Employment

Current Openings at Westside School

Head of School

The Board of Trustees for Westside School in Seattle, Washington seeks a leader with a love of children and of learning that will inspire faculty to prepare students for the world by challenging them to achieve academic success and by connecting their human spirit and imagination to learning. With a new campus and a new school building, the new Head of School will be asked to focus on teaching and learning, mentoring faculty to be the best educators they can be, and partnering with families to provide challenge and support for children ages 3—14.

Chief among the attributes the successful candidate will have is knowledge of and the capacity to communicate, comfortably, to all audiences, about 21st century educational practices as well as about the impact of cognitive science on evolving pedagogies.

With roots that started in West Seattle's co-op community, Westside School offers a progressive, integrated, project-based curriculum. Westside values small class size, collaboration, empathy and is an inclusive, multi-age community where older students mentor younger students and each other. The walls of the building contain but don't limit the program - teachers are empowered to take advantage of learning opportunities as they arise. The parent community is integral to the success of Westside School - they share responsibility for making Westside the rich, special community it is.

A full job description, more information about Westside School, and directions on how to apply is available here.


Additional Openings at Westside School

Middle School Mathematics Teacher

Westside School is searching for a Middle School Mathematics Teacher to join our faculty for the 2017 - 2018 academic year. We are continuing to strengthen our Middle School program, which encompasses fifth through eighth grade, by expanding our mathematics teaching team. This is an exciting opportunity for a creative and enthusiastic math teacher to join our community and shape the future of Westside School.

Key responsibilities of this role will include:

  • Teaching two sections each of fifth and sixth grade mathematics
  • Differentiating instruction to serve both high achievers and those needing extra support
  • Serving as advisor to small group of fifth and sixth grade students
  • Participating in outdoor excursions in both the fall and spring semesters
  • Attending faculty and community meetings

Successful candidates will have the following personal and professional attributes:

  • Mathematics teaching experience in the middle school grades
  • A bachelor’s degree (or higher) in mathematics, mathematics education, or related field
  • Experience in a variety of instructional techniques and approaches
  • Compassion for the social and emotional needs of adolescents
  • Enthusiasm for working collaboratively with colleagues including the desire to plan integrative curriculum experiences across disciplines
  • Experience and interest around incorporating technology in the mathematics classroom

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to employment@westsideschool.org.


Middle School Spanish Teacher

Westside School is searching for a Middle School Spanish Teacher to join our faculty for the 2017 - 2018 academic year. We are continuing to strengthen our Middle School program, which encompasses fifth through eighth grade, by expanding our language program. This is an exciting opportunity for a creative and enthusiastic Spanish teacher to join our community and shape the future of Westside School.

Key responsibilities of this role will include:

  • Teaching one section each of fifth through eighth grade Spanish
  • Differentiating instruction to serve both heritage speakers and those needing extra support
  • Serving as advisor to small group of fifth and sixth grade students
  • Participating in outdoor excursions in both the fall and spring semesters
  • Attending faculty and community meetings

Successful candidates will have the following personal and professional attributes:

  • Spanish teaching experience in the Middle School grades
  • A bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Spanish, Spanish education, or related field
  • Experience in a variety of instructional techniques and approaches
  • Compassion for the social and emotional needs of adolescents
  • Enthusiasm for working collaboratively with colleagues including the desire to plan integrative curriculum experiences across disciplines
  • Experience and interest around incorporating technology in the Spanish classroom

To apply, please send a resume and a letter of inquiry to employment, employment@westsideschool.org


Substitute Teachers

Westside School is looking for both teachers and instructional assistants with experience working with children in grades, pre-kindergarten and eighth grade, to add to our substitute roster. We also need substitutes for music and performing arts, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, physical education, and visual arts.
The ideal candidate will be accessible for early morning calls. Candidates with partial availability during the week are also encouraged to apply. Please submit resume and references to employment@westsideschool.org.

Westside School is an equal opportunity employer.

If you are interested in working in an independent school, check for job postings on the Northwest Association for Independent School's (NWAIS) website.

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