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At Sydenstricker School, our faculty and staff are instrumental in providing the academic, social and support environment for our students. In addition to classroom instruction, our students rely on our teachers, aides, administrators, and support staff for guidance, direction, and encouragement. Sydenstricker School strives to provide the atmosphere for academic and personal social skills gains for our students. Furthermore, our faculty and staff are responsible for maintaining high standards and helping our students to meet the goals of their parents and exceed expectations.

Our high expectations of students are possible because our faculty and staff meet a high standard of professional and personal excellence in their work. Sydenstricker School actively encourages our employees’ continuing growth and professional development through open communication, collaboration and a strong sense of community. The combination of motivated students, engaged families, active institutional support and highly qualified employees makes Sydenstricker School a dynamic and satisfying place to teach and learn.

Generally speaking, Sydenstricker School looks for the following qualities in candidates for faculty and staff positions:

  • Successful work experience that demonstrates evidence of personal initiative, a strong work ethic, and a desire to continue to learn and grow professionally.
  • A commitment to supporting the highest standards of personal and institutional ethics.
  • The ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • An interest in collaborating with colleagues to make the school a stronger institution.
  • A respect for others.
  • The capacity to work effectively while meeting high standards of excellence in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience and skill in the effective use of technology.

Additionally, teaching at Sydenstricker School requires:

    A successful academic career with strong credentials in the desired teaching area of Early Childhood Education, Psychology, K-6, Pre-school, Dance, Theatre and others degrees with experience.
  • Successful experience working with young people in an educational setting.
  • A demonstrated interest in nurturing students’ development.
  • The potential and willingness to contribute to the school beyond the classroom.
  • Playing piano would be a great skill. Let us know.

We invite you to submit a cover letter, resume, application, a copy of a teaching certificate, if applicable, and an unofficial copy of transcript(s) of all undergraduate and graduate work. You may download applications for both faculty and staff positions that can be viewed using the Adobe Acrobat Reader which, if you do not already have it, is free at the Adobe web site. Once downloaded, the application(s) can be printed, completed and submitted to us.

Employment Applications:

Please send your information to:
Stephen K. Araujo
Sydenstricker School
7001 Sydenstricker Road
Springfield, VA 22152
703-451-4141, or e-mail (Microsoft Word format preferred)

This site was last modified on July 2, 2020.