Thank you for your interest in becoming part of Seattle Hebrew Academy’s professional community. We are looking for teachers, staff and administrators who are:

• Committed to ongoing learning and development – your own and that of your colleagues
• Supportive of Jewish cultural practices and tradition
• Open to working as a contributing team member
• Committed to professional work within an educational context
• Committed to the belief that positive high expectations with clear support and structure brings out the best in children.

Please see the current openings below. We are always looking for qualified guest teachers for our Early Childhood – 8th grade classes, in General studies and Judaic studies. If you are interested in learning more about joining our list of guest teachers, please submit your resume and letter indicating your interest to Susan Matalon at smatalon@sha613.org.


Highly qualified Behavior Intervention Specialist with knowledge and skills necessary to assist individuals and groups through the application of positive behavior support systems. The Behavior Specialist helps coordinate Functional Assessments of Behavior and Behavior Intervention Plans that address students’ inappropriate behaviors and provide a means to help the students become more academically successful. The Behavior Intervention Specialist also provides classroom and school-wide behavior management strategies.


  • Minimum of five years successful elementary / middle school experience working with “at risk” and/or “behaviorally challenged” students
  • Expert knowledge of function-based intervention planning for developing behavior change strategies that focuses on reducing problem behavior and increasing more appropriate behavior
  • Expert knowledge of techniques needed to successfully complete effective Functional Behavior Assessments (FBA), function–based interventions, and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP)
  • Exceptional knowledge in the use of assessments and assessment data to inform instruction and prescribe work plans for individual students
  • Expert knowledge in research based instructional strategies and ability to implement them effectively
  • Ascribes to the philosophy that all children can succeed and demonstrates the commitment to do what is necessary to make this a reality
  • Demonstrates exceptional skill in the roles of a teacher leader: collaborator, action researcher, reflective practitioner, and learner advocate

SCOPE OF POSITION: The Behavior Intervention Specialist provides direction at the school level, working to design, implement, coordinate and evaluate a comprehensive behavior support program. In addition, the Behavior Specialist works directly and actively with identified students to adopt behaviors that substantially increase their academic & behavior performance in school.

  • Assist staff in: defining and measuring behavior; understanding principles of reinforcement; teaching new behavior; implementing strategies for weakening behavior; and identifying antecedents
  • Facilitate team meetings with the identified student’s teachers and parents for the purpose of completing a Functional Behavioral Assessment
  • Facilitate team meetings that: design Behavior Intervention Plans; address classroom organization, effective instruction, social skills instruction, and ethical issues; School-wide Positive Behavioral Support; and factors that affect effectiveness including social validity and treatment integrity
  • Work with individual teachers, groups of teachers and/or the entire staff on issues such as: crisis intervention, learning and collaboration issues, and factors that can affect development and implementation of interventions
  • Promote highly specialized positive behavior interventions in which “at risk” students thrive: behavior instruction that is explicit, intensive, accelerated and provides ample practice
  • Use ongoing assessments to maintain a record of student progress

*Meet with Parents regarding ongoing behavior plans and support.

If interested, please submit your cover letter, resume and references to:

Kerri Stern

Director Grades K-8


We thank all applicants in advance. We will be contacting only those candidates invited for an interview.


General Studies Teacher, 5th Grade

Seattle Hebrew Academy is an early childhood – 8th grade Jewish Day School.  Our dual curriculum is designed around challenging secular and religious studies.   Our focus is on developing each child as a unique individual and helping each to realize their highest potential, both personally and academically.


  • Current Washington State teaching certificate
  • Strong knowledge of elementary content areas and state learning requirements
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Minimum of two years successful teaching experience
  • Knowledge and ability to assess student learning and set individual learning goals based on assessment outcomes
  • Strong classroom management
  • Willingness to work closely with colleagues in a mentoring relationship
  • Ability to create and maintain a positive classroom environment that encourages student learning, risk-taking, and character development
  • Commitment to ongoing individual professional growth
  • Expereince or interest in Project Based Learning


  • Create a positive learning environment in which students are engaged, challenged and safe
  • Promote high expectations, demonstrate a caring attitude, and establish an appropriate environment to enhance student learning
  • Administer a fair and consistent classroom management system
  • Utilize appropriate teaching strategies based on individual needs, interests, abilities, and learning styles
  • Maintain a professional attitude when interacting with students, parents, colleagues, and community members
  • Contribute to the development of a positive school climate and team-building atmosphere

Salary and Benefits

Salary is competitive, based on preparation and relevant experience.  Benefits package includes health, dental, life insurance.

We thank all applicants in advance. We will be contacting only those candidates approved for

an interview.

Application Process

Submit a cover letter, resume, and references to:

Kerri Stern

Director, K-8
Seattle Hebrew Academy
1617 Interlaken Dr. E
Seattle, WA  98112
(t) 206.323.7933 x 310


School Counselor

Become part of a team dedicated to supporting each student to develop both personally and academically in a joyful educational setting. Small private EC-8 school located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood is seeking a highly qualified school counselor/psychologist beginning in September 2017. Candidates must hold a current Washington State ESA Certificate or equivalent, have strong student-centered and systems-oriented counseling skills, have experience teaching social-emotional curriculum (e.g. Zones of Regulation, Social Thinking, Positive Discipline), have 3 years of experience working with elementary and/or middle school-aged students, and demonstrate effective communication skills. The position is part time. We are looking for school counselors/psychologists who set high expectations for themselves and demonstrate an understanding of implementing a comprehensive school-based social skills, mental health and counseling program.

If interested, please submit your cover letter, resume and references to:

Kerri Stern, Director K-8


We thank all applicants in advance. We will be contacting only those candidates invited for an interview.


Special Education Teacher

Passionate about teaching? Seeking to become part of a team dedicated to developing young minds in a joyful academic setting? Small private K-8 school located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood is seeking a full time Special Education teacher. Successful candidates must hold a current Washington State teaching certificate, have a Special Education endorsement, experience working with primary-aged students in both academic and behavior support, demonstrate effective communication skills, and be interested in Project based Learning. We are looking for teachers who set high expectations for themselves and their students and demonstrate knowledge in their subject area, child development, and the social and emotional needs of students. 
If interested, please submit your resume, letter of application and references to:

Kerri Stern

Director K-8