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Intermediate School Spanish Teacher, Grades 4 and 5

  • Full Time
  • Seattle

 Seattle Country Day School Job Opening 

Job Title: Intermediate School Spanish Teacher, Grades 4 and 5 

Reports To: Intermediate School Division Head 

Starting Date: August 2024 

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 10 to 12 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. 


The Spanish teacher will be a member of the intermediate school faculty and report to the intermediate school division head. This position is ideal for the dynamic and knowledgeable teacher who has experience designing and implementing Spanish curriculum for grades 4 and 5. 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 being an advisors, participation in class outings and overnight trips as well as attendance at faculty and department/grade level meetings, and filling-in with other duties as the schedule allows. 

This position is full-time. 

SCDS offers a very competitive salary and benefits package. Depending on education and professional experience, salary range may be $65,000-$124,000. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance and long-term disability, excellent retirement plan, and section 125 plan. 

Application Process 

Applicants should download an application from Submit this completed application, a letter of interest, and a resumé with references to

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