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Lower School – 4th Grade Classroom Faculty

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The Bush School values different perspectives and backgrounds, inspires curiosity, encourages a collaborative work environment, and promotes compassion and kindness in our work together. Our employees are the key to building and sustaining this culture.

Lower School – Fourth Grade Classroom Faculty (Seattle, WA)

Full Time (1.0 FTE) Salary/Exempt

Academic Year Schedule

*  This position is eligible for health and retirement benefits (details during hiring process).

*  This position requires applicants to be, at the time of application, legally authorized to work in the United States. The Bush School does not offer visa sponsorship for this position and will not consider applicants who require visa sponsorship.

The Bush School is in search of an individual to join our Lower School team to teach Fourth Grade. We are seeking a candidate who is able to support the school’s mission of diversity and inclusion and who has a background that demonstrates an understanding and appreciation of intercultural fluency.  We are building a team in which diversity of experiences, backgrounds, and talents are valued in order to work with a diverse community of students, faculty, staff and families. We encourage those of diverse backgrounds to apply.

The Lower School’s Fourth Grade Faculty member reports to the Lower School Director and works closely with students and families, as well as Lower School Faculty and Staff.

While other duties may be assigned, a qualified candidate will be able to manage the key responsibilities and duties listed below:

·         Create and sustain classroom culture based on mission and values of the school

·         Collaborate and work effectively in teams with colleagues

·         Design, prepare and deliver instructional activities that emphasize experiential learning experiences

·         Differentiate instructional resources/methods to meet students’ varying needs

·         Value and incorporate diverse perspectives in daily interactions and in the curriculum

·         Collaborate with school counselor to establish and maintain social emotional learning and wellness for all students

·         Work closely with learning coordinator to support varying learning styles and needs in the classroom

·         Establish positive classroom expectations with a responsive behavior management style creating a safe and comfortable environment for all students

·         Create and sustain effective parent/guardian partnerships

·         Coordinate families to engage and volunteer with the classroom

·         Observe/evaluate/assess students’ development and maintain accurate records on progress, to include drafting detailed and thoughtful report cards

·         Communicate effectively with students’ families around student progress and classroom news

·         Routinely plan and prepare outside the scheduled school day

·         Manage a classroom budget

·         Participate positively in meetings, activities/committees such as community events and school admissions

·         Proactively participate in professional learning opportunities at The Bush School and in the larger community

·         Attend school related events outside the scheduled school day

·         Keep up-to-date with child development, teaching resources and instructional methods in order to make relevant changes to teaching practices

·         Conscientiously complete other duties as assigned


·         Experience in teaching required, with 3 or more years of teaching preferred

·         A bachelor’s degree is required, a graduate degree is preferred

·         Teaching Certification or equivalent training preferred

Successful candidates will:

·         A philosophy that aligns with the school’s mission and values – please review the school’s mission and values on our website (

·         The capacity and desire to engage in experiential activities and programs with students

·         The ability to be patient and positive and find joy in the journey of promoting a lifelong love of learning

·         An ability to communicate effectively (verbally and in writing) with others, including administrators, colleagues, staff, students and families in order to maintain constructive and professional relationships

·         A commitment to completing work in a timely and thorough manner while being conscientious about assignments and deadlines

·         A willingness to participate in professional growth/development opportunities

·         Have proficient skills in the use of technology: including, but not limited to, Microsoft Suite, Google Drive, and Outlook

Additional Requirements:

·         Have a current Adult and Children CPR, First Aid and AED Certification (or receive one soon after hire date)

·         Meet the school’s standards when completing two separate background screenings

Compensation/Benefit Information for this position:

·         Salary Range: $56,836 – $102,824 (based on years of full-time, lead teaching experience) Faculty employees with a Master’s degree, PhD and/or National Certification may be eligible for additional compensation

·         The school offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package to benefits-eligible employees, which includes:

o    Employer-paid medical insurance for eligible employees (includes an employee paid buy-up plan option)

o    Employer-paid dental and vision insurance for eligible employees

o    Health Savings Account with employer contribution for eligible employees

o    Medical, dental and vision insurance for dependents of eligible employees (employee paid)

o    Flexible Spending Accounts (medical and dependent care) available to eligible employees (employee paid)

o    Employer-paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance for eligible employees

o    Employer-paid Life Insurance for eligible employees

o    Optional Voluntary Life Insurance available to eligible employees (employee paid)

o    Optional Voluntary Accident Insurance available to eligible employees (employee paid)

o    Optional Voluntary Critical Illness Insurance available to eligible employees (employee paid)

o    Employee Assistance Program for eligible employees and their dependents

o    School lunch discounts, with free employee lunch on Wednesdays

o    Free parking at Seattle, WA campus

o    Use of school fitness center

o    Paid Time Off (sick leave and personal days)

o    Professional Development opportunities


Applicants interested in applying for this opportunity should visit our website at and navigate to the employment section of the website (found under the “About Bush” tab) for additional information/instructions.

If you are interested in working at The Bush School, but this position doesn’t fit your talents, please visit our website for additional openings:

While we sincerely appreciate all applications, only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

The Bush School is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment, recruitment, admission or administration of any of its programs on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information.  In addition, The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment based on the basis of age or marital status.


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