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

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

The Buckley School, Los Angeles’ oldest K-12 coeducational learning institution, has an opening for a Kindergarten Homeroom Teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. This position is responsible for all aspects of teaching the kindergarten curriculum and managing a Lower School homeroom. This position includes partnering with another lead teacher in the homeroom as well as maintaining ongoing communication with parents, writing prose reports, collaborating extensively with the other kindergarten homeroom lead teachers, and maintaining the vision for this critical entry point into the Buckley Lower School.


 Bachelors’ degree in early childhood education

 Masters and/or credential in early childhood or early elementary education

 Strong writing, editing, and spelling skills

 3-5 years of previous early childhood/early elementary teaching experience

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

 Proficiency with classroom technology including but not limited to use of interactive white board and iPads

Preferred candidates will have:

 Familiarity with Singapore Math and/or Math in Focus: The Singapore Approach

 Demonstrated leadership in diversity, multiculturalism, inclusion, equity and social justice

 Demonstrated understanding of diverse learning profiles and 21st century teaching skills

 Familiarity with the Responsive Classroom

 Familiarity with writing workshop and reading workshop

 Experience with classroom technology including use of interactive white boards, iPads, and document cameras


In a 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 with equal emphasis on Academics, the Arts, Athletics, and Moral Education, which marries a whole-child approach with elements of structure, and a 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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