Math, Science, Social Studies, English/Language Arts, and Spanish Teachers (Middle School)

Willow Public School Published: March 2, 2017
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Willow teachers will not just teach content. They will forge deep relationships with families; they will use restorative practices; they will seek community resources to supplement our program; they will integrate technology into daily lessons; they will work with their colleagues to build engaging projects; they will advise students; they will focus on the long-term outcomes for students; they will use data to inform their instruction; they will share their practice; and they will lead clubs and activities within the school day.

Willow Public School is looking for one middle school Language Arts teacher, one Social Studies teacher, one Math teacher, one Science teacher, and one Spanish Language teacher (preferably who also holds an ELL certificate).

Job Description

  • Establish Strong School and Classroom Culture
  • Cultivate a healthy classroom and school culture, modeling an approach to learning which emphasizes risk-taking, respect, curiosity and constant commitment to quality improvement
  • Establish/encourage culture of flexible and collaborative collegiality in which mission and goals of the school are the foremost focus of all decision making
  • Help students to handle adversity and cultivate a mindset of resilience

Deliver Excellent Results

  • Teach high-quality project based learning lessons
  • Plan units of study and daily lessons with clear outcomes that students can understand
  • Working with other teachers, plan and deliver interventions based on formative assessment

Lead a Student Advisory “Crew”

  • Lead a daily student advisory group
  • Serve as main point of contact for each crew member’s family
  • Attend community events

Collaborate with Colleagues

  • Collaborate with colleagues to build engaging, relevant projects and curriculum
  • Model a growth mindset and foster continuous learning in students, families and colleagues
  • Assist in special projects as needed and other duties as assigned or assumed

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree and valid teaching certificate**
  • Experience in data analysis and instructional design responsiveness to data
  • Excellent relationship building and communication skills with adults and students alike
  • Growth mindset and belief that all children can learn at high levels
  • Team player willing to roll up their sleeves to get the job done
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Excellent organizational, planning and implementation skills
  • Excellent writing, communication and presentation skills
  • Experience working with English language learning students, and students of poverty
  • Strong technology skills - proficiency in Google Apps for Education and other learning platforms

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Master’s Degree
  • 2 years teaching experience, preferably in a project-based learning environment
  • Experience with restorative practices/restorative justice
  • Classroom data which demonstrates success with traditionally underserved student populations
  • Experience in a high performing district or charter school that is significantly outperforming its neighboring schools

Salary

Willow Public School offers a competitive salary including health, dental, and vision benefits with full-time employment. Willow staff members are also eligible for the state retirement system.

**Certification: Teachers with certification in other states will be strongly considered. Washington State has a process for converting certificates from other states and there is significant variability between states on the conversion process. Candidates will be responsible for completing all steps toward Washington state certification in order to begin work in Willow Public School.

Qualified applicants should upload a resume and cover letter that includes the answer to “Why do you want to work at Willow Public School?”

Equal Employment Opportunity Commitment

Willow Public School is an equal opportunity employer and thus affords equal employment and advancement opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, medical condition, or any other classification that is protected under applicable local, state or federal law.

To Apply

Visit Willow's Careers page to apply: https://www.willowschoolwallawalla.org/join-our-team.

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