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A Wonderful Workplace

A Wonderful Workplace

“I’ve worked in places where the expectations and support for students was 100 percent different from the expectations and support for teachers, which I found stressful. Here at McLean there’s consistent messaging and a growth mindset among administrators, teachers, and students alike.”

Current Employment Opportunities

Immediate Openings

Substitute Teachers
McLean School, a K-12 co-educational independent school in Potomac, Maryland, seeks applicants for Substitute Teachers immediately. College degree preferred.

McLean School has for sixty-five years been helping bright students realize their full potential by providing a comprehensive college preparatory program that emphasizes small classes and differentiated instruction. Through our Abilities Model®, we embrace both traditional learners and ones with mild to moderate learning challenges. We recognize and teach to individual strengths, responding to areas of challenge, but never defining students by them.

This position requires a candidate that can teach to a diverse population of students who possess a wide range of learning strengths and challenges. Most importantly, the McLean Substitute Teacher will subscribe to our Core Values, our Mission, and our Philosophy.

The McLean School is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, genetic status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please contact Executive Support Manager, Robin Speller.

Interested applicants should fill out an online Application and upload their Résumé.


2024-2025 Openings

Assistant Head of Upper School & Director of Student Life (Grades 9-12)

McLean School, a K-12 co-educational independent school in Potomac, Maryland, seeks applicants for an Assistant Head of Upper School & Director of Student Life (Grades 9-12) to begin July 1. McLean School has for  70 years been helping bright students realize their full potential by providing a comprehensive college preparatory program that emphasizes small classes and differentiated instruction. We embrace both traditional learners and ones with dyslexia, ADHD, and executive functioning challenges. Through our Abilities Model®, we recognize and teach to individual strengths, responding to areas of challenge, but never defining students by them—all within a program that incorporates challenging academics, championship sports teams, performing and visual arts, robotics, service learning, and more. McLean School is proud of its warm and caring, collaborative community of highly trained and experienced educators.

Reaching all corners of the McLean experience, the School’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion is an extension of its mission to make education accessible, stimulating, and meaningful to a broad range of learners. McLean embraces its DEIJB commitment and work which  enriches the community and encourages our students to be better leaders.

The Assistant Head of Upper School is a divisional-level administration position primarily responsible for all aspects of Upper School student life. Areas of responsibility include oversight of the Upper School’s Advisory Program, CORE (Social-emotional development curriculum), Student events and activities (student governance groups, as well as recreational clubs), and addressing student behavioral issues employing the School’s commitment to Restorative Practices. While the scope of the role’s influence rests mainly within the purview of the Upper School, it also carries some all-school (K-12) responsibilities and partnerships. As such, the Assistant Head of Upper School serves as the liaison to the Admission Office, works with the Middle School on our Grade 8 to Grade 9 Transitional and Retention Programming, and holds a seat on the School’s Program Planning Team.

In coordination with the Head of Upper School and Associate Head of Upper School, the Assistant Head of Upper School & Director of Student Life helps to establish a professional rapport with students, faculty, staff, and parents. Interested candidates should be proactive, highly organized, strong communicators, with a proven track record of building and maintaining positive relationships with students in classroom and non-classroom settings. A Master’s Degree, and experience supporting students with learning challenges is preferred, though not required.

McLean School is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, genetic status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please contact Executive Support Manager, Robin Speller.

Interested applicants should fill out an online Application, and upload their Cover Letter and Résumé.

Grade 6 Teacher (Middle School)
McLean School, a K-12 co-educational independent school in Potomac, Maryland, seeks applicants for a Grade 6 Teacher (Middle School) to begin August 2024. McLean School has for 70 years been helping bright students realize their full potential by providing a comprehensive college preparatory program that emphasizes small classes and differentiated instruction. Through our Abilities Model®, we embrace both traditional learners and ones with mild to moderate learning challenges. We recognize and teach to individual strengths, responding to areas of challenge, but never defining students by them.

The Grade 6 teacher will teach students history, literature, English, math and support a homeroom. The ideal candidate should have experience working with students with learning challenges, including dyslexia, anxiety, attention issues, and students who are gifted, skillfully assessing students’ strengths and areas of challenges to craft lessons to meet their academic needs. Creativity, flexibility, and strong communication skills are a necessity.

