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    Diversity in Seattle Teacher Recruitment

    In an effort to establish a diverse, inclusive, and culturally competent workforce that mirrors our population, we encourage applicants, including minority educators to apply to our certificated job pool.

    Please visit our Job Opportunities webpage to search for teaching opportunities.

    Seattle Public Schools values the full spectrum of the human teaching experience. Diversity of thought, education, national origin, gender, skills, and experience is a practice we value. We firmly believe that by pooling our unique talents and backgrounds we can define the future of teaching

    About Seattle Public Schools

    Seattle Public Schools is a diverse community of 97 schools serving nearly 52,000 students. Our student enrollment is projected to increase for the next five years and voters just passed two major funding levy’s. As the largest school system in the state of Washington, we offer a broad range of educational programs and learning opportunities in one of America's most vibrant cities.

    Seattle students and staff represent many cultures and ethnic groups. More than 132 languages are spoken in our schools. Our work is driven by our mission that all students graduate ready for college, career, and life. Our work is driven by our mission that all students graduate ready for college, career, and life.

    Teacher Bonus

    Teachers in qualifying challenging schools are eligible to receive an additional bonus up to $5,000 based on the teacher’s percentage of time spent at the qualifying challenging school. The Seattle School District has 29 schools that are deemed “challenging schools” for 2015-16.

    As you consider open positions, please remember incentives for our National Board Certificated Teachers. Washington State provides an annual base bonus of $5,151 to all eligible K-12 public school National Board Certified Teachers.

    Information regarding the teacher bonus and challenging schools designation can be found on the OSPI website.

    The Collective Bargaining Agreement for Certificated teachers also provides for compensation in the amount of $2,000 to any certificated employee working in a Level 1 school. The district has 5 Level 1 schools (Highland Park, Hawthorne, Roxhill, Emerson, Graham Hill).

    Teachers who are Nationally Board Certified and who work in a challenging school can receive more than $10,000. Teachers who are National Board Certified, who secure positions in Highland Park, Roxhill or Emerson may be eligible for up to $12,000 as those three schools are challenging schools and Level 1 schools.

    Please note: Hawthorne and Graham Hill are Level 1 schools, but not deemed “challenging schools."