Rainier Valley Leadership Academy Middle School opened its doors in the fall of 2017 and has since grown to serve 6th and 7th grades. We will be serving grades 6th-8th in the fall of 2019 and are looking for mission-driven teachers to join our team as we continue to expand our school next fall.
We are hiring a team of 6th-8th grade teachers in all contents including Math, Science, ELA, Social Studies.
Visit our Career Opportunities page to learn more about available roles and apply to become a member of the Rainier Valley Leadership Academy team.
Hello Future Green Dot Teacher,
I’m thrilled to invite you to join our team at Rainier Valley Leadership Academy. 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 middle 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.
Walter Chen, Founding Principal
RVLAMS opened its doors to a founding class of 6th grade students in the fall of 2017 and is growing to serve 6th-7th grades in the fall of 2018. We are currently looking for mission-driven teachers to join our 7th grade founding team. 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.
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.
Rainier Valley Leadership Academy Middle 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.