GMU Elementary Education Program

GMU Elementary Education Program The Elementary Education Program provides professionals with the specialized knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for teaching in grades K-6.

The M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction, Elementary Education Concentration Program provides professionals with the specialized knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to meet the educational needs of students attending today's elementary schools. The program includes Pre-Kindergarten-6th grade initial licensure and is situated Professional Development Schools (PDS) in the Mason Elementary Education PDS Network.

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Teacher Survey: Student and Teacher Wellness During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Intensified Resistance to Racial Injustice

PK-12 students have experienced trauma, disruption, distress, loss and challenging circumstances in these unprecedented times. Our national survey is intended for PK-12 teachers in the United States who were employed full-time in a school during the 2019-2020 school year. We hope to learn how teachers have been able to respond to students’ wellness concerns (mental health, health, safety, family and academic), and how teachers are doing during these unprecedented times.

Participation in this study is completely voluntary. You can learn more about and complete the survey at this link. We will be raffling off $20 gift cards weekly. Please feel free to share the link widely with all teaching colleagues and friends. Thank you!

LINK for survey:

Teacher Survey: Student and Teacher Wellness During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Intensified Resistance to Racial Injustice

Bullis School: Careers at Bullis

Bullis School is looking for a long-term substitute from February- June 2018. It is for a 5th grade teaching position. Our school is located in Potomac, MD near Washington, DC.

Bullis School, a co-educational independent day school in Potomac, MD, seeks energetic and dynamic candidates to teach fifth grade as a long-term substitute from February 2018 - June 2018 (exact dates to be determined). This position involves teaching language arts, mathematics and social studies to a homeroom group of 14 students. Other duties will include carpool and lunch table supervision, attend various staff meetings, and collaborate with K-12 curricular teams.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success as an elementary school teacher as well as experience with Responsive Classroom pedagogy, Math in Focus/Singapore Math, Readers & Writers Workshop, Accelerated Reader, and strong technology skills including iPad integration.

Bullis teachers embrace our core educational values – Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Creativity, Communication, and Resourcefulness – and work to embed the skills into curriculum. Successful teachers at Bullis are energized by curriculum development and are grounded in current learning theory. They thoughtfully use technology to blend learning and engage students in active, experiential, and hands-on learning.

Qualified candidates will possess at minimum an undergraduate degree in elementary education with a graduate degree in related fields or education preferred. Teaching certificates are not required.

To apply, view a full job description, please click here: 5th Grade Long-Term Substitute Job Description.

Apply Here!

Careers at Bullis - Bullis School


Vienna Elementary is in need of a long-term sub in a 2nd grade classroom from 10/10/17 – 1/5/18. Potential candidates can reach out to the assistant principal via my email ([email protected]).

Teacher Mentors: Go Slow to Go Fast | Fairfax County Public Schools

What a great story about program grad, Paige Kvartunas, and her mentor teacher, Kerry Grochmal!

Teacher Mentors: Go Slow to Go Fast By Austin Crooch, Communication and Community Relations Ignite Partners October 02, 2017 Share Page At Garfield Elementary School in Springfield, Kerry Grochmal has served as a valuable mentor to her colleague, second grade teacher Paige Kvartunas. “When Kerry and...


The Mason Elementary and Secondary Education programs are pleased to announce the inaugural group of ELED/SEED Ambassadors, a group of stellar students selected by you and program faculty to build community and cohesion within and across our programs. Ambassadors serve as leaders, mentors, and advocates for their peers and create links among students at all stages of their preservice preparation and induction years. We are so excited about where this inaugural year of the ambassadors will lead!

Congratulations to the following ambassadors!

Elementary Ed: Charmaine Smith, Natalie Vrebeist, Paige Kvartunas, Amy Wynant, Sarah Findley, Vanessa Beverage, Lana Amer, Caitlyn Welch, Cheryl Mazmanian, Yasmin Wassel, Briannah Rivard, Sarah Prigmore, Valery Luna, Marina Asslanian, Eric Laurits, Stephanie Kruse

Secondary Ed: Lisa Joseph, Ignatzia Kaldahl , Alyson Mullee, Rebecca F. Sponga, Ingrid H. Lynt, Matt Thorsen, Bethany Slater

Virginia Run Welcome Walks

Great to see our interns and new graduates in action at Virginia Run ES!

Teachers, administrators and specialists from Virginia Run Elementary School went out into the community to welcome students back to school. Now in its fifth...

Our yearlong interns at Garfield ES are ready to get this school year started!!

Our yearlong interns at Garfield ES are ready to get this school year started!!


Long term subbing position at Westgate Elementary from August-December. Please reach out to the principal Hallie Demetriades at [email protected] if you are interested!


Interested in teaching in NC? See post below for a 5th grade opening! Contact Dr. Parker at [email protected] if you are interested.

5th Grade Teacher at Andrews Elementary, Alamance-Burlington School System

We need a strong 5th grade teacher to add to our dynamic team! We are looking for someone who is committed to working with a diverse student population, reflective, and enjoys being part of team!

Congrats to Kaleigh O'Donnell--Winner of the Apple Federal Credit Union Mason New Teacher Award!!

Congrats to Kaleigh O'Donnell--Winner of the Apple Federal Credit Union Mason New Teacher Award!!


