Who You Are
You are a fantastic elementary school teacher with a fierce commitment to culturally responsive practices, rigorous instruction, and creating joyful learning environments. You love teaching science in a hands-on and engaging manner. You crave feedback and professional development and want to join a team that is mission aligned.
Who We Are
Impact Public Schools operates three public charter schools in the Puget Sound region. Our schools are incredibly diverse: 85% of our scholars are students of color and we have over 13 home languages spoken on our campuses. Impact’s culturally responsive academic model is rooted in four key elements: social-emotional learning, personalized learning pathways, project based-learning, and a joyful learning environment. Impact’s personalized approach to instruction ensures that every scholar gets the support they need to succeed academically. Impact scholars of all races, from low-income families, and for whom English is a second language have made gains that are larger than expected for students attending the nation’s highest-performing schools.
Why This is a Unique Opportunity
- You can focus specifically on science instruction, ensuring that all scholars engage in rigorous, hands on, and inclusive learning experiences
- You will not be tied to one classroom, but rather have the opportunity to teach many students across multiple grade levels
- You will be provided a complete curriculum and all curricular materials
Commitment to Diversity:
IPS seeks individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization and recruiting a team that reflects the diversity of our student movement.
We are deeply committed to achieving our mission of preparing a diverse population of students to succeed in college and impact communities as the next generation of equity-driven, innovative leaders. Our schools are tightly-knit families where every child is known, loved by an adult mentor and guided to achieve their unique, limitless potential. Our strong community is rooted in joyful rigor and committed to the following core values:
- Bold Ambitions – We envision self-driven students and adults who develop the skills, habits and mindsets to impact communities and invent the future; we support one another in achieving step-by-step excellence along the way.
- Brave Solidarity – Diversity strengthens and enlivens us. Dissatisfied yet optimistic, we bring a lens of equity and inclusion to each decision and each day.
- Team WA – All of Washington is our team. We are powerful when we work together, so we build relationships based on empathy and strive together towards outstanding outcomes for all public school students.
- Everyone Grows – We approach each day as an opportunity to learn and grow. We work hard towards our own just-right goals, cheering each other on as we redefine potential.
- Play Big – We celebrate. We wonder. We ask. We make and invent and imagine. We play big.
- Intention – In the tiny and the huge, we keep the end in mind and reflect on the potential effects of our choices.
Lead Excellent Science Instruction in 3-5th Grade Classrooms
- Execute inclusive and rigorous science instruction using FOSS curricular resources provided by the school
- Create a classroom environment whereby scholars see themselves as scientists, are passionate about science, and excited to learn new concepts
Literacy Small Group
- All Impact teachers also run small group literacy instruction. Work with scholars daily, using provided curricular resources, on key literacy skills in a small group setting.
- All Impact teachers support with arrival, dismissal, and recess or lunch supervision
Skills and Characteristics
- Strong commitment to culturally responsive practices and inclusive instruction
- Excellent classroom culture and management skills, ability to ensure that all scholars engage meaningfully
- Excitement around coaching and professional development: all Impact teachers receive regular feedback on their practices
Education and Experience
- BA required
- Valid Washington state teaching certification, or, willingness to transfer out of state certification
- Prior to the start date of employment all employees need to obtain clearance on a criminal justice fingerprint and background check.
- Prior to being made an offer, the hiring manager will ask candidates to complete a character and fitness form from the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.
- An offer is contingent upon verification that the person is authorized to work in the United States for any employer
- Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, public school employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious exemption is approved. Being fully vaccinated means that an individual is at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of their COVID-19 vaccination or be approved for a medical or religious exemption prior to being allowed to work.
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. IPS offers a full benefits package and opportunities for professional growth.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Equal employment opportunity and respect in the workplace are fundamental principles at Impact Public Schools (IPS). IPS prohibits and does not tolerate harassment, intimidation, bullying, discriminatory, or retaliatory behavior. All aspects of your employment are based upon your personal capabilities and qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion/creed, sex/gender (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, disability, age, military status, marital status, partnership status, status as a victim of domestic violence, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or any other protected class as established by federal, state, or local law. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Kristen McCaw, COO, 3438 S. 148th St., Tukwila , WA 98186, (206)712-7640.
Impact Public Schools does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Kristen McCaw, COO, 3438 S. 148th St., Tukwila , WA 98186, (206)712-7640.