• Full Time
  • Hillsborough
  • This position has been filled

Website The Nueva School

The Nueva School

Middle School Spanish Teacher

Starting August 2024


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.

We are seeking applicants who represent the full diversity of our community in the Bay Area. Our ideal candidate will possess an understanding of the diverse socioeconomic, racial, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, academic, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. In joining our MS team at Nueva, you will become a part of an inclusive, iterative and equity-minded community that recognizes that social justice is a lens with which we examine all aspects of our school community in order to ensure an educational experience where all students can thrive. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Nueva, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with Nueva’s Mission, Vision, and Values.


General Responsibilities for Teachers in the Middle School Division

§  Lead by example in commitment to Nueva’s mission: “Our school community inspires passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the student’s imaginative mind.”

§  Develop and expertly teach the course of study with the highest standards for each student; full time teachers teach four sections, with one to three preps

§  Serve as an advisor to students; full time teachers advise a group of 8-12 students each year

§  Design instruction that emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving

§  Engage in the life of the school by chaperoning trips and events, supporting students through supervisory duties, serving on committees, and attending meetings to collaborate about student success

§  Share enthusiasm for content and intellectual inquiry by teaching an elective for one quarter annually

§  Lead a workshop in preparation for our grade-level trips or an exploration of community building with groups of students (Grade Level Time)

§  Support community building by leading “Mav Dives” activities that emphasize fun, creativity, and connection

§  Co-lead a “lit club” class

§  Write narrative evaluations quarterly

Qualifications and Responsibilities for Spanish Teachers in the Middle School Division 

§  In collaboration with the World Language team, develop and deliver curriculum and lessons for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade

§  Teach a one-quarter rotating introductory class for 5th graders

§  Commit to World Language team goal of teaching 90% in the target language

§  Map curriculum outcomes to ACTFL proficiency guidelines

§  Collaborate with World Language team to articulate curriculum across languages and levels


A Successful Candidate Demonstrates the Ability to

§  Work with gifted learners and learn more about this population

§  Collaborate with colleagues in the development and execution of curriculum and instruction both within the discipline and across disciplines

§  Create hands-on, project-based learning experiences

§  Form a collaborative and effective partnership with families, students and colleagues

§  Model flexibility in implementing best learning practices

§  Support the development of the whole child in the classroom, with particular attention to the social and emotional development of the students

§  Implement accommodation plans for students

§  Demonstrate a commitment to social justice, equity and inclusion through pedagogy and incorporate an anti-racist and anti-oppressive lens into teaching practice

§  Integrate appropriate technology to enhance learning


Position Qualifications

§  Bachelor’s or advanced university degree

§  Minimum three years of experience working with adolescents

§  Demonstrated mastery in area of study and ability to teach within and across academic disciplines

§  Excellent communication skills

§  A desire to integrate curriculum with other subjects and to teach and work collaboratively


The full-time equivalent salary range for this position is $75,000 – $138,200. The starting salary is based upon, but not limited to, several factors that include type and years of experience, education level, and expertise.

We offer a full benefits package that includes fully paid medical, dental, vision, life insurance for employees, employer contribution toward dependent insurance premium, a generous match on our retirement plan, flexible spending account, and free lunch. Eligibility rules must be met.

To Apply

Please send your application information (cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references) to the Nueva Employment Website. To address specific questions, please email Karen Tiegel, at ktiegel@nuevaschool.org.

The Nueva School is an Equal Opportunity Employer we do not discriminate against any employee or job applicant on the basis 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 and talented students since 1967. Today, Nueva serves nearly 1000 students PK-12. Nueva is located in the neighboring towns of Hillsborough and San Mateo, equidistant between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, serving six different 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, the US Department of Education National Green 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.

For more information about The Nueva School, visit our website:www.nuevaschool.org