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Franklin Academy is a preschool through 8th grade independent school. We celebrate a love of challenging questions, free expression, and service to others. We limit class size to ten at Preschool, 15 students for grades K-5 and Middle School 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. Franklin Academy is an independent and open community. We warmly welcome applicants of all backgrounds and beliefs.

Preschool Teacher (part-time)

The Franklin Academy Preschool is accepting applications for the 2019-20 school year.

Applicants must have, or be willing to obtain the following:

Pass a criminal background check through MERIT,
CPR/First Aid, Blood Pathogens,
TB Test, Food Handlers Card, Registered with Merit
Looking for motivated, hardworking individuals who have the desire to work with young children. Able and willing to set up and execute lesson plans, execute and cleanup projects. Able to take direction from director and work well with others. Prefer applicant with BA or AA ECE degree or working towards one.

Job Type: Part-time

Please email application, cover letter and resume to

Middle School Art Teacher 

The Franklin Academy is looking for an experienced and energetic art teacher for Grades 5-8.  Qualifications include previous classroom experience, a demonstrated passion for teaching art, superior communication skills, and an excellent work ethic.  Educational technology skills are highly desirable.  This is a part-time position.

Please email your resume and a cover letter to

Middle School Technology Teacher 

The Franklin Academy is looking for a technology teacher who can teach beginning and intermediate coding, graphic design and other technology skills.  Candidates must enjoy teaching middle school students.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Computer programming experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience in, teaching middle school students
  • Experience in successfully collaborating with colleagues

Please send a cover letter and resume to

Part-time School Nurse

The Franklin Academy is now accepting applications for a very part-time school nurse.  Primary responsibilities will be following up with families regarding necessary immunization needed, submitting immunization and state forms, managing proper care for students with life-threatening allergies, scheduling hearing and vision screenings, and properly disposing of medications left at the school at the end of the school year.

Submit a cover letter, resume, and LEP or RN credentials/certifications as instructed below.  Position will remain open until filled.

Please send submissions or questions to

Substitute Teachers – Preschool – Grade 8th

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.

Questions? Please contact Dawn Regier at

Full job descriptions will be sent after initial inquiry.

Middle School Teacher

Franklin Academy is looking for Middle School teachers (Language Arts, Science, History, and/or Math) for the 2019-2020 school year.  The ideal candidate will be an experienced, versatile and accomplished middle school teacher who can teach a variety of topics, serve as mentor and advisor to a small group of students, moderate co-curricular activities an participate in middle school activities that support our program.  He or she should 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.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to

Elementary School Teacher

Franklin Academy is looking for an experienced and energetic elementary school teacher for the 2019-2020 school year.  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 high desirable.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to

Elementary Art School Teacher

Franklin Academy is looking for an experienced and energetic elementary art teacher to teach the basic principles of art and the techniques related to them. This position is part time and will start as soon as possible and last until June 13th.

Qualifications: previous classroom experience, a demonstrated passion for teaching art, superior communication skills, and an excellent work ethic. Educational technology skills are highly desirable. The position will remain posted until filled.

Please email your resume to


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



Franklin Academy does 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.


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