High School English Teacher – Full-Time/Parental Leave

Job Type: Teaching
Job Category: English Language Arts
Employment Type: Full-Time Parental Leave

This opening calls for specific teaching qualifications set by the school.

CalWest’s client school in the Greater Los Angeles area is seeking a Full-Time Substitute Teacher for Parental Leave – English – to begin March 15, 2023.

Required Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree and/or other educational requirements listed on the job description
  • Requisite skills commensurate with the position
  • A reasonable commuting distance to the CalWest client school, or a willingness to relocate
  • Relevant, recent experience
  • Authorization to live and work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in English Literature or a closely related field, advanced degree preferred
  • A minimum of three years’ full-time experience teaching English, six or more years preferred
  • A demonstrable passion for literature, writing, and working with young people
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Evidence of significant recent professional development
  • Excellent technology skills and experience integrating technology into the curriculum
  • Experience with independent school philosophy, teaching methods, and curricula; knowledge and understanding of independent school communities preferred
  • A proven commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people
  • A commitment to creating a welcoming community that embraces diversity, equity, and inclusion

More about this role


  • Teach five sections of English, in grades 8 and 10
  • Collaborate with grade level teaching teams
  • Monitor and evaluate students’ progress, craft narrative feedback for students, etc.
  • Exhibit knowledge of current trends, pedagogy, research, and topics of importance in language arts education by applying it in the classroom
  • Participate in regular, purposeful pedagogy meetings and in professional development sessions
  • Communicate with parents and Division administrators as necessary regarding student progress
  • Be accessible and responsive to students by email and in person
  • Perform other duties within the scope, spirit, and purpose of the job, as requested by the divisional directors