Reporting to: Director of the Middle School FLSA Status: Exempt
When Needed: 2019-20 School Year FT/PT: 40% Part-Time
“I’ve never felt so empowered.” -STS employee
Are you a talented, highly motivated educator that embraces innovation and longs to be part of a school that encourages thoughtful risk-taking, is open to new approaches to instruction, and is committed to your professional development?
Do you want to shape tomorrow’s leaders by having the opportunity to play a role in determining the school’s climate and collaborate with colleagues to decide what and how you will teach?
If so, we have the perfect role for you!
St. Thomas School is seeking a talented, compassionate, and engaging Middle School Science Teacher to help us advance our vision of being a recognized leader in early childhood through 8th Grade education. We’re looking for someone who can work effectively independently as well as part of a team. We need a leader who understands best practices in teaching STEM curriculum, and who is passionate about teaching middle school students and enhancing student life. If that sounds like you, we’d like to hear from you! Salary is competitive with public and independent schools. STS offers an excellent benefits package, opportunities for professional development, and an extraordinary work environment.
Who We Are
Preschool – Eighth Grade
What We Offer
Professional Development Opportunities
Extraordinary Work Environment
St. Thomas School, one of the oldest independent schools on the east side of Lake Washington, is defined by a cognitively rigorous program with an emphasis on developing character, leadership, and a passion for learning and achievement. STS is a recognized leader in developing the whole student. Our core values include gratitude, responsibility, respect, courage, integrity, tolerance, compassion, perseverance, and generosity. STS serves over 345 students and boasts a 55,000 sq. ft. LEED Gold certified campus.
Under minimal supervision, provides an exemplary science instructional experience in the classroom for students in seventh grade, and supports students, parents, and other community members in realizing our Guiding Principles. Abides by our Framework for Professional Standards.
Plans and teaches Seventh Grade Science curriculum
Supervises/teaches Advisory class
Maintains class websites
Communicates with parents
Coordinates with other teachers, specialist and administration as needed
Records grades and generates report cards and student narratives
Works with learning specialist, develops, communicates and implements Educational Accommodation Plans (EAPs) as needed to support students
Participates in Middle School Division and planning meetings
Participates in Committees as required/desired
Helps with recess and lunch duties as needed
Required Education & Experience:
A Bachelor’s Degree, with an emphasis in a science related area from a four-year college or university required
Master’s Degree in middle school education science related areas preferred
3+ years of combined teaching experience required
Experience in teaching science courses at middle school level
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Classroom management skills
Passion for science
Familiarity with current learning theories and basic principles of human growth and development and ability to consider them in the design and implementation of learning experiences
Knowledge of current trends and research in learning and assessment
Ability to manage the non-instructional human dynamics in the educational setting
Flexibility and adaptability to meet the needs of the children and program
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to maintain confidential information
Ability to work collaboratively in team situations
Ability to work efficiently in a Microsoft Windows environment using Microsoft Office, master common automated systems for record keeping, and learn new technology
Ability to work and communicate well with all levels of faculty and staff
Ability to work and communicate well with students and their parents
Ability to work outside in all weather
Some travel required (field trips)
If this sounds like you, please visit our careers website, follow the instructions to complete our online employment application, then upload your résumé and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in this position.
Thank you for your interest in St. Thomas School and this position.
Position open until filled. No phone calls or drop-ins please.
This description is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.
About St. Thomas School
St. Thomas School, a non-sectarian, Preschool through Eighth Grade school, is one of the oldest independent schools on the east side of Lake Washington. St. Thomas School’s educational journey is defined by a cognitively rigorous program with an emphasis on developing character, leadership, and a passion for learning and achievement. Our mission is to develop responsible citizens of a global society. STS is a recognized leader in developing the whole student. Our core values include gratitude, responsibility, respect, courage, integrity, tolerance, compassion, perseverance, and generosity. STS serves over 300 students and boasts a 55,000 sq. ft. LEED Gold certified campus.