Middle & High School Teacher – All Contents (2018-19)

Green Dot Public Schools Published: March 31, 2018
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Location: Position available at the following Green Dot Washington Locations:

  • Destiny Middle School (Tacoma, WA)
  • Excel Public Charter School (Kent, WA)
  • Rainier Valley Leadership Academy Middle School (Seattle, WA)
  • Rainier Valley Leadership Academy High School (Seattle, WA)

Please specify which campus(es) you would like to be considered for in your Cover Letter.



Green Dot Public Schools Washington (wa.greendot.org) is dedicated to transforming educational opportunities for students across Washington State as part of a larger solution for educational equity and access for all students. Green Dot Washington is part of the larger Green Dot Public School network  (www.greendot.org) which is the leading charter school operator in Los Angeles, one of the largest in the nation, and an important catalyst for education reform. Green Dot’s mission is to transform public education so that every student can graduate prepared for college, leadership, and life. We achieve this mission by running a high performing network of 28 secondary schools in academically underserved communities in Washington State, Los Angeles and Memphis. Our academic model is designed to create small, safe, high-performing learning environments that meet individual student needs. Learn more about our work in Los Angeles and Memphis here.


Destiny Middle School (DMS) is Green Dot Washington’s flagship campus located in Tacoma’s vibrant Eastside neighborhood. Destiny first opened its doors in August 2015 with a founding class of 6th grade students. Since then, Destiny has grown by a grade level each year to now serve students in grades 6-8 for the 2018-19 school year.

Rainier Valley Leadership Academy Middle School (RVLAMS) is located in Seattle’s thriving Columbia City neighborhood. In 2014, the Seattle Advisory Team, a group of parents, educators, community members and stakeholders, came together to explore the possibility of bringing Green Dot’s model to the diverse Southeast Seattle community and RVLA opened its doors to a founding class of 6th grade students in August, 2017. RVLA will now serve grades 6-7 for the 2018-19 school year.

Excel Public Charter School (EPCS), located in Kent, began as a stand-alone charter school in 2015. In the fall of 2017, Excel officially partnered with Green Dot Public Schools' Washington network of schools sharing the commitment to preparing all students for college, leadership and life. Excel focuses on a STEAM academic program and will serve grades 7-10 for the 2018-19 school year.

All of our schools are committed to Green Dot’s mission, the unwavering belief in the potential of ALL students, eliminating barriers to learning and continuously striving for student success. We believe every student in every community deserves to go to a great school.



We are seeking mission-driven teachers for all core contents who possess a strong desire to foster high levels of academic achievement with academically underserved students. Our staff is committed to continuing their own learning and refining their practice to stay current in the field, ensuring a quality education for all.  We offer small class sizes; twice-weekly professional development and specialized cross-network professional development days; regular observations, coaching and feedback; summer training; new teacher support meetings; and opportunities for teachers to attend conferences. We believe strongly in providing training and support to our staff in order to enable strong teaching and learning in every classroom

We also provide leadership opportunities. These roles currently include professional development leader and teacher leader. As we grow other leadership opportunities will include demonstration teacher, curriculum coach, data fellow, Instructional Leadership Team member, and various administrative positions. To learn more about what it’s like to be a teacher at Green Dot, please visit: http://careers.greendot.org/



  • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops to maintain and improve professional competence. Attend staff meetings, and serve on committees as required.
  • Effectively instruct students in assigned content area(s) as prescribed by Green Dot's academic content standards through direct instruction, demonstration and using audio-visual aids and other materials to supplement presentations with the overall goal of engaging student learning. Teachers are expected to teach an Advisory section to a group of students centered on College Leadership and Life.
  • Work as part of interdisciplinary team and within content areas planning and aligning curricula to ensure that instruction follows curriculum guidelines or requirements of state and school.
  • Set clear short-term and long-term goals to drive instruction.
  • Develop and submit weekly and long range lesson plans containing standards, objectives, essential questions, and assessments; assign lessons and review homework.
  • Consistently administer tests to evaluate pupil progress, record results, and issue meaningful reports to inform parents of progress.
  • Create and implement student intervention plans when necessary for students with special education program and general education students.
  • Maintain the school's student management policies and procedures (i.e., attendance records, dress code, etc.) and report to the school administrators when necessary.
  • Maintain effective supervision and discipline in the classroom.
  • Work with other teachers and administrators to address and resolve student issues.
  • Provide necessary accommodations and modifications for growth and success of all students.
  • Participate in faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops.
  • Lead and participate in student activities such as: sponsoring student activities or student organizations, coaching a sports team, working with parents and the community as part of a committee or group, provide morning or after school supervision, and chaperoning student activities.
  • Abide by all state and federal mandates in reporting sexual or physical abuse and neglect.
  • Special projects and duties outside of primary teaching responsibility as assigned.



  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Washington State Teaching Credential with an Elementary (K-8) or content-specific endorsement
    • If you do not hold a valid WA teaching credential you may qualify for an Emergency Teacher Certificate. To qualify for this certificate, you must meet the following criteria:
      • Bachelor’s degree and
      • Substantial completion of a teacher preparation program.
      • Click here to learn more about becoming a licensed teacher in Washington State
  • Excellent collaborative and organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Growth mindset and love of learning
  • A strong ethical base and self-awareness
  • Relentless commitment to and high standards for high quality execution
  • Passionate with a high level of personal responsibility towards ambitious goals
  • Strong sense of integrity, ethics, and drive to achieve and grow
  • Humility, sense of humor, and rock-solid commitment to Green Dot’s mission and the communities we serve
  • Commitment to building programs from beginning to end
  • Ability to multi-task and function in a high-energy environment

Green Dot Public Schools Washington strives for a balanced, productive workforce, which is diverse in terms of age, gender, and cultural identity. We do not base hiring or promotional decisions on factors other than performance and professional growth potential. Please note that we are unable to sponsor H-1B Visa applicants.



Our annual teacher salary scale ranges from $46,000 - $80,000, based on education and experience. In addition, we offer a comprehensive benefits plan as well as the opportunity to impact a growing, mission-driven organization that is committed to the success of Seattle, Tacoma, and Kent students.

To Apply

Please submit an application online at https://greendot.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/WA

Only applicants chosen for an interview will be contacted and we hire on a rolling basis. The start date for this role is August 6, 2018.