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Kindergarten Teacher

Title
Kindergarten Teacher
Location
The Valley School
Description
Essential Functions
• 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
• Design a clear, well-organized, well-balanced and flexible curriculum that is responsive to the learning of each class and each child
• 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

Other Duties
• Present the kindergarten program and philosophy to prospective families and engage in the assessment of applicant children
• Engage regularly in opportunities for professional growth and model a growth mindset
• Participate actively in the life of The Valley School, through engagement in meetings, committees, recess duty, and various special events
• Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School and Director of Teaching and Learning
Requirements
In experience and skills, the ideal candidate will have:
1. A Bachelor’s Degree in education, preferably in early childhood and elementary education; Master’s and Washington State teaching certificate preferred
2. Three years of experience as a classroom teacher
3. Experience in developing and writing curricula
4. Experience in assessing student learning, using a variety of measurements and tools
5. Flexibility and adaptability to meet the needs of a wide range of learners
6. Experience in working with a diverse group of families
7. Strong communication skills, in both writing and speaking
8. Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and families

To Apply
Please email a cover letter, a current resume, and three references to Gillian Toledo, Director of Teaching and Learning, at gilliant@thevalleyschool.org
Subject Line: The Valley School Kindergarten Teacher
Start Date
08/19/2020
Salary
The Valley School offers a salary that is competitive with comparable schools in the Seattle area and is commensurate with experience and credentials.
Contact Gillian Toledo
Phone: (206) 328-4475
Fax: (206) 328-5877
gilliant@thevalleyschool.org
318 30th Ave East, Seattle, WA 98112