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Early Childhood Classroom Teacher

Position Type Teacher
Start 08/17/2020
School Name Giddens School
City, State Seattle, WA 
Posted 05/20/2020

Giddens School offers preschool through 5th-grade students an education grounded in the belief that critical thinking and social responsibility form the basis of an academicallyexcellent curriculum. Giddens School is one of the most ethnically, economically, and socially diverse independent schools in the Northwest. Students graduate as curious, socially responsive, creative young people who are well-prepared for a lifetime of learning.

Giddens School is explicitly committed to building a diverse community and actively seeks candidates that are often underrepresented in schools. Please visit our website for more information. Giddens School is looking for a creative, positive, and dynamic teacher to teach a preschool class and to be an active member of a collaborative teaching team. Our ideal candidate will:

? Value our school mission and enrich their instruction with a commitment to diversity through a respect for all children and cultures

? Have deep knowledge of early childhood learning and pedagogy

? Build a positive classroom community

? Appreciate the role of curiosity and exploration in early childhood learning environments

? Be a creative and strong team member; one who enjoys collaboration and views the work of teaching as public practice

? Be committed to learning about the different cultures and traditions of our families and look toward celebrating these when relevant

? Be an advocate for social responsibility through a strong commitment to appropriate academic preparedness and social emotional growth for all students

QUALIFICATIONS: The ideal candidate for this full-time position will:

? Have three or more years’ experience teaching

? Have formal education or training in early childhood teaching and child development

? Possess strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills


The Giddens School’s salary scale and benefits reflect our value of early childhood educators and are competitive with our peer schools in the Northwest Association of Independent Schools


Applicants should e-mail the following materials to employment@giddensschool.org

1. A cover letter indicating why they would like to join the Giddens School community

2. A brief description of their educational philosophy and how it relates to our mission and this position

3. A résumé

Giddens School actively seeks to diversify its workplace and does not discriminate on the

basis of race, ethnicity, age, disability, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity

or expression, or any other status protected by law.

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