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Middle School Spanish Teacher

Job Details

New Roads School - Santa Monica, CA
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Education

Description

In an authentically diverse community reflective of Los Angeles, New Roads prepares young people for life by developing in them a personal dedication to learning, a respect for independent thinking, an expanding curiosity about the world and its people, and a commitment to the common good. 

New Roads Middle School is seeking a full-time teacher to teach Spanish at the Middle School level. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Provide students with opportunities and support in the development of critical thinking and problem solving skills, the exploration of ideas, and the development of leadership qualities 
  • Maintain and communicate high expectations and boundaries in a consistently kind, clear and respectful manner. 
  • Maintain a climate of trust and mutual respect, which encourages students to risk asking questions, expressing their opinions, and making mistakes necessary to the learning process. 
  • Differentiate for individual students based on their unique learning needs so all students are appropriately engaged and challenged 
  • Ensure students are engaged through activities and technology that accommodate various learning styles, personality styles, behavioral styles, and the need for physical movement 
  • Demonstrate familiarity with TPRS and other interactive language-learning approaches 
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers to create interdisciplinary units that teach grade-level content knowledge and skills through Spanish. 
  • Provide ongoing and timely feedback to students on their progress towards meeting big goals by frequently checking for understanding and formative assessment 
  • Communicate respectfully and thoughtfully with parents/guardians remaining sensitive to different families, cultures,values and needs. 
  • Show concern for and nurture the student’s intellectual, social, emotional, ethical, and aesthetic development. 
  • Show a commitment to supporting the holistic development of the student, both inside and outside of the class 
  • Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress and development 
  • Participate in department, school, and parent meetings 
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

 

  • Demonstrate an understanding of, and commitment to, New Roads philosophy and approach to education. 
  • Demonstrate commitment to social justice and working with a diverse community. 
  • Experience and interest in differentiated instruction, project-based, constructivist approach teaching and learning, as well as portfolio, authentic, and performance assessment. 
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of subject matter, including grammar, and effectiveness in teaching 
  • Desire to teach comprehension skills and building vocabulary in subject area 
  • Knowledge of supporting the metacognitive skills and learning strategies to access the disciplines 
  • Desire to collaborate across disciplines 
  • Solid organization, communication and writing skills 
  • Excellent classroom management skills 
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team 
  • Understand theories related to middle school students’ developmental milestones and socio-emotional lives 
  • Passion for teaching and understanding of and respect for students’ individual learning styles 
  • Passion for personal and professional growth 
  • B.A. degree required/ M.A. degree preferred in Education or related field. 
  • 3+ years teaching experience required

Salary range: $75,000-$90,000

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