Math Teacher (Upper School - start date August 2022)
Location: Encino, California
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Salary: Competitive salary offered
Westmark School is currently seeking a Mathematics Teacher - our ideal candidate will possess a knowledge base and passion for teaching students, preferably with language-based and attentional learning differences, and be able to organize and implement an instructional program that will capitalize on student strengths and be in accordance with Westmark School’s mission.
Teaches a minimum of five sections of high school mathematics classes to students with language-based and attentional learning differences;
Provides high-level instruction to students with a specific mathematics curriculum;
Focuses on providing high level math-based interventions to students in a special education environment;
Utilizes and monitors student data to inform instruction;
Submits weekly lesson plans to the Mathematics Instructional Coach and Curriculum Coordinator;
Integrates technology into the curriculum following best practices;
Maintains class page through the school’s learning management system (LMS) to meet the requirements of Westmark School;
Updates and posts (weekly) to LMS class grade book;
Communicates with parents, Instructional Coaches, advisors, and Division Director regarding students’ behaviors, academic concerns, and academic progress;
Uses behavior management systems that are effective with students with language-based learning differences;
Provides a positive environment which encourages students to actively participate in their own learning;
Ensures that all curriculum and instruction are examined through the lens of Westmark’s strong commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).
Participates actively in all ongoing professional development activities;
Models professional and ethical standards when dealing with students, parents, peers, and the community; and
Additional responsibilities and duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree or higher in Education (with a preference of a Special Education Credential or Master’s Degree) and 5+ teaching experience, preferably teaching to high school students in Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II, and Pre-Calculus
Extensive experience in the field of Special Education and/or Learning Differences
A strong desire to be part of a collaborative team
Knowledge of multi-sensory teaching methodologies
Experience with technology, specifically iPads, Macs, PCs and SMART Technologies
Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
Strong organization and time-management skills
Desire to continue to develop professionally by learning new programs and methodologies
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions for the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to sit in on meetings and work on a computer for long periods of time; and is occasionally required to walk, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, talk, and hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
To apply, please submit a letter of interest and your resume to:
Westmark School is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and job performance. School policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical conditions (including genetic characteristics or information), sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, and local laws.
Westmark School is a creative and supportive college preparatory school dedicated to educating, empowering, and celebrating students with distinct learning styles, providing the tools necessary to achieve successful and fulfilling futures.
Located in Encino, CA, Westmark offers competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. We seek talented professionals who are committed to excellence.