Teacher - Spanish
Job Details
Full Time
4 Year Degree

We are seeking a qualified professional to teach Spanish to our kindergarten through eighth graders as well as to coordinate our cultural exchange with our sister schools in Madrid, Spain.   The K-8 Spanish Teacher & International Cultural Exchange Coordinator is a qualified professional educator who meets the requirements to teach in a Catholic school in the Archdiocese of Denver. The teacher is hired by and directly accountable to the principal. The teacher is expected to abide by the policies and procedures of the local school, the Archdiocese of Denver, and the Office of Catholic Schools. The teacher cooperates with the principal and staff in providing an environment that promotes the ministry of Catholic education.  Bilingual or native speaker is an advantage.

The duties of the K-8 K-8 Spanish Teacher & International Cultural Exchange Coordinator will include but are not limited to:
- Teach and act in accordance with doctrinal and moral teachings of the Catholic Church;
- Know, teach, and act consistently in accordance with the mission, philosophy, objectives, policies, and procedures of St. Mary Catholic School;
- Provide grade appropriate instructional program following the curriculum of the
Archdiocese of Denver, including lesson planning, classroom preparation, and
assessment of each student’s performance, with special emphasis on Spanish conversation;

- Promote Spanish language in cross curricular activities including School Library, bilingual posters, etc.;

- Coordinate our cooperation program with our partner schools in Spain in all its aspects (promotion, accompaining of international students both from our school as from the partner schools, establishing and maintaining contact with their families and the host families, exchange of teachers, organizing skypes or other distance meeting methods;

- Helps to coordinate our summer Exchange program in cooperation with the Parish;
- Provide grade appropriate extended or enrichment opportunities;
- Maintain state licensure;
- Communicate regularly with parents/guardians, colleagues, and principal;
- Participate in all Archdiocese of Denver in-service and training programs, and participate in all local school sponsored professional development and training programs and initiatives unless exempted or excused by principal;
- Attend all required faculty and staff meetings, unless exempted or excused by principal;
- Cooperate with the principal and staff members in school related meetings, activities, and projects;
- Maintain accurate student attendance and academic records in accordance with local
school policies and procedures;
- Maintain a safe, orderly, and secure learning and work environment;
- Participate in annual performance review based upon the implementation of the essential duties of the K-8 Spanish Teacher & International Cultural Exchange Coordinator;
- Maintain confidentiality and discretion regarding school personnel, students, and general school matters.
- Follows established procedures to ensure the safety and welfare of students.
- Maintains confidentiality and discretion regarding school and classroom matters;
- Perform teaching duties and all other duties as assigned by the school principal.



- Requires a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, preferably in education;
- Requires appropriate state licensure for teaching or willingness to pursue state Alternative Teacher Licensure
- Compliance with Archdiocese of Denver Safe Environment requirements.

- Bilingual or native Spanish Speaker is advantage

- Be a fully initiated Catholic in the communion of the Catholic Church and intentionally
living out the five precepts of the Church (CCC 2041-2043);
- Refrain from promotion or approval of, or the living out of, any conduct or lifestyle that
would reflect discredit or disgrace on, or cause scandal in relationship to, the Archdiocese of Denver, or considered to be in contradiction with Catholic doctrine or morals;
- Effective supervisory skills;
- Effective listening and verbal communication skills;
- Must have the necessary background and training in elementary education methods and subject areas;
- Must have understanding of child development skills necessary to relate to the students being taught;
- Must have appropriate control and discipline techniques to successfully manage a
- Must work cooperatively with school staff and administration;
- Sound judgment and decision-making skills;
- Knowledge of and willingness to implement safety and emergency procedures;
- Positive references and recommendations;
- Successfully pass a criminal background check.


- Requires lifting up to 40 pounds and carrying up to 40 pounds.
- Ability to execute appropriate safety and emergency procedures, including leading
evacuations and providing basic first aid.

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