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Global Education Teacher & DEI Coordinator

Position Type Teacher
Start 08/01/2020
School Name Hyla Middle School
City, State Bainbridge Island, WA 
Posted 07/19/2021

About Hyla School

Each developmental stage of adolescence comes with its own unique needs and inspiring potential. Our program is designed to provide for these needs in a caring community to help students realize and live their full potential. From grades 6-8, and then again in grades 9-12, students experience profound and lasting growth in many directions – neurobiological, intrapersonal, interpersonal, and academic. We work together to honor the unique identity, voice, and path of each student. We believe in personal development as much as academic growth, integrity as much as achievement, and challenge as much as support. We have fun, we get outside a lot, and we love our students. Our school motto is “we take care of each other,” and you can see it in action every day at Hyla.

Job Summary

Hyla is seeking a middle school Global Education teacher and a middle through high school Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI) Coordinator. Our aim is to hire one professional for a full-time position that fulfills both of the above roles. Alternatively, two part-time positions: one part-time middle school Global Education teacher and one part-time schoolwide DEI Coordinator is also possible.

Successful candidates will be passionate about working with middle and high school school students, have knowledge of current educational practices and strategies, be able to use flexible and innovative pedagogical techniques appropriate to a variety of learning styles, and be devoted to ongoing professional growth and development in the areas of global education, racial literacy, and DEI work in schools.

Reports to: Assistant Head of School


  • At least three years of teaching global education and/or racial literacy preferred.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education or related field, Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Current WA state teacher certification is preferred.
  • Substantial professional development in current practices for teaching global education and racial literacy.
  • Experience creating, implementing, and developing exceptional interdisciplinary, student-centered, and caring learning environments.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, time-management, and organizational skills.


  • A genuine love for middle and high school students and passion for Hyla’s mission and values.
  • A commitment to investing in, caring for, and educating the whole-child and their academic, social, and emotional growth.
  • Ability and delight in working collaboratively and supportively in a small, equitable, and inclusive school setting.
  • Vigorous and ongoing engagement in professional development and growth.
  • Experience developing curriculum based on current best practices and in adapting curriculum in response to school needs, students’ needs, and the evolution of best practice.
  • Superb classroom management skills.

Job Responsibilities: Middle School Global Education teaching

  • Create a meaningful, dynamic, safe, and positive middle school Global Education learning environment that successfully prepares students for studies and conversations at the high school level.
  • Execute and adapt as necessary a strong scope and sequence for Global Education, DEI, and racial literacy instruction that aligns with best practices and supports our school’s mission and educational initiatives.
  • Develop a curriculum that prioritizes schoolwide learning and engagement (students, parents, staff, etc.), including project and placed-based learning where students take action as a part of and a result of their learning.
  • Actively review, plan, and develop said curriculum, both horizontally and vertically.
  • Form local and global partnerships with professionals and organizations that give students the opportunity to learn from diverse perspectives.
  • Continue to develop and evolve schoolwide programs and activities related to Global Education (Mini-Term, Hyla Reads, and Service Learning).
  • Teach two electives (2 periods a week each) per elective session (about 6 weeks long) – one general elective and one PE elective.
  • Plan and lead an Exploration Week trip every year (end of May-early June).
  • Actively and enthusiastically participate in the many extracurricular programs that make the Hyla experience truly special for students and families: Outdoor Day, grade-level retreats and overnights, admissions events, parent events, school picnics, Clean Crew, etc.
  • Communicate in a clear and timely fashion with parents, students, and colleagues.
  • Coordinate and implement at the classroom level appropriate student assessments and utilize assessment results to enhance student learning.
  • Employ technology and project-based learning to enhance student learning.
  • Create an inclusive classroom environment through supportive exchanges with students and clear expectations for classroom behavior.
  • Cooperatively work and effectively communicate with parents in conferences and written reports in ways that meet the needs of the student and the school.
  • Be a constructive and contributing member of the professional community.

Job Responsibilities: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion coordination

Works closely with the head of school, administrative staff, and teachers to lead our school’s diversity, equity, and inclusion planning and implementation.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Works closely with the head of school, administrative staff, and teachers to lead our school’s diversity, equity, and inclusion planning and implementation.
  • In alignment with school goals, values, and practices; researches, proposes, informs, plans, and implements plans to advance DEI across all sectors Hyla’s organization including but not limited to
    • Student recruitment and retention,
    • Parent education,
    • HR and hiring policies and practices
    • Staff professional development
    • Curriculum and school programming.
  • Networks with diversity coordinators and leaders at other independent schools as well as off-campus resource organizations.
  • Vigorous and ongoing engagement in professional development and growth.

General Responsibilities

  • Serves as advisory (“Clean Crew teacher) to ~10 middle school students.
  • Establishes and cultivates community relations by maintaining open dialogue with all of the school’s constituencies.
  • Actively participates in the life of the school.
  • Vigorously engages in own professional development; is a life-long learner who ongoingly works to enhance teaching and professional skills.
  • Is familiar with and complies with all policies and regulations as put forth in the school’s documents.
  • Prioritizes safety and security by taking all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, faculty, staff, equipment, materials and facilities.
  • Serves on committees and teams as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Salary is competitive with similar sized schools in Kitsap County and is dependent on experience. Retirement and health insurance benefits are provided.

Application process:

Please submit the following materials to Suzanne Messinger, Head of School, via email at suzannem@hylaschool.org.

1. Cover letter

2. Current resume

If chosen to move forward in the application process, an interview and model lesson will be arranged.

This position will remain open until filled.

Hyla School does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, disability (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, uniformed service or veteran status, or other legally protected characteristic or status.

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