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Lead Faculty - Elementary

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The Meridian School
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Seattle, WA
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Published 20 days ago

Title: Lead Faculty

Supervises: N/A

Reports to: Associate Head of School

FLSA Status:Exempt

Department: Faculty

FTE: Full-Time, Academic Year


Start Date: 11/29/2021


Who We Are:

An independent K-5 school, The Meridian School is located in a grand, century-old building nestled in verdant 6.5-acre Meridian Park in the Wallingford neighborhood of Seattle, WA. The school cultivates a balance of mind and heart to nurture caring and confident learners prepared to thrive in and contribute to their local and global communities. Education at Meridian is much more than lessons in the classroom or problem solving on Smart Boards. It’s about life. Meridian is a place where the joy of childhood infuses the excitement of learning. By integrating curriculum, citizenship, and community, the school provides the foundation for well-rounded students.

At the core of Meridian’s philosophy is the relationship between teachers and students. Small classes ensure that students thrive; children feel known, and safe both intellectually and emotionally. The intimate learning environment affords rich opportunities for cooperative and interactive experiences – we believe that student participation and personal choice lead to a powerful investment in and passion for learning. The curriculum promotes integration across subjects, connected to thinking, and real-world application. The school’s inclusive community supports all learners and encourages active listing to different viewpoints and opinions. Learning how to solve problems and make good choices are a priority, as is respect for oneself, others, and the environment.

Meridian prompts diversity of thought and identity by bringing together community and curriculum, connecting awareness to actions, and celebrating the contribution of the individual community. We believe that the challenges in our world require culturally-competent, well-rounded, critically thinking individuals who are prepared to be responsible and active global citizens; that diversity brings perspectives and authentic experiences central to an education that balances the intellectual, emotional, and social growth of children; and, that a school community and learning environment that is inclusive and diverse will promote a deeper understanding of varying points of view, and will fuel innovation, creativity, and progressive change.

 

Job Summary:

Under minimal supervision, provides an exceptional classroom experience for students.


Specific Responsibilities:

·       Demonstrates best instructional practices to deliver a high-quality, developmentally appropriate curriculum to students

·       Develops, maintains, and revises curriculum maps in all content areas that are aligned to the School’s standards

·       Designs and delivers differentiated instruction

·       Assesses the academic and social-emotional needs of students in collaboration with colleagues and Associate Head of School

·       Actively creates and maintains a well-managed, positive classroom environment that supports student engagement and motivation

·       Actively participates in faculty work aligned with the strategic plan

·       Has a commitment to ongoing cultural competence professional development and has the motivation to put these skills into practice

·       Understands and supports the school’s mission through professional conduct and actions which demonstrate the core values and philosophy of the organization

·       Initiates growth and change in own intellectual and professional development, seeking out feedback and other opportunities to learn

·       Attends community meetings, curriculum meetings, and in-service days

·       Writes student evaluations twice each year according to the school year calendar

·       Conducts parent conferences twice each year and supports our “open door” policy with parents, colleagues, and students

·       Participates in Curriculum Night, Grandparents and Special Friends Day, Open House, and other stewardship opportunities as assigned by the Head of School

·       Writes weekly newsletters with grade-level team and openly communicates with families in formal and informal ways

·       Establishes and cultivates community relations by maintaining open dialogue with all the School’s constituencies

·       Actively participates in the full life of the school

·       Vigorously engages in professional development; demonstrates a commitment to life-long learning by enhancing their skills, and embracing innovative technologies  and creative thinking

·       Is familiar with and complies with all policies and regulations as put forth in the school’s documents

·       Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, faculty, staff, equipment, materials, and facilities.

·       Performs other duties as assigned

 

Required Education & Experience:

·       Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university required

·       Teaching certification and Master’s in Education or related subject/field preferred

·       Minimum of three years of classroom teaching experience

·       Experience working with elementary school-aged children

·       Experience working in an independent school environment preferred

 

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

·       Proficient technology skills and the knowledge and ability to integrate technology into the curriculum.

·       Must have a valid WA driver’s license and be willing to drive Meridian vehicles for work-related tasks

·       Excellent organizational, writing, and communication skills

·       Flexibility, maturity, and a sense of humor

·       Ability to keep information in the strictest of confidence

·       Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity

·       Proficient at working in a Microsoft Windows 10 environment, using Office (version 2013 or higher); ability to master common automated systems for record keeping, and confidently learn new technology

·       Ability to attend overnight experiential learning trips

·       Ability to stand, go up and down stairs frequently, crouch

·       Ability to lift up to 50 pounds, interact with students, and move around the classroom

·       Ability to work outside in any type of weather

·       Ability to travel locally (for field trips)

·       Ability to attend overnight experiential learning trips


Title: Lead Faculty

Supervises: N/A

Reports to: Associate Head of School

FLSA Status:Exempt

Department: Faculty

FTE: Full-Time, Academic Year


Start Date: 11/29/2021


Who We Are:

An independent K-5 school, The Meridian School is located in a grand…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    November 29, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    November 22, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional
Salary
See below
Competitive Salary and Benefits Package

Location

On-site
4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103, USA
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