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Kindergarten Classroom Teacher

  • Full Time
  • Seattle

Website Epiphany School

Position Description:

Epiphany School seeks a lower elementary classroom teacher to join our kindergarten and lower division teaching team (grades PK – 2) for the 2024-25 academic year, beginning August 2024. This individual will create, manage, and participate in a variety of learning environments and activities, providing opportunities for students to develop to their fullest potential. This includes designing and teaching the grade-level curriculum; assessing, evaluating, and supervising students; managing the classroom supplies and resources; communicating with families; and participating in robust professional learning and development. Lower division teachers strive to cultivate an environment that allows our kindergarten students to build leadership skills, actively engage and participate in their own learning, and build solid foundational academic and social emotional skills.

The individual who will be successful in this role will demonstrate Epiphany School values, bring lower elementary school experience, delight in teaching children in this stage of development, work to develop student agency, and contribute to strong collaboration within a team.

This is a full-time, exempt, academic position, reporting to the Lower Division Head.

Primary Kindergarten Teacher Responsibilities:

  • Establish and manage a safe and healthy classroom environment and culture, based on the school’s mission and values
  • Plan, teach, and assess academic and social-emotional curricula in collaboration with grade level partner, specialist teachers, and Lower School Division Head
  • Align curriculum with national, state and Common Core standards
  • Assess and record student learning and growth through culminating projects and the use of formal and informal assessment tools and progress reports, communicating results to administration and families
  • Organize and lead field trips integrated with curriculum
  • Collaborate and coordinate with specialist teachers to create grade-level experiences (i.e., school performances, STEM and outdoor ed experiences)
  • Coordinate the volunteer efforts of the parent body through collaboration with designated room parents
  • Communicate weekly with families using the school’s newsletter and website when applicable


Expectations For All Teachers at Epiphany School: 

  • Create a learning environment based on Epiphany School’s three Rs and three Cs: respect, resourcefulness, responsibility, curiosity, confidence, and courage
  • Use Responsive Classroom approach as a framework for working with students
  • Implement instructional strategies that contribute to a climate where students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences
  • Identify, select, and modify instructional resources to meet the needs of the students with varying backgrounds and learning differences
  • Assess student progress and maintain effective record keeping procedures
  • Attend grade-level and faculty meetings as scheduled
  • Effectively and efficiently manage classroom resources and budget
  • Provide recess supervision as scheduled
  • Participate in the school community, including professional learning, service learning, and community events
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by their supervisor


Typical Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, curriculum and instruction, or related field required
  • Teaching certificate and endorsement in grade or field required
  • A minimum of 3+ years of lead teaching in an elementary school classroom setting preferred
  • Must have excellent classroom management, interpersonal, and conflict resolution skills
  • Must have experience in the integration of technology in teaching practice
  • Ability to handle competing priorities and maintain professionalism, attention to detail, and process improvement strategies in a creative and changing environment
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentational skills in the English language; fluency in additional languages a plus
  • Computer savvy in Windows environment, including MSFT Suite programs
  • Proactive in identifying process improvement opportunities
  • Valid CPR/First Aid certification (not required at time of application – new hires will have time to complete if needed)


Compensation & Benefits:

The salary range for this role is between $63,675 and $118,380 based on years of experience, education, and professional development credits according to our school’s Faculty Compensation System pay scale. When determining an initial offer, we carefully consider these factors and will ask the intended hire for documentation to verify the correct pay lane and step.

Alongside salary, Epiphany School offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Benefits stipend to put towards employee benefits including medical, dental, vision coverage, voluntary employee, spousal, and child life and critical illness insurance, accident insurance, voluntary short-term disability, and flexible health savings accounts
  • Employer-paid monthly premiums for employee assistance program and long-term disability coverage
  • 403(b) retirement plan with employer contribution
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid personal and sick leave
  • Paid supplemental parental leave after 12 months of employment
  • Professional development budget

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a resume and optional cover letter through our Employee Portal. The priority review deadline for applications will be June 3, 2024, but applications will be received until the position is filled.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Final offers will be contingent on the successful completion of a background, education, and employment check.

About Epiphany School:

Epiphany School is a non-parochial, independent elementary school serving grades pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. The school mission is to challenge and support all students to become confident, curious, and courageous learners through innovative teaching in a caring and inclusive environment. We strive to inspire every child to discover meaning and purpose in a life of learning and actively cultivate an awareness and respect for diversity in all forms. We aim to create a positive, joyful, and inclusive community by embracing the following values:

Respect: We encourage empathy through the strength of our differences, awareness of our global surroundings, and adherence to high standards of conduct.

Responsibility: We build integrity and trust by understanding our choices and owning our actions.

Resourcefulness: We foster resilience and expect all to search and find, to fail and learn, to risk and succeed in a changing world.

With over 260 students, Epiphany School is large enough to offer a broad spectrum of educational opportunities and small enough to maintain a close-knit community. The beautiful, historic campus is located in a quiet setting in central Seattle’s Madrona neighborhood.

Epiphany School Diversity Statement:

Epiphany School promotes and cultivates a diverse community as essential to academic success, social and emotional growth, and the development of good character. Engaging diverse perspectives stretches the mind and requires critical thinking, intellectual courage, and creativity. It takes careful listening and thoughtful expression and manifests itself in cultural competency. Thinking beyond oneself and seeing the world through the eyes of others is the foundation of fairness and empathy, and thus prepares our students to live respectfully and responsibly in our pluralistic democratic society.

Epiphany School is committed to the Americans with Disabilities Act and the principle of equal access and opportunity in education and employment and full participation for persons with disabilities in all its programs and services.

Epiphany School is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee because of race, color, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, religion, gender identity, gender expression, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, political ideology, physical, mental, or sensory disability, military status, genetic information, age, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Epiphany School complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact

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