Full Time School Year Position
Bertschi School educates children to become compassionate, confident and creative learners in a global community.
Our community values integrity, inclusiveness, respect, diversity and a commitment to sustainability.
- Our teachers inspire academic excellence and individual success
- Our curriculum fosters intellectual curiosity and emotional maturity
- Our school encourages social responsibility and collaborative problem solving
- Our community supports and celebrates the unique gifts of every child
Our Diversity Statement
Bertschi School is committed to honoring the unique contributions to our society by people of all ethnic, economic, religious, racial backgrounds, physical abilities, learning styles, gender identities and sexual orientation. We are actively committed to increasing the diversity in our school community to reflect the world in which we live.
Bertschi School, founded in 1975, is a Washington State approved elementary school. We are a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS). The school serves children from pre-kindergarten through grade five. Bertschi School is an exciting environment for professionals who like to be part of a dynamic team and who thrive on the challenges and rewards of working with an active community. The staff enjoys a salary and benefit package in line with other independent private schools in the Northwest.
Teaching Assistant Program
Teaching Assistants are expected to work at the direction of the classroom teachers in accordance with the job description below. The 1st – 5th grade teaching assistants spends time working in the two classes that make up each grade level and reports to both teachers. The kindergarten teaching assistants work directly with one kindergarten teacher/class.
Classroom responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Implement instructional strategies and use clear and consistent classroom management in ways that support the classroom teachers and are in concert with the school philosophy
- Facilitate small group learning for literacy and math in classroom
- Communicate regularly with classroom teachers to plan and best meet student needs together
- Implement educational technology
- Assist with administrative tasks such as copying; set-up, prepping, and organization of the classroom; correcting student work; and general classroom maintenance
- Supervise the playground during recess
- Adhere to guidelines, procedures, and policies in the Employee Handbook
- Implement Bertschi Student/Parent Handbook rules and discipline, and report notable student behaviors
- Help children with organization, problem solving, and conflict resolution to support individual needs
- Communicate professionally and effectively with parents, teachers, administrators and colleagues
- Assist with fall classroom set up and spring clean up
- Attend required in-service days, meetings, and training sessions as designated
- Supervise and facilitate occasional lunch duties