Founded in 1967, The Overlake School is an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school. Each Overlake community member is committed to the school's mission to inspire excellence, develop intellectual curiosity, teach responsibility, embrace diversity, and foster a compassionate community.
Overlake is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, socio-economic status, gender, sexual orientation, or disability in the administration of its educational policies, financial aid, employment, and other school-administered programs.
The Overlake School Mathematics and Computer Science Department
We are a 12-person department comprised of teachers with 5 to over 25 years of teaching experience. We are excited to work with our students everyday, to continuously refine our craft, and to live up to Overlake’s mission in our classrooms. We love teaching in a small liberal arts setting, where the mathematics and computer science program is a part of a well-rounded curriculum. We teach to and learn from our students, and we make mistakes and know that it’s part of the learning we model for our students. We respect our students and are proud to be a part of the Overlake community.
We are looking for an upper school computer science teacher for the 2019--20 school year.
This opening is a full time upper school position, with the following major responsibilities:
Teach 4 sections of computer science (and potentially mathematics)
Course assignment includes 2 sections of AP Computer Science, as well as 2 sections of programming electives or mathematics
Expectations for teachers include providing regular feedback via frequent assessments, being available to help students one-on-one during and office hours, communicating to students via our course management system (Canvas), and providing feedback to families via quarterly rubrics and
Provide leadership for the ongoing evolution of Overlake’s computer science
While computer science falls under the math department structurally, CS teachers operate relatively independently and shape the program along with the math department chair and the director of
Computer science teachers at Overlake work with the technology and teaching and learning departments to ensure a mission-driven and intentional approach to teaching computational thinking and
Serve as homeroom advisor for a group of 10 upper school
Advisors care for students’ social, emotional, physical, and academic well-being, and serve as advocates for their students.
Homerooms provide opportunities for students to learn about themselves and develop as young adults through, for example, discussions and activities in support of our social and emotional learning
The advisor also serves as a point of contact between families and the school, and is sometimes called to facilitate meetings between families, students, and
Be a part of the school co-curricular
Clubs are student driven, and teachers play an advisory
Clubs meet twice every 8 day cycle. Typically each teacher leads a club every quarter/semester.
Teachers also have the opportunity to and are encouraged to be trip leaders, coaches, or serve other non- academic leadership roles in the
Support the Overlake experiential education program as a project week
Every year, Overlake students embark on weeklong (or sometimes longer) experiential education experiences during project week. Projects range from service trips to our sister school in Cambodia to learning sewing, scrapbooking, or parkour.
All Overlake teachers lead or co-lead a project every New teachers often serve as co-leader in an established project with an experienced leader, and develop and lead new projects in the following years.
To apply, please submit an application via our online job portal at overlake.jobs.
We will begin reviewing applications starting mid-March, 2019 and will continue reviewing applications until the opening is filled. If you have any questions, please contact Wing Mui, department chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply for this position, you must have a bachelor's degree or equivalent, and must be able to pass a WA State background check. We are looking for teachers who…
Have experience teaching people under the age of
Preferably, but not necessarily, with students in the 14 to 19 age
Demonstrate a history of an open and collaborative approach to teaching and
There is a wide variety of skill and comfort levels in our student body, and our teachers need to be fluent in differentiated instruction.
Possess cultural competency skills necessary for working with a diverse population in an inclusive and equitable
We have a diverse student body, and we want all our teachers to have the skills necessary to ensure that their classrooms are safe, inclusive places for
We seek a teacher who is aware of the racial, socio-economic, gender, and many other inequities present in computer science education and STEM industries, and actively works to eliminate them in their
Understand the content they teach at a deep and meaningful level.
Overlake is a small liberal arts school, and we seek to teach our students not just programming skills but also how ethics, equity, and the impact of technology on the greater world is entwined with the code they
Computer science students at Overlake are often eager to go above and beyond typical high school and AP level material, and we want teachers who can help students pursue their
Communicate well, both in writing and verbally, with colleagues, students, and families.
Much of our work involves clear, frequent communication with families on student progress, recommendations, and program
Model a culture of flexible, continuous learning for
We want our teachers to be people who are excited to learn and try new things, just like our
New Overlake teachers do not need to come in as experts in the specific technologies or methods we currently use, but should have the flexibility and ability to learn and improve on
About The Overlake School
The Overlake School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school located on a 75-acre campus in Redmond, Washington. The school serves 530 students grades 5-12. Founded in 1967, the school has a reputation as one of the leading independent schools in the Northwest. Overlake believes that diversity is an integral part of its mission. The school therefore actively fosters a diverse community that contributes to its educational richness.