Fifth Grade Teacher – Beginning August 2024

St. Stephen's and St. Agnes School
Alexandria, VA United States

St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes School (SSSAS) of Alexandria, VA is looking to hire a dedicated and enthusiastic teacher for fifth grade who wants to make a real difference in the lives of students. Are you passionate about shaping the minds of young learners? Do you possess the skills to inspire, educate and empower fifth graders to reach their fullest potential? Do you have non-academic interests and passions that you are excited to share with others? Would you like to be part of a supportive and amazing faculty in a positive, inclusive environment? If so, please read on!

We are seeking a Fifth Grade Teacher to join our dynamic team. They will play a crucial role in fostering a positive and supportive learning environment where students can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. They will plan, prepare and deliver engaging and interactive lessons and activities based on the established curriculum, ensuring alignment with learning objectives and standards and adapting teaching materials and methods to meet the diverse needs of students in the classroom. Candidates should be able to establish and maintain a safe, orderly, and inclusive classroom environment conducive to learning and implement effective classroom management strategies to promote positive behavior and social-emotional growth. The successful candidate will maintain open and clear communication with parents/guardians regarding students’ progress and classroom activities as well as collaborate with other teachers, specialists, and support staff to ensure a holistic approach to student development.

All members of the faculty instill our school’s mission by helping their students to become responsible, honest, compassionate, respectful citizens. The successful candidate will be required to exercise professional judgment and responsibility in keeping with the expectations of the School’s faculty.

The School accepts candidates with the following minimal qualifications:

(1) Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education or the equivalent; advanced degrees are strongly encouraged; state certification is not required.

(2) A strong commitment to educating a diverse student body within a caring and creative environment.

(3) Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

(4) Previous teaching experience in an elementary classroom.

(5) Strong references who confirm the applicant’s ability to exercise sound professional judgment.


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.” 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. 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 employees have a wealth of opportunities available to them to continue expanding their knowledge of both their disciplines and in their 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.


We understand your time is valuable, and that is why we have a very quick and easy application process. If you feel that you would be right for this teaching job, please fill out our initial 3-minute, mobile-friendly application. We look forward to meeting you!

Interested applicants should apply through the SSSAS website at

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