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Morningside Academy, a nonprofit founded in 1980, provides a school for students who benefit from explicit instruction in the foundation skills of reading, writing, and mathematics.  The Morningside Model of Generative Instruction leads to mastery and fluency.  Thinking, reasoning and organizational repertoires are also developed in a systematic way.  We have a “students first” perspective.  The Morningside Teachers’ Academy provides professional development and coaching to schools and agencies around the world.

Morningside Academy is always accepting resumes and applications for the following faculty positions:

Elementary School Teacher: Special Education

Morningside Academy is a Seattle, Washington not-for-profit organization, with both a laboratory school and a training and consulting team who work with public school districts in the U.S. and Canada.

We seek an elementary school teacher who will be responsible for 10-12 students in each class. Students are grouped by skill level, not age or grade.

Our main criteria for selecting a teacher include:

  • A sincere enjoyment of elementary aged children
  • Background in precision teaching and Direct Instruction beneficial but not required
  • Experience designing and implementing cooperative and collaborative learning approaches
  • Excellence in group management
  • A quest to learn more about effective teaching procedures.

We will teach you how to plan a lesson that makes the most of research-based teaching practices.

Successful Morningside teachers are positive and fast-paced in their presentations and interactions. They have clear expectations and thoroughly follow through on instructions and consequences. The successful elementary school teacher applicant will join a dynamic group that has a “children first” values set.

Our hiring process consists of multiple interviews, your opportunities to observe Morningside classes, your sample lesson with our students, and our final interview.

Qualifications include 2 years minimum experience teaching elementary school students. Salary competitive and negotiable. Group Health Cooperative benefits.

Middle School Teacher

Morningside Academy is a Seattle, Washington not-for-profit organization, with both a laboratory school and a training and consulting team who work with public school districts in the U.S. and Canada.

We are looking for a middle school teacher. The teacher will be responsible for 10-12 students in grades 6-9.

The teacher will also participate in the development and testing of a curriculum that is focused upon methods of learning and thinking. The program will focus upon teaching skills: learning-to-learn skills, including personal study habits and collaborative learning methods; thinking, reasoning and problem-solving skills; library and internet research skills, organizational and self-management skills; communication skills; and interpersonal skills. The teacher will strengthen basic reading and writing skills, and teach a daily math curriculum. The teacher is expected to bring content “grist” for the program from natural science, social science, and the humanities. The goal is a program for public middle schools.

Successful Morningside teachers are positive and fast-paced in their presentations and interactions. They have clear expectations and thoroughly follow through on instructions and consequences. The successful middle school teacher applicant will join a dynamic group that has a “children first” values set.

Our four main criteria for selecting a teacher include:

  • A sincere enjoyment of early teens
  • Experience designing and implementing a progressive education environment, including cooperative and collaborative learning approaches
  • Excellence in group management
  • A quest to learn more about effective teaching procedures

We will teach you how to plan a lesson that makes the most of research-based teaching practices in a progressive education environment.

Our hiring process consists of multiple interviews, your opportunities to observe Morningside classes, your sample lesson with our youth, and our final interview.

Qualifications include 2 years minimum experience teaching middle school students. Salary competitive and negotiable. Group Health Cooperative benefits.

Morningside Academy is a 501c3 not-for-profit corporation, founded in 1980. Morningside is also an equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Morningside Academy
901 Lenora Street
Seattle, WA 98121
Phone: (206) 709-9500
Fax: (206) 709-4611
For consideration, email your resume, cover letter and at least two professional references to careers@morningsideacademy.org