The ideal candidate will have:
- A minimum of three years teaching experience at the high school level
- Native or near-native fluency in Spanish.
- A deep knowledge of Spanish language, as well as Spanish and Latin American cultures.
- Experience teaching accelerated/honors or AP courses.
- Familiarity with student-centered approaches to teaching language.
- Openness to feedback and desire to continue to grow as a professional.
How to Apply
Please visit www.lwhs.org/employment to apply for the position. Be sure to submit all in MS Word or PDF format: a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and contact information for three references. In your cover letter, please address the following:
- Demonstrate at least one concrete way that you address various learning styles in your classroom lesson planning. What modalities do you employ?
- What has been your experience working with a class of students who come differently prepared? Please mention at least one way you have addressed diverse backgrounds as they play out in the classroom.
The application process begins immediately and is open until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. No calls or faxes, please.
Lick-Wilmerding High School has an institutional commitment to diversity and encourages applications from candidates of diverse and under-represented backgrounds. Located in San Francisco, LWHS is a college preparatory, co-educational day school serving 490 students from grades 9-12. Founded in 1895 as a technical arts school and tuition free until 1972, LWHS has a long history of welcoming and supporting students from all walks of life and prides itself on being a private school with public purpose. At LWHS, a diverse student body, faculty, and staff in all its forms is central to what we believe constitutes an excellent education, and we are institutionally committed to ongoing reflective work in order to further define and articulate this complex and worthwhile vision.
The average full time teacher workload is 62 students, the students are motivated, and the compensation is generous. Lunch is included in the comprehensive benefits package for faculty and staff.
Successful teaching candidates will have developed a thoughtful teaching practice, have three years of teaching experience at a minimum, have earned a teaching credential, masters degree, or equivalent experience, and know that teachers at the high school level serve as role models and educators both inside and outside the classroom. A love of high school students, flexibility, and a sense of humor are required.