The Evergreen School is currently accepting applications for a Grade 4- 8 Technology 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 just 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.
The Evergreen School technology program consists of primarily technology classes and technology-integrated projects within other subject-area classes. The Teacher will teach upper division (grades 5-8) classes focused on digital citizenship, computer science, multimedia, engineering, electronics/robotics, design and maker skills. In addition, the Teacher will support faculty throughout the upper division as they integrate effective technology tools into their classes. The ideal candidate will have experience designing project-based, student-centered educational experiences along with a passion for design thinking, making and STEM education.
Teach upper division (grades 5-8) technology classes focused on digital citizenship, computer science, multimedia, engineering, electronics/robotics, design and maker skills.
Teach 1-2 middle arts class each semester in a technology related field.
Teach one math class at a middle school level.
Plans, develops and implements courses of instruction designed to achieve student learning objectives as outlined in the Evergreen technology curriculum.
Incorporates creative development skills such as innovative PBL, design thinking and maker activities into the instructional program.
Stay current on latest technology trends to determine how they many help the school fulfill its mission.
Collaborates with other technology faculty to maintain a relevant, coherent school wide technology curriculum.
Manages technology equipment, supplies and instructional materials.
Works collaboratively with other staff and administrators.
Reports regularly to parents and is responsive to parental concerns.
Maintains confidentiality in sensitive matters.
Supports, promotes and implements The Evergreen School policies and procedures.
Attends regularly scheduled section and division meetings.
Participates in professional activities to stay current with technology curriculum, materials and tools.
Other responsibilities as needed.
Work closely with subject-area teachers as a resource in the development of activities that effectively utilize technology to maximize student learning.
Take leadership role in researching and implementing new school-wide technology systems as related to teacher and classroom use.
Candidates for this position should have several years of experience working with students in fourth through eighth grade. Knowledge of gifted education and independent school culture is also important. Candidates should be comfortable speaking to small and large groups, communicating orally and in writing, mentoring and coaching faculty, and working collaboratively as a member of a team. All candidates should at the minimum have the following qualifications:
A bachelor’s or master’s degree in a related technology field.
Familiarity with current trends in educational technology
Familiarity with current educational trends in gifted education.
The ability to relate to others and work in a team setting.
The ability to think independently.
Excellent oral and verbal communication skills.
Compensation will be commensurate with the candidate’s background and experience and will be competitive with similar positions in Seattle area independent schools. The position will begin in August, 2018.
Applicants should submit a cover letter outlining their interest in and qualifications for this position, a résumé, and three professional references to Adam Scheurich at firstname.lastname@example.org. Emails should have the position applying for in the subject line.
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.