Employment

Our nationally-recognized faculty members are extremely knowledgeable in their academic disciplines and devoted to the art of teaching. More than teachers, faculty members are connected to all aspects of student life. They coach, mentor, advise and sponsor. Approximately 56 percent of the faculty hold advanced degrees, and the average tenure is 10 years.
 
Excellent educators from throughout the United States and with diverse backgrounds, our faculty connect classroom ideas with real-world experiences. Through a comprehensive professional development program, faculty continue to grow in their insight and knowledge, benefiting all students and modeling active lifelong learning. Whether through experiential instruction, one-on-one tutoring or hands-on laboratory experimentation, Fort Worth Country Day teachers combine the best of established methodologies with instructional innovation and creativity to seek the most effective ways to work with their students.

Commitment to Inclusivity

Fort Worth Country Day is an Equal Opportunity Employer that maintains a policy of nondiscrimination with respect to all employees and applicants for employment. Employment decisions at FWCD are based on merit, qualifications, abilities, and performance and are subject to the academic and business requirements of the School.

At Fort Worth Country Day,
We believe that understanding and respecting differences
not only inspires compassion and empathy,
but also fosters intellectual curiosity and creativity.

We embrace the diverse cultures, experiences and perspectives
that comprise and enhance our learning environment.

We commit to sustaining and growing
an intentionally inclusive community.

Salaries and Benefits

Salaries for teachers at Fort Worth Country Day rank as some of the highest in NAIS, the National Association of Independent Schools. FWCD is committed to remaining competitive with national and regional faculty salaries. All teachers are expected to teach five classes and two extra activities.  Teachers are paid for extra duties, beyond what is expected, and are paid for coaching assignments. Merit pay increases are determined by the Division Heads and the Head of School and are incorporated into the yearly salary increase.
 
Benefits include:
  • Retirement plan / 403(b) with a generous school contribution upon eligibility
  • Two medical plans, utilizing the Blue Cross Blue Shield network of doctors
    • Eligible on the first of the month following the full-time date of hire
    • We offer a traditional copay plan and a high-deductible health plan
    • The School contributes to both the employee and dependent monthly premiums
  • Teladoc / 24/7 access to U.S. board-certified doctors by phone or video for many non-emergency illnesses
  • Two PPO dental plans to choose from
  • Vision insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • School paid life insurance
  • Optional additional employee paid life insurance for the employee and eligible dependents
  • Short-term disability insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Health savings account (when enrolled in the high-deductible health plan)
  • Flexible spending accounts for unreimbursed medical expenses and dependent care expenses
  • Supplemental insurance policies for accident insurance, cancer, critical illness and hospitalization
  • LegalShield
  • IDShield
  • Paid time off (PTO) days each year
  • Unused PTO days can accumulate, up to the maximum, for either faculty or staff
  • Faculty and staff wishing to have their children attend FWCD are invited to apply for admission and if necessary, for need-based financial aid as determined by School and Student Services (SSS)

Professional Development

Each year the School sets aside funds for professional development. Faculty and staff attend conferences, seminars or visit places of educational interest using these funds. For those full-time employees who wish to pursue advanced degrees, the School has established the Advanced Degree Loan Program. There is a minimum of one year service requirement and an application process.  The School will decide which applications to approve in a given year, given the limitations of the annual budget.   Once a degree has been awarded, the employee will pay the loan back by continued employment at the School.

Teacher Induction Program

New faculty members will participate in Fort Worth Country Day's Teacher Induction Program for their first two years at the School. This program will help new teachers learn about the School and the Philosophy, Mission and Core Values of the School. Additionally, each new teacher is paired with an experienced member of the School’s faculty who will mentor them throughout their first year.

The Endowed Master Teaching Chair Program

The Endowed Master Teaching Chair designation is the highest distinction given by Fort Worth Country Day to faculty members who have a sustained record of teaching excellence. While all FWCD faculty adhere to the Principles of Professional Excellence, Endowed Master Teachers are those who consistently go above and beyond what is expected of them. Learn more about the Master Teaching Chair program.

Why Fort Worth?

Named as the 12th-largest U.S. city in 2021, Fort Worth is a unique mix of 1800’s western culture and that of the vibrant, modern city that it is. Having come a long way since its founding in 1849, today, Fort Worth boasts a population of over 900,000. No matter your interests, Fort Worth (and its surrounding neighborhoods) have something for everyone! 

FWCD Named One of Best Places to Work 

Fort Worth Country Day was ranked one of the Best Companies to Work for in Fort Worth for 2018. All winners and rankings were unveiled in the cover feature of the November issue of Fort Worth Inc. magazine. Read the full story.

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Contacts

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    Mrs. Laurie Valentine 

    Human Resources Director
    (817) 302-3208
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    Mrs.  Tiffany Kouns 

    Human Resources Administrative Assistant
    817.302.3200 ext. 3663
Email: hr@fwcd.com
4200 Country Day Lane, Fort Worth, TX 76109
Phone: 817.732.7718
Fort Worth Country Day (FWCD) is a JK-12 private, independent, coeducational, nondenominational college-preparatory school located on approximately 100 acres in Fort Worth, Texas. The mission of Fort Worth Country Day School is to foster the intellectual, physical, emotional, and ethical development of capable students through an academically rigorous college preparatory program that integrates the arts and athletics.

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  • Website Accessibility Statement

    Fort Worth Country Day is committed to understanding and respecting differences. To further support that initiative, FWCD is focused on making the information on our website accessible to all students, parents, and other members of the community. Achieving our goal of making the FWCD website fully accessible requires auditing numerous sections and correcting elements with minimal disruption for daily users.

    We appreciate your patience as we transition our content to a format that more closely adheres to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) recommended by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). Additionally, some pages of the FWCD website may contain links to third-party sites that do not comply with accessibility standards and not within the range of the School’s control.

    For questions about the FWCD website, please contact Digital Media and Content Manager, Reggie Johnson at reggie.johnson@fwcd.com.

    Learn more about Fort Worth Country Day’s Mission, Philosophy, Core Values and Commitment to Inclusivity at fwcd.org/mission.