The Northwest School is a college-preparatory, co-educational independent school near the heart of downtown Seattle. We offer a rich and challenging program to approximately 500 students in grades 6 through 12, including 80 international students, many of whom live in our campus dormitory. The Northwest School is committed to a diverse workplace and expects applicants to have a commitment to diversity and social justice. We firmly believe that we are a richer, more creative and dynamic institution when it comprises a diverse set of community members.
The Northwest School Learning Resources Program is designed to give full program access to individual students with learning differences through a teacher-delivery model, recognizing the primacy of the classroom learning environment. The school actively seeks to reduce/eliminate common barriers to learning, including neurological, physical, and cultural barriers.
The Northwest School seeks a one-year, 40% time (approx 16 hours each week) instructional coach/learning differences strategist to promote effective instructional practices in the classroom, and to review and assess the school’s approach to learning support.
Essential functions include:
Lead professional development activities for teachers on the topic of effective instructional strategies, curriculum, and assessment practices related to learning differences
Collaborate with and coach teachers in methods that reduce or eliminate barriers to learning, related to methodology, particularly as related to learning differences
Participate in case studies of students who are involved in the Learning Resources Program
Collaborate in the review of current practices in communicating student progress and adjusting practice to better support students
In collaboration with colleagues, assess school’s approach to learning support
In collaboration with colleagues, design annual data tracking methods for Learning Resources Program
All candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the school’s mission, values, and philosophy, especially related to diversity and the environment.
A bachelor’s degree and five years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the position.
Additionally, the successful candidate will have experience working as a teacher responsible for managing a classroom.
Computer literacy in MS Office Suite and online communications and discretion in handling confidential information is required.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is highly competitive with top independent schools in the region and commensurate with experience. Generous time off, lunch, access to the on-site fitness facility, a commitment to professional development, and a unique urban location are also benefits of working at the Northwest School.
The Northwest School is a college-preparatory, co-educational independent school near the heart of downtown Seattle. We offer a rich and challenging program to roughly 500 students in grades 6 through 12, including 80 international students, many of whom live in our campus dormitory. The Northwest School is committed to a diverse workplace and actively encourages applicants with a commitment to issues of diversity and social justice.