At Pacific Ridge School, our mission statement drives all of our work: In a community that fosters academic excellence, ethical responsibility and global engagement, Pacific Ridge School prepares students for college and a purposeful life.
This appointment will be effective August 2021.
Position Summary In support of Pacific Ridge’s mission, teachers teach, advise, supervise, care about the students, work in partnership with parents, advocate and promote the School, work collegially with administrators and fellow faculty, and grow professionally. The role of teacher at Pacific Ridge School is a pivotal, dynamic position on campus. A part-time teaching positions includes teaching one to two sections and a full-time teaching position includes teaching three to four sections.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities (include, but are not limited to, the following) • Plan for and teach curriculum relevant to teaching load • Collaborate with co-teachers (if applicable) and grade level team members • Communicate with students and parents in a timely and professional manner • Participate in school events (including but not limited to Back to School Night and Parent Conferences, Student-Led Conferences, Admissions Events), field trips, chaperone duties, and faculty meetings • Chaperone global travel trip (international and/or domestic) • Attend faculty orientation week • Provide leadership in service learning, clubs, and/or advisory as assigned • Support the PRS Mission • Other duties as assigned in partnership with the Dean of Faculty, Division Heads, Head of School or designee
Qualifications (minimum requirements) • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred • At least three years teaching experience preferred, ideally at the secondary school level
Preferred Skills • We seek candidates who have experience teaching Spanish language and literature to middle school and/or high school students • We seek candidates who have experience with and interest in immersion-based classroom experiences for students • We seek candidates with knowledge of second language pedagogy and research • Successful candidates will have evidence of utilizing student-centered, communicative activities that simulate real life scenarios and linguistic exchanges in order to bolster and augment proficiency of the curricular content
If you are interested in applying for the above position, please send your resume and teaching philosophy to Mr. Tim Betzala, Dean of Faculty.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Pacific Ridge School
Pacific Ridge School is a college preparatory co-educational independent school, offering a rich and challenging program to 560 students in grades 7-12. Pacific Ridge School opened in 2007; finished its permanent high school building in 2010, and its athletic center in 2012. We opened a permanent middle school/administration building and STEAM facility in 2015. Please visit our website at https://www.pacificridge.org/ for more information on our mission and programs.