Hamlin Robinson School, located in the North Beacon Hill Neighborhood of Seattle, is an independent, non-profit, accredited, state-approved, elementary and middle day school offering a comprehensive educational program to serve students with dyslexia and other language related difficulties. The Hamlin Robinson School core philosophy is that all children can reach their full potential given appropriate teaching methods and atmosphere.
Position: Middle School Teacher
Department: Teaching Faculty
Reports to: Head of School, Assistant Head of School
Job Classification: Full-time, 10-month exempt position
A Hamlin Robinson School teacher is dedicated to the mission and philosophy of the school. The teacher will provide overall instructional programs, guidance, and support to ensure each student’s success. Through differentiated instruction and a love of working closely with children the teacher will provide a rich and diverse educational experience for students.
Plan, deliver, and amend as necessary the instructional programs for students in grade 6-8
Work closely with colleagues to ensure continuity within the grade level and from grade to grade
Build students’ confidence and self-esteem as you come to know them as learners and individuals
Provide opportunities for out-of-school learning opportunities, including overnight camps
Participate fully in the life of the school by contributing to and attending school events, supporting advancement/development efforts, and being a representative of the school
Maintain a classroom that is orderly, organized and equipped to meet the needs of the program and students, and presents a professional appearance to the community
Communicate with families via conferences, phone conversations, and emails and teacher blogs
Maintain student notes, anecdotal records, observations, work samples, and any appropriate assessments
Complete student progress reports three times annually, November, March, and June
Assume full responsibility for organizing, scheduling and leading parent-teacher-student conferences at a minimum of three times annually
Document reports, discipline, student health and other professional correspondence as appropriate
Attend weekly faculty meetings and other partner, team or committee meetings as needed
Maintain current knowledge of Slingerland techniques and best practices
Take advantage of professional development opportunities and remain current on educational research and best practices
Attend in-service days, meetings, seminars and training sessions
Engage in self-assessment and work towards professional goals and professional growth
Play an active role in the admissions process through classroom visits and observations
Promote enrollment for the school internally and externally
Support the development activities of the school when possible
Support the school and its leadership
Bachelor’s degree with Washington State certification, Master’s degree preferred
Special education endorsement preferred
Commitment to mission and philosophy of the Hamlin Robinson School
Knowledge of the process of reading, writing, math and the development of study skills
Sensitivity to intellectual, physical, and emotional needs of students
Experience in a middle school setting
Excellent verbal, written communication skills and strong organizational and management skills
Experience in curriculum development, collaborative planning and team teaching
Excellent interpersonal skills with colleagues, families and students
Desire and ability to work with children with learning differences
Practice and model respect for individual differences, learning styles and rates of learning
Believe in each individual’s ability and potential to learn and succeed
Possess strong communication and organizational skills with a keen attention to detail
Enjoy professional collaboration
Maintain current knowledge of techniques and best practices in education and desire and willingness to take advantage of professional development opportunities
Commit to innovation, excellence, and dedication in implementing instructional programs and learning activities unique to each student
Commit to team building and consensus building with administrators and school in sharing ideas, making decisions, and sustaining the school’s mission and vision
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. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities to meet the ongoing needs of the school.
Please submit a resume and cover letter to:
Stacy Turner, Head of School Hamlin Robinson School E-mail: email@example.com with “Middle School Teacher” in the subject line.
Additional Salary Information: Hamlin Robinson School provides a competitive compensation and benefits package including a retirement plan with employer match, generous medical, vision, and dental coverage, and professional development support.
About Hamlin Robinson School
Founded in 1983, Hamlin Robinson School is an independent, non-profit school offering a comprehensive educational program to serve students in grades 1-8 with dyslexia and other language related difficulties. The core philosophy of Hamlin Robinson is that all children can reach their full potential given appropriate teaching methods and atmosphere. The school is embarking on an ambitious strategic plan that includes moving to a new location in central Seattle, increasing enrollment, and expanding the academic program. A successful major gifts program and eventual capital campaign will be critical to the implementation of this vision.