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. The School strives to create a community-wide wellness culture that promotes physical and mental health and well-being. We offer various wellness events and benefits, such as Chair Massage events, free Wellness Coaching, Self-Care Reimbursement, yoga classes, and much more!  

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.

Holidays

  • 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

Are you interested in joining Windward and our nurturing, diverse, and supportive Community? Please click here to submit your cover letter and resume.

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.  


Faculty and Staff News

A Star In The Baking – Ben Delwiche

You might know him as Ben the math teacher at Windward, but in the online world of social media, you may recognize him as @BenjaminTheBaker. From helping his mom make her famous Cookies on a Stick to becoming TikTok famous himself, Ben Delwiche has combined his three lifelong passions into a recipe for success.

Bit by Byte – Gage Loveless and Rhazes Spell

At the beginning of the 2023-24 school year, the many years of proactive planning culminated in the launch of a new 8th Grade program for Principles of Science II. A joint collaboration between Gage Loveless and Rhazes Spell, Principles of Science II now introduces the principles of coding and programming in a way that connects with the Earth and physical science lessons that are also taught in the 8th Grade.

Leading by Example - Dahlia Morrone

In February of 2023, Dahlia, Windward’s Associate Director of the Collegiate Division and Director of the Senior Capstone Program, had her work published in the book Asian Military Evolutions: Civil-Military Relations in Asia. Her chapter—”Business as Usual despite Reform: The Indonesian Military under Jokowi”—represented not only the culmination of years of work as a political historian of modern Southeast Asia, but also a full-circle moment that first began right at Windward.

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.

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Windward School statement on diversity 

Approved by the Windward Board of Trustees May 2002
Windward School’s commitment to diversity is an integral part of its educational fabric, inextricably linked to the mission of the School. Windward School is determined to create a welcoming community that embraces diversity and encourages students to develop a deep understanding and appreciation of the diverse world they will inherit. Windward School is located in Los Angeles, a sophisticated metropolitan area with a rich, diverse history. Therefore, Windward School students, parents, and employees must appreciate the contributions of peoples of varying ethnic, economic, religious, and racial backgrounds, as well as people of varying physical ability and sexual orientation. Windward School expects all members of the community to be committed to an inclusive school community that values diversity and respects differences. By joyfully accepting one’s participation in a diverse world, Windward students can more easily adjust to working, living, and learning with people in other parts of our state, nation, and world. Windward School seeks diversity not as an end in and of itself, but as a means to producing future leaders of our society. Students immersed in a diverse family of learners, who go on to become the community leaders of tomorrow, will surely help to reduce the gap between the economically advantaged and disadvantaged. They will also help to promote equal access to education and work opportunities for all peoples and help to establish mutually beneficial ties with peoples of other countries.

At all times, Windward School strives to
  • Appreciate and celebrate the origin and individuality of each member of the school community.
  • Respect the innate dignity of each person, which is reflected in the school’s curriculum and co-curriculum.
  • Instill in its students a clear sense of self and a clear understanding of their present and future responsibilities as educated members of our global community.
  • Imbue students with the notion that they learn, work, live, and play in a world populated by individuals and groups of many races, ethnicities, religions, and resources, as well as varied learning styles, physical abilities, and sexual orientations.
  • Offer an inclusive, multicultural curriculum that nurtures independence and individual growth and helps prepare each student to continue in higher education.
  • Encourage every member of the community to actively participate in respectful and inclusive social interaction.

    We hope that as a result of Windward’s commitment to diversity, our graduates regard learning as a lifetime process and strive to enhance their intellectual, moral, and ethical reasoning while fostering respect for themselves and others.