Westridge School is an independent day school for girls located in Pasadena, California. Founded in 1913, the school has an enrollment of approximately 500 girls in grades 4 through 12 and has a long-standing reputation for the excellence of its academic program. Westridge is committed to educating intellectually adventurous thinkers, and courageous, compassionate leaders. Westridge is a vibrant and diverse community that is grounded in the commitment to goodness in all aspects of life and learning. Students are encouraged to learn and thrive in new ways, to try new things, and to be resilient. The school balances challenging academics and a focus on leadership development with a deeply engrained culture that prioritizes physical and emotional wellness and treating oneself, others, and the world with integrity, respect, responsibility, and inclusion. At Westridge, girls gain the confidence and courage to stand up and speak for the ideals of responsibility and integrity as they take their places in an ever-changing world.
Westridge is seeking an experienced upper school English teacher to join our team of dedicated faculty members as a long-term substitute for the 2021-22 school year (hire date of now through completion of second semester). Reporting to the director of upper school, the upper school English teacher will have the skills needed to guide his/her class in engaging and challenging student-led conversations. In addition, s/he will emphasize the fundamentals of close reading, essay writing, and grammar. S/he will maintain a full-time teaching load of four classes as well as serve as an advisor to groups of students. The ideal candidate will have an interest and skill in collaborating with colleagues as well as the potential and willingness to contribute beyond the classroom. The Upper School English Teacher will inspire and challenge students through the school’s mission.
Specific Responsibilities Include:
Schedule and Salary
This is a full-time exempt position and is eligible for Westridge’s comprehensive benefits package that includes paid time off, medical, vision, and dental. Office hours are 7:55am-3:15pm; with flexibility to work evenings when necessary.
Send cover letter, resume, and references to Jobs@Westridge.org. Include “Upper School English Sub” in the subject line.
Westridge School is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are evaluated without consideration of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. For more information: www.Westridge.org.
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