Careers at Sheridan

Our school is a diverse, joyful, and welcoming community.

Thank you for your interest in Sheridan School. We invite you explore the information in the sections below to learn more about our program and to review our list of current openings. Prospective teachers should have a related degree, classroom experience, and/or relevant experience with elementary or middle school-aged children. (Teacher certification is not required.)

Our faculty also works with aspiring teachers to provide on-the-job training. Teacher training at Sheridan affords beginning educators the opportunity to learn and apply specific methods with the support of experienced mentor teachers.

We accept employment inquiries year-round and are eager to consider applications from traditionally underrepresented groups. More information about our recruitment mission and goals is available below. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a letter of interest and resume to


General K-8 Substitute Teacher

Sheridan School, an independent K-8 school in Washington, D.C., is seeking substitute teachers for the 2022-2023 school year. Successful candidates will demonstrate an ability to maintain a safe, respectful learning environment by adapting to the established curriculum and classroom routines. Candidates should have a related degree, classroom experience, and/or related experience with elementary or middle school-aged children and be interested in working in a wide variety of grades and subject areas. 

The individual who fill these roles will: 

  • Demonstrate reliability and dependability, be punctual and take initiative
  • Work collaboratively  with colleagues and maintain a high level of professionalism
  • Create an environment that ensures equitable and respectful care and support for students with diverse beliefs and practices and varied backgrounds

Successful candidates will have a bachelor’s degree in a related field and a proven ability to establish supportive relationships with all school constituencies. 

We are eager to consider candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a letter of interest and resume to Joe Burke, Director of Academic Life via email at Please include “General Sub Position” in the subject line. 

About Sheridan:


Founded in 1927, Sheridan is a progressive school with 230 students, a vibrant, engaged community, and a fierce commitment to both equity and diversity. We are dedicated to advancing our practice of progressive education and delivering a rich curriculum that prepares our students to know, to challenge and to achieve. We provide a learning culture that is curious, thoughtful, joyful, and just, and our professional culture is steeped in collaboration, respect and eagerness to embrace new experiences and ideas. 

Sheridan School does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other category protected by law. 

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