Career Opportunities

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Thank you for your interest in employment at Lake Washington Girls Middle School. LWGMS offers competitive compensation and an attractive benefits package in a stimulating and dynamic academic community.

Lake Washington Girls Middle School invites your interest in the position/s posted below. Please review the position descriptions for application procedure information.

Lake Washington Girls Middle School serves just under 120 students in grades six through eight. Founded in 1998, the school is currently housed in a historic building in central Seattle, and moving to nearby North Beacon Hill in fall of 2019. The School has an innovative and holistic approach to educating adolescent girls*—fostering academic excellence, creative confidence, positive risk-taking, and the development of individual talents. Academic core curriculum is enriched and stretched by a focus on performance and public speaking, an integrated arts program, a STEAM curriculum, and an outdoor education program. Social-emotional learning is essential and inherent in all that we do. Faculty and staff collaborate in developing, planning, and implementing programs, and our values of “Respect and Responsibility” infuse the school’s culture.

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+ PART-TIME TECHNOLOGY TEACHER

Part-time | September through June

THE POSITION

Lake Washington Girls Middle School, located in Seattle’s Central District, seeks a part-time technology teacher to teach sixth, seventh, and eighth grade technology classes and mixed-grade technology elective classes. All classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The technology teacher is a part-time position. The teacher reports to the Dean of Teaching and Learning and works closely with the Director of Technology and the STEAM Department. Primary responsibilities include the following:

  • Develop and teach appropriate Computer Science Technology Literacy Curriculum for students in grades six through eight.
  • Teach coding STEAM units to students in grades six through eight; potentially run a robotics club after school.
  • Conduct ongoing assessment of student growth and progress, and modify instructional methods to fit individual student’s needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed.
  • Meet with other professional staff members, especially within the STEAM Department
  • Along with the STEAM Department Chair, select and requisition appropriate instructional aids and other supplies and equipment.
  • Seek professional development opportunities in order to remain current with industry needs and current research
  • Research, recommend, and implement emerging, new, and/or revised practices and strategies
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School

The successful candidate will possess the following experience, skills, and qualities:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in education or related field
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, justice, and inclusion as an important foundation for educating youth
  • Experience teaching coding, GoPiGo robotics, Adobe Creative Suite, FinalCut Pro, 3D drafting, 3D printing, laser cutter use, Python, Raspberry Pis, circuits
  • Experience with and passion for working with middle school students
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with colleagues, students, and families
  • Ability to interface with a diverse cross-section of people within the school community; desire to be part of the life of the school
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with colleagues
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and professional development
  • Flexibility in contributing to daily problem-solving and peripheral roles inherent in a small independent school
  • A growth mindset, active sense of humor, and excellent organizational skills
  • Strong passion for the school’s mission and vision

Compensation/Benefits

  • Competitive rate DOE
  • Hours for position are Tuesday and Thursdays between 8:00 and 1:00 and Friday between 1 and 2:30.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants should email a resume and cover letter that outlines their experience working in a culturally responsive environment to Lake Washington Girls Middle School at hire@lwgms.org.


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ABOUT LAKE WASHINGTON GIRLS MIDDLE SCHOOL

Lake Washington Girls Middle School serves just under 120 students in grades six through eight. Founded in 1998, the school is currently housed in a historic building in central Seattle, and moving to North Beacon Hill in fall of 2019. The School has an innovative and holistic approach to educating adolescent girls*—fostering academic excellence, creative confidence, positive risk-taking, and the development of individual talents. Academic core curriculum is enriched and stretched by a focus on performance and public speaking, an integrated arts program, a STEAM curriculum, and an outdoor education program. Social-emotional learning is essential and inherent in all that we do. Faculty and staff collaborate in developing, planning, and implementing programs, and our values of “Respect and Responsibility” infuse the school’s culture.

SCHOOL AT A GLANCE

  • Located in Seattle’s Central District

  • Founded in 1998 - the first girls middle school in the Pacific Northwest

  • 118 students in grades 6-8

  • Class size is approximately 19 students

  • Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm

  • Approximately 23 Faculty/Staff, plus specialists and guest instructors

  • 54% of students are people of color

  • 33% of faculty/staff are people of color

  • 25% of students receive tuition assistance

  • Five interscholastic sports with a 85% participation rate

  • Many student-led clubs and after-school classes

  • Summer programs for girls in grades 4-11

  • Member of NAIS, NCGS, NWAIS, and WFIS

*LWGMS uses the word “girls” to include anyone who identifies as or has been socialized as a girl.

 

Lake Washington Girls Middle School is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable state and federal fair employment practices and laws. Lake Washington Girls Middle School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual identity, gender identity, family composition, or any other characteristic protected under applicable state and federal laws in administration of its hiring or employment policies.