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Garrison Forest School


Part-time Lower School Physical Education Teacher

Garrison Forest School has an opening for a Part-time, 40% FTE, Lower School Physical Education Teacher to begin in August 2019. The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic educator who brings an energetic and contemporary approach to the teaching of physical education. The ideal candidate would be able to teach physical education for grades K-5.  Along with classroom teaching, a collaborative approach to planning and teaching is essential for team teaching at this level. A desire to contribute to the leadership and scholarship of young women are important qualities for this position, as well as an ability to build positive, constructive relationships with students. This position reports to the Head of the Lower School and meets with the Chair of the Physical Education Department.  Additional opportunities for coaching may be available.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Team teach three (3) Lower School Physical Education classes.
  • Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of curriculum and subject matter.
  • Contribute to the life of the School by chaperoning one weekend activities per year for the Residential Life program.
  • Work alongside the Lower School Administrative team to build a meaningful learning experience for students
  • Create a secure and stimulating environment in which students grow in both autonomy and the ability to work and interact together.
  • Take responsibility for being a role model by maintaining an environment that fosters respect among students and colleagues
  • Possess strong communication skills, a patient and thorough understanding of adolescence and the ability to effectively collaborate with colleagues.


  • B.S. degree or equivalent relevant to Lower School Physical Education – Master’s degree desirable.
  • Prior experience working in a school desirable.
  • GFS seeks candidates who will contribute to and are committed to diversity and multicultural educational practices. Ability working in a diverse community is essential.

School Overview:    

Garrison Forest School is an independent, all-girls’ day and boarding school with a coed Preschool, located in Owings Mills, Maryland, minutes northwest of Baltimore City. Founded in 1910, the school enrolls 560 students in Preschool through 12th Grade. 76% of the faculty hold advanced degrees, and 34% of the faculty have ten or more years of service at GFS. The student teacher ratio is 7:1.  Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Our extensive professional development program allows faculty and staff to tackle pressing educations challenges, enhancing our academic and co-curricular program and modeling for our students the purposeful risk-taking, collaborative and creative problem solving we expect from our students. To learn more about the school’s mission, program and strategic vision, visit our website (

Garrison Forest School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sexual orientation, ethnic origin, sex, gender identity or expression, religion or disability in its employment policies and other school administered programs.

Application Process:

Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to:  Information can be mailed to Vanessa Griffin, Assistant to the Head of School, Garrison Forest School, 300 Garrison Forest Road, Owings Mills, Maryland 21117. No telephone calls, please.



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