Under minimal supervision, provides an exemplary instructional experience in the classroom for Kindergarten students, and supports students, parents, and other community members in realizing our Guiding Principles. Abides by our Framework for Professional Standards.
Plans and implements a cognitively challenging program with an emphasis on early literacy, utilizing best early childhood practices, theories of constructivist education, and the early childhood programs from Reggio Emilia and the Project Approach
Develops and maintains supportive, cooperative relationships with families
Engages in continued professional development in early childhood best practices
Works cooperatively and effectively as a team member and within the context of a continuous program, age 30 months through 8th grade
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, Training, & Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Early Childhood Education, or related field from a 4-year college or university required
Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education
Washington State Teacher Certification preferred
3 + years of combined teaching experience in an early childhood setting required
Experience in developing and writing curriculum
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Expertise in early childhood education, including best early childhood practices, theories of constructivist education, and the early childhood programs from Reggio Emilia and the Project Approach
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
Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
Some travel required (field trips)
If this sounds like you, please submit an application for employment (available on the STS website at: www.stthomasschool.org), your résumé, and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position. Thank you for your interest in St. Thomas School.
The position is open until filled. No phone calls please.
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.
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 socie...ty. 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.