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English Teacher - High School (Long Term Substitute)

Chaminade College Preparatory
West Hills, California

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Chaminade College Preparatory seeks a dynamic, innovative, and engaging ENGLISH TEACHER with great classroom management skills as a long-term substitute for our high school campus (grades 9-12) in West Hills, California. The assignment will last through the end of the school year.


The successful candidate has experience teaching a variety of high school English courses. Through these courses, teachers support and instruct students as they continue to develop analytical and evaluative thinking, reading, and writing skills. The successful candidate will have a solid understanding of literacy instruction, and will be able to support and instruct students in the critical analysis of a wide variety of texts. Chaminade English courses examine the knowledge, histories, and experiences of diverse groups of people. Therefore, a successful candidate will know how to design and implement lessons that allow students to see themselves in the curriculum, voice their own stories, and learn about others.


Key Responsibilities

  • Teaches five sections.
  • Under the supervision of the vice principals, teaches standards-based (California state and Archdiocesan) curriculum. In a timely manner, plans lessons; provides feedback and grades on assignments; maintains grades, attendance, and other school records; and communicates with students, their families, and counselors when students need support.
  • Collaborates with department members and course counterpart(s) as needed.
  • Ensures that instructional strategies respect students' diverse social identities while still corresponding to Catholic Marianist values and the mission of the school.
  • Integrates technology by using BlackBoard Learning Management System (LMS) (can provide training), discipline based learning technology tools, and other collaborative and productivity tools (*Note: All students use a school-issued Lenovo Thinkpad tablet daily)
  • Is knowledgeable about new trends and developments in English instructional strategies and assessment.



  • Has a passion for teaching English at the secondary level and is skilled at working with high-school aged students.
  • A minimum of a bachelor's degree in the subject discipline is required. A teaching credential in the subject discipline is preferred.
  • Prior teaching experience, especially in a Catholic educational setting, is preferred; however, relevant experience in the field is also strongly considered.
  • Is comfortable delivering instruction on campus, via remote learning, and/or in a hybrid model.
  • Wants to work in a setting committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion of all school stakeholders.
  • Wants to work in a setting committed to balancing teaching/learning, health, and well-being of all stakeholders.
  • Participates in and attends campus life events, including supervision, lunch activities, liturgies, assemblies, etc.


Deadline for Submission of Applications

Applications are being accepted immediately. This position is open until filled.


Salary and Benefits

This is a salaried/exempt from overtime position. The salary for this position will be commensurate with experience. Long Term Substitutes are eligible for medical coverage but are not eligible for other school benefits.


Application Process:

Interested applicants may apply online through our employment webpage at:


Applicants will be asked to upload a resume and cover letter.


In addition, candidates invited to interview are encouraged to bring or share a curated portfolio that demonstrates their philosophy of teaching and reflects their knowledge of English/English instruction, a written sample lesson they have taught or would teach, and if available, samples of lessons, assignments, student work, assessment criteria. Portfolios may be shared digitally or via hard copy.


Any applicant who needs help or needs an accommodation in order to apply for any position should contact the human resources office at (818) 366-9284.


About Chaminade

Chaminade is an independent co-educational Catholic school serving students in grades 6-12 at our two beautiful campuses located in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles. One of the best things about Chaminade is our strong sense of family. We work together, play together, and pray together. We are a family, a community committed to the success and well-being of each and every student.


Our Mission:

We inspire young people to love, learn, and lead through our Catholic and Marianist traditions of a living faith, academic excellence, and moral responsibility.


Our Vision:

Chaminade College Preparatory graduates are prepared, inspired, and equipped to:

  • Share God's love by caring for others and seeking justice and peace.
  • Learn, adapt, and grow with the world around them.
  • Become servant leaders and positive contributors to society.


The Characteristics of Marianist Education

Chaminade's mission and culture are deeply rooted in the five Characteristics of Marianist Education which are:

  • Educating for Formation in Faith
  • Providing an Integral Quality Education
  • Educating in Family Spirit
  • Educating for Service, Justice, and Peace and the Integrity of Creation
  • Educating for Adaptation and Change


Chaminade's Commitment to Diversity

Chaminade College Preparatory is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion and the value that a rich and diverse community brings to our school. Our employee culture is deeply rooted in our Catholic faith and the five Characteristics of Marianist Education. Our Catholic Marianist tradition is lived on our campuses every day, and is evident in our Chaminade Family Spirit where each of our faculty and staff is valued for their unique and varied gifts and talents. Chaminade's faculty, staff, and administration come from all faiths, ethnicities, races, genders, and socioeconomic backgrounds and we are stronger for it.


For more information about Chaminade, visit our website at:


Equal Employment Opportunity

Chaminade College Preparatory is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, color, national origin or ancestry, gender, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, or genetic information, or other basis protected by law for employment in a Catholic school. Applicants who need an accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment and hiring process should contact the human resources department in order to discuss reasonable accommodation.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

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