Elementary (K-5) Spanish Teacher
At a high level, we are looking for teacher leaders who combine the abilities to inspire and educate, to develop academic, behavioral and social emotional skills, and to make an inclusive, anti-racist, and inquiry-based education meaningful, engaging and relevant both now and for the future. We seek an inspiring, enriching Spanish Teacher who can motivate elementary students to speak the language and learn about various cultures of different Spanish-speaking countries and people. Through books, music, play, and everyday conversations, the elementary Spanish teacher is responsible for providing students with real world opportunities to read, write, speak, listen and engage with the language and celebrate diversity with the goal of becoming global citizens.
- Bachelor's degree
- Demonstrates fluency speaking, reading and writing in Spanish
- Willingness to help students develop language skills
- Ability to incorporate dance, play, and movement best practices of language acquisition
- Deep commitment to collaboration and equitable teaching and learning approaches
- Passion to build, collaborate and create an exceptional school community
- Experience working with children from diverse backgrounds and with diverse learning needs, including – but not limited to – English Language learners, academically high-achieving, special education, academically low performing and students who have experienced trauma
- Bias towards curiosity and comfort with failure; love for learning; awareness of and playfulness with your ignorance
- Clear Multiple or Single Subject Credential as issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
- BCLAD Credential
- Knowledge and application of best teaching practices including but not limited to: culturally responsive teaching, inclusion, anti-racist education, restorative practices, Universal Design for Learning, Total Physical Response (TPR), storytelling and social emotional learning
- Demonstrated success in inquiry-based instruction or project-based learning
- Experience building integrated curriculum
- Two or more years of teaching experience
- Familiarity with a variety of holistic assessment strategies – for example: exposition, performance, project-based, standardized, anecdotal, etc.
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