Website Seattle Country Day School

Seattle Country Day School Job Opening 

Job Title: Lower School Spanish Teacher 

Reports To: Lower School Head 

Starting Date: August 2023 

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, 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.

SCDS is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at SCDS are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, veteran, military, or marital status, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender expression/identity, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other status protected by applicable law. SCDS will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

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 Spanish, Latin American studies, or related field; a master’s degree is preferred. Candidates must be experienced with the developmental needs of 5 to 9 year old children and have experience implementing Spanish curriculum. Academic or professional experience in gifted education, creative problem-solving, and inquiry-based education is preferred. At least three years of academic or professional experience in teaching young children, gifted education, creative problem-solving, and inquiry-based education is preferred.

Responsibilities 

The Spanish teacher will be a member of the lower school faculty and report to the lower school division head. This position is ideal for the dynamic and knowledgeable teacher who has experience designing and implementing Spanish curriculum for kindergarten through third grade. The teacher will plan and design daily instructional activities for all students and develop multiple tools to assess student learning on an ongoing basis. Teacher responsibilities also include participation in class outings, attendance at faculty and department/grade level meetings, and other duties as assigned.

This position is full-time.

SCDS offers a competitive salary.

Application Process

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 humanresources@seattlecountryday.org.

To apply for this job email your details to humanresources@seattlecountryday.org