Brentwood School, a vibrant and diverse K-12 independent school, is looking for a Fifth Grade Lead teacher beginning in August, 2020. We are seeking individuals from independent, public, private, or charter schools, with prior experience in and a passion for teaching lower school students. A minimum of a college bachelor’s degree is required, however a master’s degree is preferred.
It is expected that a successful candidate would:
Support the school’s educational mission by challenging, engaging, and nurturing students
Demonstrate an understanding of thematic learning
Have experience with student centered learning
Have experience working in a collaborative grade level team
Create lessons and projects that are inclusive of the diversity and multiculturalism in our community
Engage and support students of varied identities, lifestyles, and beliefs
Create an environment that fosters open discussion with the freedom to express varied points of view
Have a successful track record and proven ability in the instruction and engagement of elementary students
Communicate effectively, with students, parents/guardians, and co-workers
Perform additional duties and participate in the life of the school
In addition, a candidate should possess the following personal qualities:
Strong collaboration skills
An interest in and openness to professional growth and development
A commitment to diversity and inclusion
A sense of humor, warmth of personality, and energy
Brentwood School is dedicated to the creation of a diverse faculty and staff that best represents our student body and the city of Los Angeles. Information about our school can be found at www.bwscampus.com.
Please submit a letter of interest and a resume electronically to the contact person listed below. In your letter, highlight your education and experience specifically related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Administrative Assistant to the Lower School Director
About Brentwood School
Mission & Values
Brentwood School is a vibrant and diverse community whose purpose is to promote personal and intellectual growth.
We provide challenging, engaging programs in a nurturing learning environment, devoting care and attention to every student. Embracing high standards of character, commitment, and achievement.
Brentwood School encourages students to think critically and creatively and to act ethically.
In its relatively short history, Brentwood School has grown to be one of the premier independent day schools in Southern California. Founded as a non-profit corporation in 1972, Brentwood School acquired the Brentwood Military Academy, which had existed since 1902.
Brentwood School opened in the fall of 1972 as a co-educational, college preparatory day school with grades 6-10. Grade 11 was added in fall 1973, and the school graduated its first senior class in June 1975.