Founded in 2012, ESLA is an independent, college-preparatory day school serving grades six through twelve. Our core virtues are Generosity, Integrity, Curiosity, and Courage. Over half of our students’ tuition expense is made possible through donor-funded scholarships. This generosity and philosophy allow the school to recruit and enroll the brightest, most dedicated students from all walks of life. Now in our seventh year, we are growing a community that reflects the vibrant diversity of Los Angeles. Our academic model is enhanced by the belief that one of the most important educational tools for any young person is the collaboration and camaraderie of peers from different backgrounds—peers who have stories and perspectives to share, the stuff of life that simply cannot be gleaned from a textbook. For further information about the school, go to www.es-la.com.
What we are looking for . . .
The Episcopal School of Los Angeles Science Department is seeking a teacher with an unshakable commitment to student success; whose classroom is filled with surprise and delight.
The ideal candidate has:
An abiding passion and deep knowledge of working with a diverse student body, especially middle schoolers
Experience designing innovative curricula in their discipline,
Leveraged technology to enhance student achievements,
Expertise in differentiating instruction for a heterogeneous study body,
Demonstrated success in the classroom with different adolescent needs across grades 6-12.
The ideal candidate is passionate about the study of science, eager to teach middle school students, and interested in contributing to the culture of a school that values social justice, academic rigor, and the joy of community. The ideal candidate should desire not only to teach students, but also to learn from and grow with students and colleagues.
About the Department
For details of the ESLA science curriculum, please go to the Curriculum section of www.es-la.com
Teach five sections of science, to include:
Three sections of 8th grade
One other section to be determined
One other elective of choice
Preparation of course materials, working from existing curricular frameworks, texts, and assessments. The school uses the STEMSCOPES program for science.
Teach academic skills such as writing, organization, critical thinking, and critical reading.
Partner with Department colleagues to oversee the Writing Center (after-school tutoring support) one day a week and in organization of the annual middle school science fair (3:30-5:30 p.m.).
Willingness to participate in at least one additional aspect of the school's extracurricular life (sports, club, performing arts, etc.).
All or most of the following:
Bachelor’s Degree in a science field or related field of study.
Preferred 3+ years of teaching experience in public, charter, and/or independent schools, preferably in an urban context.
A desire to work in a creative, collaborative, innovative environment.
Strong leadership and organizational skills.
A positive attitude, healthy priorities, and a sense of perspective about what really matters in secondary education.
Candidates will preferably have a CA teaching credential or masters degree in secondary education.
Link to a video or short written statement with answers to the following questions (1-3 mins; minimally edited, or no more than 500 words):
Why do you enjoy teaching Middle School students?
What are the challenges and rewards of diversity in the classroom?
Write the name of the position for which you are applying in the subject line of your email.
This is a temporary, full-time, exempt position. Diverse and traditionally underrepresented candidates are encouraged to apply.
The Episcopal School of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in administration of our educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs.
About The Episcopal School of Los Angeles
Serving students in 6-12th grade, The Episcopal School of Los Angeles is a city school founded in the heart of Hollywood. We are looking for bright, hardworking, creative teachers and staff members who are interested in being a part of a pioneering generation of educators. Technology and ethics play a central role in our culture. As an Episcopal School, we are an inclusive community that welcomes people from all backgrounds. Unlike traditional independent schools, 75% of our students receive financial aid. As a result, we offer one of the most diverse communities in the independent school market.