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Applying for Position:

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

CalWest's client school, Mirman School, is seeking an Associate Teacher for their lower elementary school. 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.

Mirman School actively seeks to enhance and support diversity and inclusion within its community, and is an equal opportunity employer. Mirman School encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

JOB SUMMARY:                      

Mirman School, located in Los Angeles, CA is looking for a full-time Early Elementary Grade Associate Teacher. The Associate Teacher will work alongside the Lead Teacher to 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.


●     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 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, lead teacher, and other faculty members

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

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

●     Provide coverage for lead teacher in their absence

●     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 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


●     Bachelor's degree in a related field (BA or BS) from a four-year college or university

●     Master’s degree in education preferred

●     1-3 years of teaching experience in a classroom

●     Independent school experience preferred

●     Experience with working with highly gifted children preferred

●     Experience with Reading and Writing Workshop, Responsive Classroom, and conceptual based math pedagogy preferred

●     Appropriately credentialed

●     Able to pass state and federal background checks

●     Clear TB and criminal background check upon hire

CalWest and our partner schools are unable to respond to all applicants.

Candidates may be submitted to multiple positions during their time with CalWest. Also, candidates may not be chosen to move forward in the search they initially expressed interest in pursuing.

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