The Evergreen School, an independent Preschool – Grade 8 school serving highly capable students is currently accepting applications for a First Grade Teacher. The school seeks candidates who demonstrate a commitment to foster a diverse and inclusive learning community and bring an awareness and responsiveness toward all differences including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, national origin, geography, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical ability, learning styles and marital, parental or economic status.
The Evergreen school is located in Shoreline Washington approximately half a mile north of the city of Seattle. It is fully accredited by NWAIS (Northwest Association of Independent Schools). Founded in 1963 to provide a nurturing environment for children with extraordinary minds, Evergreen has grown from an enrollment of 6 in 1963 to a current enrollment of 478 students. The campus facilities have also grown in recent years with the opening of a new gym and theatre in 2000 and the opening of two new academic and administrative buildings in the fall of 2015. The school celebrated its fiftieth birthday in the 2013-2014 school year, and has recently completed a campaign for the building project and endowment. Today, in the words of Evergreen’s mission statement: We inspire and empower highly capable, creative learners to lead with curiosity, compassion and courage in an ever evolving global community.
This position is responsible for collaborating with grade-level team teachers to plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and supports the development of the whole child. This is a salaried, benefits-eligible, full-time 1.0 FTE position for the 2018-2019 school year beginning late August, 2018.
Create and sustain classroom culture based on mission and core beliefs of the school.
Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.
Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences.
Identify and select different instructional resources/methods to meet students’ varying needs.
Collaborate with school counselor to established and maintain social emotional learning.
Establish/enforce classroom rules and expectations in a positive behavior management style.
Collaborate with teaching team to support and guide grade level teaching assistant.
Create and sustain effective parent/guardian partnerships.
Coordinate parents/guardians to engage and volunteer within the classroom.
Arrange field trips based on curriculum and coordinate parent/guardian chaperones.
Observe/evaluate/assess students’ development and maintain accurate records on progress
Communicate as needed with parents/guardians regarding student progress and via formal fall/spring conferences and written reports.
Communicate classroom news to families on a weekly basis through the school’s intranet.
Manage a classroom budget.
Participate in school/division/department meetings.
Participate in additional activities/committees such as community events and school admissions.
Participate in professional learning opportunities at Evergreen and in the larger community.
Keep up-to-date with child development, teaching resources and instructional methods in order to make relevant changes to teaching practices.
Other duties as assigned.
Experience, Education and Desirable Qualities
5+ years of successful lead teaching experience in an early elementary classroom
Familiarity with and/or a background in independent schools
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
A teaching certificate preferred
A master’s degree is preferred
Personal Qualifications of the Successful Candidate
Possess a philosophy of education that fits with the school’s mission and core beliefs.
Communicate effectively (verbally and in writing) with others, including administrators, peer colleagues, staff and parents/guardians in order to maintain constructive and professional relationships.
Be depended on to report to work at the scheduled time and seldom be absent from work.
Complete work in a timely and thorough manner and be conscientious about assignments and deadlines.
Be patient and positive and find joy in the journey of promoting a lifelong love of learning.
Computer (PC), copier and fax.
Interactive Whiteboard and Document Camera
Compensation will be commensurate with the candidate’s background and experience and will be competitive with similar positions in Seattle area independent schools. The Evergreen School offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, life insurance, retirement, sick/vacation days.
Applicants should submit the following items to firstname.lastname@example.org with the position title “First Grade Teacher” in the subject line. Please include:
A current resume
A cover letter outlining interest in and qualifications for this position
Three professional references
The Evergreen School strives to provide equal opportunity to all employees. The school's policy is not to discriminate in employment based on race, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, creed, age, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or military status or any other status protected under applicable local, state or federal law. The School is committed to administering employment decisions, including hiring, promotions, compensation benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoffs, terminations, training, sabbaticals, tuition assistance and other programs, without regard to an employee's protected status.
About The Evergreen School
The Evergreen School is an independent school in Shoreline, Washington serving the needs of highly capable students Preschool through Grade 8.