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Applying for Position:
8TH GRADE SCIENCE TEACHER
Seattle Country Day School,
Seattle, WA

This opening calls for specific teaching qualifications set by the school.

Responsibilities

Science at Seattle Country Day School is an active, project-based process. The science teacher will be designing and implementing science curriculum for 8th grade and two academic electives. Candidates must be able to develop and guide students with the goal of fostering creative problem solving. The teacher will be a member of the Middle School division and will work closely with other teachers and content area specialists. Responsibilities also include an advisory period, participation in faculty, department, and grade level meetings, and supervision of students on off-campus school activities, as well as on camps and trips.

Salary and Benefits

Competitive salary and excellent benefits.

Application Process

Submit a letter of interest and resume with references.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have at least a bachelor’s degree in Biology. A master’s degree in Biology and/or an education degree in science is preferred. Knowledge of physics and/or chemistry is a plus. At least five years of Middle School teaching experience is essential. The candidate must have experience implementing integrated, lab-based science curriculum through inquiry-based teaching and creative problem-solving. Background experience in gifted education is preferred.

About Seattle Country Day

Since 1964, Seattle Country Day School has been inspiring gifted children in grades K-8 to discover their potential through inquiry. Students are the center of a dynamic learning and discovery process. Experienced teachers focus on intellectual and character growth, attending to the social, ethical, and emotional needs of students. Small classes generate curiosity and innovation through inquiry learning, and provide opportunities for collaborative experiences with a curriculum rich in mathematics, science, technology, humanities, and the arts. Seattle Country Day School affirms that attracting, supporting, and embracing a diverse community is critical to fulfilling its mission of educating gifted students, and seeks diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds in its faculty in order to reflect the diversity inherent in a multicultural city and society. The school is committed to diversity among students, faculty, staff, and Board of Trustees, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, or physical challenges.

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