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O'Connell TeacherThank you for you interest in joining the community of Bishop O'Connell High School. Established by the six original parishes of Arlington, Virginia, Bishop O'Connell has been educating the youth of the Washington Metropolitan Area since 1957.

Rooted in the traditions of Catholic Education, the faculty and staff are made up of a diverse group of professionals, 70 percent of which hold a masters or doctorate degree. Though we have over 1,100 students, the 11:1 student/teacher ratio fosters a community atmosphere.

It is, however, the Bishop O'Connell students who provide us all with a vibrant, diverse center of academic achievement, social service and fun. Each year our students' academic performance is among the nation's best. The SAT scores are well above the national average and 98 percent of our graduates continue on to higher education. Bishop O'Connell provides academic support for students with documented learning disabilities through the Muller Academic Services Program. The school also offers expanded services so that students with intellectual disabilities can have access to a Catholic education in an inclusive high school environment.


Openings for 2016-2017

All interested candidates are required to complete an application proved by the Diocese of Arlington. This application can be downloaded from the Office of Catholic Schools' website.

Biology Teacher - Bishop O’Connell High School has a potential opening for a biology teacher for the 2016 – 2017 school year. Candidates should be qualified and prepared to teach courses at both the college prep and advanced levels. The ideal candidate would have the ability to teach classes in more than one scientific area. Applicants should have a degree in biology or a related field. The department emphasizes laboratory work and technology use to enhance student engagement with the science curriculum. Once hired, the school expects faculty members to stay current with professional development activities, as well as to participate in the school’s in-services, retreats, and other events. Candidates should work well as part of a faculty team that actively engages students in their faith formation, academic instruction, and the development of the whole person.

Chemistry Teacher - Bishop O’Connell High School has a potential opening for a chemistry teacher for the 2016 – 2017 school year. Candidates should be qualified and prepared to teach courses at both the college prep and advanced levels. The ideal candidate would have the ability to teach classes in more than one scientific area. Applicants should have a degree in chemistry or a related field. The department emphasizes laboratory work and technology use to enhance student engagement with the science curriculum. Once hired, the school expects faculty members to stay current with professional development activities, as well as to participate in the school’s in-services, retreats, and other events. Candidates should work well as part of a faculty team that actively engages students in their faith formation, academic instruction, and the development of the whole person.

English Teacher - Bishop O'Connell High School has an opening for an English teacher for the 2016 - 2017 school year. Candidates should be qualified and prepared to teach various courses within the discipline at college prep and advanced levels. Applicants should have a degree in English. Once hired, the school expects faculty members to stay current with professional development activities, as well as to participate in the school’s in-services, retreats, and other events. Candidates should work well as part of a faculty team that actively engages students in their faith formation, academic instruction, and the development of the whole person.

French Teacher - Bishop O’Connell High School has an opening for a French Teacher the 2016 – 2017 school year. Candidates should be qualified and prepared to teach courses at both the college prep and advanced levels. Applicants should have a degree and/or teaching experience in French. Once hired, the school expects faculty members to stay current with professional development activities, as well as to participate in the school’s in-services, retreats, and other events. Candidates should work well as part of a faculty team that actively engages students in their faith formation, academic instruction, and the development of the whole person.


Math Teacher - Bishop O’Connell High School has an opening for a math teacher for the 2016 – 2017 school year. Highly qualified candidates will be qualified and prepared to teach courses in various subject areas and have a particular interest in geometry. Applicants should have a degree in mathematics. Once hired, the school expects faculty members to stay current with professional development activities, as well as to participate in the school’s in-services, retreats, and other events. Candidates should work well as part of a faculty team that actively engages students in their faith formation, academic instruction, and the development of the whole person.

Physics Teacher - Bishop O’Connell High School has a potential opening for a physics teacher for the 2016 – 2017 school year. Candidates should be qualified and prepared to teach courses at both the college prep and advanced levels. The ideal candidate would have the ability to teach classes in more than one scientific area. Applicants should have a degree in physics or a related field. The department emphasizes laboratory work and technology use to enhance student engagement with the science curriculum. Once hired, the school expects faculty members to stay current with professional development activities, as well as to participate in the school’s in-services, retreats, and other events. Candidates should work well as part of a faculty team that actively engages students in their faith formation, academic instruction, and the development of the whole person.

