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Sunnybeam School, a historic preschool on Mercer Island that enjoys children individually while building community and preparing them for their next steps, is looking for a kind and caring Teacher to join our teaching team.  The ideal candidate will have teaching experience or a strong desire to learn from seasoned teachers and a true love for 3-5 year olds.  Led by an experienced Lead Teacher, the Sunnybeam teaching team works cohesively to keep the classroom on pace with the daily schedule while maintaining a calm, positive and fun atmosphere.  Sunnybeam is looking for a strong candidate who is able to jump in where needed.

Essential Functions 

  • Works in close cooperation with Lead Teacher and other teachers

  • Participates actively in the teaching team through communication and collaboration 

  • Is comfortable leading “circle time” or willing to learn

  • Nurtures positive relationships between children 

  • Communicates with parent/guardians with sensitivity, interest, and respect 

  • Is able to comfortably teach and work with children during outside / playground time

  • Follows all safety and health rules while supervising all children at all times

  • Demonstrates awareness of the entire group whether working with a small group or individuals

  • Keeps the environment and equipment safe, clean and organized

Other Requirements

  • Excellent organizational and multitasking skills 

  • Effective communication

  • A willingness to learn by observing, listening and constructive feedback 

  • Good situational awareness with multiple students in a classroom or playground

  • A positive, happy, fun personality

  • Creativity and artistic ability a plus

  • An appreciation for our historic school and our traditions


Education / Knowledge

  • 1+ years of Early Childhood Education experience desirable

  • CPR and First Aid Certification or willingness to obtain certification desirable


Position Schedule & Details

Position begins August 28, 2023 with the option of working 5 weeks during the summer.  Our school is open Monday-Friday 8:30am-1:30pm, Tuesdays and Thursday 1:30-3:30pm and follows the Mercer Island School District calendar. Position is to work all mornings with the option to add afternoons. 30+ hours/week. 

Salary range for this position is DOE


Please send resume to Sunnybeam’s Director at

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