Lakeside School, an independent 5-12 coeducational day school located in North Seattle is currently recruiting for Middle School English Teacher/Library Literacy Specialist for the 2019-20 school year. At Lakeside School, we are committed to academic excellence, diversity, and global citizenship.
Responsibilities The English teacher position is responsible for teaching two sections of English, focusing on creating confident, fluent writers and critical, insightful readers. The teacher will join a highly collaborative department. Specific responsibilities for this position include:
Create a classroom environment with equal measures of high challenge and high support.
Provide academic support for students outside of class time (answering homework questions, providing extra writing help, etc.) as needed.
Collaborate and participate in the work of the English Department on innovative curriculum development, pedagogy, and assessment.
Attend English Department, grade-level team, and faculty meetings as scheduled.
The Librarian/Literary Specialist position is responsible for oversight and management of the collection and for promoting reading throughout the school, developing a school culture that values and promotes reading as an activity fundamental to personal growth and academic success. Specific responsibilities include:
Manage a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the teaching styles and instructional strategies used within the school community.
Complete daily circulation desk duty and supervision of students during both lunch periods.
Plan and implement meaningful school-wide literacy programs that will promote a love of reading and lifelong learning, including but not limited to: -Perform monthly book talks at each grade level. -Sponsor and promote book clubs that reach as many students as possible. -Connect with and bringing in authors as speakers. -Coordinate a robust, relevant and developmentally appropriate summer reading program.
Maintain direct and consistent connection with English department.
Stay abreast of curricula in all departments and school programs (GSL, service learning, outdoor) and cultivating reading opportunities connected to those.
Keep a pulse on the publishing industry and awards.
Connect with Brain and Learning Lab to support students.
This person will also act as co-advisor for middle school students; and participate in the life of the school community which includes grade-level outings, admissions events, experiential programs such as outdoor and service learning, and engagement with student life.
Working At Lakeside At Lakeside we are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community. To learn more about working at Lakeside, including our professional development and mentoring programs, benefits, diversity and inclusion, and opportunities for involvement in non-academic programs, please visit our Careers page on the Lakeside School website.
Lakeside School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.
Experience with and appreciation for middle school aged students.
Classroom experience as an English Teacher.
Degree in Library and Information Sciences preferred but not required.
Demonstration of cultural awareness, including knowledge of themselves and the cultural lenses they bring to interactions. The candidate will understand different perspectives; interact respectfully with cultures other than their own; and cultivate meaningful relationships with people that have different cultural frameworks.
Cultural awareness, including knowledge of themselves and the cultural lenses they bring to interactions and an ability to communicate with people from cultures different than their own.
Candidates must satisfactorily complete two criminal background checks.
About Lakeside School
Lakeside School was founded in 1919, and currently enrolls 858 students in grades 5 through 12 from diverse ethnic, racial, religious, and economic backgrounds.
The School’s Mission and shared commitment of all Lakeside employees is to develop in intellectually capable young people the creative minds, healthy bodies, and ethical spirits to contribute wisdom, compassion, and leadership to a global society. We provide a rigorous, dynamic academic program through which effective educators lead students to take responsibility for learning. We are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community and in the joy and importance of lifelong learning.