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Applying for Position:
Chandler School,
Pasadena, CA

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

CalWest's client school, Chandler School, is seeking a Middle School Math teacher to begin immediately.

Chandler School is a co-ed, K-8, day school enrolling 450 students.

The mission of Chandler School is to provide each student with the highest quality and most academically challenging education in a nurturing, balanced, and diverse environment. We strive to have our students gain a love of learning, a means of thinking independently, and an ability to work collaboratively. A Chandler education seeks to develop good character, self- reliance, and a commitment to community in students as a foundation for academic and personal success.

Middle school math teachers are members of a three member middle school math department faculty teaching grades 6-8. The teachers will report directly to the middle school director. The faculty member will be expected to fulfill the mission of Chandler School by planning, organizing and implementing an appropriate program that challenges and encourages each student in a nurturing, balanced and diverse environment. 

Core responsibilities include teaching four sections of math, counseling a group of advisees and participating in the outdoor education program. Other tasks and responsibilities are outlined below. Coaching opportunities are available.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities
  • Prepare classroom for class activities
  • Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities
  • Identify and select different instructional resources and methods to meet students' varying needs
  • Use relevant technology to support instruction, keep up to date accurate records and communicate with colleagues and parents.
  • Observe and evaluate student's performance and development
  • Assign and grade class work, homework, tests and assignments
  • Provide appropriate feedback on work
  • Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development
  • Prepare required reports on students and activities
  • Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures consistent with Chandler’s Six Pillars of Character and the Chandler Code.
  • Perform certain pastoral duties including but not limited to student support, counseling students with academic problems and providing student encouragement
  • Participate in department and faculty meetings, parent meetings
  • Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress and student needs
  • Keep up to date with developments in subject area, teaching resources and methods and make relevant changes to instructional plans and activities. Participate in professional development activities.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelors degree or higher from an accredited institution
  • 2 years minimum of teaching experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of Macintosh operating system
  • Key Competencies
  • Self-motivation
  • High energy level
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solving
  • Decision-making
  • Organizing and planning
  • Critical thinking
  • Flexibility
  • Adaptability
  • Initiative

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