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Position Title:  American Sign Language Teacher PT

Part-time – FTE .40, 10-month

Reports to: Vice Principal of Curriculum and Instruction

Classification: Exempt

Pay Range:  $29,000-43,000 (depending on experience)

Supervises: None


About Presentation High School

Presentation High School is an independent Catholic college preparatory school for young women.  We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a close-knit professional community.  We seek talented and innovative professionals who have a commitment to excellence and passion for our mission.


Position Summary

Presentation High School in San Jose, California is seeking a part-time ASL instructor to join the Modern Language Department in the 2024-2025 school year.  Historically, we have allowed some students to take American Sign Language to fulfill their “language” requirement, but they have always had to pursue that option off campus. This year, we are offering one section of American Sign Language 1 on-site. In 2024-2025, we will be offering American Sign Language 1 and 2.


We are looking for an experienced, innovative teacher who is eager to build this program with us.


Duties and Specific Responsibilities

Model for students the Catholic mission and values of Presentation High School
Demonstrate subject matter competency and the ability to communicate that to high school students.
Devise a system of classroom order and discipline that contributes to the learning of all students.
Create meaningful connections with students through culturally responsive teaching.
Utilize provided lesson plans to deliver dynamic and engaging lessons and assignments using Universal Design for Learning and other engaging pedagogical strategies.
Model a spirit of innovation, creativity, and intellectual curiosity.
Be available to students who need assistance.
Exercise professionalism at all times with students, parents, and colleagues.
Participate in professional development activities of the subject area, pedagogy, and technology.

Education & Experience

B.A. degree
Single-subject teaching credential or Master’s Degree in the subject area, preferred
Relevant teaching experience, preferably 5 or more years at the high school level
Experience teaching neurodiverse students and familiarity with Universal Design for Learning is a plus
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Total resonance with the mission, vision, and values of Presentation High School and the Catholic education tradition including a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
A commitment to the educational philosophy of Presentation High School.
Willingness to adapt to an existing curriculum, as well as enhance the respective academic programs.
Ability to work well with students, colleagues, and parents.
A willingness to be an active, enthusiastic member of the Presentation community.
A deep commitment to professional growth and interest in educational technology.
Strong, proven teaching ability and passion for the academic subject.
Knowledge of the latest pedagogy for effective classroom instruction and student learning.
Excellent organization, verbal, and written skills, as well as outstanding interpersonal skills.
Commitment to equity and inclusion.
Available and willing to work on occasional co-curricular events, including overnight field trips.
Physical Demands

The physical demands described below represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, Presentation High School provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified individual is a person who meets the skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.


The Part-Time American Sign Language Teacher must be able to:

lift and/or carry a moderate weight of 10 pounds
sit, stand, walk, climb stairs or ladder, reach, perform repetitive hand motions
considerable time is spent at a desk using a computer terminal.
work with frequent interruptions


Work Environment

Classroom/Office Setting


EEO Statement:

Presentation High School is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The school will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

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