Founded in 2012, ESLA is an Episcopal, independent, college-preparatory day school serving grades six through twelve. Our core virtues are Generosity, Integrity, Curiosity, and Courage. Over half of our students’ tuition expense is made possible through donor-funded scholarships. This allows the school to recruit and enroll bright, dedicated students from all walks of life. We are growing a community that reflects the vibrant diversity of Los Angeles. Our model is founded upon the belief that the best educational tool for any young person is the collaboration and camaraderie of peers from different backgrounds—peers who have stories and perspectives to share, the stuff of life that simply cannot be gleaned from a textbook.
We’re looking for…
The Episcopal School of Los Angeles Science Department is seeking a teacher with an unshakable commitment to student success; whose classroom is filled with surprise & delight.
The ideal candidate has some or all of the following characteristics:
A passion and knowledge of working with a diverse student body, with a commitment to equity and inclusion,
Experience designing creative curricula and differentiating instruction for a heterogeneous study body,
Demonstrated success in the classroom with developmental needs of students across grades 9-12,
Minimum of 3-5 years of teaching experience in public, charter, parochial or independent schools,
A sense of humor and desire to work with students in grades six through twelve
Teach up to 3 sections (determined by needs of school),
Model exemplary instruction,
Coach members of the department based on developmentally appropriate and best practices and research,
Periodically observe members of team,
Host and facilitate bi-weekly department meetings.
Develop, revise, and submit curricular writeups (summaries) and syllabi for each course,
Develop cohesive grade 6-12 academic scope and sequence reflective of developmental needs of students,
Ensure effective implementation of grades 6-12 academic scope and sequence,
Participate in search processes that address the needs of the department and the school,
Coordinate and communicate coverage plan for team in event of planned & unplanned absences,
Participate on the team that edits and reviews comments,
Advisor to 8-12 Middle or Upper School students
Attend regular community gatherings, including, but not limited to, meetings, Chapel, Lunch, and Major School Feasts
A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree and/or teaching credential is preferred,
Effective differentiation and classroom management techniques, including the ability to integrate technology to enhance student achievement,
The ability to work collaboratively within the department as well as to seek out opportunities to collaborate with other departments.
A written statement or link to a video with answers to the following questions (1-3 mins; minimally edited):
Why do you enjoy teaching Upper School students?
What are the challenges & rewards of diversity in the classroom?
Write the name of the position for which you are applying in the subject line of your email.
Additional Salary Information:
Salary is competitive with other area independent schools. Lunch is freshly prepared and shared family-style by faculty and students each day. Full medical, dental, vision benefits, plus 401(k) with employer match after 1 year of employment. Beyond competitive pay and benefits, faculty enjoy working in a student-centered, collaborative, and joyful learning community.
Internal Number: Science Chair
About The Episcopal School of Los Angeles
Currently serving students in 6-12th grade and planning the foundation of a new preschool, The Episcopal School of Los Angeles is a city school founded in the heart of Hollywood. We are looking for bright, hardworking, creative teachers and staff members who are interested in being a part of a pioneering generation of educators. Technology and ethics play a central role in our culture. As an Episcopal School, we are an inclusive community that welcomes people from all backgrounds. Unlike traditional independent schools, 75% of our students receive financial aid. As a result, we offer both one of the most diverse communities in the independent school market, as well as one of the most generous.