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Temporary Lower School ITL Associate Teacher

Website Open Window School

For gifted kids who love to learn

Temporary Lower School ITL Associate Teacher



Open Window School nurtures and inspires students of high intellectual potential.



Open Window School (K-8, coed, 358 student day school) is seeking highly qualified candidates for its Temporary Lower School ITL Associate Teacher position.


Open Window is dedicated to serving gifted students. With a strong commitment to social-emotional learning, these exceptional young people are nurtured and inspired in both their academic and personal growth. Parents/guardians and students alike are quick to point out the strength in the faculty and the close relationships Open Window teachers forge with their students. Open Window students have true enthusiasm for deep and accelerated learning, with an emphasis on project-based initiatives with real world application. Innovation and risk taking are encouraged within a supportive environment. Open Window School graduates are empathetic, academically well-prepared, innovative problem solvers, purposeful global citizens with a commitment to equity and inclusion. This is a place where it is cool to be smart and the expectation is that our students will graduate and make a difference in high school and beyond.


Located on a beautiful campus in Bellevue, Washington, 10 miles from the center of downtown Seattle, Open Window benefits from its unique location; it is surrounded by woods right in the middle of one of the fastest growing metro populations in the country. The school enjoys a robust and growing pipeline of students which will continue to drive demand for the type of rich educational experience guided by Open Window’s mission and values.


Position Overview

Open Window School has an excellent opportunity for an individual to support grades K-4 curriculum and instruction as Lower School Innovation & Technology Associate Teacher in our fully outfitted Innovation & Technology Lab, a state-of the art innovation facility and fabrication lab for twenty first century learning.


This position is a temporary position and is anticipated to run from January to June, 2024.


The Lower School Innovation & Technology Associate Teacher will assist in teaching technology, computer science, engineering design, and maker skills, as well as collaborate with faculty to design and coordinate interdisciplinary activities to promote innovative learning. The ideal candidate will have a passion for making, design thinking, project-based learning, and STEM education as well as experience or interest in working in a student-centered, collaborative, and inquiry-based educational environment.


Major Areas of Responsibility/Specific Duties:

  • Build students’ confidence and self-esteem as you come to know them as learners and individuals
  • Practice and model respect for individual differences, learning styles and rates of learning
  • Encourage the development of shared community values, such as honesty, kindness and respect
  • Maintain a cordial, flexible, and professional relationship with colleagues and parents
  • Assist with the teaching of grades K-4 technology courses with a focus on computer programming, physical computing, engineering design, and making
  • Work collaboratively with teachers to develop integrated projects that incorporate principles of innovation and design into curriculum; co-lead and co-teach with teachers in the lab and classroom
  • Working with students in small groups and in one-on-one settings providing authentic, differentiated learning experiences that build essential academic skills for each student
  • Assist with the organization, maintenance, and inventory of hardware, software, and other materials in the Innovation & Technology Lab
  • Support classes, students, and teachers that use the Innovation & Technology Lab, ensuring safety of all makers in the space
  • Assisting with administrative responsibilities (photocopying, mounting displays, filing student work, etc.)
  • Taking initiative with the tasks that keep a classroom running smoothly
  • Providing timely feedback to lead teacher concerning students’ social, emotional, behavioral, and academic progress
  • Reviewing, commenting, and grading student work accurately, professionally and in a timely manner
  • Supervising the playground, implementing recess rules and discipline
  • Attend required in service days, meetings, seminars and training sessions
  • Attend and participate in school events, sometimes in the evening
  • Maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality
  • Assume the Lead Innovation & Technology Teacher role when necessary

Qualities & Qualifications:

  • Associate’s or bachelor’s degree and/or relevant experience
  • Experience working with elementary school students, preferably in a classroom setting
  • An interest in project-based learning, design thinking, and STEM education
  • Facility at mastering and teaching technology and techniques
  • Creative, resourceful, adaptive, and flexible
  • An interest in the social-emotional development of children
  • Supportive of the school’s Diversity Commitment, in which we embrace both our commonalities and complex range of differences that enrich our school
  • Dedication to our mission, in which we inspire and nurture students of high intellectual potential and to promoting our core values: Bobcats are Kind, Inclusive, Respectful and Responsible.
  • Ability to work independently, collegially, and collaboratively. Positive team member.
  • Demonstrate a warm, engaging demeanor towards families, colleagues, and public.
  • Experience with intellectually gifted children a plus
  • Teaching certificate or coursework relevant to child development or education a plus


Before School Program:

Associate Teachers supervise one day per week during the school year. They may also be asked to cover for an absent coworker.  The before school program begins at 7:15 AM.  The before/after school program is an important part of the students’ day and provides an opportunity to work with a broader age range of students.


Start Date:  January 2024, this position is a temporary position and is anticipated to run from January to June, 2024.


Position Details:

Manager:                                 Director of Lower School

Compensation:                        $45,280 per year (see the Open Window School Associate Teacher Salary Schedule for additional information)

Position Classification:            Temporary, Exempt, Full Time, benefit eligible

Hours:                                      8am – 4pm, 5pm on Tuesdays (not including Before Care). Occasional weekend and evening work required.


Benefits include:

  • Sick leave
  • Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance (paid 100% for employee only coverage)


To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for this position, your resume, and answers to the Diversity Commitment Questions below on our Career Opportunities website. Applicants must submit an answer to both of the following Diversity Commitment Questions as a single word or pdf document:


How would you define diversity?
Describe how you have demonstrated a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in your current or prior job. If necessary, candidates can draw upon their experience in community organizations if professional experience is limited.
Please be prepared to provide 3-5 professional references and one personal reference if requested. If you are unable to apply online, you are welcome to fax your resume, cover letter, and answers to the Diversity Commitment Questions to 425-644-6320.


Open Window School does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, color, religion, creed, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national or ethnic origin, or other status legally protected by local, state, or federal law.

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