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Middle School Humanities Teacher-Part-Time-Temporary

Position Type Teacher
Start 03/23/2020
School Name St. Thomas School
City, State Bellevue, WA 
Posted 01/17/2020

Open Position: Middle School 6th Grade Humanities Teacher

Reports to: Director of the Middle School

FLSA Status: Exempt

FT/PT: Part-Time/80% - 3 Full Days/2 Half Days – Temporary Maternity Leave Substitute

When Needed: March 23 – December 31, 2020

Do you long to be part of a school that shapes tomorrow’s leaders by encouraging thoughtful risk-taking and new approaches to instruction? Do you want to play an active role in supporting the forward-thinking vision and culture of a school by continuing to stay ahead of emerging education technologies, discerning best uses, and establishing groundbreaking lesson plans? Are you a talented, highly motivated educator that embraces innovation? If so, we have the perfect role for you! St. Thomas school is seeking a part-time, temporary Middle School 6th Grade Humanities Teacher.

Who We Are

  • Non-Sectarian
  • Independent
  • A Microsoft Showcase School
  • Preschool – Eighth Grade

What We Offer

  • Competitive salary
  • Robust benefits package
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Progressive approaches to education
  • Unique access to the latest education technology
  • Opportunities to work with leading companies in technology
  • 1:1 Surface tablets in K-8 classrooms

St. Thomas School (STS) is one of the most established independent schools on the east side of Lake Washington. We define ourselves by a cognitively rigorous program with an emphasis on developing character, leadership, and a passion for learning and achievement. STS is a recognized leader in developing the whole student, serving over 360 students from the transitive ages of 2 ½ to Eighth Grade. Our core values for both our students and our staff include gratitude, responsibility, respect, courage, integrity, tolerance, compassion, perseverance, and generosity. In your application, please include how you emulate these values and specify any prior experience you have in educational innovation through technology.

Job Summary:

Under minimal supervision, provides an optimal 6th Grade Humanities classroom learning environment for Middle School students, and supports students, parents, and other community members in realizing our Guiding Principles. Abides by our Framework for Professional Standards.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements curriculum and unit plans
  • 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
  • Stays abreast of current educational research and best practices
  • Promotes field of Humanities education within school community by creating school events, participating in interdisciplinary projects, developing field trips, and building connections with local communities, including planning and going on an overnight trip
  • Attends Middle School overnight field trips
  • 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 Middle School level

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Expertise in Humanities
  • 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 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
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Some travel required (field trips)

If this sounds like you, please visit our careers website. Follow the instructions to complete our online employment application. Then upload your résumé and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position.

Thank you for your interest in St. Thomas School and this position.

Position open until filled. No phone calls or drop-ins please.


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

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