The philosophy of Sacred Heart education is framed by the assumption that education is transformational because students and educators are engaged in learning for the purpose of coming to self-understanding as those loved by God. Such self-understanding is not possible without intentional formation in critical thinking.  
- The Network of Sacred Heart Schools

Stone Ridge provides a welcoming environment in which collegiality and leadership are hallmarks of our community. We value what each individual brings to our whole. As a Stone Ridge faculty member, you will be part of a community that is committed to excellence in teaching and learning. Every employee at Stone Ridge is committed to the development of our students and contributes to the profound sense of community.

Review our openings, apply, and join our vibrant and caring community.

Faculty Positions

Staff/All School


Cyrus Ishikawa
Cyrus Ishikawa
Upper School Math/Science Teacher

Stone Ridge has given my passion for teaching higher level mathematics a rich playing field. The vast majority of the girls I teach have embraced one of the most essential characteristics that all great rock climbers have: short memories for the fear of failing. I feel incredibly blessed in being able to challenge my students with learning the lingua franca of all the STEM Fields—mathematics—specifically calculus. In addition, I sense that I was called to be in a place where the spiritual seeds that were planted in me could thrive and blossom. It has been said that "home is where the heart is," and Stone Ridge is definitely where my heart is and one of my homes.

Lauren Winkler

Lauren Winkler
Middle School Religion Teacher

I was drawn to Stone Ridge through my three daughters who attended and thrived at the School. The combination of an all-girls environment, small classes, and challenging yet nurturing teachers gave them the freedom to explore and discover, take risks, learn from successes and failures, build confidence and competence, and make lifelong friendships.

Stone Ridge is a great place to work because of the School's positive, cooperative, and nurturing atmosphere. As an academic institution grounded in love, Stone Ridge aspires to build a community that seeks social justice and celebrates the personal growth of all of its members. That is really remarkable!

Lucia da Costa Lima

Lucia da Costa Lima
Early Childhood Music and Movement Specialist

At Stone Ridge, I have found a good match for my skills, experience, and music education philosophy. The music department wanted to integrate movement into the early childhood and kindergarten music programs, and I was excited by this opportunity. I use the Orff-Schulwerk method which gives the students a sense of continuity in their development as young musicians.

Since the Little Hearts program has embraced The Project Approach, Stone Ridge has a significant standing in the world of early childhood education. We are in an atmosphere where children and teachers can thrive, and I have been able to grow and learn each day as a teacher—this is key for why I love working at Stone Ridge.

Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, a member of the international Network of Sacred Heart Schools, is a Catholic, independent college preparatory school for girls, Grades 1-12, with a co-educational Early Childhood Program, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten in Bethesda, Maryland. With over 750 students, and rooted in the Goals of Sacred Heart education, Stone Ridge inspires young women to lead and serve, through lives of purpose that integrate faith, intellect, community, social action, and personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom. If you're passionate about inspiring students and have a love of learning, we want to hear from you.

Non-Discrimination Statement
Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to their age, color, disability status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, veteran status, or any other class protected by state or federal law. As a Catholic school in the Sacred Heart tradition, Stone Ridge reserves the right to use religion as a hiring criterion for selected positions, as permitted by law. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening. Learn more about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Stone Ridge.

Vaccination Policy
Stone Ridge requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (subject to legally required exemptions) as the best means of reducing the risk of transmission and providing our students and faculty/staff with the safest possible educational environment. Vaccination not only works to protect the individual who is vaccinated, but also protects students who are not yet eligible and anyone at increased risk from COVID-19.

If you have any questions or do not see an opening that you are interested in, feel free to contact me about your area of interest.

Courtney Perna
Human Resources Manager
301.657.4322 ext. 1621