Why Work at Windward?

At Windward School, we believe that great work comes from people who are inspired to do their best.

Our employees enjoy rewarding work and meaningful challenges in a deeply supportive work environment. Our 140 full- and part-time faculty and staff are engaged, dedicated, and student-centered.

Windward is committed to building a nurturing, inclusive culture and welcomes teachers and staff members who bring skills, qualities, and experiences that demonstrate an understanding of and ability to support our work surrounding fostering a diverse school community. 

Diversity and Inclusion

Windward's commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging is an integral part of its educational fabric, inextricably linked to the mission of the School.

Benefits Program

Our compensation package will match up with any school in our industry. We offer a full range of benefits including:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Flex Pay
  • Supplemental Coverage

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Wellness Initiatives

Windward is dedicated to the health and wellness of its Faculty and Staff. Throughout the year, the School offers various wellness workshops, events, and challenges to promote healthy lifestyles both on and off campus.

Innovative Facilities

Windward prides itself on being a green campus and neighbor in the heart of West Los Angeles. We have built a sense of community on our beautiful, 9.5 acre campus through natural hubs, green spaces, and by employing various ways to reduce our carbon footprint.

Retirement Plan

Retirement – TIAA/CREF 

  • Windward will match up to 6% of an employee’s earnings.
  • No waiting period; funds vested day one of plan enrollment.

Professional Development

We believe in supporting our faculty with opportunities for professional development and advanced degree funding.

Faculty and staff who want to attend conferences, workshops, or classes to enhance their professional skills can apply for funding.

Lunch Allowance

Windward partners with CulinArt, an exceptional food service provider located on campus. Employees receive yearly $2500 lunch allowances for food on campus. Our food service is committed to providing healthy, delicious food that includes hot entrees and soups daily, as well as a wide variety of cold options such as sandwiches, wraps, sushi, and salads.

Mentoring Program

We support new employees with mentoring programs that help assist in acclimating them into our community as well as allowing time for reflection on teaching and work issues. New faculty enter into a three-year mentoring program and staff enter into a one-year mentoring program.


  • Employees are allowed time off for all school holidays.
  • Faculty receives time off in the summer months.
  • Administration and Staff receive 4 weeks for full-time exempt employees and 3 weeks full-time non-exempt employees, part-time employees are pro-rated accordingly.

How to Connect to Windward

If you are interested in working at Windward, please submit your cover letter and resume to:

Susan Herrera, Director of Human Resources
Windward School
11350 Palms Boulevard 
Los Angeles, CA 90066

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Faculty & Staff Spotlight

Please take some time to read about some of our current teachers and staff.  They have shared their individual experiences about working at Windward to help you get to know us better.  

Tammy Clem

Director of Counseling Services for the Middle School Associate, Director of Inclusivity and Diversity

Damon Van Leeuwen

English Teacher, Prefects Coordinator

Gabe Baez

Assistant Director of Technology

Daniel Koh

Vocal Teacher and Music Director for Productions

Alesia Young

Director of Windward Dance Company

Equal Employment Opportunity

Windward School is firmly committed to the concept and implementation of equal employment opportunity.  It is the School’s policy to employ, retain, promote, terminate, and otherwise treat all employees and job applicants on the basis of merit, qualifications, and competence.  This policy shall be applied without regard to any individual's sex, gender identity, gender expression, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or physical or mental disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  All such discrimination is unlawful.

Research shows that a diverse, equitable, and inclusive learning environment is critical to student success and a marker of educational excellence. One crucial component in creating such an environment is having a diverse faculty and staff that reflects the beautiful mosaic of students we teach. As such, we are participating in the fifth annual Southern California Diversity Recruiting Fair 2023 to recruit faculty, staff, and administrators from underrepresented groups.  More than 50 independent schools in Los Angeles are participating. 
The fair will take place both in person for local attendees and virtually for all other attendees on March 4, 2023 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The link will be provided to registrants.  In addition to the fair, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a resume and interview skill building workshop plus hear from panelists on a variety of topics relevant to working in an independent school.  
In order to participate in the fair, job candidates must submit a resume using the following link by Friday, February 17, 2023:  Register Here. 
If you or someone you know is an educator or interested in becoming an educator, please join us on Saturday, March 4, 2023 to learn about the wonderful world of working in an independent school and to speak directly with school representatives about open positions.
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