Thank you for joining us on Saturday, Feb. 6 for the 2021 Virtual Independent School Diversity Career Fair. Stay tuned for information on the 2022 event.
Sharing information and opportunities for individuals of color interested in working in regional independent schools.
At the Independent School Diversity Career Fair, attendees hear from diversity practitioners about working in independent schools and meet with schools to learn about current career opportunities. Attendees also have the option to receive feedback on their resume prior to the career fair.
- What will I learn?
- How do I register?
- What is the cost of registration?
- What should I be prepared to talk about?
- What should I wear?
- Where is the career fair?
- How will the virtual fair work?
- Who should I contact for more information or with questions?
- How do I receive feedback on my resume?
- What if I don't have a resume?
Check back for details on the 2022 fair.
Annie Wright Schools
Billings Middle School
Charles Wright Academy
Eastside Catholic School
Eastside Preparatory School
Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
Open Window School
Seattle Country Day School
Seattle Girls' School
The Bush School
The Evergreen School
The Little School
The Meridian School
The Northwest School
The Overlake School
University Child Development School
Lakeside believes that together and united, our institutions are more than great places of employment for educators of color – we are schools that support each other and collaborate to create community. Through this career fair, we aim to support each other in our collective efforts to diversify our campuses and reflect the rich and diverse communities in the Northwest.
Meet the 2021 Schools
Founded in 1957, Charles Wright Academy is an independent school committed to active, joyful learning on a beautiful 107-acre campus in Tacoma. Students in Preschool–Grade 12 are nurtured and challenged to develop the character, creativity, and skills to successfully navigate the future with confidence. We are an inclusive community valuing integrity, respect, compassion, perseverance, and excellence.
CWA proudly offers a competitive salary compared to other member schools of the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS), as well as a comprehensive benefits package to employees and their families designed to provide choice, flexibility, and value. In addition to health (medical, dental, vision), life and disability insurance, and a flexible spending account, we offer retirement, tuition remission for immediate dependents, and opportunities for professional development.
- 560+ students
- 79 Faculty
- 107 acres
- Average class size: 15
- Student to teacher ratio: 8:1
At Giddens School, we believe deeply in each and every student's capacity to learn. Giddens School students leave with the ability to use academic knowledge when facing challenges. They graduate able to share their own point of view while considering diverse perspectives. They become citizens who can think critically about justice and who can commit to improve the world in which we live.
Lakeside School is an independent, coeducational day school for grades 5-12 across two campuses in Seattle.
At Lakeside, faculty and staff play many roles: They are teachers, advisors, leaders, coaches, experts in their fields, volunteers, and individuals committed to learning about and honoring cultural, racial and social differences.
Learn more about Lakeside's programs and community from Latasia Lanier, LEEP director/family support liaison/Upper School student equity programs coordinator, and Doug Moon, assistant director of admissions and financial aid.
University Child Development School (UCDS) is a collaborative, reflective and innovative independent school serving 325 students from Pre-school to 5th grade. We cultivate reflective, collaborative, skillful thinkers who ignite positive change in their communities. From our youngest to our oldest students, we strive to help everyone develop a worldview that identifies, understands, and values diversity in race, culture, gender, religion, ability, and more. Teachers make a thousand choices a day — both big and small, explicit and implicit—and with each of these, our goal is to expand and deepen students' understanding of self and others. We strive to engage our students in authentic and meaningful conversations, experiences, and learning that helps them to recognize that while there is so much work left to do, they have the tools, strategies, and resources to make a difference.
- Located in the U-District neighborhood of Seattle, a diverse community near the University of Washington
- Student to teacher ratio 8:1
- Families come from across many Seattle and Eastside neighborhoods
- 33% of incoming 2020-21 class is multilingual
- 55% of incoming 2020-21 class identify as students of color
- 45% of overall student body identify as students of color
Check out our video! Becoming an Educator: Passionate UCDS Teachers Share Their Stories
Located in the Arbor Heights neighborhood of West Seattle, Westside serves 310 students in preschool through eighth grade. Westside School teachers and staff work collaboratively to inspire creativity, innovation, and to deepen our sense of community. Westside faculty are exceptionally qualified in our fields, committed to being lifelong learners, and are passionate about our work. Our academic structure places a high value on integrated curriculum and project-based learning, with intentional administrative support. Westside School is committed to promoting inclusiveness, diversity, and cultural competence in its education, employment practices, school community, and governance. It views inclusiveness as a fundamental value, diversity as a key element, and cultural competence as a vital skill necessary to prepare students to participate in and contribute to a global society. At Westside School, we value diverse backgrounds and ideas. Individuals from all cultures and communities are encouraged to apply.
- 310 students
- 90% of families from within five mile radius of Westside School campus
- 28% identify as students of color and/or from a diverse family background
- Westside School offers an integrated, project-based lower school and middle school curriculum
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