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Team Teacher in West L.A.


The New School-West
12731 Venice Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066

Start Date: August 5, 2020

Description, Responsibilities, & Duties


Schedule: Full-time 8:00-4:30, M-F Compensation: Based on education & experience

The New School-West in Mar Vista, CA is interviewing for a full-time Preschool teacher who can engage playfully, explore with, and developmentally converse among children in support of the school intention, child’s interest, and Reggio Inspired philosophy. The position thrives with a person who has creative and critical thinking skills willing to enter discourse and documentation within a co-teaching team.

The teacher is a joyful companion in adult and child learning.

*Collaborate* Work with a teaching team to develop and implement large and small group investigations based on documentation, research, and evolving knowledge.

*Demonstrate* a working knowledge of child development ages and stages and constructivist and Reggio Inspired theories.

*Communicate* effectively and in partnership with parents, administration, and colleagues.

*Create* a working classroom environment that reflects values, aesthetics and an invitation to engage.

*Advocate* for the learning, theories, and ideas of young children and yourself as a teacher through documentation and presentations.

*Participate* fully in voice, spirit, and attendance in professional development as a team of teachers.

Minimum Qualifications/Requirements

There are 3 paths to qualification.

Study of the Reggio Approach and classroom teaching for a minimum of 3 years

An Associates Degree with classes in early childhood, psychology or human development with a working knowledge of the Reggio Approach.

Higher education with a focus on early childhood or human development with a working knowledge of the Reggio Approach.

Salary & Benefits

Hourly pay is based on your qualifications described above.

Benefits include dental, health, vision for you with options to add your family.

There is a matching retirement plan and paid opportunities to present work.

Professional Development has us studying monthly with Reggio Children and Tiziana Filippini through 2023

Application Procedures

The application is due by March 31, 2020.

Interviews in April.

Confirmation in May.

Send your resume with a cover letter highlighting your experience and qualifications to

Program Description

The New School-West has been built on relationships since 1987 and was one of the founding schools to bring the Reggio practitioners to West Los Angeles through collaboration with our sister schools in the area. We continue to evolve our study as the West Coast Collaborative and through our community participation as parent partners and advocates for young children.

We are a fulltime, a year-round school with holidays that coincide with LAUSD in support of our families. We are a neighborhood school with relationships with our local businesses, upper schools, and private schools.

Contact Info

Kristin Sherman
Co-Director and Pedagogista

Roleen Heimann
Founder and Co-Director

School Phone: (310) 313-4444

Your support will help us advance the quality of every child's one childhood.

Together, we are empowering exceptional education.