The Wesley School in North Hollywood, CA, seeks a dedicated and experienced humanities teacher for the 2022-2023 school year. The Wesley School is committed to “Academic Excellence and Character Development Within the Circle of Family” and builds confidence and encourages independence through a challenging academic program that stretches each student to reach the highest level of individual achievement within a supportive, nurturing environment. Wesley cultivates in students strong creative, physical, and spiritual foundations to prepare them to be productive and respectful contributors to a global society.
The responsibilities of a 5th Grade Humanities Teacher include, but are not limited to the list below:
Teach English language arts and social studies to two sections of 5th grade students
Serve as a homeroom teacher/advisor for approximately 18 students
Plan curriculum, lessons, and assessments in collaboration with other grade level and subject area teachers
Work collaboratively with staff and other faculty to analyze student learning, differentiate instruction, support DEIJ work, and foster a positive school culture in line with the school’s mission and philosophy
Create and prepare long-range unit lessons and specific classroom lessons in the Humanities, employing a variety of methodologies such as whole group, small group and individual work
Track student learning and skill mastery
Explain and maintain school behavioral expectations and hold students accountable
Work with the Student Support colleagues to identify and support individual students’ academic and social needs.
Work with students after school when necessary
Follow school protocol for communication and communicate effectively and professionally as needed with administrators, colleagues, outside professionals, and parents.
Collaborate actively with Associate Teacher(s) to ensure an optimal partnership to support student needs
Coordinate with student support and specialist teachers as needed
Hold parent/teacher conferences twice a year and produce report cards and narrative comments in a timely fashion
Help plan and organize class field trips
Attend and participate in faculty and band level meetings, as well as periodic professional development days
Attend to your own personal and professional development, including in the realm of DEIJ work, in line with the school’s mission and values
Facilitate, attend, and assist with assemblies and Communities (Grade level student presentations, Generations Day, Halloween, etc.)
Attend daytime and/or overnight field trips as required by grade level
Participate in recess and lunch supervision
Attend after school academic and community events
Support the School and its leadership.
Strong writing and communication skills and a capacity for organization, follow through, and flexibility
Experience working with late elementary and/or middle school students
An understanding of middle school philosophy and a commitment to the academic growth as well as the social and emotional development of late elementary and middle school students
Desire to actively participate in school community activities
Bachelor’s degree required, Teaching credential or master’s degree preferred
To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to [email protected]
The Wesley School is committed to equitable hiring practices and encourages applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds and from underrepresented groups.