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2nd/3rd grade teacher


Position Type Teacher
Start 08/23/2021
School Name Perkins School, The
City, State Seattle, WA 
Posted 05/04/2021

The Perkins School is in search of a dynamic, engaging, collaborative 2nd/3rd grade educator for our progressive 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
  • Willingness to collaboratively develop curriculum and work closely with colleagues
  • 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
  • Enjoy all children and have a respect for childhood
  • Constructivist approach to teaching and learning.
  • Experience in any of the following curricula is helpful but not required: Reading and Writing Project Units of Study, Bridges Mathematics, Wired for Reading, Second Step
  • 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
  • Maintain contact with parents though informal check-ins, weekly email newsletters, and formal conferences.
  • This position is full time, beginning August 2021. Interested candidates should review our web site www.theperkinsschool.org and respond to this ad with a resume and cover letter, detailing your experience working in classrooms and what led you to be interested in this position. 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. Email resume and cover letter to shana@theperkinsschool.org


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