Westside Neighborhood School, a Preschool-8 school serving over 520 students in west Los Angeles, is looking for an experienced, talented and professional Preschool Teacher to join our highly collaborative team of educators in creating an engaging social-constructivist curriculum.
This is a full time position that begins in mid-August, 2019; some summer hours will be required for professional development, classroom prep, and home visits to your students.
Ideal candidates should hold a B.A. or M.A. degree in Early Childhood Education or a related field and significant preschool classroom experience. In addition to classroom duties, all faculty share in the daily supervision duties at the school and participate in care of our communal environment. A commitment to professional development, good sense of humor, creativity and strong interpersonal skills are essential.
Candidates for our Preschool Teaching positions should have knowledge of and experience in play-based, social constructivist practices and the Reggio Emilia approach. Candidates must have a deep understanding of the cognitive and social-emotional development of children ages 2-5 years, and be a strong collaborative leader in the field of early childhood education.
Teachers at WNS are expected to design engaging hands-on learning experiences that will enhance meaning-making opportunities for children. We are looking for candidates who are collaborative, flexible, compassionate, demonstrate a strong passion for early childhood education and a love of working with young children and families.
Strong communication skills with parents and students and the ability to collaborate with other members of the faculty, are a must. In addition, teachers must be comfortable and highly skilled writers as daily documentation is a requirement of this position. Teachers will need to have strong writing and speaking skills and be computer literate.
Hours are minimally 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., although team planning meetings often require additional time. Occasional evenings and weekends will be required throughout the school year, as well. These positions include benefits and compensation is very competitive.
Westside Neighborhood School is a private independent school that will include 520 students in preschool-8th grade in 2019-20. Eighty percent of our graduates attend independent high schools. WNS places a high priority on maintaining an excellent, collegial working atmosphere and an up-to-date facility. WNS is located in the Silicon Beach area, adjacent to Playa Vista and Loyola Marymount University about one mile from the Pacific Ocean. Westside Neighborhood School is an equal opportunity employer.
Please email your resume and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org Please include your full name and position in the subject line of the email. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.
Westside Neighborhood School is dedicated to excellence and the creation of a diverse faculty and staff that best represents our student body and the city of Los Angeles. Information about our school can be found at www.wns-la.org
About Westside Neighborhood School
Westside Neighborhood School is a PS-8 private independent school in the NAIS and CAIS consortium. Located in the heart of Silicon Beach in west Los Angeles, WNS has been educating young children for 38 years. The school embraces a play-based, social-constructivist, forward-thinking philosophy that is child centered and recognizes that social-emotional learning is as important as a strong core academic program that engages all leaners in joyful rigor and in authentic learning experiences. WNS rests upon the core values of our four pillars: academic excellence, community, character, and diversity. Our school community is one that celebrates and embraces all forms of diversity to form an authentic school community.