The Bay School of SF
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT: HS Spanish Language/Literature Teacher
● Part-time (67%FTE), with the possibility of adding two courses in Humanities to become 89%*
● Contract start July 1, 2022; on -site start mid-August 2022 through June 2023
● Contracts are renewed yearly
Located in the Presidio of San Francisco, The Bay School is an independent, college-preparatory high school committed to providing its students with a challenging, innovative curriculum and a collaborative, supportive community. Our staff and faculty members (“staffulty”) foster and model curiosity, critical thinking, intentionality, open dialogue, and good humor as well as a commitment to equity and inclusion within Bay and beyond. Bay students have been described as engaged and thoughtful self-advocates who value community and courage. Please visit our precepts and academics pages to learn more about our school.
The Bay School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to having a staffulty and student body that reflect 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. We encourage BIPOC-identified candidates to apply.
As of this posting, The Bay School is conducting school in-person. All Bay School employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with an approved vaccine prior to starting work unless exempted from an immunization in accordance with law, and provide documentation confirming such immunization and/or exemption.
We do not sponsor work visas.
Spanish Language/Literature Teacher:
We are looking for a Spanish Language teacher who has a strong commitment to innovative curricular design, progressive pedagogy, collaboration with colleagues, and social justice–all in service of student learning and growth.
The teacher will teach 6 courses per year, 3 each semester. Each semester-long class meets three times a week in a rotating block schedule. In addition, the teacher meets with their collaborative course team at least once a week and provides office hours for students (“tutorial”) 4x/week. In addition to class preparation and classroom teaching, all Bay teachers are responsible for:
● collaborative curricular development and alignment
● designing skills-based formative and summative assessments
● timely grading and feedback
● regular communication with students, guardians, and advisors regarding student progress
● one-on-one student meetings as needed
● weekly faculty and course team meetings
All teaching staffulty have additional responsibilities to support the well-being of our community and the growth of individual students. These responsibilities include but are not limited to serving as an advisor, chaperoning social events, writing letters of recommendation, serving on committees and research groups, helping with admissions events and presentations.
*Note: If you are interested in also applying to teach Humanities 2 Winter Immersive and Humanities 1 Spring Immersive courses, please highlight your interest and qualifications for teaching Humanities in your cover letter. Each Immersive course meets daily for three weeks from 9am-3pm, with the potential for field trips and experiential learning that extend beyond the traditional school day. Please review our website for more information about our Immersive program.
The ideal candidate
● finds resonance with The Bay School mission and philosophy;
● demonstrates belonging, equity, and anti-racism in their teaching practice by utilizing anti-bias frameworks and culturally responsive pedagogy;
● possesses a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Spanish Language and/or Literature, Second Language Acquisition, Linguistics or related field;
● has experience teaching various levels of high school Spanish Language/Literature, from foundational courses to advanced electives;
● values individual learning profiles by teaching in multiple modalities and offering differentiated instruction;
● employs and is excited by student-centered teaching strategies (project-based, place-based, problem-based, and experiential learning);
● brings a diversity of teaching and life experiences to their work;
● values collaboration, teamwork, and feedback as a part of professional growth;
● commits to innovation, professional development, and reinvention;
● is curious and resourceful; and
● enjoys working with and inspiring high-school learners in all areas of school life.
The school offers a salary commensurate with teaching expertise and experience as well as a strong benefits package.
Please review our website (www.bayschoolsf.org) to familiarize yourself with our school, the Spanish Language curriculum, and our community. If interested in the position, please send all of the items below to email@example.com, subject line: SPL22. Incomplete applications will NOT be considered.
● Cover letter describing your interest in the position as well as how you anticipate contributing to the school and to the world languages team.
● A list of references–minimum of 3, including a current supervisor, departmental colleague, and colleague outside of your department.