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Preschool Teacher

Position Type Teacher
Start 8/1/20
School Name Bear Creek School, The
City, State Redmond, WA 
Posted 01/08/2020

Job Title: Preschool Teacher

Position Type: Faculty, Non-Exempt, Half-Day, Part-time 10 mo.

Reports to: Preschool Division Head

Closing Date: When Filled

Start Date: August 2020 for 2020-2021 academic year

Salary: Dependent on Experience

Application: Accepted at https://www.tbcs.org/employment

The Bear Creek School is a classical Christian School for Preschool – 12th grade. We are a nondenominational, private, day school accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS) and AdvancED. Please see our website, www.tbcs.org, for additional information.

Preschool Teacher - Job Summary

Seeking interested and qualified candidates for open half-day, part-time preschool teaching positions

Primary Responsibilities

  • Approach classroom instruction and student interactions from a Christian Worldview
  • Collaborate with grade level teams and department members to plan and implement the school’s classical curriculum
  • Actively ensure academic growth in every student by utilizing a variety of instructional techniques
  • Build partnership with parents through proactive communication
  • Create a predictable and supportive classroom environment
  • Increase professional knowledge by participating in professional development opportunities
  • Prepare daily and weekly lesson plans to help students meet the learning goals
  • Follow through on routine job responsibilities including grading, record keeping, attendance, and lesson planning
  • Participate in collaborative evaluation processes with division head and VP for Academic Affairs
  • Attend weekly faculty meetings
  • Attend school events outside regular school hours including, but not limited to: Parent/teacher conferences, curriculum night, arts performances, student socials, open houses, & professional development sessions
  • Keep classroom neat and pleasant in appearance

Critical Performance Competencies

  • Positively support the school’s policies and practices and work collaboratively in a professional organization
  • Truthful, positive, and purposeful when communicating with others
  • Able to use strong written and oral communication skills to transfer thoughts and express ideas
  • Flexible and adaptable in dealing with new, different or changing requirements
  • Maintain confidentiality and security of information
  • Hold self and others accountable to accomplish results
  • Effective in handling multiple concurrent tasks
  • Familiar with Microsoft Word and Outlook, ability to learn and work with the school’s integrated data-based software package as needed
  • Adhere to biblical standards in all areas of conduct

Preschool - Teacher Physical Requirements

  • Requires standing for long periods of time
  • Able to make visual and auditory evaluation of student work and performance


The Bear Creek School is an equal opportunity employer and is required by law to perform background checks on selected qualified candidates. All employees of The Bear Creek School must agree to carry out their responsibilities in a manner that is consistent with The Bear Creek School’s Mission Statement, Statement of Faith, Employee Handbook, and conduct themselves in a manner consistent with Biblical standards.

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis.

All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees and students.

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