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Third Grade Teacher

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St Thomas School - Medina, WA


Open Position: Third Grade Teacher 

Direct Reports: N/A

Reporting To: Director of Elementary Center

FLSA Status: Exempt 

When Needed: 2024-2025 School Year (August - June)           

FT/PT: Full-time


Pay rate: ranges between $61,000 to $132,000 / depends on education and experience 


Why St. Thomas School?  


You thrive in a face-paced environment, working alongside others who share your ideals. You are inspired by children and appreciate their joy and energy. You enjoy making an impact and being part of something bigger than yourself. You believe that schools should be among the most innovative places on earth. And you are committed to excellence and professional growth.  


Who We Are:  


Founded in 1951 and located on the east side of Seattle in Medina, Washington, STS is a private, non-sectarian school for Preschool through Eighth Grade students. Our educational journey is defined by a cognitively engaging program with an emphasis on developing character, leadership, and a passion for learning and achievement. Our highly regarded curriculum prepared students to excel at future endeavors while honoring the school’s long standing core values.   


We commit to an inclusive and diverse community in which everyone can say, "I belong." We seek employees who are passionate, qualified, and offer diverse perspectives. We are particularly interested in the role education and a diverse learning environment play in promoting equity and inclusivity.  


We Foster: 


  • A diverse, safe, and equitable school environment 
  • Actions and advocacy that support our Core Virtues 
  • Cultural competence, anti-bias, and social justice 
  • Intellectually curious and engaged global citizenship 


Job Overview:


The Third Grade teacher works to provide an optimal classroom learning environment for Third Grade students. Under minimal supervision, and with high levels of collaboration, this position supports students, families, and other community members in realizing our Guiding Principles while abiding by our Framework for Professional Standards.


General Responsibilities:


  • Establishes an effective and engaging classroom culture focused on learning
  • Provides for the effective education of students (skill development, character education, community service, leadership, counseling, decision making)
  • Develops and implements curriculum and unit plans consistent with identified learning objectives
  • Enthusiastically engages in professional development while staying aware of current educational research and best practices
  • Utilizes a variety of instructional methods to differentiate instruction
  • Strives for innovation in education and actively seeks opportunities to integrate subject matter area across disciplines
  • Effectively utilizes a variety of evaluation strategies to assess student learning
  • Communicates effectively, providing timely feedback to students and families
  • Reflects and adjusts teaching practices based on self-evaluation, feedback from others, and the accurate assessment of student work
  • Prioritizes an environment of respect and rapport in the classroom and other school settings
  • Operates within laws and the schools policies, procedures, and regulations, taking all necessary and reasonable precautions to provide for the safety of students, faculty, staff, equipment, materials and facilities. Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Education & Experience:


  • A Bachelors Degree, with an emphasis in early childhood, elementary and/or middle school education expertise or related areas from a four-year college or university required
  • Masters Degree in elementary and/or middle school education or related areas preferred
  • 3+ years of combined teaching experience preferred


Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Familiarity with current learning theories and basic principles of human growth and development and ability to consider them in the design and implementation of learning experiences
  • Knowledge of current trends and research in learning and assessment
  • Ability to manage the non-instructional human dynamics in the educational setting
  • Flexibility and adaptability to meet the needs of the children and program
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work efficiently in a Windows based environment that values educational technology
  • Ability to maintain confidential information
  • Ability to work collaboratively in team situations
  • Ability to work outside in all weather
  • Some travel required (field trips)


Benefits include: 


  • Medical 
  • Health Savings Account 
  • Dental 
  • Vision 
  • Dependent Care Spending Account 
  • Long-Term Disability 
  • Life Insurance 
  • Retirement Savings 
  • Winter Wellness Days (between Dec 25 and Jan 1) 


If this sounds like you, we'd like to hear from you. Please go to Apply Now on our careers website and complete our online employment application.  Then upload your résumé and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in and qualified for this position. 


Position open until filled. 


No phone calls or drop-ins please. 


Thank you for your interest in St. Thomas School and this position. 


This description is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.