Elementary School Teacher
Hamlin Robinson School, located in the North Beacon Hill neighborhood of Seattle, Washington, is an independent, non-profit, accredited, state-approved, elementary and middle day school offering a comprehensive educational program to serve students with dyslexia and other language related difficulties. The Hamlin Robinson School core philosophy is that all children can reach their full potential given appropriate teaching methods and atmosphere.
Department: Teaching Faculty
Reports to: Head of School and Assistant Head of School
Job Classification: 10 month- exempt position
A Hamlin Robinson School teacher is dedicated to the mission and philosophy of the school. The teacher will provide overall instructional programs, guidance, and support to ensure each student’s success. Through differentiated instruction and a love of working closely with children the teacher will provide a rich and diverse educational experience for students. Slingerland Training is provided to all new faculty, at the cost of the school.
- Plan, deliver, and amend as necessary the instructional programs.
- Work closely and consult with members of the faculty and administration to ensure continuity of the overall program, within the grade level and from grade to grade.
- Build students’ confidence and self-esteem as you come to know them as learners and individuals.
- Maintain current knowledge of Slingerland techniques and best practices.
- Maintain a classroom that is orderly, sufficiently organized and equipped to meet the needs of the program and students, and present a professional appearance to the community.
- Serve as a mentor for Resident Teachers and new faculty as needed.
- Engage in self-assessment and work towards professional goals while pursuing continual professional growth.
- Communicate with families via extra conferences, phone conversations, emails, and frequently updated and informative teacher webpages.
- Maintain student notes, anecdotal records, observations, work samples, any appropriate assessments, and grades and regularly update the school-wide grading system, Gradebook.
- Complete student progress reports three times annually, November, March, and June.
- Assume full responsibility for organizing, scheduling and leading parent-teacher-student conferences at a minimum of three times annually, September, November, and March.
- Document conference reports, discipline, student health and other professional correspondence as appropriate
- Attend weekly faculty meetings and other partner, team or committee meetings as needed.
- Attend in-service days, meetings, seminars and training sessions, including an initial summer training of the Slingerland technique.
- Stay abreast of current educational research and best practices.
- Write articles for the school newsletter and other school publications as needed Play an active role in the admissions process through classroom visits and observations.
- Promote enrollment for the school internally and externally.
- Provide opportunities for field trips and other out-of-school learning opportunities, including overnight camps (for middle school teachers only).
- Participate fully in the life of the school by contributing to and attending school events, serving on committees, supporting advancement/development efforts, and being a positive representative of the school.
- Bachelor’s degree with Washington State certification, Master’s degree preferred
- Special education endorsement preferred
- Commitment to mission and philosophy of the Hamlin Robinson School
- Knowledge of the process of reading, writing, math and the development of study skills
- Sensitivity to intellectual, physical, and emotional needs of students
- Experience in an elementary/middle school setting
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Strong organizational, management, and goal-setting skills
- Experience in curriculum development, collaborative planning and team teaching
- Excellent interpersonal skills with colleagues, families and students
- Desire and ability to work with children with learning differences
- Practice and model respect for individual differences, learning styles and rates of learning
- Believe in each individual’s ability and potential to learn and succeed
- Possess strong communication and organizational skills with a keen attention to detail
- Enjoy professional collaboration
- Maintain current knowledge of techniques and best practices in education and desire and willingness to take advantage of professional development opportunities
- Commit to innovation, excellence, and dedication in implementing instructional programs and learning activities unique to each student
- Commit to team building and consensus building with administrators and school in sharing ideas, making decisions, and sustaining the school’s mission and vision
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. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities to meet the ongoing needs of the school.
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS:
Hamlin Robinson School is committed to attracting and retaining excellent faculty candidates who will add to our school community. We provide a competitive compensation package which includes, excellent health, dental, and vision benefits; access to professional development funds; flexible spending account; and 403(b) pension plan with employer match.
Please submit a resume and cover letter to:
Joan Beauregard, Head of School
Hamlin Robinson School
E-mail: email@example.com with “Upper Elementary School Teacher” in the subject line.
Hamlin Robinson School is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Hamlin Robinson School ignites the academic and creative potential of students with dyslexia and other language-based learning differences.
The world class educational program at Hamlin Robinson School is a catalyst for students to discover the joy of learning within a rich, comprehensive school experience.
Respect: We show appreciation and acceptance for ourselves, our community, and our learning.
Responsibility: We show integrity and accountability for our choices.
Purpose: We show dedication and resolve through our actions.
Perseverance: We show commitment and resilience in all our endeavors.