Pay rate: ranges between $59,000 and $127,000/ depends on education and experience
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 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 optimal, age-appropriate Spanish classroom learning environment for Middle School students, teaching students the beauty of a second language, and preparing students to potentially access higher-level Spanish classes in high school. Supports students, parents, and other community members in realizing our Guiding Principles. Abides by our Framework for Professional Standards.
Teaches Middle School Spanish classes, likely grades seven and eight
Serves as an 8th grade Advisor
With support, leads the international 8th grade trip to a Spanish-speaking country each spring
Develops and implements curriculum and unit plans
Demonstrates thorough knowledge of teaching practices and a commitment to teaching within a caring, highly academic environment
Promotes the field of Spanish education within school community by creating school events, participating in interdisciplinary projects, developing field trips, and building connections with native speakers in local and international communities
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
Participates in Middle School Division and planning meetings
Performs other duties as assigned
Required Education, Training & Experience:
A bachelors degree, with an emphasis in middle school education or related areas from a four-year college or university required
Masters Degree in middle school education or related areas preferred
3+ years of combined teaching experience required
Experience in teaching Spanish 1 or higher level courses at Middle School or High School
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Native or near-native proficiency in both Spanish and English
Strong knowledge of culture and history of Spanish-speaking areas
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
Ability to manage the dynamics of a classroom
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
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.
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.