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Elementary & Middle School Hebrew Teacher

Position Type Teacher
Start 08/17/2020
School Name Jewish Day School of Metropolitan Seattle, The
City, State Bellevue, WA 
Posted 02/03/2020

Hebrew Teacher

Position Title: Hebrew Teacher- (Part Time)

The Jewish Day School of Metropolitan Seattle (JDS), an Early Childhood through 8th Grade independent school, is currently accepting applications for a Hebrew 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. 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. Ongoing professional growth, self-reflection and active collaboration are important elements of the JDS faculty culture.

Description of the Position:

We are seeking a dynamic, flexible, and collaborative Hebrew Teacher for Elementary and Middle School students. The successful candidate should have the ability to create and facilitate a vibrant and respectful Hebrew learning environment, guided by effective classroom management strategies that reflect the school’s values and philosophical approach. The teacher should value ongoing professional growth and a highly collaborative working environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Present Hebrew lessons for Elementary and Middle School classes that follow the established curriculum using the Proficiency Approach structure, and develop engaging Hebrew lessons once familiar with the Proficiency Approach
  • Differentiate instruction to meet the range of learners
  • Assess and evaluate students’ Hebrew progress
  • Collaborate with Elementary and Middle School Team members during weekly meetings
  • Maintain ongoing communication with families through weekly newsletters to share information about classroom learning, student related emails or meetings, and Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Share student progress through written report cards and progress reports
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to convey an appreciation of Israel, the Jewish holidays, and values
  • Strong organization and time management; flexibility and open-mindedness
  • Familiarity with the developmental characteristics of Elementary and Middle School students

Basic Qualifications:

  • Native Hebrew speaker
  • Bachelors Degree
  • Teaching certification
  • Teaching experience in the United States
  • Flexibility and innovation to differentiate instruction to meet a range of learners
  • Open mindset to learn and teach following the Proficiency Approach
  • Ability to develop new materials and integrate technology into classroom learning
  • Strong classroom management skills and strategies

Application Process:

  • Interested candidates please submit a cover letter and resume to jobs@jds.org.
  • For more information about JDS, please visit www.jds.org
  • Competitive salary based on experience

Start Date: August, 2020 and availability during the summer for a week of training

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