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5th Grade Humanities and Math and/or Science Teacher

Willows Preparatory School
Seattle, WA, United States
Date Added: Jul 1, 2024

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Description

 

 

5th Grade Humanities and Math and/or Science Teacher

 

REPORTS TO:                   Head of School

STATUS:                              Exempt/Salaried

DIRECT REPORTS:          No

SALARY:                             $60,000 – $70,000

 

 

Purpose of Role

This role currently teaches in 5th grade. The teaching position: a three-period block of Language Arts and Social Studies (IB Language 5 and Humanities 5), as well as two periods of Mathematics 5: Conceptual Mathematics 1 (6th grade CCSS) and/or Science 5: Foundations of Life. A successful candidate will be interested in teaching all age groups and subjects this role serves.

*Applicants ideally have experience teaching (alternative settings valued) in their discipline at the middle school and high school level. Experience teaching in the International Baccalaureate Programme is valued but not required.*

ISP Principles

Begin with our children and students. Our children and students are at the heart of what we do. Simply, their success is our success. Wellbeing and safety are both essential for learners and learning. Therefore, we are consistent in identifying potential safeguarding and Health & Safety issues and acting and following up on all concerns appropriately.

Treat everyone with care and respect. We look after one another, embrace similarities and differences and promote the well-being of self and others.

Operate effectively. We focus relentlessly on the things that are most important and will make the most difference. We apply school policies and procedures and embody the shared ideas of our community.

Are financially responsible. We make financial choices carefully based on the needs of the children, students and our schools.

Learn continuously. Getting better is what drives us. We positively engage with personal and professional development and school improvement.

Key Responsibilities

  • Instructional planning - Our school utilizes multiple curricular resources to develop learning experiences for our students that are dynamic and engaging. A successful candidate will feel comfortable developing instructional experiences with clearly defined learning objectives, a variety of whole-group, small group and individual learning experiences, and always centered around questions of inquiry.
  • Instructional delivery – Our teachers are facilitators of learning experiences. A successful candidate will feel comfortable delivering instruction in a learner-focused environment. Our school encourages our teachers to learn alongside our learners, embracing questions and actively engaging with our students throughout each learning opportunity.
  • Student assessment – Our school believes student data is an important tool when designing and facilitating instruction. A successful candidate will integrate formative assessment throughout instruction and utilize the results in partnership with our learners to modify and extend instruction as necessary. Additionally, a successful candidate will be comfortable with utilizing a variety of summative assessment strategies in order to evaluate each learner’s learning.
  • Record keeping - Partnership with learners and their families is a fundamental characteristic of our school and teachers. A successful candidate will provide feedback, both qualitative and quantitative, to learners and their families via a school management system promptly and regularly throughout each semester.
  • Collaboration – Our schedule is designed with teacher collaboration in mind. A successful candidate will engage regularly in collaboration with colleagues who teach within the same department, as well as in interdisciplinary teams. This candidate will embrace the understanding that collaboration in instruction and assessment is a critical component of effective instruction.
  • Participation in the learning community – Our school is a community of learners, and each teacher engages in that community in a variety of ways. All teachers participate in family and carer partnership events such as Curriculum Night, Open House, Celebration of Learning, and graduation celebrations. Our teachers are offered multiple opportunities to lead clubs and projects, coach teams, and engage with students outside of the traditional classroom. A successful candidate will believe this is a key component of a successful school and will look for opportunities to connect and develop our broader community.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Must be proficient in educational technology.
  • Collaborative practitioner who works well with colleagues.
  • Ability to collaborate on interdisciplinary projects.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with parents on a regular basis.
  • Commitment to continuous growth as an educator through professional development and observational feedback.

Experience and Requirements

  • Must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Teacher certification and/or combination of equivalent education or experience.
  • Endorsement(s) in secondary subject area preferred.
  • Capacity to create curriculum if needed.
  • Must be able to produce at least two written professional references.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment background check.

Opportunities for the Successful Candidate

  • The opportunity to work with a team of committed and supportive colleagues.
  • The opportunity for ongoing professional development from highly experienced practitioners and school leaders.
  • The opportunity to teach students who are engaged, enthusiastic and respectful.
  • The opportunity to collaborate with colleagues from different schools in the U.S. and from around the world.

E-Verify Participation:
WPS & ISP U.S. participates in E-Verify and will provide the Federal Government with your form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

WPS & ISP Commitment to Safeguarding Principles

WPS & ISP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years’ employment history.

 

ISP Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging

 

WPS & ISP is committed to strengthening our inclusive culture by identifying, hiring, developing, and retaining high-performing teammates regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender expression, age, disability status, neurodivergence, socio-economic background or other demographic characteristics. Candidates who share our vision and principles and are interested in contributing to the success of ISP through this role are strongly encouraged to apply. 

 

 

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