Reading Specialist - Bishop O’Connell H.S. is seeking an individual with a reading specialist background to teach academic support classes across the curriculum. Candidates should have experience working with diverse student populations at the secondary level. The ideal candidate will also be qualified to teach content in another academic department, particularly within a literature-based English curriculum. Once hired, the school expects faculty members to stay current with professional development activities, as well as to participate in the school’s in-services, retreats, and other events. Candidates should work well as part of a faculty team that actively engages students in their faith formation, academic instruction, and the development of the whole person.

Religion Teacher - Bishop O'Connell High School has an opening for a religion teacher for the 2016 - 2017 school year. All courses follow the U.S. bishops’ doctrinal framework for high school catechists, with topics including scripture, ecclesiology, sacraments and morality. The candidate must be a practicing Catholic in good standing with the Church. Once hired, the school expects faculty members to stay current with professional development activities, as well as to participate in the school’s in-services, retreats, and other events. Candidates should work well as part of a faculty team that actively engages students in their faith formation, academic instruction, and the development of the whole person.

Social Studies Teacher - Bishop O'Connell High School has a potential opening for a social studies teacher for the 2016 – 2017 school year. Candidates should be qualified and prepared to teach various courses within the discipline (e.g. World History, US History, US Government, and various electives). Applicants should have a degree in Social Studies, Social Sciences, or a related field. Once hired, the school expects faculty members to stay current with professional development activities, as well as to participate in the school’s in-services, retreats, and other events. Candidates should work well as part of a faculty team that actively engages students in their faith formation, academic instruction, and the development of the whole person.

Spanish Teacher - Bishop O’Connell High School has an opening a Spanish Teacher for the 2016 – 2017 school year. Candidates should be qualified and prepared to teach courses at both the college prep and advanced levels. Applicants should have a degree and/or teaching experience in Spanish. Once hired, the school expects faculty members to stay current with professional development activities, as well as to participate in the school’s in-services, retreats, and other events. Candidates should work well as part of a faculty team that actively engages students in their faith formation, academic instruction, and the development of the whole person.

Special Education Teacher - Bishop O’Connell High School has an opening for a Special Education teacher for the 2016 – 2017 school year. This teacher will be a part of a team charged with providing services for students with a range of abilities, including learning disabilities and intellectual disabilities. Candidates should be qualified and prepared to collaborate with the student services team, coordinate needed services, work collaboratively with other staff to plan curriculum, and partner with faculty in all departments to support student success in the inclusion classroom. Applicants should have a degree in special education. Once hired, the school expects faculty members to stay current with professional development activities, as well as to participate in the school’s in-services, retreats, and other events. Candidates should work well as part of a faculty team that actively engages students in their faith formation, academic instruction, and the development of the whole person.

TO APPLY

Interested candidates for one of the openings above should submit a letter of interest, resume, at least three (3) professional references and a sample lesson plan to Mrs. Meghan Lonergan, Dean of Mission, at employment@bishopoconnell.org.


Coaching Opportunities

Field Hockey Coach - Bishop O'Connell is seeking a varsity field hockey coach. Candidates should have strong leadership and organizational skills, be an excellent teacher of the game, be an excellent communicator, be able to recruit and mentor a staff to assist him in the daily implementation of the program, be dedicated to the community and mission of the school, be able to recruit quality student-athletes to the school, be able to organize a robust off season program, serve as a mentor for developing the overall student-athlete, and assist student-athletes with the college recruiting process. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Athletic Director Joe Wootten, jwootten@bishopoconnell.org.

Wrestling Coach - Bishop O'Connell seeks a varsity wrestling coach. Candidates should have strong leadership and organizational skills, be an excellent teacher of the game, be an excellent communicator, be able to recruit and mentor a staff to assist him in the daily implementation of the program, be dedicated to the community and mission of the school, be able to recruit quality student-athletes to the school, be able to organize a robust off-season program, serve as a mentor for developing the overall student-athlete, and assist student-athletes with the college recruiting process. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Athletic Director Joe Wootten, jwootten@bishopoconnell.org.

Other Opportunities

Although we currently have no other openings on our staff, we are happy to keep resumes on file for future consideration. If you would like to submit your resume for our files, please select the online employment inquiry link below:

GENERAL ONLINE EMPLOYMENT INQUIRY



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