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Welcome, Applicant!

Thank you for your interest in a CalWest opening.
To begin, please provide your email address.

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Applying for Position:

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

REACH is now interviewing for the position of middle school teacher in a self-contained classroom.


  • Organize, manage the class, plan instruction and carry through instruction
  • Plan differentiated instruction and assessment
  • Supervise students in the classroom demonstrating strong classroom management skills
  • Supervise students on the yard during recess
  • Communicate with school constituencies as needed in a respectful and culturally sensitive way
  • Attend weekly faculty meetings
  • Grade as needed
  • Attend professional development days 

Additional Duties:

  • Attend school meetings, as required
  • Provide cover for absent staff, when required

 Required Qualifications:

  • Credential or Masters Degree in Special Education or a related field (such as Literacy or Educational Therapy)
  • 3+ years’ experience as a lead teacher at the middle or upper elementary level,
  • preferably with LD students
  • Strong math and writing skills
  • Ability to differentiate instruction to a high degree
  • Patience and respect for students who learn differently
  • Innovative and flexible personality
  • Progressive educational philosophy
  • Skills to work in strong collaboration with a teaching team

 Physical Demands and Work Environment:

  • Willingness and ability to work in a highly-demanding environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts
  • May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time
  • Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs
  • Work primarily in a traditional, climate-controlled classroom environment and work intermittently in outside weather conditions

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.

Our client schools make the final decisions.

Deciding to Apply

At minimum, applicants should have:

About CalWest Educators Placement

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If you have questions about the qualifications to apply, please contact us at mysearch@calwesteducators.com.