Summit Public Schools is searching for talented classroom educators to step into Substitute Teacher roles for the 2023-2024 school year. This is a great opportunity to join a vibrant, growing organization that is dedicated to transforming public education for its students!
We're looking for substitute teachers in Seattle, West Seattle, and Tacoma.
$25 per hour with an Initial, Residency, Professional, or Continuing Teacher Certificate.
$23 per hour with an Emergency Substitute Certificate or no credential.
These positions would be a perfect fit for experienced teachers who wish to teach, coach and mentor students across a small number of schools, and to create strong relationships with students and faculty, while simultaneously focusing on their growth in an organization which has become famous for professional development.
Who We Are:
What if all students graduated high school with the knowledge, skills and habits they need to lead a fulfilled life? This is the question that guides our mission at Summit Public Schools.
Summit is a leading network of public schools that prepare a diverse student population for success in a four-year college and to be thoughtful, contributing members of society. We operate 14 schools serving over 4,500 students in the Bay Area and Washington state. 100% of Summit graduates are college ready and Summit graduates complete college at double the national average.
We need exceptional, diverse, and mission-aligned teachers to join our team to help prepare our students for a fulfilled life. Join us!
The Summit Model:
Summit’s research-backed model makes teaching and learning at a Summit school unlike any other.
At Summit, our teachers mentor the same group of students each year in advisory groups, which allows them to build strong relationships based on deep trust over multiple years. Mentors meet 1:1 with each student regularly to coach students toward their personal goals, and meet daily as a mentor group.
During Project Time, teachers teach universal skills through real-world projects - using their subject-area expertise to help students apply their knowledge to the world around them. Through our research-backed curriculum, Summit gives teachers the tools they need so that they can focus on teaching and becoming the best project-based teachers in the world.
We are deeply committed to continuous improvement at Summit, both as an organization and for our individual faculty. With dedicated days of professional development built into the academic year, regular coaching sessions with a school leader, and a culture of honest, actionable, and timely feedback, we equip our teachers with the tools necessary to improve their practice and tackle challenging issues. We also prioritize developing leaders from within and have invested in multiple career pathway programs for our teachers and school leaders.
Summit has intensive collaboration structures built in to our weekly schedules. Teachers collaborate at the grade and subject levels, forming regular communities of practice to support each other in continuously improving as project-based teachers and mentors.
By design, our schools are small communities where every student is known. They are intentionally heterogeneous and reflect the diversity of the communities in which we operate. As a teacher, this will require being culturally responsive and creating equitable learning pathways for all students.
What You’ll Do:
The Substitute Teacher's responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following actions:
- Provide an overall student experience of extremely high quality.
- Act as teacher of record for a number of different courses.
- Facilitate learning experiences, using a variety of methods including: direct instruction, project-based learning, small group tasks, individual student projects, individual and group writing tasks, formative and summative assessment, direct teacher feedback, extended individual students tasks and public performance/presentation.
- Tutor individual students where necessary.
- Design and implement social & emotional learning experiences as a recurring part of all courses.
- Provide updates on student achievement to faculty and - if necessary - families.
- Maintain and reinforce Summit's graduated discipline process.
- Suggest solutions and proposals for further cover on a weekly basis, as an integral part of weekly team meeting participation.
- Substitutes will be scheduled to work depending on need and availability of shifts. The ideal candidate should be comfortable with variable hours and when possible, be available to support last-minute scheduling needs at the school site.
What You Need:
- Commitment to uphold Summit’s values, belief that all children deserve a rigorous and equitable education that prepares them for college and for life.
- Washington Teacher Substitute Permit - if you don't have one, Summit will support you in getting this done.
- Bachelor’s Degree (a Master’s Degree in Education is preferred but not required).
- Clear health and background check.
- Teaching experience is preferred but not required.
Who You Are:
- You want to be a world-class project-based learning teacher.
- You thrive while collaborating and are excited to work with mission-aligned, high-performing colleagues. You find positivity in shared successes.
- You’re excited to teach Summit’s common curriculum and assessment system, which was designed for teachers and by teachers in partnership with learning scientists.
- You care deeply about working in intentionally heterogeneous schools and are ready to support all diverse students to reach a fulfilled life.
- You’re eager to engage in professional development and be developed as a practitioner in a network that is committed to continuous improvement.
- You have a growth mindset and see feedback as a positive.
- You are passionate about serving as a mentor and advocate for a group of students that you’ll follow year to year. You’re open to having hard conversations to support students.
Summit is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that diversity, equity, and inclusion are directly intertwined with education. We are ALL better when we are able to bring our whole selves to work and honor each other’s voices across identities, cultural backgrounds, and life experiences. We welcome and encourage applications from individuals who are members of historically marginalized communities. Spanish language proficiency is a plus.
To see Summit Public Schools' full non-discrimination statement as it relates to students and parents along with designated compliance coordinators for each school, see HERE for Washington and HERE for California. To see Summit Public Schools' full non-discrimination statement as it relates to employees, see here for Washington and here for California.