Open Position: Middle School 6th Grade Humanities Teacher
Reports to: Director of the Middle School
FLSA Status: Exempt
FT/PT: Part-Time/80% - 3 Full Days/2 Half Days – Temporary Maternity Leave Substitute
When Needed: March 23 – December 31, 2020
Do you long to be part of a school that shapes tomorrow’s leaders by encouraging thoughtful risk-taking and new approaches to instruction? Do you want to play an active role in supporting the forward-thinking vision and culture of a school by continuing to stay ahead of emerging education technologies, discerning best uses, and establishing groundbreaking lesson plans? Are you a talented, highly motivated educator that embraces innovation? If so, we have the perfect role for you! St. Thomas school is seeking a part-time, temporary Middle School 6th Grade Humanities Teacher.
Who We Are
A Microsoft Showcase School
Preschool – Eighth Grade
What We Offer
Robust benefits package
Professional development opportunities
Progressive approaches to education
Unique access to the latest education technology
Opportunities to work with leading companies in technology
1:1 Surface tablets in K-8 classrooms
St. Thomas School (STS) is one of the most established independent schools on the east side of Lake Washington. We define ourselves 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, serving over 360 students from the transitive ages of 2 ½ to Eighth Grade. Our core values for both our students and our staff include gratitude, responsibility, respect, courage, integrity, tolerance, compassion, perseverance, and generosity. In your application, please include how you emulate these values and specify any prior experience you have in educational innovation through technology.
Under minimal supervision, provides an optimal 6th Grade Humanities classroom learning environment for Middle School students, and supports students, parents, and other community members in realizing our Guiding Principles. Abides by our Framework for Professional Standards.
Develops and implements curriculum and unit plans
Demonstrates thorough knowledge of teaching practices and a commitment to teaching within a caring, highly academic environment
Works with families and communicates in a clear and supportive manner
Stays abreast of current educational research and best practices
Promotes field of Humanities education within school community by creating school events, participating in interdisciplinary projects, developing field trips, and building connections with local communities, including planning and going on an overnight trip
Attends Middle School overnight field trips
Develops positive, collegial relations with co-workers with a regard for the dignity and social/emotional wellbeing of others and supports community decision-making processes
Establishes and cultivates community relations by maintaining open and candid dialogue with all of the school’s constituencies
Establishes and communicates to parents and students clear expectations for classroom operational processes and procedures (i.e., grading/reporting procedures, attendance policies, homework and class work expectations, student behavior, etc.)
Observes laws and the school’s policies, procedures, and regulations which have application to and implication for the professional’s responsibilities
Is familiar with and complies with all policies and regulations as put forth in the school’s documents
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 middle school education or related areas from a four-year college or university required
Master’s Degree in middle school education or related areas preferred
2+ years of combined teaching experience preferred
Experience in teaching Middle School level
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Expertise in Humanities
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
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
Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
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.