8th Grade Science Teacher

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

CalWest’s client school in the Greater Los Angeles Area is seeking an experienced 8th Grade Science Teacher to begin Feb 1, 2023 or a July 2023 full-time permanent position.

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

  • 2+ years teaching science in a public middle school setting
  • Passion for educational equity and enthusiasm for the school mission, model, and design elements
  • Experience utilizing a constructivist, project-based approach preferred
  • Experience working students of diverse backgrounds and abilities, including English learners and students with disabilities
  • Experience with backwards planning preferred
  • Commitment to high expectations and the on-going use of assessments to drive differentiated instruction and support
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-starter with a strong drive to achieve
  • Spanish fluency highly desirable
  • Ability to effectively give, receive, and implement constructive feedback towards continuous improvement
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaborate effectively
  • Valid California teaching credential. The appropriate credential for this role is a single subject science credential with an EL authorization
  • School employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19

More about this role


  • Develop and refine curriculum maps, culminating projects, rubrics, units, and lessons that meet the requirements of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
  • Create a structured, positive classroom culture that is conducive to learning and promotes a sense of belonging for all students
  • Establish positive, caring relationships with students and school stakeholders
  • Design and deliver classroom instruction that is standards-based, purposeful, promotes critical thinking and student ownership, and embeds supports for learners at different levels and frequent checks for understanding
  • Gather and use data to tailor instruction to meet individual student academic and social needs with a goal of grade level performance
  • Participate in professional learning activities, including curriculum refinement protocols, grade level meetings, department meetings, and regular 1:1 coaching.
  • Participate in a (paid) summer institute to develop/refine curricula to support school mission and goals
  • Demonstrate high levels of professionalism including meeting deadlines, maintaining positive, timely and effective communication with supervisors, colleagues, families, and students
  • Collaborate effectively with grade level and department teams and special education/resource and English language development teachers to ensure rigor, alignment, and equity of access
  • Serve as an active member of the community on committees to provide support to the school

Job Type: Teaching
Job Category: Middle Grades Science

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