Website Santa Barbara Middle School

Middle School 6 to 9th grades

Position/Title: English Teacher
School Year: 2024 – 2025
Position Begins: August 1, 2024
Status: Full-time, Exempt, benefits
Reports To: Head of School

About Santa Barbara Middle School:
Founded in 1976, Santa Barbara Middle School is a co-educational school that offers students
in grades 6-9 a profound educational experience. The Diamond, our curriculum philosophy,
delivers excellence in Academics, Creative Arts & Sports, Outdoor Education, and Community
Involvement. Serving approximately 186 students, our educational environment facilitates
academic achievement, while also bolstering all aspects of a child’s wellbeing. We challenge
students to develop life skills in all areas, with the stability of a safe and nurturing community.
Leadership, self-advocacy, creative problem solving, compassion for others, and global
awareness are just a few of the traits that distinguish our graduates. Working at Santa Barbara
Middle School is a challenging yet rewarding career. After-hours and weekend events and
participation in the school’s Outdoor Education program are integral and required aspects of
this job. The most successful candidates see opportunities before problems and seek to offer
timely support in a team-oriented atmosphere.
We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty who desire to be
engaged participants in our community.
Position Opening:
We seek a dynamic and talented teacher who enjoys secondary education and who can teach
a variety of English courses at the Jr. High and High school level. An ability to teach AP level
courses is a plus. The ideal teacher will create a rich learning environment focused on
enhancing critical thinking skills, employ varied teaching approaches, and use multiple tools to
assess student understanding and competencies. The teacher will have the ability to work
collaboratively with other English teachers, will be able to innovate through blended course
arrangements if required, and employ differentiated instructional methods in developing and
delivering effective lessons to a diverse group of learners. Enthusiasm for classroom innovation
and ability to devise a variety of educational experiences is valued at SBMS. Flexibility, humor
and willingness to work with students inside and outside the class are valued. The teacher
will have a proactive orientation to seek parent input and counsel to effectively advance
student success.
Duties and responsibilities include:
● Lesson planning
● Preparation and implementation of daily lessons
● Delivery of assignments and timely evaluation of all relevant class work and student
● Design and implementation of appropriate, authentic assessments and support of
individual student learning styles
● Timely and proactive communication with parents about student progress
● Collaboration with other members of faculty, administration, and staff
● Willingness to adapt and change instructional approaches based on peer and
supervisory suggestions and recommendations
● Participation in school sponsored curricular and extracurricular activities on and off
● Effective and timely communication with varied school constituencies in person, and
through various electronic forms of communication
● Support for school-wide initiatives through committee work, where appropriate ●
Supervision and/or participation in non-academic activities, including outdoor trips and
● Support our Scholarship program with family communications and translations.
Required Qualifications:
The successful candidate must have a Clear Single Subject Teaching credential in English
and/or Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Ph.D. degree in English (Creative Writing, English
Literature, English Language, Rhetoric, etc).
Minimum of five years teaching experience preferred, however, candidates with less
experience may be considered depending on background.
Successful candidates will also possess a positive attitude, excellent written and verbal skills,
strong organizational skills, and proven success within a work setting that requires
collaboration, cooperation, and collegiality.
The school welcomes the opportunity to continue to find ways to diversify its faculty.
Santa Barbara Middle School offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and
demonstrated accomplishments. In addition, we offer a full benefits package, including
Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Retirement and stipends to help pay for trip and bike equipment.
To Apply:
Interested candidates are encouraged to review our school and curricular philosophy at To apply for the position please provide the following to the physical mail
or email address below:
● Cover Letter
● Current Resume
● 1-3 Letters of Recommendation
No Phone Inquiries Please
Attn: John Pasini
Santa Barbara Middle School
1321 Alameda Padre Serra
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
Santa Barbara Middle School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all
employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national
origin, age, or disability

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