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RVLAHS will open its doors to a founding class of 9th grade students in the fall of 2018 and is looking for mission-driven teachers to join our founding team. Rainier Valley Leadership Academy is hiring 9th grade teachers in Math, Science, Social Studies, English Language Arts, and Special Education.

Visit our Career Opportunities page to learn more about available roles and apply to become a member of the Rainier Valley Leadership Academy team.

I’m thrilled to invite you to join our team at Rainier Valley Leadership Academy High School. We believe a high quality staff makes the most powerful impact on student learning and are seeking amazing teachers, mentors, and leaders to play an integral part in building an excellent school. We are recruiting individuals committed to achieving extraordinary results for all students through hard work, collaboration and partnership with our diverse families. Together, we will create a joyful, memorable and rigorous high school experience for all students. Join us in our mission to help transform public education so ALL students graduate ready for high school, college, leadership and life.

In partnership,
Arneidra Lloyd, Founding Principal


Our ideal candidate is hard-working, entrepreneurial, and possesses a strong desire to foster high levels of academic achievement with academically underserved students. We are looking for teachers who are passionate about middle school and excited to continue charting the way for our school community.

Rainier Valley Leadership Academy High School is located in the Rainier Valley of southeast Seattle between Interstate 5 and Lake Washington.

Located in the Hillman City neighborhood located a half mile south of Columbia City, RVLA enjoys one of the highest Walk Scores of any neighborhood in South Seattle. The Sound Transit Link Light Rail Station is just blocks from Columbia City’s main core, getting you into downtown in 12 minutes and the SeaTac airport in 15 minutes.


Living and Working in Seattle

The Rainier Valley is known as one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse communities in the nation. The famed Farmers Market runs from May-October and draws visitors from around the city. Explore the latest in arts and music through the monthly ArtWalk and BeatWalk events. Other popular spots include the Ark Lodge Cinemas, Columbia City Theater, Genesee Park and Rainier Playfield. The historic downtown district is also home to a growing number of specialty and coffee shops, a jazz club, and iconic diner Geraldine’s Counter.


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Rainier Valley Leadership Academy High School

6020 Rainier Ave S,

Seattle, WA 98118

Phone: (206) 773-3234