Upper School Part-Time Computer Science Teacher
Lakeside School - Seattle, WA

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Computer Science Teacher – Upper School

Part Time Position (0.2 FTE)

Lakeside School, an independent coeducational day school located in North Seattle, is currently recruiting for a Part Time Computer Science Teacher for the Upper School. This position is for the Spring 2013 semester and will begin mid-January 2013. The course introduces students to computer programming through the Lua, Python or other program language. The successful teacher candidate will enjoy a highly collaborative work environment that values innovation and creativity.


The Part Time Computer Science Teacher, reporting to the Upper School Math Department Head, will join a department that consists of 10 faculty members. Specific responsibilities include:

Teaching one (1) section of a semester long Computer Science 1. Maximum class sizes are set at 18 students, with the average size being 15 to 16;

Providing academic support for students outside of class time (answering homework questions, providing extra help) as needed;

Actively collaborating and participating in the work the department members put into innovative curriculum development, pedagogy, and assessment;

Providing written comments at the end of the term for each student.

Requirements and Qualifications

Successful candidates will hold at least a Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field; have a passion for interacting with high school level students, in and out of the classroom (teaching experience with high school level students is preferred); be comfortable with all aspects of a computer development process, the ethics and security issues surrounding computer use today; and possess the ability to connect with a broad range of learners. Candidates must successfully complete a criminal background check.


Compensation Rate: $37.50 per class up to a maximum of $150/day.

Long-term substitute teaching assignments will be paid $165/day for the 15 th day in the same assignment (retroactive to the first day of that assignment).

Additional Information

Lakeside School was founded in 1919, and currently enrolls 793 students in grades 5 through 12 from diverse ethnic, racial, religious, and economic backgrounds.

The School’s Mission and the shared commitment of all Lakeside employees is to develop in intellectually capable young people the creative minds, healthy bodies, and ethical spirits needed to contribute wisdom, compassion, and leadership to a global society. We provide a rigorous, dynamic academic program through which effective educators lead students to take responsibility for learning. We are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community and in the joy and importance of lifelong learning.

Application Process

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via the online application located on Lakeside’s website ( www.lakesideschool.org ). From the home page choose About Us / Employment / View and Apply For Available Jobs .

Lakeside School is an Equal Opportunity Employer seeking to diversify its workplace.

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