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Elementary School Teacher

Position Type Teacher
Start 08/03/2020
School Name Little School, The
City, State Bellevue, WA 
Posted 02/13/2020


Want to work with curious, fun children and dynamic colleagues on a campus without peer?

Elementary Teacher

The Little School seeks a dynamic, collaborative, progressive elementary educator to join our faculty. The position begins August of 2020. The Little School serves approximately 170 children ages 3-11 on a 12.5-acre wooded campus in Bellevue. Our campus is filled with inspiring child-centered learning spaces in and outside. The school is in an enrollment growth phase and in the process of building new teaching/learning spaces. We are seeking candidates who understand and appreciate the power of childhood and the possibilities of children as unique individuals learning in a social context. We hire teachers committed to collaborative teaching within a vibrant adult learning community.


  • Elementary teaching experience
  • Education degree

Strong candidates have the following professional and personal attributes and commitments:

  • A palpable excitement for teaching and learning alongside children
  • An appreciation for the complexity and uniqueness of children’s developmental timetables
  • A commitment to collaboration and building partnerships with children, colleagues and families
  • A commitment to responsive teaching and differentiated instruction
  • A sense of humor and a love of the life of school
  • The ability to work hard and have fun simultaneously
  • Strong verbal, written, planning, organizational and relational skills
  • The ability to learn from direct and honest feedback
  • Creativity and initiative
  • A willingness to pitch in when/where neededUnderstanding of and commitment to progressive education ideals and practices, democratic values, diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice

Compensation includes competitive salary, health, vision, dental and retirement benefits.

Submit the following to employment@thelittleschool.org as soon as possible:

Resume, letter of interest and three references

Non-discrimination Statement:
It is our strong desire to build a diverse community of students, families, and staff. The Little School does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity or family composition in the administration of its admissions, financial aid, hiring or any other school-administered programs.

Our Mission:

The mission of The Little School is to keep alive each child’s natural curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, to support balanced social and academic skill development, and to foster community minded, compassionate and intrinsically motivated students.

Our Vision:

We imagine a world where education inspires children to develop a strong sense of self and the courage to become innovative and empathetic leaders.

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