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Morningside Academy, a nonprofit founded in 1980, provides a school for students who benefit from explicit instruction in the foundation skills of reading, writing, and mathematics.  The Morningside Model of Generative Instruction leads to mastery and fluency.  Thinking, reasoning and organizational repertoires are also developed in a systematic way.  We have a “students first” perspective.  The Morningside Teachers’ Academy provides professional development and coaching to schools and agencies around the world.

Morningside Academy is always accepting resumes and applications for the following faculty positions:

Lead Instructional Coach

Morningside Academy is seeking an experienced behavioral educator to join our leadership team. The Lead Instructional Coach will support the implementation of the Morningside Model of Generative Instruction (MMGI) in our laboratory school classrooms through the training and coaching of classroom teachers.

Morningside Academy is a laboratory school that provides elementary and middle school age struggling learners the opportunity to catch up, build up, and get ahead. Morningside students have not previously reached their potential; many have learning disabilities such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, or ADD/ADHD. All have average to above average intelligence. Morningside is not a school for children with significant emotional problems, behavioral problems, or developmental delays. For over 40 years, Morningside has been a leader in investigating and implementing educational best practices. Our approach, MMGI, combines best practices in assessment (e.g., Curriculum Based Measurement, homogeneous achievement grouping), research or evidence-based technologies of teaching (direct instruction, Precision Teaching, and Talk Aloud Problem Solving), and applied behavior analysis procedures (e.g., Good Behavior Game) within a Response to Intervention (RtI) framework. A fundamental component of MMGI is the coaching that teachers receive in their classrooms. Morningside coaches track which teachers have completed initial training on MMGI elements, then establish a schedule for extensive follow up coaching sessions. Systematic feedback is given before, during, and after coaching sessions. Component-specific rubrics are used to evaluate teacher improvement and to guide future goals. In addition to the Lead Instructional Coach, Morningside employs a part-time teacher/coach who divides their day between teaching a class and coaching other classroom teachers. Members of Morningside’s leadership team also provide in-classroom coaching.

The Lead Instructional Coach will receive ongoing mentorship from the Executive and Associate Director in executing the following responsibilities:

  1. Conduct training workshops on MMGI instructional procedures and associated curricula.
  2. Provide follow up in-classroom coaching on those instructional procedures and associated curricula.
  3. Track teacher development using established evaluation rubrics.
  4. Set goals for each teacher for further improvement.
  5. Coordinate coaching responsibilities and schedules with the part-time teacher/coach.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience implementing components of the Morningside Model of Generative Instruction is preferred, but is not required.
  • The successful applicant will receive thorough training on MMGI.
  • Experience teaching and/or coaching teachers implementing direct instruction, Precision Teaching, and/or behavior analysis procedures for classroom management is required.
  • Behavioral education experience and a strong interest in learning about effective teaching procedures.
  • Experience with general education students and students with mild-moderate special education students.

The Ideal Candidate will have:

  • Master’s or doctoral degree in any subject; education, psychology, and/or behavior analysis are preferred
  • Mastery of applied and conceptual behavior analysis
  • An expressed desire to work in a collaborative environment
  • Exceptional organizational skills with ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks concurrently
  • Effective verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to work and communicate well with all levels of faculty, staff, students, andparents/guardians
  • Ability to maintain confidential information
  • First aid/CPR certification or willingness to obtain certification within 30 days of hire.
  • Ability to pass FBI/WSP criminal background checks (fingerprinting required).

Compensation and Benefits: Salary competitive and negotiable. Kaiser Permanente benefits with all out-of-pocket expenses reimbursed. ORCA bus pass or parking space provided.

To Apply: Please reply to andrew@morningsideacademy.org with the following attachments:

  1. Your current CV or resume
  2. A cover letter that clearly shows how you meet the qualifications above
  3. Two references

Morningside Academy is a 501c3 not-for-profit corporation, founded in 1980. Morningside is an equal opportunity employer.

Elementary School Teacher: Special Education

Morningside Academy is a Seattle, Washington not-for-profit organization, with both a laboratory school and a training and consulting team who work with public school districts in the U.S. and Canada.

We seek an elementary school teacher who will be responsible for 10-12 students in each class. Students are grouped by skill level, not age or grade.

Our main criteria for selecting a teacher include:

  • A sincere enjoyment of elementary aged children
  • Background in precision teaching and Direct Instruction beneficial but not required
  • Experience designing and implementing cooperative and collaborative learning approaches
  • Excellence in group management
  • A quest to learn more about effective teaching procedures.

We will teach you how to plan a lesson that makes the most of research-based teaching practices.

Successful Morningside teachers are positive and fast-paced in their presentations and interactions. They have clear expectations and thoroughly follow through on instructions and consequences. The successful elementary school teacher applicant will join a dynamic group that has a “children first” values set.

Our hiring process consists of multiple interviews, your opportunities to observe Morningside classes, your sample lesson with our students, and our final interview.

Qualifications include 2 years minimum experience teaching elementary school students. Salary competitive and negotiable. Group Health Cooperative benefits.

Middle School Teacher: Special Education

Morningside Academy is a Seattle, Washington not-for-profit organization, with both a laboratory school and a training and consulting team who work with public school districts in the U.S. and Canada.

We are looking for a middle school teacher. The teacher will be responsible for 10-12 students in grades 6-9.

The teacher will also participate in the development and testing of a curriculum that is focused upon methods of learning and thinking. The program will focus upon teaching skills: learning-to-learn skills, including personal study habits and collaborative learning methods; thinking, reasoning and problem-solving skills; library and internet research skills, organizational and self-management skills; communication skills; and interpersonal skills. The teacher will strengthen basic reading and writing skills, and teach a daily math curriculum. The teacher is expected to bring content “grist” for the program from natural science, social science, and the humanities. The goal is a program for public middle schools.

Successful Morningside teachers are positive and fast-paced in their presentations and interactions. They have clear expectations and thoroughly follow through on instructions and consequences. The successful middle school teacher applicant will join a dynamic group that has a “children first” values set.

Our four main criteria for selecting a teacher include:

  • A sincere enjoyment of early teens
  • Experience designing and implementing a progressive education environment, including cooperative and collaborative learning approaches
  • Excellence in group management
  • A quest to learn more about effective teaching procedures

We will teach you how to plan a lesson that makes the most of research-based teaching practices in a progressive education environment.

Our hiring process consists of multiple interviews, your opportunities to observe Morningside classes, your sample lesson with our youth, and our final interview.

Qualifications include 2 years minimum experience teaching middle school students. Salary competitive and negotiable. Group Health Cooperative benefits.

Morningside Academy is a 501c3 not-for-profit corporation, founded in 1980. Morningside is also an equal opportunity employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Morningside Academy
901 Lenora Street
Seattle, WA 98121
Phone: (206) 709-9500
Fax: (206) 709-4611
For consideration, email your resume, cover letter, a statement telling us why you would be a good fit in a school environment (can be same document as cover letter but must be on separate page), and three professional references to careers@morningsideacademy.org