The Jewish Day School of Metropolitan Seattle (JDS), an Early Childhood through 8th Grade inquiry-based independent school, is currently accepting applications for a Science Teacher.
JDS faculty members are part of a collaborative team of self-reflective, creative, and passionate educators focused on developing the "whole child", nurturing individual identity, imagination and inquiring minds. The successful candidate should be dynamic teacher with at least 2 years of science teaching experience, a strong foundation in current educational practices, superb classroom management, and skilled at integrating technology into the curriculum. All candidates must demonstrate respect for the school’s mission, values and philosophy and possess an Independent School mindset. Applicants need not be Jewish and are not responsible for teaching Jewish content. Diversity is embraced. This position is full-time with benefits and a competitive salary based on experience.
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.
Reports to: Head of School
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach 4th-8th grade science
Teach Kindergarten through 5th Grade Design Lab
Develop and assess curriculum in collaboration with faculty and education administrators to meet and surpass NGSS standards, JDS goals, and current trends in education
Utilize technology to support student success
Assess student learning and communicate student growth through formal and informal reports and conferences
Provide regular communication to families through weekly newsletters and informal methods
Act as an advisor to a group of middle school students
Engage in professional development with faculty and staff and actively seek professional learning and current trends in education
Attend and contribute constructively to faculty and community meetings
Participate in school life including admission, development, and community events
Experience teaching Elementary or Middle school
Ability to work both independently and as a productive member of a team of highly motivated, enthusiastic teachers
Excellent written, oral, 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
Current teaching certificate preferred
Training in inquiry-based learning, Responsive Classroom, and implementing the NGSS standards.
Interested candidates please submit a cover*************need to be Jewish
Start Date:? August 2020