Website Seattle Country Day School
Seattle Country Day School Job Opening
Job Title: Social Studies Teacher, Grades 4 and 5- Leave Replacement
Reports To: Intermediate School Division Head
Starting Date: Immediately
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.
The successful candidate will have at least a bachelor’s degree and 3 years of teaching experience. A master’s degree is preferred. Experience implementing curriculum for 4th and 5th grade through inquiry-based teaching and creative problem-solving is required as is the demonstrated ability and understanding of constructivist approaches to teaching. Proficiency in social studies, expository writing, literature, and writing mechanics are also required. Academic or professional experience in gifted education is desirable.
The fourth and fifth grade social studies 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 is excited by the opportunity to provide an active learning environment in a departmentalized structure and has experience designing and implementing social studies curriculum for fourth and fifth grade. The teacher will teach every fourth and fifth grade student and provide continuity and focus for their 6-period school day. The teacher will work collaboratively with other teachers, administrators, and staff to develop a powerful course of study for students who are academically high-performing and intellectually gifted. Responsibilities also include supervision of students on off-campus school activities and overnight camps and trips.
This position is full-time. Substitute for teacher on leave.
SCDS offers a very competitive salary and benefits package. Depending on education and professional experience, salary range may be $62,000-$122,000 (full-time equivalent). Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance and long-term disability, excellent retirement plan, and section 125 plan.
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