Expeditions Teacher, Site-Based in Tacoma, WA

Summit Public Schools

About the organization

Who We Are
This will be a PE role with a STEM focus.
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 15 schools serving over 4,500 students in the Bay Area and Washington state. Historically, 98 percent of Summit graduates are accepted to four-year colleges, 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!


Summit’s Expeditions Program:
The areas of study, or clusters, which students can explore include Leadership & Social Change, Health and Wellness, Media Studies, Technology, Business, and Visual Art, Design & Engineering. Over the course of their time at Summit, students have the opportunity to explore passions across these clusters or to craft a pathway of deep study that may lead to an internship or independent study.
In particular, our middle and high schools are interested in teachers who can offer courses in one of the following areas:
Health & Wellness
The Expeditions team seeks teachers with a passion for these areas who can design and execute courses in that cluster based on the teacher’s experience and expertise, aimed at middle and high school students. Using the Framework for 21st Century Learning (P21. 2015, May), students should master the skills, knowledge and expertise to succeed in work and life in the 21st century.
The role of the Expeditions teacher is to empower students to discover and deepen their passions, as well as serve as a mentor to a group of students they will follow throughout their time in middle and high school. We believe that connecting to one’s passion is crucial for success in college and a career, as this allows students to make better choices about “best fit” colleges based on an understanding of the course of study for possible careers.


WA certificate or credential in another state

What You Need
Commitment to uphold Summit’s values, and the belief that all children deserve a rigorous and equitable education that prepares them for college and for life
Teaching Credential in California, Washington or another US state
Bachelor’s Degree (a Master’s Degree in Education is preferred, but not required)
Clear health and background check
Teaching experience in your subject preferred, but not required

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