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. Westside was originally founded as a Early Learning Center and draws from a wide variety of pedagogical sources, anchored in creating an emergent, child-centered classroom environment . With a current enrollment of 30, and the hope of expanding to a third classroom in the future, Westside is seeking an experienced and exciting early childhood educator to help teach and develop our growing program. Reports to: Lower School Head
Key responsibilities of this role will include:
Lead Teacher in one PS/Prek classroom
Working as a member of a 4 person teaching team (2 lead teachers, 2 instructional assistants)
Communicating regularly with parents
Supporting Early Childhood Admissions
Providing community education around early learning as relevant
Attending faculty and community meetings
Successful candidates will have the following personal and professional attributes:
At least five years Early Childhood teaching experience
A Degree in Early Childhood Development, Education, or similar area of focus
Experience in a variety of student centered instructional techniques and approaches
Strong written and verbal communicator
Enthusiasm for working collaboratively with colleagues including the desire to plan integrative curriculum experiences across disciplines
Familiarity and facility with current research informing early childhood learning
Start Date: August 20, 2018. Westside School prepares students for the world by challenging them to achieve academic success, and by connecting their human spirit and imagination to learning.
To Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Westside School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About Westside School
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.