This opening calls for specific teaching qualifications set by the school.
CalWest’s client school in the Greater Seattle Area is seeking a Middle School Spanish Teacher to begin August 2023.
- A Bachelor’s Degree and/or other educational requirements listed on the job description
- Requisite skills commensurate with the position
- A reasonable commuting distance to the CalWest client school, or a willingness to relocate
- Relevant, recent experience
- Authorization to live and work in the United States
- Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred;
- Strong knowledge of Spanish, communicative language learning, and technology integration;
- Familiarity with proficiency-based models of language acquisition;
- Experience with effective classroom support strategies and positive relationship-building practices;
- Appreciation and enjoyment of middle school students and an understanding of their learning and development;
- Knowledge and application of differentiated instruction;
- A commitment to cultural humility and understanding its essential role in academic growth and student preparation;
- Experience with and appreciation for STEAM-focused, interdisciplinary, project-based learning;
- Fluency in 21st Century learning pedagogies;
- An ability to use instructional technology effectively, including interactive whiteboards, document cameras, Google Apps for Education, and integrated student information systems;
- A willingness and enthusiasm for making the school’s outdoor spaces an integral part of the curriculum and instruction;
- Enthusiasm for collaborating with colleagues as part of a professional learning community;
- Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
- Joyful commitment to ongoing professional growth and development.
More about this role
- Teach a full course load of 1.0 FTE, including 6th-8th Spanish and Middle School Advisory.
- Cultivate a classroom community amongst a small, grade-specific advisory group utilizing the school’s social-emotional learning curriculum.
- Plan and execute lessons in accordance with the Spanish curriculum.
- Partner with the Lower School Spanish teacher in building a cohesive, whole-school Spanish program that, upon completion (grade 8), is equivalent to Spanish 1.
- Assess, evaluate, and provide feedback on student performance. Partner with families, colleagues, and administration to appropriately challenge and support students.
- Communicate clearly, kindly, productively, and effectively with families.