English Teacher

English Teacher BACK TO JOB BOARD




High School




Rooted School – Vancouver


Vancouver, WA




Please click on link in job description and submit an application.

The Opportunity:

Rooted School Vancouver will be the fourth public school to open in the Rooted School network and the first in Washington state. Southwest Washington projects more than 1,600 job openings in IT and STEM every year without enough local talent to meet that growth. Rooted Vancouver seeks to change that by offering a broad range of Industry Based Credentials and work-based learning opportunities for students during high school. After four years with us, students have a chance to earn a college acceptance in one hand and a job offer in the other.

Overview of the Role:

In your role, you will be a lead executor of our English/Language Arts curriculum, and you will work directly with our Founding School Leader, Board, and other members of our statewide and national network to help spearhead Rooted School’s launch in Vancouver, Washington by Fall 2023.

As our Founding English Teacher, you will work in step with our instructional team to fulfill our school-wide vision for how we grow our innovative, high school educational experience for incoming 9th-grade students (2023-2024) and execute the curriculum to bring that vision to reality.

Above all, you will help us determine how we will fulfill the Rooted Promise. This might not work. It might not be fun. I hope you’ll do it anyway.

Deadline to apply: Until Filled

Start Date: July 1, 2023

The Foundation of How We Work Together

We want teammates who demonstrate a passion for and commitment to Rooted’s mission

  • We want teammates who have an unwavering commitment to radical transparency and radical open-mindedness (that, regardless of how much you know about something, you could be wrong)

  • We want teammates who thrive in a startup environment (comfort with frequent, focused change and ambiguity + strong initiative)

  • We want teammates who have knowledge, skills, and abilities related to cultural competence and equity

  • We want teammates who have knowledge/awareness of own cultural identity and desire to learn about the cultural identity of others

  • We want teammates who have the ability to recognize each person as a unique individual even as we celebrate their group cultural heritage

  • We want teammates who have the ability and desire to establish positive relationships with persons regardless of race, gender, physical limitation, sexual orientation or religious belief, with an active commitment to equal opportunity for all persons

  • We want teammates who supports a positive school environment that celebrates, respects and values diversity, where learning is made relevant and meaningful to students of various cultures

  • We want teammates who exhibit an exceptional ability to execute at a high level in the classroom while concurrently building secure attachments with students

  • We want teammates who are deeply invested in trauma-sensitive and restorative practices and masters of classroom management

  • We want teammates who have knowledge of project-based learning in English (preferred)

  • We want teammates who have experience in school(s) which rely heavily on project-based learning as a means to develop content knowledge and skills (preferred)

  • We want teammates who have experience in school(s) which rely heavily on digital curriculum as a means to develop basic content knowledge and skills (preferred)

  • We want teammates who are committed to researching and remaining abreast of best instructional practices that may advance our mission

Areas of Responsibility Include (but are not limited to):

  • Creating, refining, + maintaining the English/Language Arts curriculum at Rooted School Vancouver

  • Collaborating with other content area teachers to design cross-curricular projects and emphasize targeted soft skills across the curriculum

  • Meticulously monitor student data, provide frequent feedback, and targeted student support in response to data

  • Consistently implement and execute student interventions with flexible grouping

  • Execute Rooted’s blended learning hybrid (self-directed, academic model with fidelity and consistency

  • Actively establishing Rooted’s culture among staff, students, partners, and the community-at-large


  • Experience working with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds with a commitment to valuing diversity, equity, and inclusion.

  • A completed post-baccalaureate secondary teacher certification and/or a Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Education, Writing/Creative Writing, Composition & Rhetoric, or other relevant programs.

  • Valid Washington State Teaching Certificate, or can obtain a Washington State Teaching Certificate with appropriate endorsement

  • Knowledge of academic coursework to be taught and teaching methods for the 21st-century classroom

  • Experience in developmentally appropriate practices, curriculum adaptation, the use of higher-level thinking skills, knowledge of differing learning styles and alternative assessment techniques

  • Experience with and analyses of state, local, and teacher-developed assessments

  • Bilingual preferred


Competitive full-time salary commensurate with experience, as well as a comprehensive benefits package

To Apply:

If you’re as excited about this role as we are, please click on the following link and submit an application to our Application Review Committee. If you have any questions, please contact us at work@rootedschoolvancouver.org.

Link to job description: https://www.rootedschoolvancouver.org/careers/doo-dylxs-p7kjl-yf2nx-yf5p8

Link to website: https://www.rootedschoolvancouver.org/

Rooted School Vancouver (RSV) values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. Rooted School Vancouver is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

Steven Carney, Founding Executive Director

Mailing Address: 2005 SE 192nd Avenue, Suite 200, Camas, WA  98607-7475

Email: steven@rootedschoolvancouver.org