Westmark School is currently seeking an Upper School 9th Grade World History Teacher. Our ideal candidate will possess the knowledge and passion for teaching students, preferably with language-based and attentional learning differences, and be able to organize and implement an instructional program that will capitalize on student strengths in accordance with Westmark School’s mission.
Teaches high school History classes to students with learning differences;
Plans and implements programs using evidence-based History curriculum and instructional strategies with a strong emphasis on developing students’ writing skills;
Adheres to the goals and curricular elements of Facing History and Ourselves as a framework for the representation of multiple perspectives and inclusive teaching practices;
Adheres to the Westmark Best Practices with the use of the Jane Schafer writing program and the University of Kansas sentence writing program, the Universal Design for Learning framework for instruction, and any additional programs adopted by Westmark;
Applies diagnostic and prescriptive data-informed instruction by monitoring and evaluating informal and formal assessment data;
Communicates and collaborates with team members including teachers, Advisors, the Division Director, parents, and outside professionals.
Works collaboratively with team members to develop individualized student intervention plans;
Submits weekly lesson plans;
Integrates technology into the curriculum;
Maintains class PowerSchool pages and updates the PowerSchool gradebook on a weekly basis;
Creates a classroom culture that encourages students to actively participate in their own learning;
Integrates inclusive teaching practices related to diversity, equity and multiculturalism;
Engages and supports students of varied identities, abilities, cultures, experiences, and beliefs;
Uses positive behavior management systems that are empowering and effective with students with language-based learning differences;
Models professional and ethical standards when interacting with students, parents, peers and the community; and
Additional duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in History, ELA, and/or special education; Teaching credential preferred
Strong desire to teach students with language-based learning differences
Knowledge of multi-sensory teaching methodologies
Experience with technology, specifically iPads, MacBooks, Google Suite, and SMART Technologies.
Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills
Strong organization and time-management skills
Demonstrates a commitment to develop professionally by learning new programs and methodologies.
To apply, please submit a letter of interest and your resume to:
Westmark School is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and job performance. School policy prohibits discrimination based on race, color, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, religion, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical conditions (including genetic characteristics or information), sexual orientation, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, and local laws.
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 who are committed to excellence.
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