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St. Paul’s Academy and Little Epistles Preschool is a preschool through 12th grade independent school. We celebrate a love of challenging questions, free expression, and service to others. We limit class size to ten at Little Epistles Preschool, 15 students for grades K-5, and Middle School/ Upper School core classes may be larger, depending upon subject area. Classes will rarely exceed 18, thus ensuring that our students have more opportunity to ask questions and express themselves. Our school is making a positive impact in Whatcom and Skagit counties. All candidates must actively support the school mission, vision, and core commitments

As our Academy grows, we increasingly seek teachers with:

  • A proven record of high-impact classroom teaching experience;
  • References confirming an ability to energize, elevate, and stretch students;
  • Awards or other recognition from colleagues and students;
  • Experience at regionally or internationally recognized schools;
  • Professional leadership abilities and experience;
  • Experience recruiting and evaluating other great teachers;
  • A global perspective, and ideally international work experience;
  • An outstanding academic record, with an advanced degree, strongly preferred.

If you love helping students push their boundaries — and want to help us build a school that attracts leading teachers — then we invite you to contact us. St. Paul’s Academy is an independent and open community. We warmly welcome applicants of all backgrounds and beliefs.


Job Openings:

Elementary Teacher

St. Paul’s Academy is looking for an experienced and energetic elementary school teacher. Qualifications include an undergraduate degree in education, state certification, previous classroom experience, a demonstrated passion for teaching, superior communication skills, and an excellent work ethic. Successful candidates will have exceptional skills in writing, collaboration, communication, leadership, initiative and building rapport with students in previous work environments. Educational technology skills are highly desirable. The position will remain posted until filled.

Questions? Please contact Dawn Regier at


Chemistry or Physics Teacher

We are looking for a part-time (.5 FTE), 2017-2018 academic year position for a chemistry and/or physics teacher. Ideally, we would like someone who could teach chemistry one year and physics the next. The ideal candidate will be an experienced, versatile and accomplished middle/upper school (high school) teacher who can teach a variety of topics, serve as a mentor and advisor to a small group of students, moderate co-curricular activities and participate in middle and high school activities that support our program. He or she will be experienced in numerous modalities of instruction in which learning is academically rigorous as well as engaging, dynamic, differentiated and communication-based. Candidates should have solid experience in guiding a wide diversity of students to both appreciation for, and success in, math and science.


  • The primary classroom responsibility will be to teach chemistry and/or physics.
  • Create and prepare all the elements of course curriculum mapping and expected learning outcomes.
  • Prepare classes as appropriate and return student assessments promptly.
  • Provide a clearly defined student evaluation system.
  • Maintain high standards for student behavior in and out of the classroom.
  • Integrate technology in teaching and assessment.


  • BA in Math or science (advanced degree preferred)


  • Experience teaching
  • Demonstrated willingness to integrate technology
  • Demonstrated skill organizing labs and other experiential learning opportunities
  • Experience designing curriculum and courses
  • Teaching in a block schedule
  • Effective classroom management skills
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development
  • The interest, initiative, and energy to thrive in a lively and fast-paced workplace, a sense of humor, and the ability to work as part of a team.


  • Primarily classroom environment, some sitting at a computer and keyboarding
  • Requires some lifting up to 20 pounds
  • Must be able to see, hear and speak clearly to interact with groups of individuals
  • Ability to stand and/or walk or move about the classroom/school building and campus areas.


  • Submit a cover letter, your professional resume listing all previous employment positions since attaining a college degree, and an application for employment.
  • Names, relationship and contact information for FIVE references of which three should be from previous classroom teaching positions.

Questions? Please contact Dawn Regier at

Or you may fax your applications to show contact info or mail to St. Paul’s Academy, 1509 E. Victor Street, Bellingham, WA 98225.

Substitute Teachers – Preschool – Grade 12

The Mission of St. Paul’s Academy is to provide academically capable and willing students a rigorous course of instruction, emphasizing leadership, achievement and moral and spiritual development embodied in Christian values.

