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Elementary Teacher


Position Type Teacher
Start 08/17/2020
School Name Jewish Day School of Metropolitan Seattle, The
City, State Bellevue, WA 
Posted 01/29/2020

Position Title: Elementary Teacher- (Full Time)

The Jewish Day School of Metropolitan Seattle (JDS), an Early Childhood through 8th Grade independent school, is currently accepting applications for an Elementary Teacher for the 2020-2021 school year. Our mission is to provide an exceptional education that empowers children to be confident, wise, and compassionate upstanders who are committed to life-long learning and community engagement.

Position Description:

We are seeking an innovative, team-oriented educator with a growth mindset, to join us in launching our new strategic plan at this meaningful time in the school’s history. This is an exciting opportunity for a creative, forward thinking teacher who is passionate about engaging in ongoing collaboration and self-reflection.

JDS faculty members focus on providing a dynamic classroom environment with challenging academics, inquiry-based learning, and a strong social-emotional foundation. Our teachers nurture respectful collaboration, individual identity and student voice in our vibrant multi-age classroom communities.

The successful candidate should be a dynamic educator with elementary classroom teaching experience, and possess a strong foundation in current educational practices, an ability to use innovative and flexible pedagogical strategies appropriate to a variety of learners, superb classroom management, and be adept at integrating technology into the curriculum. The ideal candidate should value ongoing professional growth and a highly collaborative working environment.

All candidates must demonstrate respect for the school’s mission, values and philosophy and have an Independent School perspective.Applicants need not be Jewish and are not responsible for teaching Jewish content. Diversity is embraced. This position is full-time with benefits, with a competitive salary based on experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and teach a differentiated and integrated academic and social-emotional curriculum
  • Develop and assess curriculum in collaboration with faculty and education administrators to meet and surpass Common Core standards, JDS goals, and current trends in education
  • Assess student learning and communicate student growth to families through formal and informal reports and conferences
  • Create and maintain positive partnerships with students and families
  • Provide regular communication to families through weekly newsletters and informal methods
  • Apply developmentally appropriate approaches for classroom management to create a respectful, engaging and vibrant classroom learning community
  • Engage in professional development with faculty and staff and actively seek professional learning and current trends in education
  • Participate in school life including admission, development, and community events

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree
  • Teaching Certification
  • Experience teaching elementary school
  • Ability to work both independently and as a productive member of a team of highly motivated, enthusiastic teachers
  • Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Proficient classroom technology skills
  • Committed to on-going professional growth and development
  • Flexible, passionate, creative, dedicated and collaborative
  • Ability to meet the physical requirements of the position

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Training and expertise in inquiry-based learning, Responsive Classroom, and Reading and Writing Workshop models

Application Process:

  • Interested candidates please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@jds.org.
  • Applicants do not need to be Jewish, diversity is embraced.
  • For more information about JDS, please visit www.jds.org.

Start Date: August, 2020

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