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Teacher - Middle School English

CalWest Educators Placement in Los Angeles, CA, USA

Benefits Offered

401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Vision

Employment Type


CalWest's client school, Mirman School, in the greater Los Angeles area, is seeking a Middle School English Teacher to be a member of the full time faculty, responsible for instructing students in grades 5 through 8. The Middle School English Teacher is tasked with creating a flexible and dynamic English classroom environment and program favorable to learning and personal growth; establishing effective rapport with students, parents, and colleagues; nurturing passions and talents of students; developing each child’s skills, attitudes and knowledge needed in a strong foundation for English/language arts education in accordance with each student’s ability; collaborating and partnering with colleagues and administration to build, assess, and integrate curriculum across disciplines; fostering student success and well-being beyond their classroom.


  • Plan, prepare and deliver classroom English lessons, activities and materials under the overall guidance of the Head of the Middle School, Department Chair, and Director of Curriculum and Instruction
  • Provide differentiated instruction for multiple learning styles and ability levels
  • Provide a positive and creative educational climate for students to learn in
  • Meet course and school-wide student performance goals
  • Observe and evaluate student academic and social progress, submit grades and report cards in a timely manner according to the established procedures of the school
  • Accurately complete any required reports requested by school
  • Demonstrate excellent communications and collaborative skills to work with other teachers and instructional partners throughout all grade levels to strengthen community and student experience
  • Utilize creative learning aids and advancing technological tools provided by the school
  • Abide by and uphold the policies, procedures and ethical standards of the school
  • Writing thorough personal/academic recommendations for students as they matriculate to new schools
  • Maintain up-to-date curriculum documentation through Atlas platform
  • Demonstrates culturally competent skills in educational program design and delivery
  • Support the overall social and emotional well-being of students
  • Demonstrate social skills necessary to manage positive and productive interactions with students, parents, school administration and staff
  • Participate in and support school community activities, programs, and initiatives
  • Participate in meetings and professional development activities
  • Maintain a safe and clean environment that assures the well-being of students
  • Able to meet the normal hours of work and attendance necessary to provide instruction to students


  • Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) from a four-year college or university
  • Master’s degree in education preferred
  • 3-5 years of successful teaching as a lead teacher
  • Independent school experience preferred
  • Appropriately credentialed
  • Able to pass state and federal background checks
  • Clear TB and criminal background check upon hire
  • Experience working with advanced elementary and/or middle school English


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a school employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and functions. Reasonable accommodation may be requested to enable individuals to perform the essential responsibilities of the job:

  • Ability to communicate, hear and read during the course of normal activities
  • Able to think and concentrate for sustained periods of time, and to perform teaching responsibilities with patience and professionalism required to effectively work with children
  • In-person attendance necessary to perform essential job functions in the classroom
  • Normal exposure to interior heat/air conditioning and interior dust
  • May be exposed to childhood illnesses

To be fully considered for this and all current and anticipated openings, we encourage you to upload your cover letter and resume to our website here: (Current CalWest candidates need not apply here. Please email us at

Please note: While we appreciate your interest, due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to respond to all applicants or give individual application status updates; candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

CalWest Educators Placement

About CalWest Educators Placement:

With team members nationwide, CalWest specializes in the placement of educators and school leaders throughout the western region of the United States. Over the years, we have excelled in building meaningful relationships with candidates and becoming trusted advisors to the independent school community. By partnering with us, you will experience the degree of time, energy, and personal involvement that we devote to each search.