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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, 60 percent of which hold a masters or doctorate degree. Though we have over 1,100 students, the 14:1 student/teacher ratio fosters a community atmosphere. The fact that 21 individuals have been on staff for more than 20 years and that 30 have returned to teach at their alma mater shows that being part of Bishop O'Connell is an indelible experience.

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. In addition, Bishop O'Connell also provides academic support for students with documented learning disabilities through the Muller Academic Services Program.

Openings for 2015-2016

Candidates for all the openings listed below 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. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, references and sample lesson plan to Mrs. Meghan Lonergan, Dean of Mission, at mlonergan@bishopoconnell.org.

Special Education Teacher - Bishop O’Connell is searching for a full-time, permanent special education teacher to be a part of a team charged with developing a new special education program based in the Catholic faith and focused on the human dignity of all students.  This individual will serve as the Lead Teacher in a special education classroom for students with a range of abilities. Bachelor’s degree in special education or relevant academic field is required; Master’s degree is preferred. CLICK HERE for more information about this opening.

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:


Please Note:  All successful candidates will then be required to complete an application provided by the Diocese of Arlington. This application can be downloaded from the Office of Catholic Schools' website.

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