Located in the Arbor Heights neighborhood of West Seattle, Westside School serves 350 students in preschool through eighth grade. For 35 years, the school has emphasized educating the whole child, learning by doing, and the cultivation of creativity across disciplines.
The middle school is seeking a talented math teacher who balances inquiry based practices with a strong ability to differentiate among skill levels, document learning and inspire mathematical thinkers.
Key responsibilities of this role will include:
Teaching two sections each of 7th and 8th grade mathematics (through Algebra)
Differentiating instruction to serve both high achievers and those needing extra support
Serving as advisor to small group of fifth and sixth grade students
Participating in outdoor excursions in both the fall and spring semesters
Attending faculty and community meetings
Successful candidates will have the following personal and professional attributes:
Mathematics teaching experience in the middle school grades
A bachelor’s degree (or higher) in mathematics, mathematics education, or related field
Experience in a variety of instructional techniques and approaches
Compassion for the social and emotional needs of adolescents
Enthusiasm for working collaboratively with colleagues including the desire to plan integrative curriculum experiences across disciplines
Experience and interest around incorporating technology in the mathematics classroom
Westside School serves 350 students in preschool-eighth grade. In the fall 2015, Westside School moved to a permanent campus in the Arbor Heights neighborhood of West Seattle, which supports our mission and values as a progressive, academically rigorous, relationship rich, pre-kindergarten through eighth grade school with the core values of Academic Excellence, Joyful Learning, and Creating Confident Learners in a Caring Community.