Thank you for your interest in Laguna Blanca School. Laguna Blanca is an EK-12 private, college preparatory school in Santa Barbara. The school offers a nurturing and child-centered work environment, competitive compensation, and benefits.

Current Openings

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  • Latin Teacher (Part-Time)


    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Teach 1 section of Latin to 7th, 8th or 9th graders using Cambridge Latin Course.
    • Provide instruction in speaking, reading, writing, and understanding the Latin language, as well as lessons in ancient Roman history and culture.
    • Knowledge of inquiry based pedagogy including project-based learning and other progressive approaches.
    • Knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion practices and commitment to ongoing growth in this area.
    • Serve as a member of the applicable grade-level team(s) of teachers meeting on a regular basis to plan, develop, and coordinate student support in alignment with the mission of the school.
    • Serve as a member of the World Language Department, attending departmental meetings.
    • Communicate progress and concerns with tact and professionalism to parents and, as appropriate, other faculty, staff, and/or Head of School.
    • Discuss academic difficulties or behavioral problems with students as they arise.
    • Maintain required documentation for individual student files, attendance and incident reports, and other necessary records.

    REQUIRED SKILLS & ABILITIES
    • Bachelor’s degree; Masters Degree and Teaching Credential preferred, but not required.
    • Ongoing maintenance of all requirements regarding professional courses and in-services required.
    • Teaching experience preferred
    • Knowledge of the current theories, techniques, and methodologies. Knowledge of and experience using ACTFL World-Readiness Standards in a classroom setting preferred.
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
    • Practice with Project Based Learning.
    • Creative analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills with the proven ability to maintain professionalism and tact in high-stress situations

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
    • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times.
    • Must be able to traverse school facilities and lead students to safety in the event of an emergency.
  • Lower School Spanish Teacher


    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Lesson planning and preparation for Spanish program using the school’s curriculum
    • Knowledge of interdisciplinary teaching and differentiated instruction
    • Ability to address a range of student learning styles
    • Experience in collegial collaboration and curriculum development
    • Use and knowledge of technology in education
    • Ability to successfully develop and maintain positive relationships with colleagues, students, and families
    • Enforces safety and security standards for students, staff, and visitors
    • Maintains required documentation for individual student files, attendance and incident reports, and other necessary records
    • Maintains knowledge of research, developments, and best practices in early education
    • Performs related tasks such as sponsoring student activities or organizations, chaperoning lunch and recess
    REQUIRED SKILLS & ABILITIES
    • Spanish language fluency
    • Experience teaching Spanish
    • High energy level and positive attitude
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Sense of humor and friendly demeanor
    • Quality interpersonal skills with the proven ability to maintain professionalism and tact in high-stress situations
    • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
    • Creative analytical and problem-solving skills
    QUALIFICATIONS
    The most qualified applicants will have elementary classroom experience and must possess a strong desire to take an active role in the classroom. Candidates should be technologically proficient and possess excellent communication skills. Bachelor's Degree and experience expected, advanced degree and teaching credential preferred.  This position could range from part- to full-time, depending on the needs of the candidate and the school.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
    • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times
    • Must be able to traverse school facility and lead students to safety in the event of an emergency
  • Middle/Upper School Music Teacher (Part-Time)


    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Teach Honors Stage Band (9-12 Advanced), Pop & Rock Ensemble (7-12 Intermediate), Music Fundamentals (7-12 Beginning) courses.
    • Utilize repertoire of all types of music literature, including traditional and contemporary that are appropriate for the ages and skill levels of students.
    • Plan, rehearse, and direct students in their practice and honing of musical skills.
    • Differentiate music curriculum to meet the needs of the individual student and the student body.
    • Plan a balanced music program, and organizes daily class time so that preparation, rehearsal and instruction can be accomplished within the allotted time.
    • Develop and refine music curriculum.
    • Establish and maintain standards of student behavior to provide an orderly, productive environment during practice, group rehearsals, and music performances.
    • Evaluate each student’s musical growth and contribution to the performance of the group that allows everyone to contribute.
    • Communicate clearly with parents and school faculty/staff on the progress of individual students.
    • Maintain care/responsibility for school-owned music, musical instruments, and equipment to prevent loss or abuse.
    • Cooperate with Division Head and staff in providing musical programs for school assemblies, open house, parent meetings and seasonal programs.
    • Thrive in a collaborative environment with other teachers
    • Strong communication and organization skills

    RECOMMENDED SKILLS & ABILITIES

    • Instrumental Ensemble
    • Movement/Dance background
    • Bachelors or Master Degree in Music or related field of study

    EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

    • Minimum BA in Music or Music Education
    • Teaching Credential is preferred
    • Ability to work with musicians at all skill levels
    • Strong instrumental skills, including piano accompaniment
    • Experience preparing shows, organizing performance opportunities, and working collaboratively with other performing arts teachers

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
    • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times
    • Must be able to traverse school facility and lead students to safety in the event of an emergency
  • Upper School Physics Teacher

    Laguna Blanca School is seeking a full time US Physics and Science Instructor beginning in August 2021. Laguna Blanca is an EK-12 independent school of 430 students on two campuses in Santa Barbara, California.

