Middle School Spanish Teacher (Long-Term Substitute)
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New Roads School - Santa Monica, CA

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.


Reporting to the Middle School Director, and working with the Language Department Chair, the Middle School SpanishTeacher (Long-Term Substitute) is responsible for teaching students in beginning levels of Spanish (Spanish A and Spanish B)  in grades 6-8. The Middle School Spanish Teacher (Long-Term Substitute) is a full-time temporary position.



  • Teach Middle School Spanish (Grades 6-8); specifically, two sections of Spanish A and two sections of Spanish B

  • Teach reading comprehension skills and building verbal vocabulary and Spanish verbal skills

  • Implement appropriate, authentic assessments in support of individual student learning styles

  • Communicate effectively, proactively, and in a timely manner with varied school constituencies, including administration, students, and parents, on students progress

  • Communicate respectfully and thoughtfully with parents/ guardians, remaining sensitive to different families’ cultures, values and needs

  • Make Spanish meaningful and relevant by inspiring students

  • Plan curriculum in conjunction with other members of the Foreign Language Department

  • Perform additional duties, as needed and assigned

  • Consistently communicate high expectations and boundaries in a 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

  • Show a commitment to supporting the holistic development of the student, both inside and outside of the class.

  • B.A. degree required/ M.A. degree preferred in Spanish, Education, or related field
  • Minimum five years teaching experience required

  • Thorough knowledge of subject matter, including grammar, and effectiveness in teaching

  • Experience and interest in differentiated instruction, project-based, constructivist approach to teaching and learning, as well as portfolio, authentic, and performance assessment

  • Solid organization, communication and writing skills

  • Excellent classroom management skills

  • Willingness to adapt and change instructional approaches based on peer and supervisory suggestions and recommendations

  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team

  • A firm commitment to social justice and working with a diverse community

  • An understanding of, and commitment to, New Roads’ philosophy and approach to education


Employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, no later than the first date of work, and to receive any and all COVID-19 vaccination boosters recommended for fully vaccinated persons by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), and/or the Los Angeles County Public Health Department no later than the date set forth by the School, unless employee requests and the School grants an exemption to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement as a reasonable accommodation for employees disability or sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.


Interested candidates must complete an online application and submit cover letter and resume at: https://www.paycomonline.net/v4/ats/web.php/jobs/ViewJobDetails?job=58848&clientkey=B58F74479D3E4429894E592A78B88B09