diversity Conference
- Divisional Multicultural Nights
- Upper School Speaker Series & Lunch Forums
- Colloquium for the Common Good
- Student Diversity Leadership Conference at People of Color Conference
- Diversity in the DMV
- VDN Conference
- GSA Summit
- Social Entrepreneurship Summit
Upper School Guest Speakers and Visitors
- Schuyler Bailer, First Openly Transgender Divsion I Swimmer - Assembly Speaker (2019)
- Richard Blanco, Presidential Inaugural Poet - SSSAS Poet in Residence (2018)
- John Chapman, SSSAS Graduate and Alexandria City Council Member-Upper School Assembly Speaker and 5th Grade Leadership Series Speaker
- Marcia Chatelain, Professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University - Colloquium Keynote Speaker (2019)
- Elizabeth Eckford, Member of the Little Rock Nine - Assembly Speaker (2019)
- Alysia Harris, SSSAS Graduate and Professional Poet - Chapel Speaker and Poet in Residence 2018, 2019
- Chris Newman, SSSAS Graduate and Organic Farmer/Activist - Keynote Speaker, Colloquium for the Common Good
- Vishavjit Singh, “Being Sikh after 911 - Racial Implications” - Assembly Speaker in MS/US (2018)
Alexandria, Va., sits on the Potomac River, just minutes from Washington, D.C. Our city is vibrant; it is rich in culture and history. It has the small-town feel, yet has the resources of any major metropolitan area, including a robust public transportation system, including an Amtrak station, and proximity to Reagan National Airport. Alexandria has many parks and outdoor recreation areas, a booming small business community, fantastic restaurants, and beautiful, historic architecture. Learn more about our amazing community!
This is a place for teachers who want to keep learning; it is a place where passions are ignited, not contained. This is a place where dreaming big is just the beginning, and 'doing what you love' is a real thing.
Saints Employment Benefits:
St. Stephen's and 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
- 50% tuition remission for qualified children of full-time faculty
- Lunch provided
- Monday Night Dinners provided for all employees and their families
- Employee Childcare Center for infants to 5-year-olds
- New Faculty and Administrators Workshop series, led by the head of school and a master teacher
- Multicultural Seminar for all faculty and administrators
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Faculty members at St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School have a wealth of opportunities to continue expanding their knowledge of both their disciplines and the field of education. The school is located only a few minutes from Washington D.C. and is surrounded by a number of excellent colleges and universities. Faculty and staff members also expand their exploration to resources nationally and internationally.
Summer Study Grants
Every year the school's Association of Parents and Teachers (APT) awards summer study grants to faculty and administrators. In 2013, the program was renamed the Holden Summer Fellowships, in honor of former Head of School Joan Holden, who served from 1984-2014.
More than 300 of our professionals have used grants to study everything from civil rights to ecosystems to musical pedagogy. Others have participated in archaeological digs in Israel, Spanish immersion programs in Bolivia, and prominent reading and literature workshops nationwide. Still others have participated in a Fulbright program in Japan, coached athletics in Spain, or participated in an Earthwatch Institute field expedition to survey the Bahamian reefs.
The school is an equal opportunity employer. The school provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and job applicants without regard to an individual’s race, color, national origin, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related conditions including lactation, age, disability, genetic information or any other factor prohibited by applicable law.
Our faculty is required to undergo various trainings on topics such as CPR/First Aid, ALiCE, Bloodborne Pathogens, Sexual Misconduct Prevention, and Multicultural Awareness. All faculty who work with pre-school age children must also submit annual physician's statement verifying their ability to care for children.