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Elementary Teacher

Position Type Teacher
Start 08/24/2020
School Name Perkins School, The
City, State Seattle, WA 
Posted 02/06/2020

The Perkins School is in search of a dynamic, engaging, collaborative educator for our elementary school. Candidates must have the following:

  • Washington State Certification or other formal teacher training
  • Experience teaching elementary age children in a classroom setting
  • A strong understanding of curriculum development
  • Strong writing skills

Candidates should also have the following characteristics:

  • A self starter that has ideas for engaging students in a dynamic, experiential curriculum
  • Deeply well-liked by students and their parents
  • Collaborate exceptionally well in team teaching situations
  • Happy, outgoing and full of energy

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with specialists and co-teachers to plan lessons and larger units, do activities with multi-age classes and create alternate groupings across classes.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings and work with teachers from across the school
  • Create an inviting classroom environment and dynamic hallway displays
  • Assess students in all academic areas and complete a narrative report
  • Maintaining contact with parents though informal check-ins, weekly email newsletters, and formal conferences.

This position is full time, beginning August 2020. Interested candidates should review our web site www.theperkinsschool.org and email applications@theperkinsschool.org with a resume and cover letter, detailing your experience working in classrooms and what led you to be interested in this position. If you have a preferred age group, including that information would be helpful as well. Please address your cover letter to Barry Wright, our Head of School, and include information about your teaching philosophy and what you would bring to our school.

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