Brentwood School, a vibrant and diverse K-12 independent school, is looking for a Middle School Global Studies teacher to begin in August of 2021. 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. The curriculum covers the state of the world, Mexico, China, Africa, and Modern World Dictators through the lens of dispelling stereotypes, current events, and the Sustainable Development Goals. The course draws from a multiple of sources including news articles, editorial cartoons, and websites.
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 Global Studies for 7th Grade 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
Perform additional duties and participate in the life of the school In addition, a candidate should possess the following personal qualities:
Commitment to professional growth and to high professional standards
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
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.
Ms. Nasrin Farahmand
Middle School Administrative Assistant Brentwood School 100 S. Barrington Place Los Angeles, CA 90049
Mission & Values
Brentwood School is a vibrant and diverse community whose purpose is to promote personal and intellectual growth.
We provide challenging, engaging programs in a nurturing learning environment, devoting care and attention to every student. Embracing high standards of character, commitment, and achievement.
Brentwood School encourages students to think critically and creatively and to act ethically.
In its relatively short history, Brentwood School has grown to be one of the premier independent day schools in Southern California. Founded as a non-profit corporation in 1972, Brentwood School acquired the Brentwood Military Academy, which had existed since 1902.
Brentwood School opened in the fall of 1972 as a co-educational, college preparatory day school with grades 6-10. Grade 11 was added in fall 1973, and the school graduated its first senior class in June 1975.