Bertschi School educates children to become compassionate, confident and creative learners in a global community.
Our community values integrity, inclusiveness, respect, diversity, and a commitment to sustainability.
Bertschi School believes that students learn best when they are
safe and known in an inclusive community that values diverse perspective
supported in developing social-emotional skill
provided academic choice and challenge at their “just right level”
engaged in meaningful work
encouraged to problem solve through inquiry, trial, and error
empowered to take risks and make change
given opportunities to collaborate and dialogue with a diverse group of learners
Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement
Bertschi School values diversity and believes engaging our differences makes us better and stronger. We welcome and honor the unique contributions of people from all racial, ethnic, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds, gender identities, learning styles, physical abilities and sexual orientations. Our commitment to equity drives us to be inclusive and diverse in all areas of our school.
Bertschi School, founded in 1975, is a Washington State approved elementary school. We are a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) and the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS). The school serves children from pre-kindergarten through grade five. Bertschi School is an exciting environment for professionals who like to be part of a dynamic team and who thrive on the challenges and rewards of working with an active community. The staff enjoys a salary and benefit package in line with other independent private schools in the Northwest.
This position is a long-term (6 months) position teaching fourth grade. The teacher will work closely with an experienced grade-level partner teacher and teaching associate to plan, deliver, and assess an enriched and differentiated fourth grade curriculum. The teacher will also participate in the community life of the school including staff meetings, in-service days, and task forces as needed.
Plan, deliver, and assess academic and social-emotional curricula in collaboration with grade level partner, teaching associate, specialist teachers, learning services department, curriculum coach, and Associate Head of School
Create and maintain a classroom culture based on the mission and values of the school
Employ culturally responsive teaching practices that align with school’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Engage a variety of teaching strategies suitable to the developmental age and needs of the students and subject matter
Understand the mission, values, and policies of the school and use these to identify and solve student, curricular, and school issues with appropriate professional conduct, keeping supervisors apprised
Communicate openly and directly with parent partners
Initiate growth and change for intellectual and professional development
Attend community meetings, curriculum meetings, and in-service days
Participate in faculty work aligned with the strategic plan
Write student evaluations, twice a year according to the school calendar
Conduct parent conferences
Participate in Spring Art Showcase, Grandparents/Special Friends Day, Back to School Night, Admissions Open House, and other stewardship opportunities
Manage classroom budget, order school supplies, and compile textbook orders
Write classroom newsletters once a month with grade level partner
A bachelor’s degree
A teaching certification preferred
Graduate degree in education or related subject/field preferred
Classroom teaching experience at an early elementary level for a minimum four years preferred
Bertschi School is an equal opportunity employer seeking a more culturally diverse workplace. Bertschi School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, socio-economic status, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.
About Bertschi School
Bertschi School, founded in 1975, is a Washington State approved elementary school
serving students in grades pre-kindergarten to fifth. We are an accredited member of the
Pacific Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS) and the National
Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).