Compensation: Depends on Position and Experience; Salary & Hourly Positions Available; Competitive
4 Year Degree
2 openings available.
The Bridge School Cooperative Elementary School - Serving Ages 5-11 (K-5)
Open Positions: Elementary Classroom Teachers, Part Time and/or Full Time
Compensation: Salaried; Depends on experience and contracted schedule
ABOUT THE BRIDGE SCHOOL
The Bridge School is an independent, cooperative school serving ages 5-11 (grades K-5). We provide an education rich in exploration, community, interdisciplinary learning and taking learning OUTSIDE the classroom. Our mission is to provide a progressive elementary program that fosters authentic learning through whole child development. We are a cooperative school because we believe in the strength of the community working together to create a strong school program and we believe every child and adult here has a unique role to play. To learn more about us, please go to our website: www.BridgeSchoolCoop.org.
We offer a friendly, supportive and collaborative working environment where we draw on the strengths of staff members, families, students and the community to inspire instruction. Weekly staff meetings offer opportunities to listen, share ideas and have the voice you need as an educator and creativity is encouraged; our small size affords the flexibility to easily shift gears, discard what isn’t working and incorporate alternative approaches as needed. We believe real learning happens with authentic experiences and teachers are expected to extend the classroom into the community for field trips and outdoor excursions.
Core Academic Program: Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-3pm and Friday, 8:30am-12pm
We are seeking qualified Classroom Teachers for the 2022-2023 school year. Our teachers work a variety of schedules, from full to part time, depending on your availability and our current needs. We work closely with all of our employees to utilize their interests, abilities and availability within the scope of our open positions.
All teachers work with multi-age classrooms and we expect interdisciplinary, differentiated, project-based approaches. Teachers are expected to take a lead role in choosing and developing their own teaching activities and curriculum, in collaboration with the Directors. Teaching at The Bridge School best fits those who are comfortable with and excited about the possibilities of having creative freedom with curriculum and teaching techniques, and determining how to serve students. All classroom teachers work together as a team and instruction is supported by specialists in music, theater, art and outdoor education.
Bachelor’s Degree from Accredited University or College
WA State Certification or Equivalent Certification/Experience
Strong understanding and passion for progressive education and whole child development
Experience differentiating instruction within a classroom setting
Ability and drive to create curriculum and emergent projects based on classroom community
Strong collaborative skills and willingness to work on a team
Ability to support, manage and communicate with parents
Strong overall organizational and communication skills
Desire and comfort in taking learning outside the classroom
Creative thinking and problem-solving skills
Ability to see the “Big Picture” view of the educational process
It would also be nice if you have…
Experience teaching multi-age classes
Experience working in a cooperative educational setting
Special skill(s) - e.g. visual/performing art, outdoor education, gifted or special education background, foreign language, technology, math/science etc.
To be successful in this position you must…
Have a sense of humor
Love, respect and understand the developing child
Enjoy helping students develop their own voices and learning strategies
Be flexible, innovative and nurturing
Be able to listen to new ideas and share your own
Be excited about hands-on, experiential learning
Value and desire to be part of a developing learning community