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Seeking Computer Science Teacher for 2014-15

Our new, innovative computer science program emphasizes high student engagement, accessibility to all students, and opportunities for advanced study. University Prep is a grades 6-12 independent school in Seattle, WA. I am happy to answer your questions about the position.

Computer Science Teacher
Full-time, academic year position
Starts August 2014

University Prep seeks an innovative computer science teacher to deliver a program of study in grades 6-12, including three levels of computer science classes, supporting instruction for computational thinking across the curriculum, and advising student clubs. This is a new position, part of a school initiative to increase emphasis on computer science in the program and meet rapidly growing student interest in the subject.

Candidates must possess demonstrated competence and experience in the content area and pedagogy. A master’s degree or equivalent experience in computer science and recent successful teaching experience are desired. An understanding of new perspectives on teaching computer science will be helpful. Successful candidates will have the flexibility, energy, enthusiasm, high expectations, and understanding of the developmental needs of 6th – 12th grade students.

University Prep is committed to the diversity of its workplace and to making computer science accessible to all students.

Reports to:
Director of the Upper School

Teach one Middle School and two Upper School elective courses in computer science, with the goals of high engagement, broad accessibility, and opportunities for advanced study.

Collaborate with Middle School teachers in other disciplines (currently math and science) to integrate computer science and computational thinking activities into these required courses.

Support student-led clubs in applied computing fields. These vary from year to year based on student initiative and may include robotics, engineering, 3D printing, programming, and app design.

Articulate and refine the vision for broadly inclusive, authentic instruction in computer science at U Prep. In collaboration with the academic dean, division directors, and academic technology director, develop future strategic directions for the computer science program, including consideration of a U Prep graduation requirement in computer science.

Describe the computer science program to current and prospective students, families, and peers at other educational institutions. Actively network with local and national organizations, such as the UW Computer Science Department and Puget Sound CSTA, to enrich and share U Prep’s work in computer science

Other duties as assigned

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your résumé to Debbie Playter at

No phone calls or drop-ins, please!