Middle School Humanities Teacher - Long Term Substitute
St. Thomas School
Location: Medina, Washington
Type: Part Time
ranges between $59,000 and $127,000 annually for a full-time position / depends on education and experience (pro-rated amount will be calculated once position hours and dates are determined)
4 Year Degree
Open Position: Middle School Humanities Teacher - Long Term Substitute
Direct Reports: n/a
Reporting To: Director of the Middle School
When Needed: December 2023
FT/PT: Part time, temporary leave replacement
Pay rate: ranges between $59,000 and $127,000 annually for a full-time position / depends on education and experience (pro-rated amount will be calculated once position hours and dates are determined)
Eligible for benefits: yes
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.
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 school’s 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
Provides an exemplary Humanities learning experience for seventh and eighth grade students. Supports students, parents, and other community members in realizing our Guiding Principles. Abides by our Framework for Professional Standards.
Develops and implements curriculum and unit plans for the social studies component of Humanities.
Leads an eighth grade advisory group
Demonstrates thorough knowledge of teaching practices and a commitment to teaching within a caring, highly academic environment
Works with families and communicates in a clear and supportive manner
Develops positive, collegial relations with co-workers with a regard for the dignity and social/emotional wellbeing of others and supports community decision-making processes
Establishes and cultivates community relations by maintaining open and candid dialogue with all of the school’s constituencies
Establishes and communicates to parents and students 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 school’s policies, procedures, and regulations which have application to and implication for the professional’s responsibilities
Is familiar with and complies with all policies and regulations as put forth in the school’s documents
Since safety and security are everyone’s 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 Bachelor’s Degree, with an emphasis in middle school education or related areas from a four-year college or university required
Master’s Degree in middle school education or related areas preferred
2+ years of combined teaching experience preferred
Experience in teaching at the Middle School level preferred
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Expertise in Humanities
Flexibility and adaptability to meet the needs of the children and program
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
Excellent classroom management skills
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
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 go to 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.
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.