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Middle School English Teacher

Position Type Teacher
Start 07/01/2019
School Name Saint George's School
City, State Spokane, WA 
Posted 04/15/2019

The Mission of Saint George’s School:

Inspiring Scholars, Athletes and Artists to lead and serve others.

Professional Opportunity: Middle School English Teacher (minimum .8 FTE)

Saint George’s School is an independent K-12 school, serving a population of approximately 350 students from the greater Spokane area. The school offers a vibrant and challenging academic program highlighted by the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program and complemented by a well-developed set of enrichment offerings. Students thrive in a nurturing academic environment with a caring and dedicated faculty who are open to collaboration and team building. SGS desires team members who seek to continue their growth as professionals, both through reflective practice and outside professional development.

Saint George’s School seeks a Middle School English teacher for the 2019-20 school year. The classes to be taught will include 7th grade and 8th grade English. Successful candidates will: demonstrate expertise in their disciplines, love working with adolescents and their parents, have a strong understanding of pedagogy, a desire to collaborate closely with colleagues, an interest in encouraging cross-curricular connections, and an openness toward outdoor experiences with students. Teachers at Saint George’s model life-long learning.

Timeline: Applications are due by May 6, 2019


  • Teach students in grades 7-8
  • Prepare and facilitate 4 classes per day in English subject area
  • Develop mentoring relationships with students
  • Provide a class experience that matches the school culture of developing each student’s talents
  • Provide feedback to students and families in a timely manner
  • Attend weekly and monthly staff meetings
  • Academic advising of students with daily study hall/tutorial
  • Club advisor
  • Other related duties as assigned
  • Opportunities to coach are available.

The successful candidate will be able to:

  • Contribute to the community and life of the school
  • Differentiate for a range of learners
  • Create unique curricula, learning standards, and goals within each class
  • Effectively assess student learning using a variety of assessment strategies
  • Commit to a learner centered pedagogy and a constructivist classroom
  • Facilitate students’ independent critical thinking skills
  • Be flexible, creative, and enthusiastic
  • Work in a mission driven school
  • Have a positive attitude and a sense of humor


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree from an accredited college in English or Education required
  • Washington State Teaching Certificate preferred
  • 3 – 5 years of experience preferred
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Technical proficiency with and interest in utilizing, where appropriate, 1:1 school provided student laptops (research, organization, Microsoft suite, Membean, or other programs to further and support student learning)

Salary/Benefits: Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with training and experience. This position qualifies for benefits.

Application Process: Applicants should submit the following with their application materials:

  • Cover letter explaining why they are particularly interested in and qualified for this position.
  • Statement of Educational Philosophy.
  • A current resume.
  • At least three professional letters of reference.
  • A Saint George’s Application of Employment
  • College Transcripts

Application materials should be sent to the following individual (via mail or email)

Alison Ramsey
Registrar and Executive Assistant to Head of School

Saint George’s School

2929 W Waikiki Rd

Spokane, WA 99208


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