Westmark School is currently seeking a long-term substitute to start work in April 2021, an Upper School English Teacher. Our ideal candidate will possess the knowledge and passion for teaching students, preferably with language-based and attention learning differences, with the ability to organize and implement an instructional program that will capitalize on student strengths in accordance with the Westmark School mission.
Teaches high school English classes to students with language-based and attention learning differences.
As a part of the Westmark Distance Learning Program, the ability and willingness to provide high quality synchronous instruction online.
Provides high-level instruction to students with an established, specific English curriculum.
Submits weekly lesson plans to the Curriculum Coordinator, Director of Upper School, and Instruction Coach.
Serves as an Advisor to Grade 12 students by completing all advisory lessons as assigned by the Curricular Team, facilitating Student-Led Conferences, and providing case-management for each student in the advisory.
As one of the periods assigned, leads the Capstone program by preparing students for their formal presentations before graduation.
Coordinates and assists in the preparation of graduation speeches with the Director of Upper School.
Integrates technology into the curriculum following best practices.
Maintains class PowerSchool page by regularly updating and posting to the PowerSchool class grade book.
Practices behavior management systems that are effective for students with language-based learning differences.
Provides a positive environment that encourages students to actively participate in their own learning.
Provides effective, timely and consistent communication with parents and the Upper School Director regarding student behavior, and academic concerns and progress.
Models professional and ethical standards when interacting with students, parents, peers, and the school community.
Works collaboratively with team members to develop new curricular offerings.
Additional duties, as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in education, English/Language Arts, or related field preferred
Minimum of 3+ years of classroom teaching experience, preferably teaching English/Language Arts to high school students
Strong desire to teach students with language-based learning differences
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
About Westmark School
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.