Secondary Spanish Teacher
Job Details
High School - Kansas City, MO
Full Time
4 Year Degree
$40,782.00 - $74,677.00 Salary/year
None
Education
Summary
Spanish Teacher
 
The Guadalupe Centers Charter Schools serves 1400 students ranging from preK-12 and is a free, open enrollment public charter school. Over 92% of our students are Latinx. Our school system consists of Guadalupe Centers High School, Guadalupe Centers Middle School and Guadalupe Centers Elementary School. Our system grew out of Guadalupe Centers educational programming. Guadalupe Centers is the longest continuously operating agency serving the Latinx community in the US since 1919. Our roots in our community run deep.
 
There are many benefits to working at GCCS with some of them being:
  • Student and Families: GCCS teachers strive to form strong relationships with our students and their families. Our organization grew out of Guadalupe Centers, the longest continuously operating agency serving the Latinx community in the US. These community ties are integral to who we are.
  • Staff Autonomy: Teachers at GCCS appreciate having the autonomy to try proven and new approaches in their classroom and are encouraged to innovate. The experience of teachers is valued and they are given space to collaborate and share their best practice with each other.
  • Coaching and Development: Staff at GCCS collaborate with their leaders on their growth and development. GCCS teachers set a professional development goal in collaboration with their coaches, colleagues and in district initiatives. All staff are aligned on working on their development over the course of the year.
 
Additional benefits include, but are not limited to: Competitive compensation and benefits, a qualifying relocation stipend upon hire, a bilingual (Spanish) stipend upon hire, and tuition reimbursement. GCCS has also expanded our benefits around well-being and mental health.
 
Summary:
The Spanish Teacher will design and teach lessons to develop students' understanding of written and spoken Spanish language.
 
Reports To: Building Principal
 
Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Assists secondary students in developing their academic language proficiency skills in Speaking, Writing, Interaction, Reading and Listening of the Spanish Language.
  • Maintains classroom for part of the day.
  • Develops appropriate lesson plans.
  • Assigns appropriate lessons and homework with timely feedback.
  • Instructs students through modeling, guided practice & free practice, while providing appropriate language supports for comprehensible input and achievable student output.
  • Prepares course outlines & objectives according to state and local curriculum guidelines.
  • Develops and administers assessments.
  • Maintains student attendance and achievement records.
  • Evaluates student progress and takes responsibility for student achievement.
  • Maintains discipline in the classroom, along with a safe, encouraging, student-centered learning environment.
  • Participates in building-wide efforts to give the WIDA (World-Class Instructional Design & Assessment).
  • Participates in faculty and professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops.
  • Selects, stores, orders, issues and inventories classroom equipment, materials and supplies.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Application Process:
 
Please complete an application which may be found at www.guadalupecenters.org/workforges/. If a position requires a degree, please upload a copy of transcripts and/or degree certification to your application. Other attachments such as a cover letter or resume can also be uploaded and attached to the application.
GUADALUPE CENTERS, INC. conforms to all the laws, statutes, and regulations concerning equal employment opportunities and affirmative action. We strongly encourage women, minorities individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply to all of our job openings. We are Equal Opportunity Employer, who fully and actively supports equal access for all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability status, Genetic Information or Testing, Family & Medical Leave, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, and prohibits retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint, or otherwise oppose discrimination.
 
Qualifications
Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to details.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a proven ability to maintain professionalism and tact in high-stress situations.
  • Committed to working with under-served students.
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelors Degree in Secondary Education.
  • Missouri State Certification in Secondary Education.
  • Bilingual ability; English and Spanish required.
  • Experience in urban school setting.
  • 3+ years of experience teaching low income, minority, or historically underachieving students, with a record of exemplary results.
  • Highly Qualified Status (this status requires the following)
    • Bachelors Degree.
    • Appropriate certification for the course/grade level being taught.
    • Documentation of content expertise in the area being taught.
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