Website Seattle Country Day School
Seattle Country Day School
Job Opening, Seattle Country Day School
Science Teacher, Middle School
Position Type: Full-Time Starting Date: August 2022
Seattle Country Day School (SCDS) is an independent school that serves more than 400 gifted students, grades K–8, on a 2.4-acre campus on the north slope of Queen Anne Hill in Seattle, Washington.
At SCDS, we know gifted children can be intense, verbal, and imaginative; we also know that gifted children come from every community, every race, and every socioeconomic class. At SCDS, our students find a warm, welcoming classroom, one based around the concept of inquiry, a method where teachers encourage students to explore, to ask questions, to experiment, and to create. The school also prioritizes social-emotional learning (SEL) via an all-school program called Synapse, which is informed by diversity, equity, and inclusion concepts. This attention to the whole child, and to the world they live in, stimulates children’s intellect and imagination and helps foster qualities such as flexibility, empathy, integrity, and compassion.
In our work and in our hiring processes, SCDS is guided by a multi-year strategic plan that focuses on two interconnected priorities: retaining and attracting excellent faculty, especially faculty of color, and increasing the racial and socioeconomic diversity and inclusivity of our school. We encourage everyone who is interested in this position to apply.
Qualifications for the Position
The successful candidate will have at least a bachelor’s degree in the sciences, and background in biology, physics, and chemistry. A master’s degree in the content area is preferred. At least three years of middle school teaching experience is required. The candidate must have experience implementing integrated, lab-based science curriculum through inquiry-based teaching and creative problem-solving. Background experience in gifted education is ideal.
This full-time position is ideal for the dynamic and knowledgeable teacher who has experience designing and implementing a middle-school science curriculum. The teacher will be a member of SCDS’s Middle School division, teaching 6th-grade science and science electives, as well as preparing students for SCDS’s annual Engineering Event. The teacher will also work closely with other teachers and content-area specialists. Responsibilities include an advisory period, participation in faculty, department, and grade-level meetings, and supervision of students on off-campus school activities, including camps and trips.
Salary and Benefits
This position is full-time. Competitive salary and benefits. Benefits include medical, dental, life/LTD insurance, retirement (TIAA-employer matched), Section 125 plan.
The school is committed to diversity among students, faculty, staff, and board of trustees, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, veteran, military, or marital status, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation (including gender expression/identity), and all other bases protected by applicable law.
Applicants should download an application from seattlecountryday.org/about-scds/employment. Submit this completed application, a letter of interest, and a resumé (with references) to email@example.com.
Thank you for your interest in this position. If you would like to learn more about the school, we encourage you to peruse our website at seattlecountryday.org.