The 2019-2020 school year is quickly approaching and Impact Public Schools (IPS) invites passionate elementary educators to join our team as a Teaching Fellow at Impact | Puget Sound Elementary located in Tukwila, WA (just south of Seattle). Teaching at Impact is a unique opportunity. We are deeply committed to achieving our mission of preparing a diverse population of students to succeed in college and impact communities as the next generation of equity-driven, innovative leaders. Our schools are tightly-knit families where every child is known, loved by an adult mentor and guided to achieve their unique, limitless potential. Our strong community is rooted in joyful rigor and committed to the following core values:
Bold Ambitions - We envision self-driven students and adults who develop the skills, habits and mindsets to impact communities and invent the future; we support one another in achieving step-by-step excellence along the way.
Brave Solidarity - Diversity strengthens and enlivens us. Dissatisfied yet optimistic, we bring a lens of equity and inclusion to each decision and each day.
Team WA - All of Washington is our team. We are powerful when we work together, so we build relationships based on empathy and strive together towards outstanding outcomes for all public school students.
Everyone Grows - We approach each day as an opportunity to learn and grow. We work hard towards our own just-right goals, cheering each other on as we redefine potential.
Play Big - We celebrate. We wonder. We ask. We make and invent and imagine. We play big.
Intention - In the tiny and the huge, we keep the end in mind and reflect on the potential effects of our choices.
Through over thirty days of paid professional development, consistent high-impact instructional coaching, and personalized career pathways, we are deeply committed to each team member’s growth. Teaching Fellows will also receive guidance on the steps to obtaining a WA state teaching certificate.
Essential Functions of an IPS Teaching Fellow
Serve as a mentor to students as the foundation and heart of our school community
Coach, support and advocate for mentees throughout their academic career
Start each day with student mentees to set and monitor long-term, mid-term and short-term goals
Support Lead Teacher in guiding outstanding academic achievement and student character development
Collaborate with lead teacher to build an empowering learning environment that excites and invests students in their learning
Inspire students to realize their unique academic, social and emotional potential
Exemplify IPS’s core values in all interactions with students, families, and colleagues
Implement academic interventions for students based on data
In collaboration with other Teaching Fellows and Teachers, plan and execute an art expedition class and an enrichment class
Plan weekly lessons based on IPS instructional frameworks
Implement lessons aligned with IPS core instructional and behavioral practices
Reflect on progress made after each lesson
Commit to professional learning, development, and growth
Collaborate with lead teacher and school team to contribute to culture-building and improve instructional skills
Engage in weekly coaching with an instructional coach
Actively engage in a strong, supportive community of adult learning, professional development, and team planning
Skills and Characteristics:
Enthusiasm for elementary education
Outstanding organizational skills
Ability to connect with a diverse student population
Strong belief in the IPS mission and educational model, including a desire to learn how to integrate elements of project based learning, personalization and social emotional learning into instruction
High moral character
Values the importance of working in a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment
Exhibits a growth mindset
Positive and effective collaborator
Educational Background/Work Experience and Eligibility:
Bachelor’s degree with an outstanding record of academic achievement and extracurricular leadership
Strong desire to become a credentialed teacher
Passionate about learning
Must pass background check
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. IPS offers all teachers a full benefits package and extensive opportunities for professional growth.
Commitment to Diversity:
IPS seeks individuals of all ethnic and racial backgrounds to apply for this position. We are committed to maximizing the diversity of our organization and recruiting a team that reflects the diversity of our student movement.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Equal employment opportunity and respect in the workplace are fundamental principles at Impact Public Schools (IPS). IPS prohibits and does not tolerate harassment, intimidation, bullying, discriminatory, or retaliatory behavior. All aspects of your employment are based upon your personal capabilities and qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion/creed, sex/gender (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation or perceived sexual orientation, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, disability, age, military status, marital status, partnership status, status as a victim of domestic violence, genetic predisposition or carrier status, or any other protected class as established by federal, state, or local law. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Jen Wickens, CEO, 3438 S. 148th St., Tukwila , WA 98186, ------------, ------------.
To join our team, please upload a cover letter and resume to ------------, explaining in detail your qualifications for the position.