English Teacher, Middle School (start date August 2022)
Location: Encino, California
Type: Full Time
Required Education: 4 Year Degree
Salary: competitive salary offered
Westmark School is seeking an experienced Middle School English Teacher for the 2022-23 school year. Our ideal candidate will possess a passion for teaching students, with language-based learning differences. In accordance with Westmark’s School’s mission, the successful candidate will be able to differentiate and implement instruction for a wide-range of learners while capitalizing on student’s strengths.
Teaches middle school English classes to students with learning differences;
Plans and implements programs using evidence-based English curriculum and instructional strategies;
Applies diagnostic and prescriptive data-informed instruction by using informal and formal assessment data;
Communicates and collaborates with team members including teachers, Advisors, Division Director, Instructional Coach, parents and outside professionals;
Works collaboratively with team members to develop individualized student intervention plans;
Submit weekly lesson plans;
Integrates technology into the curriculum;
Maintains class PowerSchool pages and updates the PowerSchool gradebook weekly;
Creates a classroom culture that encourages students to actively participate in their own learning;
Integrates inclusive teaching practices related to diversity, equity, and multiculturalism;
Engages and supports students of varied identities, abilities, cultures, experiences, and beliefs;
Uses positive behavior management systems that are empowering and effective with students with language-based learning differences;
Models professional and ethical standards when interacting with students, parents, peers, and the community; and
Additional duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in English and/or special education; teaching credential preferred
Strong desire to teach students with language-based learning differences
Knowledge of multi-sensory teaching methodologies
Experience with technology, specifically iPads, IOS.05x Platforms, Google Suite, and SMART Technologies
Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
Strong organization and time-management skills
Commitment 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.
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.
To apply, please submit a letter of interest and your resume to:
Attn: Stephanie Sztanski, Director of Human Resources
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 committed to excellence.