Spokane Public Schools3.6
Spokane, WA
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Estimated: $86,000 - $110,000 a year
Full time | Contract
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Job description

  • POSITION REQUIREMENT: This position requires a Washington State Teaching Certificate with the appropriate Endorsement to teach in the content area advertised in this posting. The Professional Education Standards Board (PESB), can provide additional endorsement requirement information through their site; PESB Course and Endorsement Lookup
LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION: Strong applications for this position include letters of recommendation from former and current supervisors, which speak to strengths in the areas of professionalism, collegiality, instructional capacity, and classroom management.

SALARY: Salary depends upon applicable prior certificated experience, approved credits, earned degrees, and the FTE of the position. Click here to view current salary and stipend information. DOWNLOAD SALARY SCHEDULE (Download PDF reader)


  • Organize instructional programs within the prescribed curriculum to provide for individual differences.
  • Be able to effectively teach students of varying abilities.
  • Be able to maintain classroom discipline and use effective classroom management skills.
  • Utilize and maintain district/building curricular and student learning objectives.
  • Prepare and maintain long-range and weekly lesson plans.
  • Maintain appropriate student records.
  • Work as an effective member of the department to evaluate and improve the program.
  • Communicate and interpret school programs to patrons.
  • Communicate student progress to parents.
  • Be familiar with state essential leanings, district targets, qualifying standards, testing, etc.
  • Work as an effective member of the grade level, staff, and community to evaluate and improve student learning.
  • Fulfill other responsibilities as assigned by the building administration.


  • Qualifies for a Washington State teaching certificate with appropriate endorsements as required by law and regulations. If possessing an initial or provisional certificate, the candidate must hold the appropriate endorsement. Must have or be able to obtain vocational certification.
  • Demonstrates classroom management procedures that provide for large and small groups, and individuals, and provides an environment conducive to learning.
  • Uses appropriate disciplinary procedures, establishes clear parameters for student behavior, responds properly when problems occur, and helps students toward self-discipline.
  • Demonstrates ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both written and oral form.
  • Flexible in learning new concepts, cooperates with others, and adapts to a variety of assignments and conditions.
  • Enthusiastic and displays an overall optimism toward teaching and student learning.
  • Assesses needs of students, prescribes and implements effective lessons to meet students' needs through the use of appropriate and current instructional skills.
  • Gains the respect and confidence of students, parents, and staff through modeling appropriate demeanor, behavior, and attire.
  • Sets and attains high level of expectations with a commitment to using available resources so that accomplishment and growth occurs.
  • Develops favorable relationships with students; listens to, cares for, and works collaboratively with them.
  • Demonstrates ability to work effectively with a diverse group of students, teachers, parents, and administrators in a confidential manner.
  • Relates positively to youth and adults of varying socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic backgrounds, different learning styles, and various disabilities.
  • Demonstrates the ability to learn new ideas and skills and to solve problems; the possession of a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 is expected. (This requirement may be waived if an inadequate pool of fully qualified applicants for a specific position exists.)
  • Aware of current educational developments and applications, works collaboratively with others; believes in the importance of education, and interested in the welfare of all students.
  • Uses democratic processes to work out problems in a supportive and understanding nonauthoritarian manner.
  • Integrates technology into planning, learning, and record-keeping activities.
  • Knowledge of effective teaching strategies related to the appropriate age of instruction. Demonstrated ability to apply this knowledge in a classroom setting.
  • Willingness and commitment to participate in professional collaboration and student supervision.
  • Ability to demonstrate a thorough understanding of the instruction/learning process.

Additional Information

  • WORK YEAR: Certificated employees are contracted for a 180-day work year for a full year contract.
  • BENEFITS: Fringe benefits for employees .5 or greater FTE include medical, dental, vision, basic life insurance, and long-term disability coverage are provided for employees who work at least half-time or more in a regular position. In addition, employees have access to a variety of optional benefits through payroll deduction.
  • SITE GOVERNANCE: Completion of transfer, reassignment to another location, change of position, promotion, or new hire is contingent upon the individual's agreement to sign the charter and any variances which may exist at the site and agreement to work within the framework of any covenant and principles of learning as determined by the site.
  • OTHER WORKING CONDITIONS as negotiated between Spokane Public Schools and the Spokane Education Association (SEA).
  • SECURITY CLEARANCE CHECK REQUIRED. A fingerprint background check is required for all prospective employees prior to start date. A processing fee is payable by payroll deduction.
Apply online at www.spokaneschools.org for further information call Human Resources Department at (509) 354-7265. Applications will be screened when complete application materials are received. Spokane Public Schools complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, marital status, race, color, creed, national origin, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, sexual orientation including gender expression or gender identity, or honorably discharged veteran or military status. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular school activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school district's Title IX/Staff Civil Rights Officer, ADA Officer, Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB)/Student Civil Rights Officer and/or 504 Compliance Officer. Officers: *Title IX/Staff Civil Rights Officer, Jodi Harmon, (509) 354-7306 *Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying (HIB)/Student Civil Rights Officer, Jodi Harmon, (509) 354-7306 *504 Compliance Officer, Jodi Harmon, (509) 354-7306 * ADA Officer, Stephanie Busch, (509) 354-5993 * Affirmative Action Officer, Nancy Lopez-Williams, (509) 354-5651 * Equal Opportunity Officer, Nancy Lopez-Williams, (509) 354-5651 *200 N. Bernard Street, Spokane, WA 99201-0206 View EEO Information

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1001 to 5000


$100M to $500M (USD)


Education and Schools

Company Description
Spokane Public Schools (District No. 81) is a public school district in Spokane County, Washington, and serves the city of Spokane. The district includes oversight and administration of seven high schools, six middle schools, and 34 elementary schools.
Company ratings
  • Overall
  • Company & Benefits
    3.6 / 5
  • Culture & Values
    3.6 / 5
  • Career Opportunities
    3.2 / 5
  • Work/Life Balance
    3.9 / 5
  • Senior Management
    3.4 / 5
Company reviews
"Productive and Organized"
Former EmployeeMental Health Technician
While working at Spokane School district I found my position to be mostly enjoyable and rewarding in that I was able to work with kids and help their families receive supportive services for their various needs. I appreciated that my supervisor was only a phone call away.

"I just find it hard to work for scool district"
Current EmployeeInstructional Assistant
I find it difficult to work to work there at times. But I stay working there. It is a school district. I'm working as a substitute. I float and work in different schools. I'm working in special education classrooms often.

"The work assignments are generally well planned and students are responsive."
Former EmployeeSubstitute Teacher
Although it has been some time since I worked as a substitute teacher in Spokane Public Schools, I can say that students were generally respectful and welcoming. The lesson plans that I taught from were well planned. In situations where plans were not left for me, I was easily able to find materials in order to keep the class operating until a full time teacher returned.

"Admin allows dangerous and disruptive behavior from students"
Former EmployeeTeacher
Teachers are blamed for "triggering" students who curse, yell, scream, stand on tables, flee the classroom, bully others, break items, steal, and physically attack adults and other students. Restorative justice is referenced by admin team but never actually used correctly.