Special Education Teacher 2018-19 (Tacoma, WA)

Summit Public Schools Published: January 2, 2018
Location
Tacoma, WA
Job Type
Category

Description

What you need:

  • Commitment to uphold Summit’s values, belief that all children deserve a rigorous and equitable education that prepares them for college and for life
  • Teaching Credential in California or another US State (or a commitment to obtain a credential by completing an educator preparation program within 2 years of starting at Summit)
  • Bachelor’s Degree (a Master’s Degree in Education is preferred but not required)
  • Clear health and background check
  • Teaching experience in your subject preferred but not required

Who you are:

  • You maintain high expectations for all students and believe all students can find success in school, college, and life.
  • You’re deeply dedicated to social justice and feel motivated by the challenge and impact of teaching in a heterogenous community and working to close the achievement gap
  • You believe in every student, and can maintain and reinforce Summit's graduated discipline process, recognizing that student growth in all areas—academic, behavioral and community—are an investment and part of the work
  • You facilitate learning experiences, using a variety of method: project-based learning, direct instruction, small group and individual tasks, formative and summative assessment, direct teacher feedback, public presentation, and more
  • You’re passionate about serving as a mentor and advocate for a group of students that you’ll follow year to year
  • You are empathetic and culturally competent. You design and implement social and emotional learning experiences in all courses, and you’re open to having hard conversations
  • You thrive in innovative environments, and are comfortable with the ambiguity that can come with a dynamic and progressive workplace
  • You are a leader, and actively participate as a member of weekly faculty meetings
  • You’re committed to continuous improvement, see feedback as a positive, and have a growth mindset
  • You thrive while collaborating and are excited to work with colleagues to maintain academic integrity of planned lessons and learning experiences for students. You find positivity in share successes
  • You use data to track and provide updates on student achievement to faculty, directors and families
  • You're excited to learn Summit’s technology platforms that organize instructional materials and data

What you get:

Summit offers competitive salaries and benefit options, including covering 75% of the health, dental and vision plan costs. We fully cover life and disability insurance. We have a “take what you need” PTO policy, 11 paid holidays, 4 weeks of vacation during the year, and a summer break. We value our teachers’ Summit experience, offering stipends for teachers who have been with us for three or more years and helping teachers grow with us through designated time for paid professional development and regular coaching.

We strive to recruit a diverse team. Summit Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, military status, pregnancy, parenthood, citizenship status, creed, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Summit will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Spanish language proficiency is a plus.

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