As educators, we know first-hand that new ideas and new connections with people from across the nation can lead to inspiring new ideas and adventures in the classroom. Faculty and staff need to nourish their own passions and interests as professionals in order to joyfully serve in our roles as teachers of children. Beauvoir happily supports attendance at conferences and workshops across the country. We meet regularly with faculty and staff to review professional development opportunities, and to coordinate attendance at a number of them offered both locally and away from Washington, D.C.
Additionally, we select a few teachers every year to travel internationally in support of our Global Studies unit through travel grants. In the last three years, teachers at Beauvoir have traveled to Kenya, explored countries along the Nile River, South Africa, Chile, Peru, Spain and Italy. Domestic opportunities to travel are also granted, with some of our teachers having recently explored the Chesapeake Bay, San Francisco, Hawaii, and New England.
Research shows that professional development that happens within a school community with peers learning together over a period of time results in positive student learning outcomes and increased feelings of teacher self-efficacy in the classroom. At Beauvoir, we honor that teachers learn and grow together by thoughtfully and intentionally designing in-house professional development opportunities. For example, we learn and grow together in professional learning communities (PLCs) on topics such as literacy, numeracy, social justice, and equity throughout the year.
We also have unparalleled support for faculty members through the work of a math coach and two literacy instructional coaches. Beauvoir also supports both teachers and students with one reading specialist in each grade from first through third, two math specialists, and an early childhood literacy and math coach dedicated to supporting teachers and students in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten. When we learn and grow together, we increase our impact as educators, and truly provide an extraordinary early childhood education that encourages students to be creative, courageous life-long learners.
Employees may enroll for coverage under the PECF health insurance program which includes health, dental, vision, and employee assistance plans. The School offers two plan structures ($0 deductible plan and Consumer-Driven/HSA) both with network options to choose a plan with in-network benefits in the local DC/MD/NOVA area only or providing both in-and out-of-network benefits nationwide. Beauvoir pays a substantial portion of the individual and family premiums for health insurance and dental programs. Details are available on Closeweb and from the Director of Human Resources. The employee’s health plan premium contributions are exempt from federal, state, and Social Security taxes.
Employees enrolled in the Consumer-Directed HSA Plan will receive $500 for individual plan or $1,000 for family plan per year into your Health Savings Account, pro-rated for employees hired mid-year.
Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts (Section 125)
The Section 125 flexible spending account (FSA) program allows employees to set aside pre-tax dollars each pay period to pay for eligible out-of-pocket unreimbursed medical and/or dependent care expenses. This arrangement represents a significant tax-saving opportunity for those who have predictable dependent care and/or unreimbursed health care expenses.
Retirement program is provided through Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association (TIAA).
Participation is voluntary upon employment but is required after three years’ employment or upon turning age thirty (whichever is first). The employee’s mandatory contribution is 5% of salary and the School contributes 7% of salary. Employees may elect to make voluntary pre-tax contributions in addition to the mandated 5%. The plan does not provide for after-tax contributions.
The Commuter Rewards Program encourages employees to commute to work by methods which reduce traffic congestion, improve regional air quality, and reduce the need for parking on the Close and in the surrounding neighborhoods.
Employees and their dependents who enroll in the PECF’s medical or dental plans through CareFirst may be eligible to continue coverage at their own expense upon terminating employment with the School or experiencing other qualifying events.
The PECF sponsors corporate gym memberships in partnership with Washington Sports Clubs (WSC) and Sport and Health Clubs. Employees may purchase a significantly reduced membership through payroll deductions for themselves and their eligible dependents; current memberships can be transferred into this program.
On the first day of the month following employment in a full-time position, employees are covered by a group long-term disability policy funded by the School.
The ELC is offered to employees (subject to availability) with children three months to three years of age, Monday through Friday during the school year, according to the published schedule. A limited program is maintained during Summer Camp season for an additional fee. Inquiries should be directed to the Director of the Early Learning Center. Enrollment is by contract for the full academic year (except for infants reaching the three-month requirement). Beauvoir employees receive a discount on tuition for this program.
Participation in the ELC is not a guarantee of acceptance into the School pre-kindergarten program.
Employees may purchase this benefit to provide legal coverage for themselves, their spouse, and their eligible children.
The School provides, at no cost to the employee, Group Term Life Insurance for all full- time employees. The amount of insurance is equal to one year’s salary adjusted to the next higher.
Lunch is provided in the School’s Dining Room for all employees.
Funds are available to support continuing education programs and attendance at pre-approved workshops, conferences, school visits, and similar opportunities for professional growth.
Beauvoir faculty and staff are offered a discounted pool membership at the rate of $50. Employees must register in advance on CampBrain. Employees who register for membership will receive a fob for admission to the pool.
Through the Work-Life Balance Program, Beauvoir and the PECF provide you and your immediate family members with free twenty-four-hour telephone and online access to resources and professional counseling.
This is a summary of the benefits available to all eligible employees. Detailed information will be provided upon employment at Beauvoir. If you have questions, please contact Martha Robles, Director of Human Resources, at email@example.com. The benefits listed are subject to change.