Redwood Day School is an East Bay leader in developmentally grounded education that prepares students for high school, for college, and for life. Established in 1963, RDS is an independent, diverse K-8 school that combines challenging academics, small classes, differentiated instruction, and a keen awareness of children's social and emotional development — allowing students to discover and build on their strengths as individual learners. Our learning community is closely connected to our Oakland neighbors through an ethos of service, diversity, and sustainability. Our students develop into self-aware and confident young people who advocate for themselves and others, throughout school and beyond.
The Middle School Spanish teacher will partner with our current 6th/7th grades and K-5 Spanish teachers to coordinate and facilitate a K-8 Spanish program. With our recent adoption of Descubres in the Lower School and Santillana in our middle school, this teacher will need to bring not only fluency and experience in teaching Spanish, but also, a strong and intuitive familiarity with, knowledge of and appreciation for the cultural aspects of language instruction. The course load consists of four classes in the 2014-15 academic year, and may move to five classes in the following year. Each class section will have approximately 18-21 students. This teacher will have a strong commitment to meeting the learning needs of each student, a teaching style that supports differentiation of instruction, a collaborative spirit, and an interest in building community. Additional responsibilities include active involvement in student advisory, student activities, collaborative teacher meetings, supervisory duties and outdoor education.
- BA in Spanish Language, Culture, or equivalent
- Classroom teaching experience in Spanish, especially at the middle school level
- Candidate must have a natural rapport with children and good classroom management skills
Desired Qualifications and Traits:
- Masters in Education or specific subject area (preferred)
- Able to lift 50 lbs.
Limitations and Disclaimer:
The above job responsibilities are meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities associated with the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws. Continued employment remains on an “at-will” basis. All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Offers contingent on passing background check and TB test.
Redwood Day School is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based on race, color, creed, gender, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity and expression, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, or any other unlawful consideration