St. Paul’s serves able and motivated students, PS through grade twelve on three different properties along two blocks of Victor St., near Cornwall Park.  We are now accepting applications for substitute teachers for all levels and disciplines.

Ideal applicants will have a college degree, Washington State teaching certification, and prior teaching experience.  A foundation in curriculum and instruction, effective classroom management skills, and ready rapport with students are highly desired.

Candidates are encouraged to navigate the school’s website, for further information regarding the school’s mission and objectives.

Submit cover letter, resume, completed SPA application with (unofficial) transcripts and two reference letters as instructed below. Official transcripts are required upon employment. We seek qualified applicants throughout the school year.

Please send submissions or questions to:

James Estill – Head of School:

School Custodian / Handman– Full Time (Approx. 8 hours/day).

Work hours are afternoon into the evening when school is in session.

  • Attends in-service training (e.g., instruction on blood-borne pathogens, cleaning solvents, floor care, first aid, etc.) for the purpose of receiving information on new and/or improved procedures.
  • Ability to perform minor & intermediate repairs – electrical, plumbing, & structural.
  • Cleans assigned school facilities (e.g., classrooms, offices, gyms, restrooms, multipurpose rooms, grounds, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining a sanitary, safe, attractive environment.
  • Daily attendance and punctuality are required.
  • Empties trash and recycling daily
  • Collaborates with colleagues to maintain all three school properties.
  • Reports to the Head Custodian, Division Directors, and the Head of School.
  • Helps respond to immediate safety and/or operational concerns (e.g., facility damage, alarms, etc.)
  • Inspects school district facilities for the purpose of ensuring site is suitable for safe operations and maintained in an attractive and clean condition, and identifying any repairs that may be necessary due to vandalism, equipment breakage, weather conditions, etc.
  • Lifts up to 30 pounds unassisted for the purpose of lifting equipment necessary to complete assigned tasks. Performs work at heights of up to 18 feet using ladders and/or scaffolding for the purpose of cleaning, changing light bulbs, replacing ceiling tiles, etc.
  • Secures school facilities and grounds for the purpose of minimizing property damage, equipment loss, and potential liability to the school district.
  • Services job-related machinery/equipment (e.g., adjusting, cleaning, and oiling vacuum cleaners, scrubbers, buffers, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining equipment in good working condition. Also changes brushes, pads, rollers, etc. on equipment.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned, for the purpose of ensuring the efficient, effective functioning of the school.

*Appropriate candidates may also be considered for Head Custodian – coordinating the work of two other part-time custodians at the other two buildings.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of custodial supplies and machinery and cleaning methods and techniques required, successful experience highly desirable.
  • Flexibility is required to work with others in a variety of circumstances with a wide diversity of individuals.
  • Applicant must be able to pass the criminal records check required of all school personnel.
  • Responsibilities include: working under limited supervision following standardized practices and/or methods; providing information and/or advising others; and operating within a defined budget.
  • The usual and customary methods of performing the job’s functions require the following physical demands: significant lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some climbing and balancing; significant stooping, kneeling, crouching, and/or crawling; and significant fine finger dexterity. Generally the job requires 5% sitting, 50% walking, and 45% standing. The job is performed under some temperature extremes and under some hazardous conditions.

St. Paul’s Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran or any state or federal protected status. Candidates are invited to complete a staff application and submit or send it to Dawn Regier ( ). Position begins immediately to provide overlap with current custodian

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.


Please send your completed forms by email to:, or you may fax your applications to (360)734-1882 or mail to St. Paul’s Academy, 1509 E. Victor Street, Bellingham, WA 98225.



St. Paul’s Academy and Little Epistles Preschool do not discriminate in matters of employment, recruitment, admissions, or administration of any of its programs on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, gender, sexual orientation or any other status protected by local, state, or federal law.