Website Head-Royce School
(Part / Full Time beginning August 2023)
Head-Royce School is seeking a culturally responsive, flexible, and enthusiastic Spanish teacher to join our 6-12 World Language department. The teacher will be responsible for teaching selected Spanish courses in the Upper (and occasionally Middle) School. We hope to find teachers who can teach beginning to advanced Spanish classes for a range of students. Our K-12 Spanish program includes a focus on developing oral proficiency, reading and writing skills, and an exploration of culture and history from throughout the Spanish-speaking world. We want teachers who are excited to join our community of learners and collaborate with us on meeting our Strategic Plan Goals and living our mission.
Head-Royce teachers also serve as advisors and club sponsors and participate in the life of the community. We seek applicants who have a strong academic background, experience in anti-racist pedagogy, an awareness of ecological literacy, an understanding of adolescents, and a genuine love for working with students at this specific age level.
Demonstrated understanding of curriculum design, varied pedagogical approaches, and developmental appropriateness of instruction, as well as different styles and types of assessment
Strong collaborator, with a willingness to reach outside to partner with colleagues to design curriculum, projects, activities, and experiences
Use of technology, when appropriate, to enhance the learning experience
Continuing reflection on and enhancement of one’s own pedagogical approach or a blend of strategies
Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish Language and/or Literature or equivalent area of study
Fluent or Native Spanish speaker
Familiarity with 21st-century teaching principles
Minimum 3 years teaching experience at the upper-school level
Experience incorporating DEI principles into a language curriculum
Ability to provide proof of Covid Vaccination and TB clearance
Additional Qualifications we hope to find, but not required:
Advanced degrees/certification are desirable in Spanish (Language, Literature, Culture) and, or, Education
Experience with innovative approaches to teaching language, such as with Comprehensible Input or Integrated Performance Assessments
Head-Royce School Overview
Located on a 22-acre campus in Oakland, California, Head-Royce is a pre-eminent, co-educational, independent, K-12 day school with a 135-year history. Our mission is to inspire in our students a lifelong love of learning and pursuit of academic excellence, to promote understanding of and respect for diversity that makes our society strong and to encourage active and responsible global citizenship.
Head-Royce enrolls 900 students in the three separate divisions — Lower, Middle and Upper Schools — and provides a dynamic, whole-child education to every student. With our Strategic Plan, Bridge to 2022, the school’s current initiatives include advancing an innovative, student-centered program, promoting an inclusive community, driving deeper civic engagement, sustaining a culture of balance and well-being and carefully stewarding our resources.
Location: Oakland, California
Travel: Light, though professional development conferences possible
Education: Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree(s) preferred
Start Date: August, 2023
* Please note – the School does not provide for immigration sponsorships such as H1B Visas. *
Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest and a current resume. If you have an experience or desire to work with a particular age group, please indicate that in your applications materials. Application materials should be submitted through our website.
Head-Royce School is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available person in every job. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on age, color, creed, disability, gender, marital status, national origin or ancestry, race, religion, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, a medical condition including genetic characteristics, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. Head-Royce School seeks to be a community in which every individual is treated with sensitivity, courtesy and respect.
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