Castilleja School is an all-girls school dedicated to excellence in educating young women and in cultivating young leaders. Castilleja educates girls to thrive in the culturally varied world of the 21st century, where competence in more than one language is essential for communicating with others, acquiring appropriate cultural understanding, and developing a global citizen’s perspective on world issues. To that effect, language teachers at Castilleja create a classroom culture where oral proficiency is expected of all students, planned for, nurtured and encouraged. This teacher will report to the Head of the World Languages Department and will work closely with the other Spanish teachers, as well as with other faculty within the department. The teacher is responsible for planning and teaching two sections each of Spanish IA (sixth grade beginners) and Spanish IB (7th graders). The teacher is expected to have experience using a variety of technology both in and out of the classroom.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Organizes, constructs, and communicates lessons clearly, having a syllabus and purposeful plan for each course that is revised over time as the course and program develop
Collaborates with department colleagues, grade level colleagues, and department chair to deliver a program that is consistent with school-wide expectations and standards
Constructs effective oral and written communication in all classes, and encourages careful listening skills
Utilizes challenging, thoughtful, fair, and varied devices appropriate to the objectives of the course for evaluating and assessing student progress, performance and proficiency
Incorporates appropriate and varied methods, materials, and technologies into teaching
Incorporates topics appropriate to the developmental needs and the age of the students
Returns students’ work in a timely fashion with prescriptive comments
Stresses effective oral and written communication in all classes, and encourages careful listening skills
Responds to evaluations from supervisors and students professionally and constructively
Understands and is compassionate to the needs of middle school students.
Treats students equitably, is sincerely interested in them as individuals, and responds to their needs
Engages and encourages students in the active process of learning
Holds students accountable for their actions and their learning
Holds high expectations for all students and communicates these expectations clearly and regularly
If interested, please provide cover letter, resume, and application found at www.castilleja.org/careers to email@example.com. Indicate SPANISH2018 in the subject field of your email.
Castilleja School is a non-sectarian independent college preparatory school for young women located in the San Francisco Bay Area near Stanford University and in the heart of Silicon Valley. Founded in 1907 by Stanford graduate Mary Ishbel Lockey, the school has an enrollment of girls in grades six through twelve, and has a long-standing reputation for the excellence of its academic program. Cast...illeja educates young women by fostering their intellectual, physical, creative, and emotional growth through an exemplary college preparatory experience within a diverse and supportive community.