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Lower School Spanish Teacher

Overview of School 

Park Day School, founded in 1976, offers an outstanding coeducational K-8 program to over 300 students. The school community embraces the ethnic, cultural and socioeconomic diversity of Oakland. The school is rooted in the tenets of progressive education and reinforces 21st Century learning. Our student-centered approach cultivates deep thinkers and compassionate and courageous people who shape a more equitable and sustainable world. Park Day is a leader in public purpose initiatives; our community outreach program collaborates with public schools and community groups to create meaningful service-learning opportunities for our students. Our historical and park-like four-acre campus is located in the vibrant Temescal neighborhood of Oakland, CA. 

Job Description

The elementary Spanish teacher is responsible for all aspects of teaching Spanish in a dynamic, progressive educational environment, including curriculum development, student assessment and parent communication. Students are taught twice weekly in small groups in the Spanish classroom. Our candidate will collaborate and coordinate with the other elementary and middle school Spanish teachers to provide for curricular continuity, as well as the lower school faculty and administration. 


 We seek a teacher who can infuse lessons with energy and joy, inspire a passion and curiosity for learning and speaking Spanish and related cultural studies, and who can anchor curriculum in meaningful contexts for deep understanding. She or he will be able to successfully instruct and differentiate for students at different ability levels and multiple intelligences, including adapting curriculum for Hispanic Heritage Speakers. The Spanish teacher will establish and maintain a healthy and mutually respectful learning environment. Candidates must be confident bilingual speakers and writers. A teaching credential, experience teaching Spanish to elementary aged students and familiarity with the TPRS methodology is strongly preferred. The hiring process will include a demonstration lesson and interview with a hiring committee.

How to Apply: 

E-mail cover letter and résumé with references to:

Or, mail to: 

Karen Colaric

Lower School Director

Park Day School 

360 42nd Street 

Oakland, CA 94609 


Park Day School is an equal opportunity employer.  We seek applicants who reflect the diversity of the Bay Area.  We do not discriminate on the basis of basis of age, ancestry, citizenship, ethnicity, family-care status, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, disability, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and veteran status. 




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