Established in 1939, Carlthorp School is the oldest independent coeducational day school for grades K-6 located in Santa Monica, California. Carlthorp School provides a strong academic foundation in a diverse and nurturing school community that emphasizes respectful values, responsible work habits, and excellence in order to prepare our students to achieve their highest potential in education and life. We are dedicated to supporting faculty growth and development through ongoing professional development and training. We have 280 students with two lead teachers per classroom of 20 students, and two classes per grade level.
The successful candidate must enjoy working with children and be devoted to building a nurturing and safe learning environment. To excel in this role, the Sixth Grade Homeroom Teacher must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as in-depth knowledge of classroom activities and teaching methods.
Roles and Responsibilities
Design, plan and implement learning experiences for reading, writing, math, and social studies
Collaborate with your co-teacher (Power of Two) and grade team (Team of Four) to ensure students’ academic, social and emotional needs are met
Make data informed decisions to support student growth
Establish and maintain a healthy and trusting learning environment, fostering nurturing relationships with students
Meaningfully integrate technologies into class lessons, for online learning as well as in school learning
Guide students in their social-emotional development, maintaining expectations and support for positive and productive student behavior
Collaborate with the Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion to keep multiculturalism and diversity as a priority of curricular work and curriculum development
Regularly communicate with families about classroom happenings and student progress
Update documentation of current curriculum, instruction, and assessment
Maintain records of individual student progress and achievement
Participate fully in ongoing professional development
Participate in the school community, including faculty and committee work, school duties, and activities such as clubs and assemblies
Chaperone overnight and daytime field trips
Write letters of recommendation for secondary school application process
Salary: $74,000 - $111,000, commensurate with experience Reports to: Dean of Academics Status: Full-time (non-exempt)
This job operates on a 10-month calendar. Evening and weekend hours may be required.
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Elementary Education preferred
Minimum of 3 years of teaching experience at the elementary level
Excellent knowledge of child development, latest education theories and practices, and current trends in education and professional development
Strong communication skills
Strong technology skills, familiarity with Google Classroom and other educational technology tools preferred
Skill in differentiating instruction
Demonstrated experience working in a culturally diverse community
If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your resume along with a brief cover letter outlining your relevant experience and why you believe you would be a great fit for this position. Applications can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Welcome to Carlthorp School! From our all-school morning assembly to our rich and varied after-school offerings, Carlthorp School reaches out to its extended family in a thoughtful and meaningful way every day.
Dedicated to the academic, social, and emotional growth of children, our highly qualified faculty and staff create a nurturing environment that inspires children to become life-long learners. Rigorous academics, including foreign language, are balanced with music, art, drama, service learning, and physical education. Accelerated classes challenge the gifted, and specialists make learning fun for everyone.
Traditionally academic in approach within a warm and secure setting, Carlthorp School’s philosophy stresses our Code of Conduct and the cohesiveness of all constituents of the School’s family. Students live by the “Code,” which becomes a permanent part of their being. All children strive to do their personal best, inside school and out.
Carlthorp School graduates are prepared to face the rigors of secondary school and the challenges of life. Not only are they talented critical thinkers and speakers, they are also good citizens who are responsible, respectful, and kind.