Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Do you thrive in a culture that is rich in creativity and innovation?  Are you craving an opportunity to teach/work in a school where you have the tools to meet diverse students’ needs? Are you energized by collaborating with highly skilled colleagues? Chesapeake Bay Academy is the only independent school in Southeastern Virginia dedicated to serving students in grades 1-12 with a variety of learning differences, and they have been doing so for almost 35 years. CBA offers a unique teaching environment where staff members enjoy a healthy work-life balance. Students thrive in small classes that move through the curriculum at the pace that is best for our students. Our focus is on holistic student growth, not test scores.

Open Positions

  • Lower School Special Education Teacher (Grades 1-5)
  • Middle School Social Studies Teacher (Grades 6-8)
Lower School Special Education Teacher (Grades 1-5)

The role of a classroom teacher at Chesapeake Bay Academy is to plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages each student to develop and fulfill their academic, as well as social and emotional, potential. Faculty is responsible for executing individual plans of the students, delivering the curriculum in a differentiated and multi-sensory fashion, and enforcing the guidelines in the Student and Family Handbook. In conjunction with their appropriate division leader, teachers and advocates (MS) develop and ensure the implementation of Individual Instruction Plans (IIPs) for each student. A bachelor’s degree in special education or the appropriate content area and current teacher licensure is required. Previous teaching experience and experience teaching in a virtual environment is preferred.

This position reports to: Lower School Division Director
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To demonstrate mastery of the relevant academic content specific to their area of professional licensure.
  • To plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning.
  • To communicate regularly and effectively with all community members including fellow administrators, students, parents and non-CBA professionals.
  • To develop appropriate schemes of work and differentiated lesson plans.
  • To establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.
  • To be well-prepared for classroom activities.
  • To provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities.
  • To identify and select different instructional resources and methods to meet students’ varying needs.
  • To instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment.
  • To use relevant technology to support instruction and continue to explore the uses of technology through on-going professional learning.
  • To observe and evaluate student’s performance and development.
  • To assign and grade class work, homework, tests and assignments.
  • To provide constructive feedback on student work-products.
  • To maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development.
  • To update all necessary records accurately and completely.
  • To complete all required documentation.
  • To manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures.
  • To maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary philosophy of CBA.
  • To support students with through their academic challenges and provide appropriate encouragement.
  • To participate in extracurricular activities such as social activities, sporting activities, clubs and student organizations, as agreed to.
  • To actively participate in regularly scheduled division and all-school meetings.
  • To maintain and update, as appropriate IIPs in collaboration with division leaders.


  • A bachelor’s degree in special education or the appropriate content area and current teacher licensure is required.
  • Previous teaching experience and experience teaching in a virtual environment is preferred.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume electronically to Liana Nobre, Lower School Division Director – [email protected]

Middle School Social Studies Teacher (Grades 6-8)

The ideal candidate will be a creative, engaging, and innovative educator that has a strong passion for the content, knowledge of middle school curriculum, and a deep interest in supporting unique learners. The position requires a bachelor’s degree in an approved program for general curriculum middle school social studies licensure. Must have or be eligible for teacher licensure in Virginia.

This position reports to: Middle School Division Director
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Duties & Responsibilities
• Research and create lessons to complement/supplement the curriculum and student needs
• Select appropriate books, media, and instructional resources that will enhance student learning experiences
• Use relevant technology to support instruction and embrace and seek out new technology or other tools to enhance and improve the quality of education
• Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and communicate those objectives to students
• Individualize instruction to help each student achieve a curricular objective
• Develop strong relationships with students and collaborative relationships with their families
• Flexible and forward-thinking
• A constant learner who reflects on his/her work and regularly seeks feedback and knowledge to improve teaching practice
• Track and assess student academic progress and attendance
• Provide students with regular feedback on their growth and progress throughout the year
• Encourage each student to develop and fulfill their academic as well as social and emotional potential
• Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining an environment conducive to learning for all students
• Work with and assign tasks to teaching assistants
• Participate in weekly divisional faculty meetings
• Work as a team member on cross-curricular, whole division, and multi-divisional projects such as curriculum development
• Communicate regularly and effectively with all community members including administrators, fellow teachers, students, parents, and non-CBA professionals
• Serve as a teacher advocate for a small group of students, which includes helping students with organization and goal-setting as well as weekly communication with parents
• Meet with parents to discuss their children’s progress and to determine priorities for their children and their individualized educational needs
• Assist in the collection of data for providing appropriate classroom interventions
• Maintain professional competence by participating in staff development activities, curriculum development meetings, and other professional opportunities

• Must be eligible for teacher licensure in Virginia
• Requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in an approved program for general curriculum language arts certification
• Computer literate and technologically proficient in educational technology
• Highly organized and independently motivated
• Previous teaching experience preferred
• Ability to work collaboratively with the teaching team

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume electronically to Ann Marie Hohman, Middle School Division Director – [email protected]

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the CBA family!

Our faculty and staff come to us from diverse life experiences and have a wide range of academic and professional credentials. However, they all have one thing in common – a passionate commitment to empowering students by nurturing their independence, self-esteem and personal pride. We offer an opportunity for educators and staff to work in a unique learning environment, sharing their gifts and talents with exceptional students who work hard to succeed and families committed to supporting that goal. Our teachers match instruction to individual learning styles, and share a personal commitment to support each student socially and emotionally. At Chesapeake Bay Academy our educators aren’t just teachers, but also advocates, mentors, and most importantly, champions for their students.

For administrative and support staff, CBA is a collaborative, welcoming environment where students, parents, and staff work together to achieve success. Our staff play a key role in fulfilling CBA’s mission.

Statement of Diversity and InclusionChesapeake Bay Academy creates and fosters a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, and accepting environment for all those who engage in and with our community. We are committed to aligning our policies, programs, processes, and people with our core values of education and inclusion, integrity and respect. We actively stand against discrimination based on race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, country of origin, and physical or cognitive differences. It is our intent that every individual who engages at CBA feels accepted, represented, and empowered to share their beliefs and opinions.

CBA is proud to be a Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Certified organization. The V3 community is represented by a wide range of industries across the Commonwealth, from large and small businesses alike. These companies have demonstrated to the Commonwealth that they Value Veterans, and have made a public commitment to hire Veterans into their workforce.