Westgate Elementary is looking for a long term substitute for 3rd grade (August-mid October) and then a transition to 6th grade (mid-October-January). If you are interested, please contact the Hallie Demetriades (principal) at [email protected].


Hello students!

Are you interesting in subbing in a 1st grade classroom from August 21 until December 15? A first grade teacher at Mason Crest Elementary in Annandale will be out on maternity leave during this time and is looking for someone to fill her spot for the semester. School contract hours are from 8:45-4:15. Each grade level gets an hour for planning each day; Tuesday's the team plans a week's work of Language Arts plans, Wednesday they plan for Social Studies and Science, and Thursday's they plan for math. The classroom teacher will be in communication with you while you are filling her classroom role should you have any questions, and the 1st grade team is a close knit group that help each other all throughout the day. If you are interested, please send your resume to principal Brian Butler at [email protected] and cc Linda Layton at [email protected]. In the subject line please say 1st grade maternity substitute.

If you have any questions, the classroom teacher's name is Nicole Vide and you can contact her at [email protected].

Thank you for your consideration!


We have a new twitter account!! Follow us now at @MasonPDS and spread the word!



2nd Grade Teacher Needed NOW
(contracted position – not a long term sub)

Stenwood Elementary School Vienna, Virginia
Fairfax County Public Schools
To begin January 3, 2017
Contact Peggy Dammeyer, Principal


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We are looking for a George Mason early education student to be a babysitter for an infant and a 2.5 year old (both boys). My husband works long hours and I do a lot of charity work, so most of the help we will need is in the evenings.

We are also looking for a mother's helper to assist after the baby is born (due 1/30/17). I will need significant help throughout February and into March at various hours.

Male or female applicants welcome. Experience working with young children and multiple children is preferred. Multiple references required.

If interested, please email a short bio and contact info to Dorothy ([email protected]).


Glasgow Middle School is seeking an Instructional Assistant who can provide assistance with remediating our students and assisting with our After School program. The position is a salaried position or can be converted into an hourly position at approx. $20+ per hour.

If interested in this position, please contact Shawn DeRose
Principal - Glasgow Middle School at [email protected].


Olde Creek ES in Fairfax, VA is looking to fill two long-term substitute positions. We are looking for dedicated educators that are motivated to join a collaborative school community that is committed to learning and growing together. The timelines that are indicated below for each position are flexible.

Classroom Teacher - Primary Grade (January to June)
Special Education Teacher – Primary Grades (December to March)

Interested candidates can send resumes or direct any inquiries to Dustin Wright ([email protected]). Thank you for your interest!


FYI--there is a kindergarten position at Aldrin Elementary in Reston!! Interested? Send your cover letter and resume to the principal at Aldrin!


Fifth Grade Teacher Needed
Washington Jesuit Academy in Northeast DC is seeking a 5th grade teacher to teach Writing, Reading, and Math. The school is a small (100 student), all-boys school working with disadvantaged youth. The school currently serves grades 5-9. It is metro accessible with a good benefits package and an opportunity to teach summer school.
Please contact John Scheibel at [email protected] for additional information.


Interested in earning a few extra $$. A family in the Bonnie Brae Elementary area is looking for a sitter for their 3 year old during the day. Please email me at [email protected] if interested.


Bonnie Brae Elementary in FCPS is looking for a full time 2nd grade teacher! If you are interested, please contact the assistant principal at [email protected].


We are seeking after school child care for our 12 yr old twin girls on Tuesdays and Thursdays from approx 4 PM to about 8 or 9 PM (depending on how my work day winds down in the evening). We live pretty close to GMU - off of Rt 29 by the Wegman's.
Responsibilities include driving to/from after school activities (their schedule of activities is not set at this point), light meal preparation and clean up from meals and making sure the kids stay on task to get HW done, practice music instruments and get ready for bed on time. Another important requirement for the person seeking this position is to be comfortable with our medium-sized, 7-month old dog and hopefully no dog allergies. Any students are welcome to bring homework and are free to use down time for studying once job requirements are met. The kids are pretty good about doing what they're supposed to and should be pretty low maintenance. We mostly need someone for supervision and safety in the evenings and driving, as needed.
Please provide a couple of references for us to contact. My phone number is 5712412827 and my email is [email protected].


We are looking for a reliable and caring after school nanny who will provide a calm daily routine including supervised homework time and play.

We are primarily seeking care on Monday through Thursday from 3:20 – 6:00ish and need a nanny with their own safe car who can pick up the kids from school and can transport them to activities. We will also want you to prepare the kids’ dinner on most evenings. Two days a week, you will be watching our two children – a 4th grade girl and 2nd grade boy. The other two days will be for another family as well with a 5th grade boy and 4th grade girl. (The four kids get along very well.)

Thank you,


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Opening: Discovery Elementary in Arlington--1st grade. Interested--please email Cynthia Columbo at [email protected]


Congrats to Mallory Maher (Elementary Education -2015) for receiving the ATE-VA 2016 Teacher Candidate Research Award for her action research project entitled "A Look at Metacognition and Goal Setting Through Self-assessment With Third Graders." We are so proud of you, Mallory!!

The Elementary Education Program recently received the NAPDS Exemplary Program Award at the NAPDS Conference in early Ma...

The Elementary Education Program recently received the NAPDS Exemplary Program Award at the NAPDS Conference in early March! What a tremendous honor for our program, our partner schools, and our program faculty!


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