Position available: Eighth Grade Language Arts Teacher beginning July, 2018.
Since 1964, Seattle Country Day School has been inspiring gifted children in grades K-8 to discover their potential through inquiry. Students are the center of a dynamic learning and discovery process. Experienced teachers focus on intellectual and character growth, attending to the social, ethical, and emotional needs of capable students. Small classes generate curiosity and innovation through inquiry learning, and provide opportunities for collaborative experiences with a curriculum rich in mathematics, science, technology, humanities, and the arts.
Seattle Country Day School affirms that attracting, supporting, and embracing a diverse community is critical to fulfilling its mission of educating gifted students, and seeks diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds in its faculty in order to reflect the diversity inherent in a multicultural city and society. The school is committed to diversity among students, faculty, staff, and Board of Trustees, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or physical challenges.
The successful candidate will have at least a bachelor’s degree in English or related field and 5 years of middle school teaching experience; a master’s degree is preferred. Must be experienced with the developmental needs of 12 to 14 year-old children. Experience developing and implementing language arts curriculum for grade 8 is required. Academic or professional experience in gifted education, creative problem-solving, and inquiry-based education is preferred.