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Olympia Community School (OCS) is excited to announce a special opportunity to join a team of incredible teachers at a small independent school with a 40+ year commitment to progressive elementary education. Teachers seeking an opportunity to work within a school community valuing holistic, student-centered, collaborative education will thrive in this environment. If you have a passion for developing creative curricula that is emergent, theme-based, experiential, and student-centered, you will love teaching at OCS! This is an exciting opportunity to collaborate with two experienced teachers in an established progressive alternative school. The ideal candidate will be an excellent teacher and will be a great match for the school’s approach to teaching and learning.

Position Summary

The teacher will have primary responsibility for teaching a class of approximately 10-14 students aged 8 to 11 in a combined 3rd through 5th grade classroom. The normal work day is 8:30 am to 3:30 pm Monday – Friday with a 30 minute lunch break. On Wednesday afternoons the three teachers meet for two hours (1 to 3 pm) to work on joint lesson planning. In order to carry out OCS’s progressive approach to elementary education described above, the teacher will work collaboratively with two other veteran OCS teachers (teaching grades K-2), and will actively communicate with parents.

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Teaching or Education
  • 2 years teaching experience
  • Experience teaching 3rd, 4th or 5th grades
  • Team-teaching and multi-grade classroom experience

Minimum Qualifications

  • Teacher’s Certification (if out-of-state, Washington Certification must be obtained during 1st year at OCS)
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • CPR/First Aid Certification

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