English Teacher

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Competitive with Benefits



Start Date:


Application Deadline:



1265 East 112th Street
Los Angeles
United States


About our Organization

Resolute Academy is a public charter middle school that equips students in grades five through eight with the academic foundation and strength of character necessary to excel in selective high schools and colleges. At Resolute, we pride ourselves on holding the highest bars for academic excellence and character development for our students. We believe that each and every one of our students, regardless of race, socioeconomic class or country of origin, deserves access to a truly excellent education.

About the Community

Watts is a small, passionate community with deep history. It is one of the most densely populated areas of Los Angeles with approximately 17,000 people per square mile. Within the 2.12 square miles that make up the Watts community, only 2.98% of the population has a bachelor’s degree and many families live at or below the poverty line. Google “Watts, Watts Safety, History of Watts” and the first headlines you’ll see are probably about violence and gangs. Google “Resolute Academy” and you’ll see students who live in Watts breaking down racial and socio-economic boundaries. You’ll see scholars and teachers working together to analyze powerful texts, going on academic adventures outside the classroom and you’ll see pictures of our 8th graders learning about the High School options available to them. Watts is more than what a Google ListServe spits out. Watts is a strong, vibrant and passionate. Just like our scholars.

About our Ideal Candidate

At Resolute, our ideal candidate is:

  • Kind
  • Gritty
  • Determined
  • Focused
  • Team-Oriented

About this English Teacher Role

Building something from the ground up is never easy. Putting it on the path to success is even more demanding. It takes tremendous dedication, passion, planning and hard work to ensure that we are fulfilling our promise to families and students. Teachers at Resolute perform the most critical work of our school – the daily instruction, evaluation, and support of our students.

English Teacher Roles and Responsibilities

  • Commit to the mission and vision of the school
  • Be highly organized and attentive to detail
  • Self-sufficient classroom manager
  • Teach a minimum of 3 classes daily
  • Plan, implement and execute engaging and rigorous standards-based lessons and assessments
  • Reinforce school-wide rules and expectations
  • Actively participate in school-wide professional development
  • Provide supervision during key parts of the school day

English Teacher Qualifications

  • NCLB Highly Qualified
  • TB Clearance
  • LiveScan Clearance from DOJ
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred
  • CA Teaching Credential
  • Two years of urban teaching experience preferred

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply



To apply, e-mail resume and cover letter to: nbarriga@resoluteacademy.org