4th/5th Grade Teacher posting

Who We Are

KapKa is a small, cooperative elementary school celebrating our 30th year as a dynamic community of children, parents and teachers working together to create an inclusive, experiential learning environment that fosters compassionate and capable lifelong learners. While we were, for most of that time, a school for grades K-2, over the past several years we have expanded through fifth grade, adding teachers and staff and moving into our current location on the border of the Fremont and Phinney neighborhoods just one block from Woodland Park, allowing us to spend a good part of each day learning and playing outdoors.

Please see our Values Statements to read about how we support children in their learning at KapKa.

Job Description

KapKa Cooperative School is seeking a full-time 4th/5th grade Teacher to join our teaching team beginning in the fall of 2019. Our experiential approach to learning means we need someone who will collaborate actively and effectively with the rest of the teaching staff to create student-centered and experiential (project-based) curricula that integrates all subjects as appropriate, with a strong commitment to social-emotional learning as the heart of what we do.

We seek an individual who welcomes change, creativity and collaboration and values community to join us in growing our unique progressive school.

Please see our Pedagogy Statements for a full description of how we teach at KapKa.

Responsibilities

  • Contribute collaboratively to the development and implementation of a project-based and experiential learning curriculum for students in a multi-age 4th and 5th grade program.

  • Support student understanding, growth and skill development across multiple subject areas, including math and language arts.

  • Meet with other members of the teaching team regularly to plan projects, activities, and lessons both on campus and in the field.

  • Collaborate with teachers from all levels in our multi-age social-emotional learning program.

  • Prepare progress reports and hold parent-teacher conferences three times over the course of the school year.

  • Attend special evening events, including parent meetings once per month, school-wide service projects and celebrations, and two overnight camping trips.

Qualifications

The new 4-5 team member will have at least a Bachelor's degree and either

  • a teaching certificate

  • a Master’s degree in education or

  • a minimum of three years experience teaching at these grade levels in a project-based or experiential learning environment.

and preferably all of the above.

Compensation

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Process

To apply, please send cover letter and résumé to resumes@kapkaschool.org. We will conduct 30-minute phone interviews and request a statement of educational philosophy as well as a sample lesson or unit of study from all candidates. We will ask top candidates to prepare and present a demonstration lesson and to interview with a representative group of teachers and administrators before making our decision, ideally by early May.


KapKa Cooperative School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation.