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Berkwood Hedge School Seeks a K-5 SPANISH TEACHER

The ideal candidate is an experienced, energetic, innovative and accomplished Spanish teacher, familiar with numerous modalities of instruction in which learning is collaborative, creative, relevant, multi-modal and multi-sensory. S/he understands child development and takes a constructivist approach to teaching and learning; values collaboration, feedback, and parent and community engagement, and; is proficient in speaking, writing and teaching Spanish.



  • Teach a range of levels in the elementary grades (K-5) 
  • Use dialogic process for teaching elementary grades
  • Implement TPRS, Reader’s Theatre, songs, art, and others 
  • Plan and implement a Scope and Sequence Curriculum guide to include skill areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing, presentation, and cultural competency
  • Facilitate positive classroom management strategies 
  • Use developmentally appropriate technology relevant to teaching World Languages 
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues not only within the Spanish class but in the school community as a whole
  • Additional duties as assigned.



  • Experience planning and implementing a differentiated and integrated curriculum in language instruction.
  • Ability to develop and align a constructivism curriculum
  • Ability to provide customer service to BH families with frequent, engaging, and informative communication.
  • Ability to articulate the Spanish program
  • Capacity to focus on the whole child, intentionally developing each individual academically, physically, emotionally, and socially.
  • Ability to exercise daily flexibility by wearing many hats, prioritizing, and problem solving while maintaining a poised professional demeanor.
  • Willingness to embrace global thinking and learning that helps expand circles of influence by seeking geographic and cultural opportunities that grow students’ cultural competency.
  • Ability to utilize sound and developmentally appropriate educational practices related to technology.
  • Experienced at planning and implementing integrated curricula



  • Love of children and understanding of child development
  • Collaborative, creative, and curious nature
  • Maturity, professionalism, and good judgment
  • Willingness and capacity to assume a wide range of responsibilities
  • Interested in learning new skills and engaged in continuous improvement of practice
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills


  • Maintain and support a climate of mutual respect which encourages students to take healthy risks: asking questions, sharing opinions, and making mistakes necessary to learn.
  • Accurately assess each student's progress; inform student, parents, lead teacher, and the Director immediately of any relevant information. 
  • Cultivate each student's creativity, intellectual curiosity, social-emotional development in an academically rich and relevant context.


This is currently projected to be a PT position. However, it is possible the position can be full-time with the addition of other responsibilities. The Spanish teacher begins in Mid-August 2013. 


At Berkwood Hedge, a teacher's engagement includes various activities in addition to teaching and classroom duties, such as giving extra help to students who need it, communicating feedback directly to the Director, encouragement of the efforts of colleagues, concern for the appearance of the classroom and of the grounds, promptness in meeting all School obligations (arrival in good time, meeting classes, submitting progress reports), and flexibility and cooperation in supporting our school’s advancement. Attendance at School events and activities, such as plays, concerts, festivals, and fairs, etc., is very strongly encouraged. Attendance at designated staff meetings and open houses is required.


We look for candidates who thrive on ownership, collaboration, service, creativity and collaboration. For more information about Berkwood Hedge School, please visit us at Salary and benefits are competitive. Submit cover letter and resume to Submission deadline is April 15, 2013.


Berkwood Hedge School actively seeks to build a diverse student, staff and parent community. We are an avid equal opportunity employer and seek applicants who reflect the rich diversity of the Bay Area.  We do not discriminate on the basis of basis of age, ancestry, citizenship, ethnicity, family-care status, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. 

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