Seattle Waldorf School is seeking an engaging, competent, and compassionate part time teacher to join the high school World Language department. We are looking for someone who has a deep knowledge of the Spanish language and Latin American/Spanish cultures, and who is passionate about teaching high school students. We are seeking an educator who understands best practices in Spanish teaching, who can work effectively as part of a dynamic team, as well as independently, and who is interested in collaborative and multidisciplinary approaches based in supporting the developmental needs of the students. We are looking for staff and faculty who share our belief that a culturally rich and inclusive school community provides students with the best possible environment for a quality education. Salary is competitive with independent schools. Seattle Waldorf School offers an excellent benefits package, opportunities for professional development, and an extraordinary work environment.
Who We Are: At Seattle Waldorf School, students become creative problem-solvers—imaginative thinkers who journey toward intellectual excellence, human compassion, and artistic skill. Our modern curriculum is rooted in tradition—for children 18 months to 18 years. We lead students on a joyful journey that fosters critical thinking, synthesis, and creativity. Founded in Seattle in 1980, we are the only Preschool–Grade 12 Waldorf School in Washington. At Seattle Waldorf School we are committed to creating a community that is inclusive for all faculty, staff, families and students, especially those who have been impacted by racism and oppression, and to create a culture that supports racial equity by changing our existing systems and practices.
Our Mission: Daily we strive to inspire learning, courage, and joy in the developing human being.
Job Summary: Provides an engaging and inspiring classroom experience for students in high school Spanish
Teaches 8-10 high school Spanish class periods per week in a culturally and linguistically immersive environment
Develops engaging curriculum to meet the needs of high school students
Collaborates with the World Language Department Chair in curriculum development and teaching practices
Plans and leads appropriate field trips
Keeps records and writes reports according to current school guidelines
Attends Department Meetings, High School Faculty Meetings, Full Faculty meetings as scheduled and In- Service/PD days
Models a culture of flexible, continuous learning for students and colleagues
Establishes and cultivates community relations by maintaining open and candid dialogue with all of the school’s constituencies
Complies and is familiar with all policies and regulations as put forth in the school’s documents
Engages in professional development through teacher in-services, Preview Days, Review Days, and conferences as determined in conversation with school leadership
Takes all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, faculty, staff, equipment, materials, and facilities since safety and security are everyone’s responsibility
Performs other duties as assigned
Education & Experience:
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited 4-year college or university required
Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion required
Degree in Spanish language and/or Latin American and Spanish cultures preferred
Founded in 1980, Seattle Waldorf School is a Washington State approved school serving approximately 550 students in programs from Preschool through Grade 12. The school is a full member of the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA), a candidate school of the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS), and a member of the Washington Federation of Independent School (WFIS). Our wooded grade school campuses in north Seattle and Bellevue offer students an intimate setting to learn and grow, while the high school is located in the vibrant Magnuson Park complex. For more information about Seattle Waldorf School, please visit our web site at www.seattlewaldorf.org.