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Students who know. Who do. Who care.

Giddens School offers Preschool through 5th-grade students an education grounded in the belief that critical thinking and social responsibility form the basis of an academically excellent curriculum. Giddens School is one of the most ethnically, economically, and socially diverse independent schools in the Northwest. Students graduate as curious, socially responsive, creative young people who are well-prepared for a lifetime of learning. Giddens School is explicitly committed to building a diverse community and actively seeks candidates that are often underrepresented in schools. Please visit our website for more information.

Job Description and Responsibilities

Giddens School is looking for a creative, positive, and dynamic teacher to teach a multi-grade class and to be an active member of a collaborative teaching team. Our ideal candidate will:

  • Value our school mission and enrich their instruction with a commitment to diversity, social justice, and progressive, integrated learning models
  • Have deep knowledge of elementary content and pedagogy
  • Have the ability to build a positive and inclusive classroom community
  • Be a creative and strong team member; one who enjoys collaboration and views the work of teaching as public practice
  • Be committed to working with Specialist and Extended Day Teachers in an effort to further connections for students and give talent a place to grow
  • Be an advocate for social responsibility through a strong commitment to academics and social-emotional growth for all students
  • View student’s families and the greater community as partners in education and value the contributions they can provide
  • Have three or more years of experience teaching at elementary grade levels

Qualifications

We are a professional, highly engaged faculty and we are looking for positive, pro-active people to join us. The ideal candidate for this full-time position will have:

  • a Masters Degree in Education and/or be Washington State or Nationally Board certified in Elementary Education
  • deep knowledge of the developmental needs of lower and upper elementary students
  • strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills

Compensation

Giddens School’s salary scale and benefits reflect our value of teachers as professionals and are competitive with our peer schools in the Northwest Association of Independent Schools

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and one-page statement of educational philosophy to employment@giddensschool.org.

Giddens School is actively seeking to diversify its workplace and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, disability, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other status protected by law. This position will remain open until filled.

To apply for this job email your details to employment@giddensschool.org