The Evergreen School, an independent Preschool – Grade 8 school serving highly capable students is currently accepting applications for a Kindergarten Teacher. The school seeks candidates who demonstrate a commitment to foster a diverse and inclusive learning community and bring an awareness and responsiveness toward all differences including, but not limited to, race, ethnicity, national origin, geography, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical ability, learning styles and marital, parental or economic status.
The Evergreen school is located in Shoreline Washington approximately half a mile north of the city of Seattle. It is fully accredited by NWAIS (Northwest Association of Independent Schools). Founded in 1963 to provide a nurturing environment for children with extraordinary minds, Evergreen has grown from an enrollment of 6 in 1963 to a current enrollment of 478 students. The campus facilities have also grown in recent years with the opening of a new gym and theatre in 2000 and the opening of two new academic and administrative buildings in the fall of 2015. The school celebrated its fiftieth birthday in the 2013-2014 school year, and has just completed a campaign for the building project and endowment. Today, in the words of Evergreen’s mission statement: We inspire and empower highly capable, creative learners to lead with curiosity, compassion and courage in an ever evolving global community.
This position is responsible for collaborating within a team to plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in an environment that fosters students’ growth across intellectual, social and emotional constructs of development. This is a salaried, benefits-eligible, full-time 1.0 FTE position for the 2017-2018 school year beginning August 24, 2017.
Create and sustain classroom culture based on mission and values of the school.
Collaborate with grade-level teaching partners to plan, prepare and deliver differentiated instruction that facilitates active learning experiences in areas of literacy, math, science and social studies.
Collaborate with the counselor to maintain established curriculum of social emotional learning.
Collaborate with, coach, and guide Teaching Assistant.
Create and sustain effective parent/guardian partnerships.
Coordinate parents/guardians to engage and volunteer within the classroom.
Arrange field trips based on curriculum and coordinate parent/guardian chaperones.
Use relevant technology in order to support instruction.
Observe/evaluate/assess students’ performance and development.
Maintain accurate and complete records on student progress and development.
Communicate as needed with parents/guardians regarding student progress and via formal fall/spring conferences and written reports.
Communicate classroom news to families on a weekly basis through the use of the school’s intranet.
Manage a classroom budget.
Participate in school/division/department meetings.
Participate in additional activities and/or committees such as community events, school admissions, sporting activities, clubs and/or student organizations, etc.
Participate in professional learning opportunities at Evergreen and in the larger community.
Keep up-to-date with child development, subject areas, teaching resources and instructional methods in order to make relevant changes to teaching practices.
Other duties as assigned.
Experience, Education and Desirable Qualities
Successful 5+ years of teaching in kindergarten or early elementary.
Familiarity with and/or a background in independent schools.
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with teaching credentials.
A master’s degree is preferred.
WA state teaching certificate is preferred.
The successful candidate will
Possess professionalism and a philosophy of education that will fit with the school’s mission and values.
Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with administrators, peer colleagues, and staff as well as individuals outside the school in order to maintain constructive relationships.
Be depended on to report to work at the scheduled time and seldom be absent from work.
Complete work in a timely/thorough manner and be conscientious about assignments and deadlines.
Be patient and positive and find joy in the journey of promoting a lifelong love of learning.
Computer (PC), copier, scanner and fax
Interactive whiteboard and document camera
Applicants should submit a resume, a cover letter outlining their interest in and qualifications for this position and three professional references to Allison Taylor, Administrative Assistant for the Primary Division, at email@example.com. E-mails should have the position title “Kindergarten Teacher” in the subject line.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation will be commensurate with the candidate’s background and experience and will be competitive with similar positions in Seattle area independent schools. The Evergreen School offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, life insurance, retirement, sick and vacation.