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Notre Dame High School (Sherman Oaks) (Sherman Oaks)
13645 Riverside Drive
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
[email protected]


Notre Dame High School, a Catholic, college-preparatory school in the Holy Cross tradition, educates the hearts and minds of students who are diverse in talent, ethnicity and society. As a faith community, Notre Dame strives to provide each student with a rich academic background, an appropriate sense of self, an opportunity for growth, a commitment to family, community, nation and world, and a respect for the spiritual dignity of all persons. Notre Dame faculty are expected to be men and women of integrity and ​able to espouse Catholic, Holy Cross, and Notre Dame mission values that will set a positive example for all students.

The position reports to the Chair of the English Department and the administrative team of Principal and Vice Principals.

Demonstrate passion and expertise in the teaching of analysis and argument with specific experience in an English teaching environment.
Well-versed in multiple areas of an English-based college-preparatory curriculum.
Proficient in the use of technology in the classroom and willing to incorporate it as a strategy to engage learners.
Willingness to differentiate learning to reach a range of student learning styles.
Plan and instruct freshman English classes, possibly at the honors-level.
Participate in school-wide and departmental faculty meetings and professional growth opportunities.
Engage in the life of the school community through presence at school Masses, assemblies, rallies, class retreats, sporting events, visual and performing arts events, etc.
Chaperone and supervisory responsibilities during school day and some evening and weekend events.
Meet with students and parents as needed, during x period, before, and after school.

Minimum: B.A. in English with a Credential-Masters in English/Education (preferred).
Ability to develop and implement an effective and engaging curriculum.
Ability to relate to high school students, and build positive relationships while maintaining healthy boundaries.
Willingness to collaborate, problem solve, and share best practices with colleagues.
High-level of familiarity and competence across cultures and multiple perspectives.
Familiarity with and competence in technology skills (especially Canvas platform and Zoom conferencing).
Must have excellent classroom management, communication, and organization skills​.
Experience with teaching 9th grade English in a Catholic school preferred.
TO APPLY:​ Please e​mail a cover letter, NDHS employment application (available on our website), resume, and names of three references to Ms. Kate Nelson, English Department Chair: [email protected]

APPLICATION DEADLINE:​ Open until the position is filled. ​The selected candidate must pass an employment background check and all required trainings and certifications.

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