Elementary 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 an Elementary Science Teacher to begin 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

  • Maintains a passionate, student-centered, developmental approach to teaching
  • Is well-organized and maintains up to date lesson plans, scope and sequence, and curriculum maps
  • Demonstrates the ability to differentiate instruction and address the needs of all student learners
  • Engages in meaningful and productive collaboration with administration, colleagues, and parents
  • Displays excellent communication skills with a commitment to keeping parents informed as partners in their child’s learning
  • Is motivated to take risks and seek leadership opportunities
  • Exhibits interest in professional growth opportunities with a strong commitment to ongoing education
  • Motivated to improve the school as a whole, sharing best practices
  • Adept at utilizing technology as an added instructional tool including: navigating Google applications, working with iPads, and upholding classroom management of various educational applications
  • Is self-reflective and committed to improving one’s practice embracing feedback from colleagues, administrators, and students
  • Creates a strong classroom culture that is developed through a Responsive Classroom approach and contributes to the broader school community.


  • Teach assigned ES Science courses
  • Develop and refine curriculum maps, lessons, and units of study that meet or exceed the requirements of NGSS Standards in each subject assigned to teach
  • Plan and coordinate science/nature based trip
  • Supervise students in and out-of-classroom activities during the school day, including carpool, recess, and lunch supervision
  • Attend and participate in all staff development, including staff orientation and professional development for both internal (led by the Head of Academics, Director of Elementary School, other teachers/staff, and/or visiting experts) and external (visiting other schools, attending conferences, and engaging in best practice sharing with others in the school community, etc.) as arranged/calendared by the School
  • Participate and/or lead special school events including, but not limited to, Open House, Back to School Night, grade level trips, and special student performances
  • Assess student progress and achievement using a variety of means to collect and report on academic data
  • Use data to inform instruction in order to meet individual student academic and social needs with a goal of every student performing on grade level or above in all subject areas

Salary Range

$60,000 – $80,000

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