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Substitute Teacher


Position Type Teacher
Start 09/04/2019
School Name Bertschi School
City, State Seattle, WA 
Posted 01/02/2018

Substitute Teacher
2019-2020 School Year

Our Mission

Bertschi School educates children to become compassionate, confident and creative learners in a global community.


Our Values

Our community values integrity, inclusiveness, respect, diversity and a commitment to sustainability.


Our Pedagogy

Bertschi School believes that students learn best when they are

  • safe and known in an inclusive community that values diverse perspectives
  • supported in developing social-emotional skills
  • provided academic choice and challenge at their “just right level”
  • engaged in meaningful work
  • encouraged to problem solve through inquiry, trial, and error
  • empowered to take risks and make change
  • given opportunities to collaborate and dialogue with a diverse group of learnersOur Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

Bertschi School values diversity and believes engaging our differences makes us better and stronger. We welcome and honor the unique contributions of people from all racial, ethnic, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds, gender identities, learning styles, physical abilities and sexual orientations. Our commitment to equity drives us to be inclusive and diverse in all areas of our school.

Our School

Bertschi School, founded in 1975, is a Washington State approved elementary school. We are a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS) and accredited by the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools (NWAC). The school serves children from pre-kindergarten through grade five. Bertschi School is an exciting environment for professionals who like to be part of a dynamic team of professionals and who thrive on the challenges and rewards of working with an active community. The staff enjoys a salary and benefit package in line with other independent private schools in the Northwest.


Program Responsibilities:

  • Able to facilitate substitute lesson plans for teachers in pre-K – 5th grade.
  • Ability to communicate and collaborate well with all faculty and staff
  • Ability to work and communicate well with students and their parents/guardian
  • Comfortable operating audio/visual equipment

Job Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • A teaching certification and master’s in education or related subject/field preferred
  • Teaching experience highly preferred

Visit our web site at: www.bertschi.org. No phone calls will be accepted. Interested candidates are invited to e-mail a resume, cover letter, and Bertschi School application form to:

Substitute Teacher Search

employment@bertschi.org

Bertschi School is an equal opportunity employer seeking a more culturally diverse workplace. Bertschi School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, socio-economic status, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.

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