Impact Puget Sound Elementary

About the organization

Impact Public Schools builds and operates world-class charter public schools in diverse communities across Washington state. IPS graduates are the problem solvers, innovators, and change agents of tomorrow. Within an equity-driven culture, we develop the whole child and inspire our students to live full, connected, and purposeful lives. We offer a rigorous, personalized curriculum within a vibrant school community that balances high expectations with joy. Our diverse group of scholars will solve our future's greatest challenges, and together we will eliminate the opportunity gap in Washington state.


Essential Functions of an IPS Teacher

Serve as a mentor to students as the foundation and heart of our school community
Coach, support and advocate for mentees throughout their academic career
Start each day with student mentees to set and monitor long-term, mid-term and short-term goals

Support Lead Teacher in guiding outstanding academic achievement and student character development
Collaborate with lead teacher to build an empowering learning environment that excites and invests students in their learning
Inspire students to realize their unique academic, social and emotional potential
Exemplify IPS’s core values in all interactions with students, families, and colleagues
Implement academic interventions for students based on data

In collaboration with other Teachers and Teaching Fellows, plan and execute an art expedition class and an enrichment class
Plan weekly lessons based on IPS instructional frameworks
Implement lessons aligned with IPS core instructional and behavioral practices
Reflect on progress made after each lesson

Commit to professional learning, development, and growth
Collaborate with lead teacher and school team to contribute to culture-building and improve instructional skills
Engage in weekly coaching with an instructional coach
Actively engage in a strong, supportive community of adult learning, professional development, and team planning


Skills and Characteristics:
Enthusiasm for elementary education
Outstanding organizational skills
Ability to connect with a diverse student population
Strong belief in the IPS mission and educational model, including a desire to learn how to integrate elements of project based learning, personalization and social emotional learning into instruction
High moral character
Values the importance of working in a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment
Exhibits a growth mindset
Positive and effective collaborator

Educational Background/Work Experience and Eligibility:
Bachelor’s degree with an outstanding record of academic achievement and extracurricular leadership
Passionate about learning
Washington teaching certificate (or a commitment to obtain one)
Must pass background check

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

To join our team, please upload a cover letter and resume to [email protected], explaining in detail your qualifications for the position.

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