Westerly School is seeking an experienced Kindergarten Teacher for a long-term substitute assignment who will lead a class of twenty-two students. The position begins as soon as possible and continues through the end of the calendar year. We will definitely consider the substitute for any future openings.
In collaboration with a Teaching Associate, the Kindergarten Substitute Teacher is responsible for inspiring young learners, differentiating instruction and ensuring student progress. Candidates must have a strong understanding of child development, enjoy close partnership with parents, and be able to make learning connections for students.
Responsibilities for the position include teaching core subjects (Math, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies), communicating with families and administrators, and collaborating with the wider community to enhance the students’ experience.
Additional Responsibilities include:
Motivate, nurture, and challenge Kindergarten students
Plan engaging curriculum and manage the overall educational program of Kindergarten
Establish an environment that supports social, emotional, and academic development in students
Create and maintain an inclusive classroom for a diverse community of learners
Assess students’ skills and competencies and create thoughtful well-written progress reports and report cards
Document and report learning progress clearly to families
Differentiate curriculum to appropriately challenge a wide variety of learning styles and abilities
Communicate, collaborate, and work effectively with a Teaching Associate
Balance traditional skill building (i.e. math facts, reading fluency and writing conventions) with inquiry and project-based approaches to learning
Use relevant technology to support or enhance learning
Share customary and typical duties to support the smooth functioning of the school
Participate actively in professional growth opportunities
3+ years of teaching experience
Multiple Subject Teaching Credential preferred
Professional and collaborative demeanor with strong self-confidence and initiative
Strong organizational and planning skills
Proficiency in the use of and integration of technology in teaching
Knowledge of Singapore Math and Thematic teaching is a plus
Applicants, please submit a cover letter, resume, and at least 3 written letters of recommendation to: Dr. Lauren Plant, Head of School, at email@example.com with "Kindergarten Substitute - (your name)" written in the subject line.
About Westerly School of Long Beach
Westerly serves a diverse population of approximately 170 students from the greater Long Beach area in modern spacious classrooms. The school serves a wide range of ethnic, racial and economic diverse students and families. Tuition assistance serves about 50% of the population. The school offers a vibrant and rigorous academic program complemented by well-developed co-curricular offerings. The school embraces both traditional and innovative teaching methods delivering connected and integrated lessons. Westerly has a strong tradition of addressing the needs of the whole child. Students benefit from small classes, a caring faculty, and expert instruction in art, vocal and instrumental music, Spanish, and physical education.
Westerly School is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on age, color, creed, disability, gender, marital status, national origin or ancestry, race, religion, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, a medical condition including genetic characteristics, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.