Employment

Current Openings at Westside School

Westside School
10404 34th Avenue SW
Seattle, WA 98146

www.westsidesideschool.org

Middle School Spanish Teacher

Located in the Arbor Heights neighborhood of West Seattle, Westside School serves nearly 375 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. For 35 years, the school has emphasized educating the whole child, learning by doing, and the cultivation of creativity across disciplines.

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


Middle School Mathematics Teacher

Located in the Arbor Heights neighborhood of West Seattle, Westside School serves nearly 375 students in pre-kindergarten through eighth grade. For 35 years, the school has emphasized educating the whole child, learning by doing, and the cultivation of creativity across disciplines.


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.

Pre-kindergarten Instructional Assistant (PT)

Westside School is seeking a part-time pre-kindergarten Instructional Assistant to immediately begin and complete the 2016 - 2017 academic year in mid-June, with potential to roll into a full-time position in the 2017 - 2018 academic year. This position is from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Westside School serves students grades pre-kindergarten through fourth grade in the Lower School and fifth through eighth grade students in the Middle School. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references and their contact information. If the hiring committee is interested in speaking with you, you will be contacted directly. No phone calls please. Review of applications will begin immediately.

Westside School Faculty

Westside has grown steadily over the last decade, and supports a faculty and staff of 60. The school typically hires several faculty members annually and has opened a recruitment period for applicants for the following areas:

Lower School (kindergarten through fourth grade)

Middle School Math (fifth through eighth grade)

Middle School Humanities (fifth through eighth grade)

We believe we should always be looking for wonderful candidates and welcome applications at this time. It is our hope a regular practice of recruitment will encourage the broadest, deepest and most diverse applicant pool. Westside School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to 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.


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