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Teacher of German Upper School

The German School Washington
seeks a teacher of German for the Upper School.


The 2017/2018 school year.


  • Instruction in German only (including all preparation and grading)
  • This position consists of approximately 18 instructional hours per week and includes associated duties outside of the classroom (preparation, grading, supervision, responding to parents, meetings, events, etc.).
  • The teacher instructs students in grades 5 to 12 in accordance with the schulinternen Lehrplan and curricularen Bestimmungen der Deutschen Internationalen Abiturprüfung.


Duties include:

  • · Individual and small-group instruction, adapting the curriculum to the needs of students with varying abilities.
  • · Compliance with all guidelines and rules; working with other German Schools in North America.
  • · Preparation, administration, and grading tests and assignments to evaluate students' progress. Preparation of lessons and materials for class activities.
  • · Accurate and complete student records as required by laws, and administrative regulations.
  • · Enforcement of all policies and rules governing students; maintaining appropriate discipline.
  • · Observation and evaluation of student performance, behavior, social development, and physical health.
    • Meetings to confer with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress, and to offer guidance for their development.
    • Participation in school work groups such as Quality Management.
    • Willingness to incorporate non-school events/opportunities into the curriculum (e.g. theater, museums)


  • Fluency in German and English, both verbal and written
  • First and second Staatsexamen or comparable certification
  • Instruction experience in grades 5-12
  • Experience with the Abitur desired

To Apply:

Please submit your application to the Head of School, Ms. Petra Palenzatis, at as soon as possible.


The German Language School (GLC) of the German School Washington D.C. is looking for teachers on Saturday mornings. Please send your resume to Kerstin Hopkins at For more information visit: Job openings at the German Language Courses (GLC)


The Preschool is seeking substitute teachers. Substitutes may be called on short notice and may work either in the morning program or during the afternoon program/extended care. Substitutes supervise children ages two to four years old in the sleeping area, activity areas and on the playground, working closely with the other teachers in the Preschool.


Substitutes are expected to:

o become familiar with the tenets of the Preschool program and adhere to the core mission;

o be fluent in German and English

o assist the teachers in supervising the children both in the classroom, outside, and on field trips

o assist the children through modeling of behavior, demonstrating tasks and supporting creativity and independence

o be energetic, enthusiastic and dependable


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The Elementary School of the German School Washington D.C. is urgently looking for substitutes with First or Second teaching examination or comparable qualifications. For substitutions in our School Entry Level (for five-year-olds) and for supervision until 5:00 p.m. (Extended Care) we are also looking for applicants with professional background such as social pedagogy or preschool teacher education.

The demand for substitutes often arises on short notice for the hours between 7:55 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. or 3:10 respectively or 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. This position requires flexibility. 

We consider applicants with a current US work authorization, as the German School cannot sponsor a visa such as an H1B.

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The German School Washington is currently evaluating the possibility of offering internship positions at our school in the future. Therefore, we are unable to accept applications for internships at this time. Thank you for your interest.


All applicants must be authorized to work in the US for any employer.

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