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Applying for Position:
LOWER SCHOOL TEACHER
Mirman School,
Los Angeles, CA

This opening calls for specific teaching qualifications set by the school.

Job Title: Elementary Teacher

Reports To: Head of Lower School

FLSA: Exempt

As a Mirman community member, we work collaboratively to support our unique population of highly gifted learners to ensure that we cultivate their boundless potential, nurture their passions and talents, and develop a diverse community of creative and constructive lifelong learners. Through an inclusive environment, we challenge our students and each other to be dynamic problem-solvers and thoughtful citizens of this increasingly complex society.

Job Summary:

Create a flexible and dynamic elementary classroom environment and program favorable to learning and personal growth for highly gifted children; establish effective rapport with students, parents, and colleagues; nurture passions and talents of students; develop each child’s skills, attitudes and knowledge needed in a strong foundation for elementary grade education in accordance with each student’s ability; collaborate and partner with colleagues and administration to build, assess, and integrate curriculum across disciplines; foster student success and well-being beyond their classroom.

Essential Job Functions:

● Utilize best instructional practices, methods, materials and technology

● Cultivate and model a respectful, safe, creative, and invigorating classroom

● Evaluate student work, using 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 assistant teachers throughout all grade levels on campus to strengthen community and student experience

● Relate well to students, parents, and staff

● Demonstrate a strong understanding of the academic, social, and emotional development of highly gifted children

● Work effectively with Head of Lower School and other faculty members

● Demonstrate effective use of classroom materials and technology to enhance learning

● Strong understanding of independent school methods and ability to effectively integrate best practices of NAIS and CAIS

● Effective use of Google suite and other required school technology. Technologically literate and comfortable with acquiring new technology skills.

● Demonstrate a strong understanding and usage of multiple forms of assessment in informing and driving instruction

● Demonstrates culturally competent skills in educational program design and delivery

● Demonstrate effective and respectful management of classroom culture using social-emotional learning skills and strategies, such as Responsive Classroom

● Demonstrate ability to build immediate and loving rapport with children of all ages; including a passion for teaching and working with students from all communities

● Exhibit the qualities of an adult learner dedicated to their professional growth

● Provide leadership and serve as a mentor

● Exhibit enthusiasm and commitment to the vision, mission and guiding principles of the school

● Exhibit a sense of humor and commitment, high ethical professional standards, equity perspective

● Demonstrate excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills with demonstrated collegiality

● Demonstrate excellent organization, time management and follow-through skills

● Exhibit the ability to work as part of a team

Job Qualifications:

  • 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
  • Experience with working with highly gifted children preferred
  • Appropriately credentialed
  • Able to pass state and federal background checks
  • Clear TB and criminal background check upon hire


Physical Demands:

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.

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