Our Mission is to inspire and develop courageous leaders who think independently, work collaboratively, learn joyfully, and champion change.
We seek a full-time Science* teacher starting August 2020. At Seattle Girls’ School, we use an experiential, joy-filled, inquiry-based approach. We seek teachers who are collaborative, flexible, and love learning and doing alongside middle school girls and gender nonconforming students. Teachers work collaboratively to write original curriculum (no textbooks here!) that is project-based and hands-on, and integrates anti-bias work into everything they do.
*Depending on qualifications and experience, this may be a Science and Math position.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Build upon the existing science curriculum to provide motivating and relevant learning experiences for middle school girls and gender nonconforming students.
Serve as an advisor to a group of approximately ten students, providing support in academics, social-emotional learning, and anti-bias and social justice learning.
Participate in a grade team and collaborate with grade level teachers to support curriculum and logistics, including scheduling, events, trips (including a multi-day camp trip), and student concerns.
Model a growth mindset by learning alongside students and colleagues.
Provide a safe and active environment that will benefit each SGS student.
Beyond your curricular responsibilities, actively engage around the larger mission of SGS, to develop students’ leadership and understanding of social justice.
Provide meaningful ongoing assessment and feedback to support student growth, and partner effectively with families.
Write progress reports for each student at the end of each evaluation period based on clear expectations.
Other duties as needed.
B.A./B.S. is required.
WA State Teaching Certification, or Master’s Degree is preferred.
A minimum of 2-3 years experience instructing students in a classroom setting is preferred.
A high level of cultural competence, and sensitivity to the needs of middle school-aged girls and gender nonconforming students.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary and benefit package commensurate with experience.
About Seattle Girls' School
A transformative middle school experience.
At Seattle Girls’ School, students develop a sense of the big picture, connecting academic studies with current events, self-awareness, and collaboration, resulting in confident, highly qualified graduates who succeed in high school, college, and beyond.
Middle school is a critical time for development – especially for girls and gender nonconforming students. As girls reach early adolescence, their self-esteem and interest in certain subjects is likely to plummet as a result of being bombarded by conflicting messages about femininity and achievement. Seattle Girls’ School combats the trend of girls losing confidence before competence, especially in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and math, with a transformative experience for girls in grades 5-8. At SGS, students are challenged to discover who they are and who they want to become. Our project-based curriculum, grounded in real-world experiences, offers endless opportunities for leadership, collaboration, and problem solving.