Long Term Substitute - Spanish
Job Details
Middle School - Oakland, CA
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Long Term Substitute - Spanish Teacher


NOTE: 1-semester Long-Term Substitute (with benefits) position, beginning August 2021 through Jan 2022

Head-Royce School is seeking a culturally responsive, flexible, and enthusiastic educator Middle School Spanish teacher for the Fall of 2021 (Through Mid January). The teacher will be responsible for teaching selected Spanish courses in the Middle School (with potential to teach an Upper School section). This is a one-semester position. Our K-12 Spanish program includes a focus on developing oral proficiency, reading and writing skills, and an exploration of culture and history from throughout the Spanish-speaking world. Faculty participate actively in the life of the community.  We seek teachers who are not only excited by the content they teach, but who are also engaged in evolving their classroom pedagogy to reflect the needs of 21st Century learners.  We want teachers who are excited to join our community of learners and collaborate with us on meeting our Strategic Plan Goals. And we want teachers who love Middle School and Middle-Schoolers. 


  • Demonstrated knowledge and practice of culturally responsive teaching and learning in Spanish. 
  • Collaborative, flexible colleague with middle-school teaching experience
  • Clear communicator with students, colleagues, and parents
  • Demonstrated knowledge of a child’s social/emotional development and developmentally appropriate curriculum for culturally responsive teaching and learning. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of and curiosity regarding curriculum design, varied pedagogical approaches as well as different styles and types of assessment 
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Knowledge of appropriate use of technology to enhance the learning experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish Language and/or Literature or equivalent area of study

  • Fluent speaker of Spanish 

  • Familiarity with 21st-century teaching principles 

  • 2-5 years teaching experience at the middle school level

  • Understanding and support of Head-Royce’s core values with strong emphasis on equity and social justice

Additional Qualifications we hope to find, but not required:  

  • Advanced degrees/certification are desirable in Spanish Language or Literature, or Education

Head-Royce School Overview 

Located on a 22-acre campus in Oakland, California, Head-Royce is a pre-eminent, co-educational, independent, K-12 day school with a 134-year history. Our mission is to inspire in our students a lifelong love of learning and pursuit of academic excellence, to promote understanding of and respect for diversity that makes our society strong and to encourage active and responsible global citizenship.

Head-Royce enrolls 900 students in the three separate divisions — Lower, Middle and Upper Schools — and provides a dynamic, whole-child education to every student. With our Strategic Plan, Bridge to 2022, the school’s current initiatives include advancing an innovative, student-centered program, promoting an inclusive community, driving deeper civic engagement, sustaining a culture of balance and well-being and carefully stewarding our resources. 

Other Considerations

Compensation: Competitive among comparable schools
Location:           Oakland, California
Education:        Bachelor’s degree required
Start Date:        August 2021
Website:           headroyce.org 

To Apply

Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest and a current resume. If you have an experience or desire to work with a particular age group, please indicate that in your applications materials.  Application materials should be submitted through our website.  

Head-Royce School is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available person in every job. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on age, color, creed, disability, gender, marital status, national origin or ancestry, race, religion, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, a medical condition including genetic characteristics, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. Head-Royce School seeks to be a community in which every individual is treated with sensitivity, courtesy and respect.