    Our Laguna Blanca US Physics Teacher will instruct 11th grade Physics Honors and Standard, Astronomy, and AP Physics C: Mechanics.

    ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
    Delivers excellence in US science classroom instruction and ensures the following:
    • Creates multifaceted assessments that not only speak to students’ content acquisition, but the process skills of science
    • Understands thematic instruction and the use of interdisciplinary units to contextualize students’ science education
    • Works to intertwine experimental design and inquiry into student’s lab experiences
    Delivers physics instruction through various modalities including project-based learning methods. The position requires and is not limited to proficiency in the following areas:
    • Algebra/trigonometry skills for an advanced mechanics course
    • Calculus skills for AP Physics C
    • Kinematics of motion with constant acceleration
    • Newton’s laws and their application in problem-solving
    • Laws of conservation of energy and momentum and their application in problem-solving
    • A passion for the cosmos!
    As a full-time position that will work in the Upper School division, the instructor must have a passion for instructing students. Laguna seeks a teacher who:
    • Teaches existing curriculum, and will develop curriculum that focuses students on the design thinking process and meets Laguna Blanca’s pedagogical standards. Develops a curriculum that is vertically aligned. Is eager to collaborate with colleagues in a process that strives for interdisciplinary connections, enhances existing programs, and meshes with existing courses.
    • Creates curriculum to help students work both collaboratively and individually to solve complex authentic problems.
    • Creates a classroom environment that is safe, conducive to learning and is appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
    • Employs a variety of instructional techniques, instructional media, and assessments, which meet the needs of the spectrum of students enrolled at Laguna Blanca School.
    • Establishes and communicates clear objectives for all lessons, curricular units, and projects.
    • Facilitates, creates, and participates in related admission activities, clubs, competitions, and outreach events.
    QUALIFICATIONS

    EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree or relevant professional experience. Formal education in science is required.
    EXPERIENCE: Teaching experience is preferred, as is a teaching credential, but subject area experience and a willingness to develop instructional skills will also be considered.
    SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, & ABILITIES: Knowledge of the current theories, techniques and methodologies of physics. We require a person with a passion for all things physics-related and some experience working within Innovation Centers geared towards students as designers.

    This position requires someone with a magnetic personality that can draw students into exploring the natural world. The position will require someone who can adjust to the needs and interests of students and has the ability to learn new and complex technology as it presents itself.

    Teachers at Laguna Blanca:
    • Encourage a culture of mutual respect and equitable practice
    • Exhibit knowledge of student cognitive development and various learning styles
    • Communicate effectively with students and families about classroom activities and student progress
    • Demonstrate content knowledge
    • Set high academic achievement expectations
    • Identify and support students’ social, emotional, and behavior learning needs
    • Implement project-based learning techniques and strategies
    • Facilitate and design effective group work
    • Provide timely feedback and collaborate with faculty to offer specialized support
    • Foster student growth through semi-annual Student-Led Conferences (SLC) and presentations of learning.
    • Showcase student work within the community
    • Scaffold instructional activities that facilitate engaging and appropriate learning opportunities
    • Differentiate instruction based on feedback, needs, and learning levels
    • Provide opportunities for student engagement through “voice and choice”
    • Create relevant and authentic learning experiences
    • Implement backward design to align all lessons, activities, and assessments
    • Design formal and informal assessments that measure student progress
    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
    • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times
    • Must be able to traverse school facility and lead students to safety in the event of an emergency
Laguna Blanca School does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any characteristic that is legally protected under applicable local, state, or federal law. This nondiscrimination policy includes but is not limited to admission, financial aid, educational programs, athletics, and employment.


HOW DO I APPLY?

1. Submit cover letter and resume to employment@lagunablanca.org 
2. AND complete the online employment application below. 

The application process is not considered complete until we receive BOTH the applicant's cover letter/resume and employment application.
Laguna Blanca is Santa Barbara’s premier private, co-educational, college preparatory day school for students in Early Kindergarten through Grade 12.