We welcome candidates who are committed to student-centered pedagogy, differentiated instruction, and multi-sensory learning. Successful candidates must be willing to collaborate, innovate, and grow as teachers. Most importantly, he or she will subscribe to our Core Values, our Mission, and our Philosophy and will seek passionately to uphold and promote them.

McLean School is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, genetic status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please contact Executive Support Manager, Robin Speller.

Interested applicants should fill out an online Application, and upload their cover letter, résumé, statement of educational philosophy, and list of references.

Grade 5 Teacher (Middle School)

McLean School, a K-12 co-educational independent school in Potomac, Maryland, seeks applicants for a Grade 5 teacher to begin August 2024.

McLean School has for 70 years been helping bright students realize their full potential by providing a comprehensive college preparatory program that emphasizes small classes and differentiated instruction. Through our Abilities Model®, we embrace both traditional learners and ones with mild to moderate learning challenges. We recognize and teach to individual strengths, responding to areas of challenge, but never defining students by them.

The Grade 5 teacher will teach students history, literature, English, math and support a homeroom. The ideal candidate should have experience working with students with learning challenges, including dyslexia, anxiety, attention issues, and students who are gifted, skillfully assessing students’ strengths and areas of need to craft lessons to meet their academic needs. Creativity, flexibility, and strong communication skills are a necessity.

We welcome candidates who are committed to student-centered pedagogy, differentiated instruction, and multi-sensory learning. Successful candidates must be willing to collaborate, innovate, and grow as teachers. Most importantly, he or she will subscribe to our Core Values, our Mission, and our Philosophy and will seek passionately to uphold and promote them.

McLean School is an equal opportunity employer and considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, genetic status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please contact Executive Support Manager, Robin Speller.

Interested applicants should fill out an online Application, and upload their cover letter, résumé, statement of educational philosophy, and list of references.

McLean School Walks the Talk

Many schools talk about the warmth of their community, the collegiality, and the deep sense of caring and trust among and between students, faculty, staff, administration, and parents. At McLean, born from the mission of serving learners that span the range of racial, socio-economic, cultural, and learning strengths and challenges, that deep sense of caring for one another provides bedrock foundation. Many schools talk about their expanding ability to serve students who learn differently, but McLean has been built for that mission from the start. Through its Abilities Model®, McLean teaches to each student’s strengths, while providing support in areas of need, and McLean never defines students by what they cannot do.

McLean School in many ways looks like the framework of a typical, maybe even traditional college-prep school. But what happens within that framework is anything but traditional. The school has attracted deeply caring and trained educators whose passion is discovering and teaching to the unique abilities of each student in whatever innovative, personal, or progressive manner is best for the student. With close to 500 students in grades K-12, McLean School is delivering on the promise of giving students skills, confidence, tools, and knowledge to succeed in college and beyond.

6 Reasons Why You Should Be Part of our Faculty and Staff Community

It’s no surprise that McLean’s teachers and staff are as happy to be here as the students we teach: we all feel supported in our efforts to learn, stretch and grow. It’s a culture that can be hard to come by… which is one reason our faculty tends to stick around! Here are a few of the other reasons:

Commitment to Diversity and Equity

McLean School’s commitment to diversity/equity is an extension of our mission to make education accessible, stimulating, and meaningful to a broad range of learners. McLean embraces diversity and values the integrity of all individuals. We offer equitable opportunity to learn from the wealth that diversity renders to all community members in the recognition of differences of ethnicity, race, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sexual orientation, or gender. This recognition enriches our community and encourages our students to be better leaders and more responsible citizens. We believe that our students will acquire an appreciative sensitivity to different people and cultures and that they will be more secure in themselves and better prepared to enjoy the richness and possibilities of the wonderfully diverse world they will inherit.

Toward this end, McLean School commits itself to:

  • checkmark Continue to develop a school culture and curricula that will teach our students both the skills and the sensibilities necessary for living in a world of change and difference;

  • checkmark Achieve an educationally enriching level of diversity in the student body, the faculty, staff, and the Board of Trustees; and

  • checkmark Provide the resources and support needed to secure the self-esteem of every child.

The School expects that all community members will support diversity/equity at McLean School, just as the School expects that all community members will benefit from that work.

Non-Discrimination

McLean School is an equal opportunity employer and makes all employment decisions, including those related to recruitment, hiring, training, retention and promotion on the basis of an individual’s ability and job-related qualifications and without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, disability, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other classification proscribed and protected under applicable federal, state, or local law.

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