Website The Bay School of San Francisco
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: Spanish Language Instructor
Reports to: Dean of Faculty
Status: Full-time (100% FTE) Exempt
Position begins: July 1, 2021
Located in the Presidio of San Francisco, The Bay School of San Francisco is a leader in innovative, student-centered secondary education, providing its students with a challenging, interdisciplinary program and a collaborative, supportive community. Our flexible, open-minded faculty and staff members foster and model curiosity, critical thinking, intentionality, mindfulness, and respect for diversity. As co-builders of an innovative high school, faculty and staff contribute to a distinctively positive culture.
The Bay School does not discriminate on the basis of sogie (sexual orientation/gender identity expression), race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, nor any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to having a faculty, staff, and student body that reflects the diversity of the Bay Area. We strongly encourage those with a demonstrated dedication to social justice, collaboration, innovation, and student-centered education to apply. To learn more about Bay, check out our mission, Precepts, and our most recent programmatic launch: Bay Immersives (#1course, 3weeks).
Note: In a COVID impacted school year, teachers should expect the possibility of teaching in a variety of modes, including distance learning, hybrid learning, and/or in person.
Spanish Language Instructor with expertise and experience teaching language, literatures and Latino/Hispanic cultures. The teacher should be able to teach all levels of Spanish Language from introductory to honors courses. The teacher must have a clear understanding of second language acquisition theories — how we acquire languages and how to teach languages .
The Bay School employs a pedagogical approach that incorporates inquiry-based practices and real-world applications. Block periods allow students to delve deeply into rich problem/inquiry-based learning across all courses. We are looking for an experienced world language teacher who has a strong commitment to innovative curricular design, progressive pedagogy and social justice–all in service of student learning and growth.
In addition to class preparation and classroom teaching, the instructor is responsible for:
● collaborative curricular development and alignment
● design of skills-based formative and summative assessments
● timely grading and feedback
● regular communication with the student, her/his/their parents, and the student’s advisor regarding the student’s progress
● one-on-one student tutorial as needed
● weekly faculty and course team meetings
All teaching staffulty have additional responsibilities to the students and school, including but not limited to serving as an advisor, attending Morning Meetings, and monitoring a “flex” (study hall) once per week. All of these responsibilities support the wellbeing of our community and the growth of the individual student.
The ideal candidate
● finds resonance with The Bay School mission and philosophy;
● centers belonging, equity and anti-racism in their teaching practice;
● possesses a Master’s degree or Teaching Credential in Spanish Language or Literature, Second Language Acquisition;
● has experience:
○ teaching various levels of high school Spanish Language from from introductory to honors literature.
○ using a variety of pedagogies and assessment methods, including project-based learning;
○ teaching both in person and in distance learning;
○ working effectively with a range of students;
○ thinking broadly and innovatively, including through an equity lens, about curriculum and pedagogy;
○ working collaboratively in a team of teachers to develop and maintain alignment of the curricula, lesson plans, and assessments;
○ addressing cultural competency in all aspects of teaching, from curricular development to classroom environment;
● uses assessment as a means to gauge student learning and effectiveness of teaching;
● values individual learning styles;
● brings a diversity of teaching and life experience to her/his/their work;
● values collegial collaboration as well as peer and regular student feedback as a means to improve the curriculum and the student experience as well as her/his/their own craft;
● values a common curriculum for all learners centered on the same main resources;
● dedicates her/himself/themselves to anti-bias and equity work and understands both culturally responsive pedagogy and the social justice dimensions of education;
● commits to innovation, ongoing professional growth and reinvention;
● demonstrates a passion for teaching and learning as well as for the subject matter;
● enjoys working with and inspiring high school learners in all areas of school life.
The school offers a salary commensurate with expertise and experience as well a strong benefits package.
Please review our website (www.bayschoolsf.org) to familiarize yourself with our school and humanities curriculum. If interested in the position, please send all of the items below to: email@example.com, subject line: WORLD LANGUAGES 2021. Position open until filled.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
1) Cover letter describing your pedagogical approach, interest in The Bay School as well as how you anticipate contributing to the school and to the World Languages team.
3) Reference list with contact information; the list should include 3-5 references, including: current supervisor, one departmental colleague, and one colleague outside of your department.
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