Middle School Spanish Teacher, 2021-22

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The Nueva School

The Nueva School

Middle School Spanish Teacher 

Full time – 2021-22

The Position

Nueva seeks a Spanish teacher for our Middle School division. This constructivist educator with deep content knowledge and love of teaching language will team with other motivated colleagues to create dynamic lessons. Experience with project-based learning, technology integration, and curriculum development are necessary. Successful candidates will demonstrate a lifelong love of learning, fluency in Spanish, and ability to differentiate curriculum.

Qualifications and Responsibilities for Spanish Teachers in Middle School Division

  • In collaboration with MS Spanish teacher, develop and deliver curriculum and lessons for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade
  • Teach a rotating introductory class for 5th graders
  • Commit to World Languages team goal of teaching 90% in the target language
  • Map curriculum outcomes to ACTFL proficiency guidelines
  • Collaborate with World Languages team to articulate curriculum across languages and levels

General Responsibilities for Teachers in Middle School Division

  • Convey enthusiasm for content and intellectual inquiry
  • Design instruction that emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving
  • Collaborate with colleagues to enrich curriculum and instruction
  • Integrate appropriate technology to enhance learning
  • Create hands-on, project-based learning experiences
  • Collaborate effectively with students, teachers, and parents
  • Model flexibility in implementing best learning practices
  • Support the well-being of all students
  • Collaborate with our Social Justice and Equity team to support students and incorporate an anti-racist and anti-oppressive lens into teaching practice
  • Adopt and maintain assignment posting and tracking systems for classwork and homework
  • Write quarterly narrative student evaluations
  • Demonstrate interest and ability to lead student activities, coach, & contribute beyond the classroom
  • Lead by example in your commitment to Nueva’s mission
  • Chaperone field trips and multi-day grade-level trips
  • Run advisory and support students in an advisory setting
  • Teach additional electives and lead a weekly literature club

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or advanced university degree, with a minimum of three years’
  • experience working with adolescents
  • Demonstrated mastery in area of study and ability to teach within and across academic disciplines
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • A desire to integrate curriculum with other subjects and to teach and work collaboratively
  • Experience with gifted learners or desire to work with gifted students and learn about this population
  • A willingness to travel and support students on extended trips

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information three references at http://nuevaschool.applytojob.com/apply . To address specific questions, please email Scott Bowers, at sbowers@nuevaschool.org .

The Nueva School is an Equal Opportunity Employer – we do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability or sex. We welcome applications from people of color and those with experience outside the education field.

About The Nueva School

The Nueva School, an internationally recognized, nonprofit, independent day school, has served gifted learners since 1967. Today, Nueva serves nearly 1000 students PreK–12. Nueva is located in the neighboring towns of Hillsborough and San Mateo, equidistant between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, serving six counties throughout the Bay Area of Northern California.

A constructivist school, Nueva is known for its distinctive inquiry-based interdisciplinary studies, project-based learning, and pioneering work in social-emotional learning and design thinking. The Nueva community instills a passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind. Our school has received the US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Award and the American Institute of Architects Award for School Design and Sustainability, has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program and appointed an Ashoka Changemaker School, co-founded the Common Ground Speaker Series, hosts the biennial Innovative Learning Conference, and was highlighted by the Pulitzer Prize–winning and New York Times best-selling author Thomas Friedman in his book That Used to Be Us in the chapter “Average Is Over.”

 

To apply for this job email your details to sbowers@nuevaschool.org