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Extended Day Teacher

Extended Day Teacher
The Valley School
Position Type: Part Time (15 hours/week), 10 Month School Year Calendar (no summer work), Hourly, Non-Exempt
Term: February 2023 through June 2023, plus August 2023 - June 2024 if desired. Hours: 3:00-6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday
Reports To: Auxiliary Programs Manager

The Valley School
The Valley School is a co-educational day elementary school serving approximately 115 students in grades pre kindergarten through the fifth grade in the Madison Valley neighborhood of Seattle. Founded in 1985, The Valley School offers a high-quality academic foundation in a small school setting, rich with opportunities for creativity, exploration, and play. We celebrate childhood. Our learning program is a mixture of playful work and purposeful play and is designed to be developmentally appropriate at each grade. Social emotional learning and skill development form an important pillar of our program, in addition to academics, specialist classes, and dynamic playground spaces designed to offer myriad opportunities for students to learn and grow.
The Valley School is an Accredited Member of the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS).

Our Mission
At The Valley School, we ignite children’s natural passion for learning. Our students develop an academic foundation and become joyful learners through playful work, purposeful play, and the practice of community.

Our Values
Collaboration, Creativity, Equity and Inclusion, Kindness, Respect for Individuality, Childhood

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access (DEIA) Statement
The Valley School honors diversity, practices inclusion, and invites courageous conversations. We strive to create a community where each individual is valued, respected, and included. Though the journey can be muddy – much like our playground – we aim to give every child the tools necessary to flourish.

Position Overview
The Extended DayTeacher supports Valley’s Extended Day program and serves as an important bridge between The Valley School and families. The Extended Day Teacher is a team player, possesses strong communication skills, and is creative and resourceful. This position reports to and works alongside the Auxiliary Programs Manager.

Essential Functions of Extended Day Teacher
• Oversee a group of approximately 10 students spanning 2-3 grade levels from 3:00-6:00 p.m., Monday Friday. This includes time on Valley’s playground, as well as managing indoor activities and snack.
• Coordinate with the Extended Day & Summer Camps Manager and classroom teachers for smooth transitions to after school activities.
• Create engaging, innovative activities around art, engineering, problem-solving, and teamwork.
• Possess a genuine appreciation and concern for the education and development of children • Help plan and provide a wide range of activities designed to reach a variety of learning styles • Maintain developmentally appropriate practices and possess strong group management skills
• Nurture kind and respectful relationships with children
• Clearly communicate student and instructional needs with faculty and administration
• Maintain confidentiality and nurture healthy relationships with families
• Help maintain an inviting, safe, and organized environment

**It is a plus if you have a distinct talent to share with the program, such as visual arts, performing arts, music, yoga, martial arts, etc.**

Valley School Standards of Teaching Effectiveness
• Model and respect the School’s Mission and Values
• Demonstrate a belief that all children can learn and recognize the different developmental stages, cultural backgrounds, learning styles, and passions that influence a child’s educational experience
• Use a variety of teaching strategies to meet the learning, social, and emotional needs of a wide range of diverse learners
• Create and effectively manage a positive and respectful classroom environment that promotes student learning while fostering kindness, self-expression, creativity, and respect for differences
• Set clear goals for student learning and use a variety of assessment tools to inform instruction and to provide frequent feedback to students about their progress
• Communicate with parents and colleagues about student growth in a clear, professional, and timely way
• Actively support colleagues and collaborate with other teachers and specialists to meet each student’s needs and to ensure the overall quality of education
• Engage regularly in opportunities for professional growth and model a growth mindset
• Participate actively in the life of The Valley School
The Valley School offers salaries that are competitive with comparable schools in the Seattle area and are commensurate with experience and credentials. At 0.375 FTE, the pay for Extended Day Teachers is $25.00 per hour. This position does not qualify for our benefits package. Paid Time Off is accrued on a prorated basis.
• Successful experience working with elementary school-age children
• Bachelor’s Degree preferred

To apply, please email a cover letter, a current resume, and contact information for three references to William Goggins, Auxiliary Programs Manager, at [email protected]
Subject Line: Extended Day Teacher

Start Date
Contact William Goggins
Phone: (206) 328-4475
Fax: (206) 420-7249
318 30th Ave East, Seattle, WA 98112