Bertschi School educates children to become compassionate, confident and creative learners in a global community.
Our community values integrity, inclusiveness, respect, diversity and a commitment to sustainability.
Bertschi School believes that students learn best when they are
safe and known in an inclusive community that values diverse perspectives
supported in developing social-emotional skills
provided academic choice and challenge at their “just right level”
engaged in meaningful work
encouraged to problem solve through inquiry, trial, and error
empowered to take risks and make change
given opportunities to collaborate and dialogue with a diverse group of learners
Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
Bertschi School values diversity and believes engaging our differences makes us better and stronger. We welcome and honor the unique contributions of people from all racial, ethnic, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds, gender identities, learning styles, physical abilities and sexual orientations. Our commitment to equity drives us to be inclusive and diverse in all areas of our school.
Bertschi School, founded in 1975, is a Washington State approved elementary school. We are a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS). The school serves children from
pre-kindergarten through grade five. Bertschi School is an exciting environment for professionals who like to be part of a dynamic team and who thrive on the challenges and rewards of working with an active community. The staff enjoys a salary and benefit package in line with other independent private schools in the Northwest.
Teaching Associate Program
Teaching Associates are expected to work at the direction of the classroom teachers in accordance with the job description below. The 1st – 5th grade teaching associates spend time working in the two classes that make up each grade level and reports to both teachers. The kindergarten teaching associates work directly with one kindergarten teacher/class.
Implement instructional strategies and use clear and consistent classroom management in ways that support the classroom teachers and are in concert with the school philosophy
Facilitate small group learning for literacy and math in classroom
Communicate regularly with classroom teachers to plan and best meet student needs together
Implement educational technology
Assist with administrative tasks such as copying; set-up, prepping, and organization of the classroom; correcting student work; and general classroom maintenance
Supervise the playground during recess
Adhere to guidelines, procedures, and policies in the Employee Handbook
Implement Bertschi Student/Parent Handbook rules and discipline, and report notable student behaviors
Help children with organization, problem solving, and conflict resolution to support individual needs
Communicate professionally and effectively with parents, teachers, administrators and colleagues
Assist with fall classroom set up and spring clean up
Attend required in-service days, meetings, and training sessions as designated
Supervise student lunches
A bachelor’s degree
A desire to explore and pursue a career in teaching
Visit our web site at: www.bertschi.org. No phone calls will be accepted. Interested candidates are invited to e-mail a resume, cover letter, and application form (found at www.bertschi.org/jobs) to:
Bertschi School is an equal opportunity employer seeking a more culturally diverse workplace. Bertschi School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, socio-economic status, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.
About Bertschi School
Bertschi School, founded in 1975, is a Washington State approved elementary school
serving students in grades pre-kindergarten to fifth. We are an accredited member of the
Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS) and the National
Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).