The Jewish Day School of Metropolitan Seattle (JDS), an Early Childhood through 8th Grade independent school, is currently accepting applications for an Elementary Teacher for the 2020-2021 school year. Our mission is to provide an exceptional education that empowers children to be confident, wise, and compassionate upstanders who are committed to life-long learning and community engagement.
We are seeking an innovative, team-oriented educator with a growth mindset, to join us in launching our new strategic plan at this meaningful time in the school’s history. This is an exciting opportunity for a creative, forward thinking teacher who is passionate about engaging in ongoing collaboration and self-reflection.
JDS faculty members focus on providing a dynamic classroom environment with challenging academics, inquiry-based learning, and a strong social-emotional foundation. Our teachers nurture respectful collaboration, individual identity and student voice in our vibrant multi-age classroom communities.
The successful candidate should be a dynamic educator with elementary classroom teaching experience, and possess a strong foundation in current educational practices, an ability to use innovative and flexible pedagogical strategies appropriate to a variety of learners, superb classroom management, and be adept at integrating technology into the curriculum. The ideal candidate should value ongoing professional growth and a highly collaborative working environment.
All candidates must demonstrate respect for the school’s mission, values and philosophy and have an Independent School perspective. Applicants need not be Jewish and are not responsible for teaching Jewish content. Diversity is embraced. This position is full-time with benefits, with a competitive salary based on experience.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Develop and teach a differentiated and integrated academic and social-emotional curriculum
Develop and assess curriculum in collaboration with faculty and education administrators to meet and surpass Common Core standards, JDS goals, and current trends in education
Assess student learning and communicate student growth to families through formal and informal reports and conferences
Create and maintain positive partnerships with students and families
Provide regular communication to families through weekly newsletters and informal methods
Apply developmentally appropriate approaches for classroom management to create a respectful, engaging and vibrant classroom learning community
Engage in professional development with faculty and staff and actively seek professional learning and current trends in education
Participate in school life including admission, development, and community events
Experience teaching elementary school
Ability to work both independently and as a productive member of a team of highly motivated, enthusiastic teachers
Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills
Proficient classroom technology skills
Committed to on-going professional growth and development
Flexible, passionate, creative, dedicated and collaborative
Ability to meet the physical requirements of the position
Training and expertise in inquiry-based learning, Responsive Classroom, and Reading and Writing Workshop models
Interested candidates please submit a cover*************need to be Jewish, diversity is embraced.
Start Date:? August, 2020