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Position Type Teacher
Start 08/17/2020
School Name Villa Academy
City, State Seattle, WA 
Posted 02/14/2020



Villa Academy is seeking a fifth grade homeroom teacher to join our dynamic Lower School faculty. We seek enthusiastic, creative, knowledgeable, and child-centered teachers.

The fifth grade teacher will be responsible for the instruction of Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Religion, and Second Step/social emotional learning in a primarily self-contained intermediate classroom. Students have specialist teachers for Library, Spanish, Music, PE. Art and Technology.

A knowledge and love of intermediate students, desire to utilize Villa’s amazing outdoor campus, as part of the classroom experience, and willingness to work collaboratively with a grade level partner are desired qualities.


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Valid Washington State Teacher certificate with appropriate endorsements
  • Successful elementary or middle school teaching experience
  • Practicing Catholic preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Commitment to mission, vision and core values of Villa Academy;
  • Desire to be part of a faith-based learning community;
  • A commitment to equity and inclusion and an understanding of its important role in academic excellence and student preparation. Consistent with our unique history and ethos, Villa Academy is committed to building and fostering a richly diverse and inclusive school community;
  • Desire to understand and implement Project Based Learning and 21st Century Skills into the curriculum and daily classroom experience:
  • Experience teaching Lucy Calkins Units of Study in Reading and Writing, Common Core based Math, and Foss (inquiry-based) Science:
  • Knowledge and application of best practices for instructional and assessment strategies;
  • Knowledge and application of instructional technology including document camera, interactive whiteboard and Google apps.
  • Ability to collaborate and team with colleagues as part of a professional learning community;
  • Ability to establish and maintain positive partnerships with parent community;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and professional development;
  • A willingness and enthusiasm for making Villa’s outdoor spaces an integral part of the curriculum and instruction;
  • Ability to perform the job responsibilities of this position.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE - To be considered for this position please provide via email the items listed below (preferably in one PDF document).

  • A cover letter of interest in the position.
  • A current resume with relevant experience and three references.

Villa Academy is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate in admission, access, treatment or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, creed, age, national origin, marital status, or disability.

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