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 over 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

  • Director of Enrollment Management 
  • Lower School Special Education Teacher (Grades 1-5)
Director of Enrollment Management

The ideal candidate will be an engaging and creative individual with a warm demeanor and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have a strong passion for independent schools and previous experience in educating individuals with learning differences.

This position reports to: Head of School

Salary: Salary commensurate with experience. The position will begin in January of 2024, with training by the current director of enrollment management through June of 2024.

Duties & Responsibilities

The director of enrollment management is responsible for all functions related to enrollment, retention, and the awarding of tuition assistance. This individual works closely with the Director of Institutional Advancement in developing marketing strategy.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • To oversee the program of admission of new students to the school including the school year and summer programs.
  • To present the school to prospective students and parents in a caring and nurturing fashion; to facilitate the systematic and efficient handling of applications and communication with candidates and their parents.
  • To conduct interviews with candidates and their parents.
  • To communicate final decisions to the appropriate individuals.
  • To partner with the director of institutional advancement in the creation of appropriate admissions and marketing materials, mailing, publications and events.
  • To represent the school at various school fairs and conferences.
  • To serve as a spokesperson for the school at public events such as open houses.
  • To organize and administer the financial assistance program in conjunction with the business manager and the head of school.
  • To evaluate continually, and redesign where appropriate, all aspects of the admission program with the goal of attaining budgeted enrollment of qualified students.
  • To manage and support the re-enrollment of current students for the succeeding year.
  • To keep relevant statistics on all aspects of the admissions and re-enrollment program.


  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Special Education or associated field required; Master’s preferred.
  • Five years of experience in the admission field; K-12 school preferred, higher education experience considered.

Interested parties can submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and statement of educational philosophy to Margaret Meyers, Director of Enrollment Management: [email protected].

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]

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.

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