Founded in 1967, The Overlake School is an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational, college preparatory day school. Each Overlake community member is committed to the school's mission to inspire excellence, develop intellectual curiosity, teach responsibility, embrace diversity, and foster a compassionate community.
Overlake is committed to diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, socio-economic status, gender, sexual orientation, or disability in the administration of its educational policies, financial aid, employment, and other school-administered programs.
5th Grade Humanities Teacher
Full Time – 1 year position – 2021-22
School year starting in August 2021, ending in June 2022
To apply for this position, you must have a bachelor's degree or equivalent, must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19, and must be able to pass a Washington State background check.
This opening is a full time one year middle school position, with the following major responsibilities:
Teach two sections of 5th grade Humanities
This position is a member of both the English and Social Studies departments, and is responsible for teaching both subjects to 36 5th grade students, split into two sections of 18 students each. Our 5th grade Humanities teacher is asked to teach English and Social Studies in tandem to create an integrated study of language arts and history, with myths, stories, and ancient civilizations as the focus.
Additional duties include overseeing a homeroom advisory of 9-10 students, sponsoring a club, overseeing study halls, and taking part in a grade level retreat in the fall.
Expectations for teachers include providing regular feedback via frequent assessments, being available to help students one-on-one during study hall periods, communicating to students via our course management system (Canvas), and providing feedback to families via quarterly rubrics and reports.
Teachers in the middle school are part of our grade level MESH (math, English, science, history / social studies) teams and collaborate weekly with each other on topics including curricular intersections and coordination of major assignments and projects.
Teachers are expected to participate in all faculty development days and department/team meetings as needed in order to collaborate on curriculum as well as with any student support issues that may arise.
For more information on our curriculum, please visit the department websites:
The Overlake School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school located on a 75-acre campus in Redmond, Washington. The school serves 530 students grades 5-12. Founded in 1967, the school has a reputation as one of the leading independent schools in the Northwest. Overlake believes that diversity is an integral part of its mission. The school therefore actively fosters a diverse community that contributes to its educational richness.