Impact Public Schools (IPS) invites passionate educators to join our team as a Substitute Teacher at Impact | Puget Sound Elementary located in Tukwila, WA (just south of Seattle). Teaching at Impact is a unique opportunity. 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.
Essential Functions of an IPS Substitute Teacher
Provide support and leadership in the classroom while guiding outstanding academic achievement and student character development
- Begin the day prepared to implement the lesson plan provided by teacher
- Collaborate with co-teacher teacher in classroom to build an empowering learning environment that excites and invests students in their learning
- Inspire students to realize their unique academic, social and emotional potential
- Implement effective scholar behavior and academic support
- Exemplify IPS’s core values in all interactions with students, families, and colleagues
- Willingness to learn and participate in school and classroom culture
Skills and Characteristics:
- Enthusiasm for elementary education
- Ability to adapt to new classrooms
- Ability to connect with a diverse student population
- Strong belief in the IPS mission and educational model
- High moral character
- Values the importance of working in a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment
- Positive and effective collaborator
Educational Background/Work Experience and Eligibility:
- Bachelor’s degree
- Passionate about learning
- Washington teaching certificate (or a commitment to obtain one)
- Must pass background check
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. IPS offers all teachers a full benefits package and extensive opportunities for professional growth.
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.
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: Jen Wickens, CEO, 3438 S. 148th St., Tukwila , WA 98186, (206)712-7640, email@example.com.