English Language Arts Teacher

Job Type: Teaching
Job Category: English Language Arts

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

CalWest’s client school in the Greater Los Angeles Area is seeking an English Language Arts Teacher for a December 1, 2023 start date

CalWest 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
  • Authorization to live and work in the United States

Client School Preferred Qualifications

  • At least 3-5 years teaching ELA in a public middle school setting is desirable
  • Experience with the reading and writing workshop curriculum and model is highly desirable
  • Experience utilizing a constructivist, project-based approach preferred
  • Experience working with students of diverse backgrounds and abilities, including English learners and students with disabilities
  • Experience with backward planning preferred
  • Commitment to high expectations and the ongoing 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 is highly desirable
  • Ability to effectively give, receive, and implement constructive feedback toward continuous improvement
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaborate effectively
  • Valid California teaching credential. The appropriate credential for this role is a single-subject English credential with an EL authorization
  • School employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19


  • Create a structured, positive classroom culture that is conducive to learning and promotes a sense of belonging for all students
  • Develop and refine curriculum maps, culminating projects, rubrics, units, and lessons that meet the requirements of the common core standards.
  • Lead or co-lead ELA department team meetings and professional development
  • 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 support for learners at different levels and frequent checks for understanding
  • Gather and use data to tailor instruction to meet individual student’s academic and social needs with the goal of grade level performance
  • Participate in professional learning activities, including curriculum refinement protocols, grade level meetings, department meetings, and regular 1:1 coaching.

Salary Range

$ 57,069- $ 96,922

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