Salary is highly competitive with top regional independent schools, commensurate with education and experience.
Leave replacement Part-time position starting on January 2, 2024.
The Northwest School is a college-preparatory, co-educational independent school near the heart of downtown Seattle. We offer a rich and challenging program to about 450 students in grades 6 through 12, including international students, many of whom live in our campus dormitory.
Northwest offers a vibrant, intellectual home. A warm, inclusive community. A dynamic liberal arts education for grades 6-12 that prepares students to think critically, act compassionately, and discover their place in the world.
The Northwest School is a community committed to a diverse and equitable workplace and expects applicants to commit to diversity and social justice. We firmly believe that we are a richer, more creative, and dynamic institution when our collective is built with a diverse set of community members. The Northwest School strives for its faculty and student body to reflect the diversity of the society in which they exist. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.
Upper School language offerings are an integral part of the international perspective at The Northwest School. Classes are mainly conducted in the language being taught. Each language class involves extensive study of a culture and opportunities to study abroad. Upper School students fulfill a three-year language requirement, with the option to continue into a fourth year of study. Students receiving ESL support take English rather than Chinese, French, or Spanish.
In Middle School, we believe in task-based second language teaching. Students learn a foreign language by doing something with it. Our classes are conducted in the studied language. Students are expected to be active in class: listening to a dialogue, reading a text, organizing information, making choices, drawing conclusions, giving advice, and interviewing classmates.
Teach two sections of French to upper school students (part-time).
Coordinate curricula with other department and grade-level teachers.
Cultivate positive family partnerships.
Participate fully in the life of the school, which includes collaborating effectively and collegially with a teaching team, grade level, and department; regularly engage in formal, ongoing professional development beyond school-based in-service; support colleagues and the school by substituting for absent teachers; participate in meetings, committees, and community gatherings; and know, understand, and uphold the mission, philosophy, and values of the school. All teachers contribute to the school mission and community by supporting student social-emotional learning, interest groups (clubs), social events, and grade-level trips.
Minimum Qualifications: All candidates must be committed to the school's mission, values, and philosophy, especially related to diversity, equity, inclusion, environmental sustainability, and global perspective.
A native or near-native speaker proficiency level.
A commitment to a learning and working culture where all community members feel seen, valued, and heard.
A bachelor's degree and at least two years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to perform the job's essential functions.
Demonstrated success with culturally responsive pedagogy.
Experience teaching a diverse student body through a social justice lens.
It includes all professional responsibilities of a teacher, both in the classroom and community contributions. An intentional, mission-focused school culture, generous time off, lunch, access to the on-site fitness facility, an exceptional commitment to professional development, and a unique urban location are benefits of working at the Northwest School.
The Northwest School is a college-preparatory, co-educational independent school near the heart of downtown Seattle. We offer a rich and challenging program to roughly 450 students in grades 6 through 12, including international students, many of whom live in our campus dormitory. The Northwest School is committed to a diverse workplace and actively encourages applicants with a commitment to issues of diversity and social justice.