Career Opportunities

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.


SPANISH TEACHER

Full time. Start date August 21, 2019.

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Lake Washington Girls Middle School serves 115 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.

THE POSITION

Responsibilities:

  • Teach middle school Spanish classes to two grades, with an emphasis on building oral proficiency, promoting students’ ability to read and write in the language, and exploring the culture and history of the Spanish-speaking world;

  • Collaborate with colleagues on curriculum development, pedagogy, and assessment

  • Submit formal evaluations for students four times during the year

  • Attend family teacher conferences and required events outside of school hours

  • Attend department and faculty meetings as scheduled

  • Supervise and be present for students during study halls, lunch periods, passing periods, and community period.

All LWGMS staff members participate in school and class meetings, field trips, teaching about equity and social justice, and leading service-learning activities.  All LWGMS staff members are expected to be active community members, sharing supervisory duties and general support and care of the school community.

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

  • Fluency in Spanish and English languages

  • Knowledge and application of current instructional practices, strategies, and technology as well as differentiated instruction and effective student management practices

  • Interest and ability in incorporating diverse cultural perspectives into Spanish courses

  • Commitment to social justice and activism as integral to history and an important foundation for educating youth

  • Facility with standards-based grading and experience providing both formative and summative assessment

  • Experience teaching adolescent and preadolescent students

  • Experience in or commitment to single-gender education

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • 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

COMPENSATION/BENEFITS

  • Competitive salary DOE

  • Excellent benefits package

Application Process

Applicants should email a resume and cover letter to Lake Washington Girls Middle School at employment@lwgms.org.


PHYSICAL EDUCATION INSTRUCTOR

Part-time .1 FTE September through June

Lake Washington Girls Middle School, located in Seattle’s Central District, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Part-Time Middle School Fitness Instructor for the academic school year. This class meets twice per week, Wednesday and Friday from 2:20–3:30p.

Position responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Generating one-term fitness curriculum in collaboration with the Program Director and Dean of Teaching and Learning, with clear goals and assessments.

  • Planning and teaching fitness lessons for a balanced program of instruction and demonstration.

  • Adapting teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students at varying ability levels.

  • Providing students with understanding about how fitness can contribute to overall health in a positive manner.

  • Observing and evaluating student performance and progress.

The ideal candidate:

  • Has at least one year of fitness teaching experience in a school environment, fitness studio, or equivalent experience.

  • Enjoys working with students in middle school and should demonstrate flexibility, cooperation, energy, enthusiasm, and an understanding of the developmental needs of middle school age students. Experience teaching middle school students is preferred but not required.

  • Has strong classroom management skills.

  • Is punctual. Punctuality is critical; the candidate must be able to arrive at work on time and stay for the entire teaching period.

  • Must be certified in CPR and First Aid. (LWGMS offers CPR training in late August.)

  • Must successfully pass background checks.  

Application Process

Applicants should email a resume and cover letter to Lake Washington Girls Middle School at employment@lwgms.org.


ABOUT LAKE WASHINGTON GIRLS MIDDLE SCHOOL

Lake Washington Girls Middle School serves approximately 110 students in grades six through eight. Founded in 1998, the school is housed in a historic building in central Seattle, just a few minutes from the downtown core and from Lake Washington and one block from the vibrant Capitol Hill neighborhood. 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

  • 115 students in grades 6-8

  • Class size is approximately 18 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.