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Applying for Position:
The Buckley School,
Sherman Oaks, CA

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

CalWest's client school, The Buckley School, is seeking a Middle/Upper School English Teacher for the 2020-2021 school year. The Buckley School, Los Angeles' oldest K-12 coeducational preparatory school. Teaching responsibilities may include AP courses. This instructor will be responsible for all aspects of teaching and helping to develop the curriculum for the courses they teach. This individual will also be responsible for an advisory of 6-8 students and is expected to be a collaborative and engaged community member at Buckley, enthusiastically participating in the English department and among the greater faculty.


 Bachelor’s degree in English or a related field

 Previous experience teaching at the upper school level

 Demonstrated competency in diversity, multiculturalism, inclusion, and equity

 Ability to support classrooms with student-centered instruction and effective assessments

 Proficiency in using technology in instruction

 Exceptional interpersonal skills

 Proven ability to collaborate across and within departments

Preferred candidates will have

 An advanced degree in English, education, or a related field

 Experience teaching AP English classes

 More than five years classroom experience teaching writing and literature

 Experience teaching/working with middle school students

 Aptitude connecting the study of English to the contemporary world

 Significant professional developments interests and a demonstrated commitment to professional growth


Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to Lolli Lucas, Assistant Head of School. In the cover letter/email please explain how you have included diversity, equity, and inclusion in your work with students or colleagues.


The Buckley School, a K-12 college preparatory school with 830 students, is one of the most respected independent schools in the Los Angeles area. Buckley is known for its unique educational philosophy, the 4-Fold Plan of Education, which marries a whole-child approach with elements of structure, as well as for its warm, intimate educational environment.

The school’s curriculum balances academics, the arts, physical development and moral education. Its creative, personalized approach to education emphasizes high academic standards for all students, and includes traditional touches that develop the character and discipline that unlock students’ potential

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