Middle School Science Teacher

Job Type: Teaching
Employment Type: Full-Time Permanent

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

CalWest’s client school in the Greater Los Angeles Area is seeking a Middle School Science Teacher to start in August 2024.

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

  • 2+ years teaching in a public middle school setting is desirable
  • 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
  • Employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19


  • Utilize our developed planning templates to 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
  • Other duties as assigned

Salary Range

$57,069 – $96,922

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