Are you a highly motivated professional that embraces innovation and longs to be part of a school that encourages thoughtful risk-taking, is open to new approaches, and is committed to your professional development?
If so, we have the perfect role for you!
We are seeking a talented, compassionate, and engaging Third Grade Teacher committed to our mission of developing responsible citizens of a global society. This represents a remarkable opportunity! 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 third grade, and who is passionate about teaching to Elementary School students. If that sounds like you, we’d like to hear from you! You will support students, parents, and other community members in realizing our Guiding Principles and will abide by our Framework for Professional Standards.
Who We Are
Preschool – Eighth Grade
What We Offer
Robust Benefits Package
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 360 students and boasts a 55,000 sq. ft. LEED Gold certified campus.
Under minimal supervision, provides an optimal classroom learning environment for Third Grade students, and supports students, parents, and other community members in realizing our Guiding Principles. Abides by our Framework for Professional Standards.
Provides for, and ensures that faculty provides for, the effective education of students (character education, community service, leadership, counseling, decision making)
Establishes an effective, engaging culture and physical environment for learning
Stays abreast of current educational research and best practices in order to develop and implement curriculum and unit plans consistent with identified learning objectives
Selects and uses a variety of instructional methods consistent with the skills and abilities of the students to achieve the desired learning outcomes
Integrates subject matter area(s) with other disciplines
Assesses student progress using a variety of evaluation strategies and provides timely feedback to students and parents concerning student progress
Reflects and adjusts teaching practices based on self- and peer observation and the accurate assessment of student work
Creates an environment of respect and rapport in the classroom and other school settings
Vigorously engages in his/her own professional development
Observes laws and the school’s policies, procedures and regulations which have application to and implication for the professional’s responsibilities
Since safety and security are everyone’s responsibility, takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, faculty, staff, equipment, materials and facilities
Performs other duties as assigned
Required Education & Experience:
A Bachelor’s Degree, with an emphasis in early childhood, elementary and/or middle school education expertise or related areas from a four-year college or university required
Master’s Degree in elementary and/or middle school education or related areas preferred
3+ years of combined teaching experience required
Experience in teaching courses at early childhood, elementary and/or middle school level in subject matter area
Experience in developing and writing curriculum
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
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 and 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 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.