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Upper School Spanish Language Teacher

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Upper School - Tulsa, OK


Upper School Spanish Teacher Opportunity




Holland Hall was established in 1922 and currently serves approximately 1,000 preK through 12th grade students in a coeducational setting. An Episcopal school distinguished by an excellent academic program and a student-centered environment emphasizing a holistic approach to education, we strive to provide a challenging, comprehensive educational experience grounded in a rigorous liberal arts college preparatory curriculum that promotes critical thinking and life-long learning. We seek to foster in each student a strong moral foundation and a deep sense of social responsibility. The Holland Hall community welcomes students of diverse racial, cultural, and religious backgrounds.



We are seeking a teacher with an engaging and enthusiastic classroom presence who will teach a variety of Spanish levels according to the needs of the school. Spanish is an option in the World Languages department for grades six through twelve and students in the primary school are exposed to the language. This person will serve as one of three Spanish teachers in the Upper School and will concentrate on grades nine through twelve. This person will work collaboratively with the Spanish team in the selection of teaching resources and will implement a student-centered classroom experience, with the goals of fostering a deeper appreciation for various cultures and supporting students in their journey towards becoming fluent Spanish speakers.


Five classes with two to three preparations is a normal teaching load for a full-time faculty member at Holland Hall.


This person will be an advisor to a small number of students and monitor and support their progress. At times, advocating for a student and communication with their parents/caregivers will be necessary.



As a community we have identified five Pillars of Excellence that distinguish our faculty and their work.


Mastery of Discipline and Child Development

  • You demonstrate a deep understanding of child development as well as an appreciation of and respect for the age group in which you will be teaching.

  • You effectively incorporate best practices grounded in mind, brain, and education science to identify and empower students to recognize strategies that improve learning outcomes.

  • You are a proven expert in your field of teaching and you make use of feedback and pursue opportunities to learn and grow professionally.

Curriculum Design and Instructional Methods

  • You create a classroom culture that fosters psychological safety, student agency, and a sense of belonging.

  • You bring an understanding of and a willingness to design and facilitate curriculum and classrooms that are student-centered.

  • You design assignments and projects that foster curiosity through inquiry and problem solving.

  • You incorporate discussions, texts, and real-world learning experiences that engage students with content that is relevant and culturally representative.

  • You use formative assessments and provide timely, action-oriented feedback to monitor and support student growth and learning outcomes.

  • You provide opportunities for students to self-assess and reflect on their learning in order to develop a growth-mindset.

  • You embrace and leverage the use of technology to enhance student learning.

Collegiality and Collaboration

  • You have a willingness to share your knowledge, expertise, and experiences with others, helping both colleagues and students reach their goals.

  • You find middle ground in relational interactions while honoring differences of perspectives, opinions, and values.

  • You engage in purposeful work with others, sharing resources and responsibilities with colleagues to overcome obstacles and challenges.

  • You actively create networks with colleagues, other schools, and professional organizations to continually grow your knowledge and demonstrate to others your commitment to lifelong learning.


  • You demonstrate active listening, always seeking to understand and appreciate new perspectives so that you can provide support and guidance to colleagues, students, and families.

  • You communicate learning outcomes clearly, offering effective feedback such that your students are able to grow as learners in your classroom.

  • You are responsive to families in a timely manner and share important details and information throughout the year.

  • You are accessible and available to your colleagues and are able to communicate important information to all constituencies in order to contribute to a positive team approach.

Professional Responsibilities

  • You are committed to the reflective and active practice of personal and professional growth in areas of diversity, inclusion, and belonging that contributes to an affirming environment for students and colleagues.

  • You are a reflective person who evaluates your instruction, assessment, and professional responsibilities and explores new ideas, research, and pedagogical practices that enhance the student experience.

  • Your professional and personal conduct aligns with the mission and values of Holland Hall, especially in your relationships with students, colleagues, and parents.

  • You act with integrity, care, and honesty and make wise decisions that are in the best interest of your students.

  • You lead by example in your willingness to learn, challenge yourself, and take risks as you grow as a professional.

  • You adhere to the expectations of the school with regards to punctuality, timeliness, dress, confidentiality while also embracing and contributing to the life of the school beyond your instructional role.


When you meet Holland Hall teachers, you will observe that they are joyful in their work with children, they are adaptive as they work to support all members of our close knit community. Our faculty appreciate the values of the Episcopal tradition and are committed to creating an outstanding experience for all who are a part of the Holland Hall School.





Interested candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree. Previous teaching experience with the target age is also desired. A Master’s degree and independent school experience are preferred but not required. Special consideration will be given to exemplary candidates who can also support a significant extracurricular activity or coach a sport.



  • The faculty work day is 7:45-3:45 with other duties as assigned outside this time frame.

  • Work may include time indoors and outdoors.

  • Activities include walking, standing, bending, kneeling, lifting, talking, hearing and visually acuity.

  • Occasionally lift up to 30 pounds.

  • Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

  • This position is not eligible for telecommuting.