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Lead Teacher

Feb 20, 2024

Lead Teacher

Academic SY: 2024-2025

Report to: School Principal
Location: Tukwila, WA, South Seattle, WA, Tacoma, WA, Renton, WA

This is a full-time, salaried position working 40 hours/ a week with an annual salary range of $62,222-$88,861. Because of our strong commitment to equity and growth, Impact does not negotiate salaries. Salaries are determined based on years of experience.

What We Offer

  • Competitive pay and generous paid time off package including paid holidays, vacation and personal time;
  • Up to $10,500 in financial support to enroll in a certification preparation program with CityU;
  • Medical, dental, vision, long term disability insurances;
  • Retirement account with employer contributions;
  • Free mental health support + more through our employee assistance program;
  • Growth pathways: lead teachers often pursue promotion to grade level team lead

In This Position, You Will Be Responsible For:
Learning Environment and Classroom Management

  • Foster a positive and inclusive classroom atmosphere, implementing effective behavior management strategies, building strong student-teacher relationships, and creating a safe and joyful environment for optimal learning.

Instructional Practices

  • Consistently execute core best practices aligned to the Impact instructional model.

Planning and Preparation

  • Implement comprehensive lessons plan provided by IPS’ Academics team and anticipate student responses and potential challenges, and plan targeted questions and exemplar work samples to facilitate comprehensive and effective instruction.

Modeling Core Values

  • Exemplify and consistently model Impact core values and adhere to campus norms that align with the organization’s values, fostering a sense of belonging for all students.

Commitment to Equity

  • Committed to disrupting inequity in their classrooms and in the greater school each and every day.

Top 3 Skills and Characteristics:

  • Leadership: Ability to inspire and guide, providing clear direction and fostering a positive and collaborative work environment
  • Classroom Management: Strong classroom management skills to create a positive and conducive learning environment, effectively handling behavioral challenges, and ensuring a respectful culture.
  • Collaboration: Willingness and ability to collaborate with teaching fellows, support staff, learning specialists, school leaders and other educators to create a cohesive and collaborative learning community.

Required Qualifications

  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in education or related field or actively working towards completing a bachelor’s degree (within 2-years of employment required)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in education or related field
  • Experience working to close the opportunity gap
  • Passion for equity and gap closing teaching experience with proven record of student growth


  • Must have or be eligible for certification by OSPI with an endorsement in Elementary Education (within 1-month of employment required)
  • Must have or be eligible to obtain a CPR certification
  • Must have or be eligible to obtain a food handler certification

Non negotiables

  • Provide academic transcript
  • Must pass a fingerprint and background check
  • Complete safeschools trainings

Selection Process
Apply using this link here > Submit Resume, Cover Letter and Reference > Phone Screen > In person or Virtual Final Interview > Offer

Equal Employment Opportunity
Impact Public Schools is committed to providing a work environment free of unlawful discrimination and harassment, including sexual harassment. Click here to review Impact’s Employee Non-discrimination Policy for Impact Schools (viewable document update in real time)

Non-Discrimination Statements
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. Click here to review Impact’s designated leaders responsible to handle all questions and complaints of alleged discrimination at each of Impact’s schools (viewable document update in real time)

Job Status


Grade Level

Elementary School

Job Type



Seattle, WA


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