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Upper School English Faculty

Position Type Teacher
Start 08/26/2020
School Name Bush School, The
City, State Seattle, WA 
Posted 01/28/2020

The Bush School is dedicated to valuing different perspectives and backgrounds, inspiring curiosity, motivating employees to take risks, and encouraging compassion and kindness. Our employees enjoy an environment that inspires creativity and being part of a collaborative community.

Upper School English Faculty (Seattle, WA)

Full Time (1.0 FTE)

Academic Year Schedule (July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2021)

Compensation is based on experience

* This position is eligible for health and retirement benefits (details during hiring process).

* This position requires applicants to be, at the time of application, legally authorized to work in the United States. The Bush School does not offer visa sponsorship for this position and will not consider applicants who require visa sponsorship.

The Bush School is in search of an individual to join our Upper School team as an Upper School English Faculty member. We are seeking a candidate who is able to support the school’s mission of diversity and inclusion and who has a background that demonstrates an understanding and appreciation of intercultural fluency.

The Upper School English Faculty member reports to the Upper School Director and works closely with students and families, as well as Upper School Faculty and Staff. This position will be responsible for teaching four sections of English per term, in addition to leading two Cascades and managing one Advisory group for the Academic Year.

While other duties may be assigned, a qualified candidate will be able to manage the key responsibilities and tasks listed below:

  • Create and sustain a positive classroom culture, based on the mission and values of the school
  • Plan, prepare, and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences
  • Possess the ability and skills to successfully teach English to 9th-12th grade students
  • Value and incorporate diverse perspectives in daily interactions and within the curriculum
  • Establish classroom expectations that create a safe and comfortable environment for all students
  • Collaborate and work effectively with the school’s English Department
  • Create and sustain effective family partnerships, for example: communicate with parents/guardians regarding student progress and classroom news via formal fall/spring conferences, written reports, and school portal.
  • Observe/evaluate/assess students’ development and maintain accurate records regarding student progress and areas of growth.
  • Attend school related events outside the scheduled school day
  • Participate actively and with curiosity in school/division/department meetings, in addition to activities/committees

Experience and Professional Competencies:

  • Experience in teaching English – a minimum of 3 years is preferred
  • A bachelor’s degree is required
  • A graduate degree is preferred

Successful candidates will:

  • Possess a philosophy of education that aligns with the school’s mission and values
  • Exhibit the capacity and desire to engage in experiential activities and programs with students
  • Communicate effectively (verbally and in writing) with others, including administrators, colleagues, staff and parents/guardians in order to maintain constructive and professional relationships.
  • Complete work in a timely and thorough manner and be conscientious about assignments and deadlines.
  • Be patient and positive and find joy in the journey of promoting a lifelong love of learning
  • Have proficient skills in the use of technology: including, but not limited to, Microsoft Suite, Google Drive, and Outlook


Applicants interested in applying for this opportunity should visit our website at www.bush.edu and navigate to the employment section of the website (found under the “About Bush” tab) for additional information/instructions.

If you are interested in working at The Bush School, but this position does not fit your talents, please visit the employment section of our website noted above.

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

The Bush School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment, recruitment, admission or administration of any of its programs on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information. In addition, The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment based on the basis of age or marital status.

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