You thrive in a face-paced environment, working alongside others who share your ideals. You are inspired by children and appreciate their joy and energy. You enjoy making an impact and being part of something bigger than yourself. You believe that schools should be among the most innovative places on earth. And you are committed to excellence and professional growth.
Who We Are:
Founded in 1951 and located on the east side of Seattle in Medina, Washington, STS is a private, non-sectarian school for Preschool through Eighth Grade students. Our educational journey is defined by a cognitively engaging program with an emphasis on developing character, leadership, and a passion for learning and achievement. Our highly regarded curriculum prepared students to excel at future endeavors while honoring the school’s long standing core values.
We commit to an inclusive and diverse community in which everyone can say, "I belong."We seek employees who are passionate, qualified, and offer diverse perspectives. We are particularly interested in the role education and a diverse learning environment play in promoting equity and inclusivity.
A diverse, safe, and equitable school environment
Actions and advocacy that support our Core Virtues
Cultural competence, anti-bias, and social justice
Intellectually curious and engaged global citizenship
Provides an exemplary instructional experience in the classroom under close partnership with, and at the direction of the Director of the Early Learning Center, the Director of the Elementary Center, and/or Director of the Middle School.
Main Areas Of Need:
Early Learning Center (Preschool-Kindergarten)
Elementary School (1-4thGrade self-contained classrooms)
Middle School classes such as Humanities, Science, Technology, and Math
Instructional Assistants in the Early Learning Center and Elementary Center
Flexibility and willingness to float (have more than one role during a given day)
In all cases Substitutes will be involved in classrooms, at recess, at lunch, etc.
Required Education, Training & Experience:
Experience as a classroom teacher
A college degree in education or related discipline
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
A strong desire to work with children and to acquire a deep understanding of developmental stages of growth
Flexibility and adaptability to meet the needs of the children and program
Excellent classroom management skills
Flexibility to work with a number of faculty and staff members in an ever changing environment
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to maintain confidential information
Ability to work efficiently in a Microsoft Windows environment using Microsoft Office, master common automated systems for record keeping, and learn new technology
Ability to work and communicate well with all levels of faculty and staff
Ability to work and communicate well with students and their parents
If this sounds like you, we'd like to hear from you. Please click Apply Now on our careers website and complete our online employment application. Then upload your résumé and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in and qualified for this position.
St. Thomas School, a non-sectarian, Preschool through Eighth Grade school, is one of the oldest independent schools on the east side of Lake Washington. St. Thomas School’s educational journey is defined by a cognitively rigorous program with an emphasis on developing character, leadership, and a passion for learning and achievement. Our mission is to develop responsible citizens of a global society. STS is a recognized leader in developing the whole student. Our core values include gratitude, responsibility, respect, courage, integrity, tolerance, compassion, perseverance, and generosity. STS serves over 300 students and boasts a 55,000 sq. ft. LEED Gold certified campus.