Opportunity for this opening to be combined with 6th Grade Humanities for a full-time position.
Reports to:Director of the Middle School
You thrive on working in a fast-paced environment with others who share your ideals. You are inspired by children and appreciate their joy and energy. Helping others and making an impact is important to you. You enjoy being part of something bigger than yourself. You are committed to excellence and professional growth.
Who We Are:
What We Offer:
Robust benefits package
Preschool – Eighth Grade
Professional development opportunities
Extraordinary work environment
Founded in 1951 and located on the east side of Seattle in Medina, Washington, STS is a private, non-sectarian school for preschool through 8th grade students. STS is defined by a cognitively rigorous program with an emphasis on developing character, leadership, and a passion for learning and achievement. STS is a recognized leader in developing the whole student. Our core values include gratitude, responsibility, respect, courage, integrity, tolerance, compassion, perseverance, and generosity. STS serves over 330 students and boasts a 55,000 sq. ft. LEED Gold certified campus.
We are seeking a talented, compassionate, and dynamic 5th and 6th Grade Science Teacher committed to our mission of developing responsible citizens of a global society. This represents a remarkable opportunity! We’re looking for someone who can work effectively independently as well as part of a team. We need a leader who understands best practices in teaching math and science, and who is passionate about teaching to Middle School students. If that sounds like you, we’d like to hear from you!
Under minimal supervision, provides an exemplary science instructional experience in the classroom for students in designated grades five and six, and supports students, parents, and other community members in realizing our Guiding Principles. Abides by our Framework for Professional Standards.
Plans and teaches Fifth and Sixth Grade Science curriculum
Acts as Middle School Advisor
Supervises/teaches Advisory class
Maintains class websites
Communicates with parents
Coordinates with other teachers, specialist and administration as needed
Records grades and generates report cards and student narratives
Works with learning specialist, develops, communicates and implements Educational Accommodation Plans (EAPs) as needed to support students
Participates in Middle School Division and planning meetings
Participates in Committees as required/desired
Helps with recess and lunch duties as needed
Offers a middle school club and after school math/science clubs/classes/experiences
Supports the school in researching and procuring resources
Observes laws and the school’s policies, procedures and regulations which have application to and implication for the professional’s responsibilities
Is familiar with and complies with all policies and regulations as put forth in the school’s documents
Since safety and security are everyone’s responsibility, takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, faculty, staff, equipment, materials and facilities
Performs other duties as assigned
Required Education & Experience:
A Bachelor’s Degree, with an emphasis in a science related area from a four-year college or university required
Master’s Degree in middle school education science related areas preferred
3+ years of combined teaching experience required
Experience in teaching science courses at middle school level
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Classroom management skills
Passion for science
Familiarity with current learning theories and basic principles of human growth and development and ability to consider them in the design and implementation of learning experiences
Knowledge of current trends and research in learning and assessment
Ability to manage the non-instructional human dynamics in the educational setting
Flexibility and adaptability to meet the needs of the children and program
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to maintain confidential information
Ability to work collaboratively in team situations
Ability to work efficiently in a Microsoft Windows environment using Microsoft Office, master common automated systems for record keeping, and learn new technology
Ability to work and communicate well with all levels of faculty and staff
Ability to work and communicate well with students and their parents
Ability to work outside in all weather
Some travel required (field trips)
If this sounds like you, please visit the St. Thomas School website Careers page at: www.stthomasschool.org/about/careers, and follow the instructions to complete our online employment application. Thank you for your interest in St. Thomas School and this position.
Position open until filled. No phone calls or drop-ins please.
This description is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this position.
It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements
Additional Salary Information: Salary is competitive with public and independent schools. STS offers an excellent benefits package, opportunities for professional development, and an extraordinary work environment.
About St. Thomas School
St. Thomas School, a non-sectarian, Preschool through Eighth Grade school, is one of the oldest independent schools on the east side of Lake Washington. St. Thomas School’s educational journey is defined by a cognitively rigorous program with an emphasis on developing character, leadership, and a passion for learning and achievement. Our mission is to develop responsible citizens of a global society. STS is a recognized leader in developing the whole student. Our core values include gratitude, responsibility, respect, courage, integrity, tolerance, compassion, perseverance, and generosity. STS serves over 300 students and boasts a 55,000 sq. ft. LEED Gold certified campus.