Upper School Spanish Teacher
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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 Upper School Director, and working with the Language Department Chair, the Upper School SpanishTeacher is responsible for teaching students beginning and up to advanced Spanish at the Upper School, grades 9-12. 




  • Teach Upper School Spanish (Grades 9-12)

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

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

  • Effective, proactive and timely communication with varied school constituencies, including administration, students, and parents on students progress

  • Communicate respectfully and thoughtfully with parent/ 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 is 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.



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.


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