Pay rate: $57,000 - $117,000 depends on experience / education
Why St. Thomas School?
You thrive in a face-paced environment, working alongside others who share your ideals. You are inspired by children and appreciate their joy and energy. You enjoy making an impact and being part of something bigger than yourself. You believe that schools should be among the most innovative places on earth. And you are committed to excellence and professional growth.
We offer competitive salary, robust benefits, professional development, and an extraordinary work environment.
If this inspires you, wed love to learn more about you!
Who We Are:
Founded in 1951 and located on the east side of Seattle in Medina, Washington, STS is a private, non-sectarian school for Preschool through Eighth Grade students. Our educational journey is defined by a cognitively engaging program with an emphasis on developing character, leadership, and a passion for learning and achievement. Our highly regarded curriculum prepared students to excel at future endeavors while honoring the schools long standing core values.
We commit to an inclusive and diverse community in which everyone can say, "I belong." We seek employees who are passionate, qualified, and offer diverse perspectives. We are particularly interested in the role education and a diverse learning environment play in promoting equity and inclusivity.
A diverse, safe, and equitable school environment
Actions and advocacy that support our Core Virtues
Cultural competence, anti-bias, and social justice
Intellectually curious and engaged global citizenship
Under minimal supervision, provides an exemplary science instructional experience in the classroom for middle school students, and supports students, parents, and other community members in realizing our Guiding Principles. Abides by our Framework for Professional Standards.
Plans and teaches middle school Science curriculum
Maintains class websites
Communicates with parents
Coordinates with other teachers, specialist and administration as needed
Records grades and generates report cards and student narratives
Works with learning specialist, develops, communicates and implements Educational Accommodation Plans (EAPs) as needed to support students
Participates in Middle School Division and planning meetings
Participates in Committees as required/desired
Helps with recess and lunch duties as needed
Establishes and communicates to parents and students the clear expectations for classroom operational processes and procedures (i.e., grading/reporting procedures, attendance policies, homework and class work expectations, student behavior, etc.)
Observes laws and the schools policies, procedures and regulations which have application to and implication for the professionals responsibilities
Is familiar with and complies with all policies and regulations as put forth in the schools documents
Since safety and security are everyones responsibility, takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, faculty, staff, equipment, materials and facilities
Performs other duties as assigned
Required Education & Experience:
A Bachelors Degree, with an emphasis in a science related area from a four-year college or university required
Masters Degree in middle school education science related areas preferred
3+ years of combined teaching experience required
Experience in teaching science courses at middle school level
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Classroom management skills
Passion for science
Familiarity with current learning theories and basic principles of human growth and development and ability to consider them in the design and implementation of learning experiences
Knowledge of current trends and research in learning and assessment
Ability to manage the non-instructional human dynamics in the educational setting
Flexibility and adaptability to meet the needs of the children and program
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to maintain confidential information
Ability to work collaboratively in team situations
Ability to work efficiently in a Microsoft Windows environment using Microsoft Office, master common automated systems for record keeping, and learn new technology
Ability to work and communicate well with all levels of faculty and staff
Ability to work and communicate well with students and their parents
Ability to work outside in all weather
Some travel required (field trips)
Health Savings Account
Dependent Care Spending Account
Winter Wellness Days (between Dec 25 and Jan 1)
If this sounds like you, we'd like to hear from you. Please click on Apply Now on our careers website and complete our online employment application. Then upload your résumé and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in and qualified for this position.
Thank you for your interest in St. Thomas School and this position.
This description is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.
St. Thomas School, a non-sectarian, Preschool through Eighth Grade school, is one of the oldest independent schools on the east side of Lake Washington. St. Thomas School’s educational journey is defined by a cognitively rigorous program with an emphasis on developing character, leadership, and a passion for learning and achievement. Our mission is to develop responsible citizens of a global society. STS is a recognized leader in developing the whole student. Our core values include gratitude, responsibility, respect, courage, integrity, tolerance, compassion, perseverance, and generosity. STS serves over 300 students and boasts a 55,000 sq. ft. LEED Gold certified campus.