Middle/Upper School Spanish Teacher in Los Angeles

Job Title: Middle/Upper School Spanish Teacher in Los Angeles
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: San Gabriel Valley
Salary: annual
Reference: P031920-5
Contact Name: Leah Biegeleisen
Contact Email: [email protected]
Job Published: March 19, 2020 11:00

Job Description

A prestigious college-preparatory, independent school is seeking a Spanish teacher for 2020-2021. 

You'll challenge each student to achieve academic excellence in a nurturing environment. Teachers, parents, and administrators work as a team to encourage each student to be responsible, caring, well, informed, ethical and prepared, thus promoting the fullest development of the individual.  

As the Spanish teacher, you would: 
  • Prepare course materials in collaboration with the world language department, including syllabi, homework assignments, assessments, and supplementary materials.
  • Administer and evaluate class work, assignments, and assessments.
  • Prepare and maintain student attendance records, grades, comments, and other required records.
  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
  • Regularly participate in professional development opportunities to maintain and grow expertise in the subject matter.
  • Collaborate with members of the world language department, the Upper School faculty, and the entire K-12 community.
  • Enthusiastically participate in the greater life of the school, particularly extracurricular activities as an advisor or spectator and chaperone.
  • Be interested in fostering diversity, inclusion, and social justice to promote a healthy learning environment.
  • Willing to take on other duties as needed.
At this school, you’d enjoy: 
  • Nurturing, supportive and inclusive community
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation and Wellness days
  • Retirement Plan options
This is a great chance to be part of a dynamic, close-knit, independent school culture and community!

You should have: 
  • a Master’s degree (preferred) in Spanish or Applied Linguistics, Bachelor’s Degree minimum.
  • Minimum of three years of teaching experience, preferably with middle and high school students.
  • Native or near-native fluency in Spanish
  • Excellent technology skills and experience integrating technology into the curriculum
  • Strong communication skills and a willingness to work with colleagues in creating, developing, and implementing visual arts curricula.
  • Knowledge of cultural products and practices of Spanish speaking communities
  • Instruction with emphasis on communicative and task-based pedagogical approaches
  • A proven commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of children and young people 

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