The Evergreen School, an independent Preschool – Grade 8 school serving highly capable students, is currently accepting applications for a Upper Division Math Teacher (Grades 5-8). The school seeks candidates who demonstrate a commitment to foster a diverse and inclusive learning community and bring an awareness and responsiveness toward all differences including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, national origin, geography, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical ability, learning styles and marital, parental or economic status.
Located just north of Seattle in Shoreline, Washington, The Evergreen School sits on four, wooded acre, which provide an ideal setting for experiential and project-based learning. In 2016, Evergreen completed a $14 million campus redesign, adding classrooms, flexible learning spaces and a state-of-the-art makerspace. In addition to a rigorous academic foundation, Evergreen is committed to fostering diversity, cultivating a global perspective and supporting social and emotional learning at every grade level. Evergreen has a current enrollment of 474 students, is fully accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools, and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools.
The upper division math teacher is responsible for teaching a variety of math classes, including general math on the grade 6 level through pre-algebra, algebra I, algebra II and geometry using a wide range of instructional tools and resources. The successful candidate will have a collaborative approach to teaching an engaging and challenging program to highly capable students with individual learning styles and needs. In particular, the successful candidate will be comfortable with a student-centered classroom and techniques such as PBL, real word applications, and inquiry-based approaches. This is a salaried, benefits-eligible, full-time 1.0 FTE position for the 2019-2020 school year beginning August 22, 2019.
Develop and implement math curriculum and activities for students at varying levels of progress from grades 5 through 8. This includes creating schemes of work and lesson plans, identifying and selecting instructional resources and methods to meet students’ needs, preparing the classroom for activities and writing end-of-term narrative evaluation reports\
Supervise after school Math Club, which includes limited weekend events
Regularly assess students’ progress by observing and evaluating performance and development, assigning and grading classwork, homework, tests and assignments and providing appropriate feedback to students, their parents and colleagues
Consistently communicate and document clear objectives for all learning activities to maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development in compliance with laws, school policies and independent school regulations and accreditation standards
Establish and enforce school rules for students with a positive style and strong classroom management skills
Attend school, department, team and parent meetings
Participate in certain extra-curricular events, such as social and sporting activities, admission events, clubs, overnight camps and student group activities
Maintain knowledge of and competency in relevant classroom technology, as well as passion for recent developments in teaching resources and methods with the flexibility to incorporate changes into instructional plans and activities.
Be strictly vigilant about student health and safety
Other duties as assigned
2-3 years in a lead teacher role
Background in independent schools, preferably working with highly capable/gifted children
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with teaching credentials, preferably in math education
A master’s degree is preferred
WA State teaching certificate is preferred
Personal Qualifications of the Successful Candidate
Driven to teaching excellence with a firm grasp of teaching responsibilities and reflective about personal teaching practices
Positively supports the school’s mission while managing the demands of curriculum and lesson planning, teaching, collaboration and parent communications
Establishes a healthy rapport with students aged 10-14
Empowered by a collaborative approach to working with a team of colleagues, sharing with and learning from one another
Draws from a variety of curriculum sources and skilled in differentiating among students with clear methods to appropriately challenge gifted and talented students
Able to communicate clearly, effectively and comfortably with the independent school community including students, parents and colleagues both inside and outside the classroom
Comfortable utilizing education technology applications in the classroom
Respectfully maintain a high degree of confidentiality and integrity while exhibiting a professional manner and building constructive working relationships
Possess a high degree of cultural competency and demonstrated success in working with people from diverse backgrounds
Can report to work at the scheduled time and seldom be absent from work
Completes work in a timely, accurate and thorough manner, conscientious about assignments and deadlines
Comfortable using Microsoft Office Suite and Gmail
Able to lift up to 35 pounds
Computer (PC), copier and fax
Educational technology, such as SMART board
Compensation will be commensurate with the candidate’s background and experience and will be competitive with similar positions in Seattle area independent schools. The Evergreen School offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, life insurance, retirement, sick/vacation days.
Applicants should submit the following items to Laura Bolan, Upper Division Administrative Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org with the position title “Upper Division Math Teacher” in the subject line. Please include:
A current résumé
A cover letter outlining interest in and qualifications for this position
The Evergreen School strives to provide equal opportunity to all employees. The school's policy is not to discriminate in employment based on race, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, creed, age, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or military status or any other status protected under applicable local, state or federal law. The School is committed to administering employment decisions, including hiring, promotions, compensation benefits, transfers, layoffs, return from layoffs, terminations, training, sabbaticals, tuition assistance and other programs, without regard to an employee's protected status.
About The Evergreen School
The Evergreen School is an independent school in Shoreline, Washington serving the needs of highly capable students Preschool through Grade 8.