Middle School American Government Teacher

29 Days Ago Brentwood School Los Angeles, California, United States

Middle School American Government Teacher

Brentwood School

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Job Category
Education Teaching
Job Type : Full-time
Zipcode : 90049
Posted : 2024-02-03

Brentwood School inspires every student to: Think critically and creatively.

Act ethically.

 Shape a future with meaning.



Middle School American Government Teacher


Brentwood School, a vibrant and diverse K-12 independent school, is looking for a Middle School American Government teacher to begin in August of 2024. We are seeking an experienced, innovative teacher to join our collaborative team. The successful candidate will embrace collaborative curriculum design and work closely as part of a teaching team to create and continuously refine curriculum. Ideally, applicants will be experienced practitioners of backward design based on clearly defined curricular understandings and have experience developing curriculum variations to challenge all learners. This year-long civics course introduces students to the various institutions, groups, documents, and ideas that animate American democracy. Beginning with a focus on historical and philosophical foundations, the course develops an understanding of the Constitution and of the political process in the context of real life events. In the second semester students will participate in simulations to give them a first-hand experience of political decision-making. Lessons in American culture and media analysis are also woven into the course. Principal resources include news media, supplemented by the textbook and primary source documents.

Individuals from independent, public, private, or charter schools, with prior experience in and a passion for teaching Middle School students are encouraged to apply. A minimum of a college bachelor’s degree is required; however, a master’s degree is preferred.


It is expected that a successful candidate will:


  • Teach four sections of 8th grade American Government to students
  • Design and coordinate curriculum with other members of the department and within teaching teams for each assigned course and liaise with other departments and centers to build cross disciplinary experiences
  • Monitor and evaluate students’ progress and communicate with parents and Middle School teams regarding student progress
  • Exhibit knowledge of current trends, pedagogy, research, and topics of importance in history pedagogy by applying it in the classroom and sharing it with teachers on a departmental and school-wide basis
  • Participate in regular, purposeful pedagogy meetings and professional development sessions
  • Engage and support students of varied identities, lifestyles, and beliefs
  • Create an environment that fosters open discussion with the freedom to express varied points of view
  • Create lessons and projects that are inclusive of the diversity and multiculturalism in our community
  • Communicate effectively, with students, parents/guardians, and colleagues
  • Engage in professional and personal development and commit to growth in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Participate and initiate opportunities that demonstrate one's growth, knowledge, and skills
  •  Perform additional duties and participate in the life of the school.



Individuals from independent, public, private, or charter schools, with prior experience in and a passion for teaching Middle School students are encouraged to apply. A minimum of a college bachelor’s degree is required; however, a master’s degree is preferred.

In addition, a candidate should possess the following personal qualities:

  • Commitment to professional growth and to high professional standards
  • Flexibility
  • Sense of humor, warmth of personality, and energy
  • An interest in and openness to professional growth and development
  • A commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Strong collaboration and cross-cultural competency

 While being vaccinated for COVID-19 is not required, it is strongly recommended.

COMPENSATION: Brentwood School's diverse and talented faculty ranges widely in experience level, from those new to teaching to veterans who are experts in their respective disciplines with 30+ years of experience. Our salary range, of $72,000 to $120,000, includes all levels of experience. Salaries are determined based on years of experience, education, full- or part-time status, and number of months worked per school year. Salary ranges do not include benefits i.e. 403b retirement matching, paid lunch time, free breakfast and lunch, free parking, subsidy toward medical, dental, vision, life/AD&D plans, and generous time off. The pay range is an estimate and is not guaranteed. If hired, your actual base salary will be determined by your education, experience, and schedule.

 Brentwood School is dedicated to 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



Please submit a letter of interest and a resume electronically to the contact person listed below. In your letter, highlight your education and experience specifically related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


Dr. Jill Bergeron       

Middle School Director

Brentwood School

100 S. Barrington Place

Los Angeles, CA 90049

email: jbergeron@bwscampus.com

Job Location
Los Angeles, California, United States
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