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Middle School Science Teacher

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Website Westside Neighborhood School

MS Science Teacher Job Description

Westside Neighborhood School, a PS-8 school serving over 520 students in west Los Angeles, is looking for an exceptional and highly professional Middle School Science teacher. This is for full time on-campus teaching positions that begin mid-August 2023.

Our mission:

WNS is committed to creating a deeply caring community of lifelong learners that nurtures students from diverse backgrounds to reach their full potential, develop cultural competency, and inspire the world with their curiosity, innovation, compassion, and stewardship.

WNS embraces a positive, child-centered approach to education that strives to fully develop the potential of each student intellectually, socially, emotionally, and physically. Our high academic and ethical standards encourage students to take responsibility for their learning and their behavior. Propelled by curiosity, WNS students are learners, doers, and makers. We provide students with a platform to become entrepreneurs by nurturing their intrinsic ability to innovate. Our program is designed to engage students in a project-based, active-learning curriculum that challenges all students to grow. We provide an environment steeped in a growth mindset where each child is able to experience success, embrace mistakes as a part of the journey, is confident in taking intellectual risks, and where individuals feel valued in their differences and value the differences in others.

All teachers at WNS are expected to design engaging project-based learning experiences that enhance the opportunities for students to connect with standards and expectations for the science curriculum.  Strong communication skills with parents and students and the ability to collaborate with other members of the faculty are a must. Social Learning is a vitally important part of our program, and training in Responsive Classroom / Developmental Designs is required for all faculty members.

Our ideal candidate should have a teaching credential, and ideally one or more years teaching experience beyond student teaching, preferably at an independent school. In addition, this candidate would ideally have experience with teaching science and interest in co-leading our design-code-make curriculum which includes teaching hands-on and technical design and making skills.

In addition to teaching academic classes, all faculty share in the daily supervision duties at the school, lead an advisory group, teach middle school electives, and participate in professional development. Salary is commensurate with experience; benefits included.

WNS places a high priority on maintaining an excellent, collegial working atmosphere and an up-to-date facility. WNS is located adjacent to Playa Vista and Loyola Marymount University about one mile from the Pacific Ocean. Westside Neighborhood School is an equal opportunity employer, and we look for faculty that are committed to promoting our anti-bias curriculum and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Please email your resume and cover letter to Dylan Anglin, Director of HR: [email protected] Please include your name and position in the subject line of the email.

Westside Neighborhood School is dedicated to excellence and 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.wns-la.org.

Salary Range:  The salary for this Full Time, 10 month position is between $60,000-$80,000, based on relevant experience. This position includes medical, dental and retirement benefits.

To apply for this job email your details to danglin@wns-la.org

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