- CWC: 2023-24 Art Teacher
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The mission of Citizens of the World Los Angeles (CWC LA) is to provide a socio-economically, culturally, and racially diverse community of students in Los Angeles with an intellectually challenging, experiential learning environment that develops each student's confidence, potential, and individual responsibility as citizens of the world. CWC schools:
- Service a socioeconomically, culturally, and racially diverse community;
- Develop students’ social and emotional skills to prepare them to become citizens of the world in an ever-changing future; and
- Promote academic rigor through a constructivist, project-based learning approach, to support and develop children’s natural intellectual curiosity
The CWC LA network is growing at a rapid rate and currently enrolls 1,900 students in three high-performing schools, growing to well over 2,000 students over the next several years. CWC LA’s schools rank in the top 8% (English) and 7% (math) out of 758 LAUSD, magnet and charter elementary schools, and all subgroups outperform the district and state. Our schools include:
- CWC Hollywood (opened in September 2010, renewed charter approved in December 2014, currently TK-5th grade);
- CWC Silver Lake (opened in August 2012, renewed charter approved in November 2016, currently TK-8th grade); and
- CWC Mar Vista (opened in August 2013, renewed charter approved in December 2017, currently TK-6th grade and growing to 7-8th grades over the next two years).
CWC LA has a Regional Support Office that supports all CWC LA schools. We work with our network partners at Citizens of the World Charter Schools, linking the schools in Los Angeles to CWC schools in other parts of the country.
Our core values are embraced by the entire community:
- Excellence: we demand lasting quality
- Diversity: we are better and stronger because of our differences
- Authenticity: we are our true selves in this work, and we are candid
- Community: we care deeply about people. We share and build partnerships. We celebrate, laugh, and seek joy, even in the tough times
- Change: we welcome the unknown, embracing the unexpected and new. We adapt to meet the ever-changing times. We find new ways.
We are seeking an enthusiastic, skilled and creative Art Teacher to join the CWC LA team of educators. Our Visual Arts teacher will be an important part of our enrichment teaching team, supporting our school in its ability to offer high-quality arts education to our student body.
The Art Teacher’s job responsibilities include:
- Developing art lessons and units of study that incorporate the multiple intelligences
- Regularly assessing student progress and achievement
- Participating in professional development activities, both internal (led by the principal, lead teachers and visiting experts) and external (visiting other schools, attending conferences, and engaging in best practice sharing with others in the charter school community, etc.)
- Participating as an active member of the community to provide stewardship of the school and adherence to its mission and guiding principles
- Maintaining a high-level of professionalism including meeting deadlines, and commitments to self, students, and the community.
- Conferring with teachers, school leaders, and other instructional personnel, external educational agencies, to aid in the development of robust, appropriate, educational programming and supports
The ideal Art Teacher will have:
- A Bachelor’s degree
- California Single Subject Credential-Art
- Successful completion of CBEST exam
- Experience working with elementary students and developing visual arts curriculum for such grade levels
- Experience working in a socio-economic, racial and culturally diverse classroom setting.
- Ability to effectively mange and instruct both small and large groups of students
- An exhibited ability to work with children in a caring and respectful manner in order to create a joyful, caring classroom environment where instructional time includes community building, conflict resolution, skill-building, and empowering students to be peacemakers and agents for positive social change
- Experience working with diverse populations, including English language learners and students with special needs
- Fluency in a second language (ideally Spanish or Korean) is preferred.
- Maturity, humility, strong work ethic, sense of humor, and a can-do attitude
- Personal investment in creating a classroom in which social emotional learning is the foundation of the culture
- Belief and willingness to ensure that all students can learn and achieve at high levels
- Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to communicate to a diverse audience.
Staff and reporting relationships
Teachers will report to the Principal and Assistant Principal of the School.
Compensation and Benefits
- Salary Range: Teacher Salary Schedule
- Generous time off
- 403b retirement plan and CalSTRS for CalSTRS-eligible positions
- Generous employer contributions toward healthcare premiums for employees and dependents
- A variety of medical HMO and PPO plan options (Anthem, HealthNet, Kaiser, United Healthcare)
- $50,000 employer-paid life insurance policy
- Voluntary life, accident, and critical illness insurances
- Voluntary health and dependent care flex spending accounts (FSA)
COVID-19 Vaccination Policy
Vaccination is a vital tool to reduce the presence and severity of COVID-19 cases in the workplace and communities. Citizens of the World Los Angeles has adopted this policy on mandatory vaccination to safeguard the health of our employees from the hazard of COVID-19. All employees covered by this policy are required to be fully vaccinated as a term and condition of employment at Citizens of the World Los Angeles. CWC employees/ prospective employees may apply for medical or religious exemptions from this requirement. Exemptions are granted in very rare circumstances as CWC LA schools are co-located with traditional LAUSD schools, and on LAUSD sites, no employee can access campus without being vaccinated. We are required to follow LAUSD policy for those sites.
Employees will be considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving the requisite number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. An employee will be considered partially vaccinated if they have received only one dose of a two-dose vaccine. Potential candidates for employment will be notified by CWC HR Dept. during onboarding on how to submit proper verification of COVID-19 vaccination prior to the start of employment.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, and, as an organization serving a diverse group of students, we work to reflect this diversity in our staff as well.
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