Connelly School of the Holy Child is a Catholic, college preparatory school, committed to the intellectual, spiritual, artistic, physical, and social development of young women in grades 6 through 12. The school emphasizes academic challenge, joy of learning, and education of well-rounded women of faith and action.
Ensuring that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information.
Empowering students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information.
Instilling a love of learning in all students and ensure access to information.
Collaborating with classroom teachers and resource specialists to design and implement lessons and units of instruction, and assessing student learning and instructional effectiveness.
Providing the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the school library program is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school, and is an integral component of the learning/instructional program.
creating an environment that is conducive to active and participatory learning, resource-based instructional practices, and collaboration with teaching staff
Librarian for grades 6 – 12, teaching information literacy, digital citizenship and research skills lessons, conducting book chats, presenting authors and providing special programming events.
Developing web-based resources and co-teaches in classrooms to launch research projects and support meaningful technology integration.
Managing Library Department budget.
Purchasing, cataloging, and circulating ~12,000-volume multimedia materials collection.
Acquiring and maintaining library database software, online resources, and desktop and mobile devices.
Coordinating all textbook acquisitions for grades 6 through 12.
Cooperates with Technology Department personnel to provide and maintain access to digital information resources for the learning community and facilitates device and tech equipment loaning process.
Performing other duties as assigned by the Head of School.
Supporting the school and its leadership
Serve as an advisor in the Student Advisory Program
Participate in the school community with other duties as assigned
Committed to professional growth to enhance student learning
Active commitment to enhancing a school community through involvement on committees and in student life activities.
The ideal candidate will possess:
Bachelor’s Degree in Information & Library Science required with teaching experience in various levels of secondary education. Master’s Degree preferred; MSDE certification preferred
Commitment to embrace the school’s mission and values
Genuine enthusiasm, personal warmth and passion for teaching and inspiring a love of learning
Willingness to work collaboratively with administration, faculty, and parents
Experience using a variety of pedagogical strategies
Enjoys working collaboratively to develop and plan curricula.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and letters of reference to: LeAnne Kannapell, Associate Head of School at firstname.lastname@example.org
About Connelly School of the Holy Child
Connelly School of the Holy Child Founded in 1961 by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus as a college preparatory school for girls grade 6-12. The school is part of a network of 33 Holy Child schools in the United States, Europe and Africa, which is guided by the educational philosophy of Cornelia Connelly. Holy Child enrolls approximately 300 students every year from the Washington, DC metropolitan area as well as across the globe. Holy Child creates a personal learning experience with an 8 to 1 student to faculty ratio and offers fine arts programs as well as competitive sports teams in soccer, field hockey, volleyball, basketball, cross country lacrosse and more.
Service is part of the Holy Child curriculum and students last year completed 5,000 hours of community service.