Mirman School is seeking a Lower School Teacher to join its staff of passionate educators.
The Lower School Teacher will create a flexible elementary program and a class environment favorable to learning and personal growth for highly gifted children; to establish effective rapport with students; to motivate students to develop skills, attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for early elementary grade education in accordance with each student’s ability; to establish good relationships with parents and other staff members
Essential Job Functions
Utilize best instructional practices, methods, materials and technology
Cultivate and model a respectful, safe, creative, and invigorating classroom
Evaluate student work, both formative and summative assessments, benchmarks and other assessments to guide instructional planning and promote student success
Work collaboratively and communicate effectively with other teachers and instructional aides throughout all grade levels on campus to strengthencommunity and student experience
Ability to relate well to students, parents, and staff
Strong understanding of independent school methods and ability to effectively integrate best practices of NAIS and CAIS
Strong understanding of the academic, social, and emotional development of highly gifted children
Strong understanding and usage of multiple forms of assessment in informing and driving instruction
Effective and respectful management of classroom culture
Able to build immediate and loving rapport with children of all ages
Passion for teaching and working with students from all communities
Driven adult learner dedicated to his/her professional growth
Able to provide leadership and serve as a mentor
Enthusiasm and commitment to the vision, mission and guiding principles of the school
Sense of humor and commitment, high ethical professional standards, equity perspective
Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills with demonstrated collegiality
Technologically literate and comfortable with acquiring new technology skills
Excellent organization, time management and follow-through skills
Ability to work as part of a team
Able to pass state and federal background checks
Clear TB and criminal background check upon hire
Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) from a four-year college or university 3-5 years of successful teaching Appropriately credentialed
About Mirman School
Mirman School opened its doors to educate gifted children in 1962. Motivated by a deep love and concern for these children, Dr. and Mrs. Norman J. Mirman began the school with nine pioneering students in their West Los Angeles home. Today, with a newly expanded campus serving all dimensions of childhood, Mirman School is a thriving and diverse community home to 330 students. Mirman continues to distinguish itself as one of the few schools in the country devoted to the education of highly gifted children, particularly serving all dimensions of childhood — academic, artistic, kinesthetic, and more.
We cultivate the boundless potential of highly gifted children, nurture their passions and talents, and develop a diverse community of creative and constructive lifelong learners. Environment
Our 6 acre campus is home to both Lower and Upper Schools, beautiful outdoor community spaces including regulation-size athletic fields and basketball courts, handball and Ga-Ga courts, innovative play yards, and office and classroom spaces. A faculty lounge creates a warm convivial space for gathering, collaborating, and all the coffee one could want. Recyclin...g initiatives and fast-fill water stations throughout campus, in addition to energy efficient office spaces, combine to create a greener community.
Mirman is made up of students and their families, a dedicated and passionate Parent Service League, and a Board of Trustees made up of community leaders. In the Lower School, lead teachers are supported by part-time Assistant Teachers, while Upper School teachers specialize in disciplines such as English, science, Latin, Mandarin, History, etc. Dynamic specialists in science, STEM, technology, math, art, music, choir, theatre and more round out the fabric of our faculty. Mirman is also home to a collegial and collaborative group of administrators who work to facilitate the ideal teaching and learning environment.