5th Grade Spanish Teacher and 5th Grade Advisor

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

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Prospect Sierra School

Prospect Sierra School

5th Grade Spanish Teacher and 5th grade Advisor

 

Overview of School

Prospect Sierra is an independent, coed TK–8 school located on two campuses in El Cerrito, California, serving 465 students. Prospect Sierra gives students the tools to build a better world by integrating rigorous academics with a deep understanding of human emotions. Every day our exceptional teachers connect students’ academic experiences to ethics, empathy, and social and emotional intelligence. The result is deeper intellectual engagement, greater self-knowledge, and compassionate relationships. Prospect Sierra students develop courage to become more than great students, but great people. Please visit our website, www.prospectsierra.org, for more information.

 

Overview of Position

This position is for a 5th Grade Spanish Teacher and 5th Grade Advisor, beginning August 2020. This teacher will report to the Middle School Division Head and will work in close collaboration with Team 5 and Spanish Department. This is a full time teaching position that will require someone to teach in-person and/or online classes.

Responsibilities of job

Teach 5th grade Spanish to approximately 48 students in multiple smaller groups both in a distance learning model and in a COVID Safe in-person model
Attend collaboration and planning meetings with Spanish Department and take on leadership roles on occasion
Conduct ongoing effective communication with a diverse group of parents and participate in parent-teacher conferences
Lead a 5th grade advisory – oversee the overall well-being of a group of students, lead daily morning meetings, communicate with families
Write narrative reports twice a year
Serve on the 5th grade team and work collaboratively with faculty team members and take on leadership roles on occasion
Participate in the 5th grade overnight student study trip in the springtime (we are still unclear about any sleepaway trips for next year due to COVID but we do have dates penciled to go the Marin Headlands in Mary 2022)
Supervise advisees during afternoon Study Halls
Teaching a weekly elective
Collaborate with learning specialists in working with students with learning needs

Required Qualifications

Appreciation for and desire to work with middle school students
Commitment to early adolescent education and social/emotional development
Knowledge of teaching Spanish language and cultures where Spanish is one of the languages used.
Ability to effectively communicate in English, both written and verbal, with prospective and current parents and colleagues
Ability to deliver a dynamic curriculum that can differentiate for a range of learners through lessons, projects, games, and various activities.
Knowledge of the essential role social emotional literacy plays in the workplace and interest in application of SEL within the educational setting
Knowledge of identity safe and anti-bias educational practices and ability to create an inclusive classroom community that allows for a multitude of perspectives to be heard and respected
Ability to take initiative, work passionately and joyfully, take on leaderships roles as needed, and collaborate effectively with diverse constituencies
A passionate commitment to creating an innovative, joyful environment for students

In addition to required qualifications, desirable additional skills include:

Bachelor of Arts or Science degree and/or professional coursework or certification, indicating training applicable to the responsibilities of the position
Knowledge of  Comprehensible Input strategies and TPRS
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
Flexibility
Excellent interpersonal skills
Organizational skills and the ability to multitask
Knowledge of educational technology to support teaching and learning
Understanding of differentiated learning techniques
Nuanced understanding of DEI/social justice knowledge from a personal or programmatic perspective

Duties school-wide include:

Ancillary duties include responsibilities that are part of middle school life, e.g., team and staff meetings, attendance at school functions, recess duties, etc.

 

Salary

The salary is competitive. Benefits included.

How to Apply

Email a resume, a one-page cover letter, and a list of three references with contact information to: Nathan Tanaka, Middle School Division Head

Email: avisjobs@prospectsierra.org (include “5th Grade Spanish Teacher” in the subject line)

Prospect Sierra School is an equal opportunity employer. Our community is diverse in many ways, inclusive of race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender spectrum, age, ability, and more. We welcome and value the same in our faculty and staff.

Prospect Sierra School is an equal opportunity employer. Our community is diverse in many ways, inclusive of race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender spectrum, age, ability, and more. We welcome and value the same in our faculty and staff.

To apply for this job email your details to avisjobs@prospectsierra.org