For 35 years, Westside School has emphasized educating the whole child, learning by doing, and the cultivation of creativity across disciplines. Westside hosts a robust World Language program, and students begin a study of both Mandarin and Spanish in Pre-Kindergarten. Beginning in sixth grade, students choose one language for concentrated study. This is an exciting opportunity for a creative and enthusiastic middle school Spanish teacher to join our community.
Key responsibilities of this role will include:
Teaching fifth through eighth grade Spanish
Differentiating instruction to serve both heritage speakers and those needing extra support
Serving as advisor to small group of fifth and sixth grade students
Participating in outdoor excursions in both the fall and spring semesters
Attending faculty and community meetings
Successful candidates will have the following personal and professional attributes:
Spanish teaching experience in the Middle School grades
Experience in a variety of instructional techniques and approaches
Compassion for the social and emotional needs of adolescents
Enthusiasm for working collaboratively with colleagues including the desire to plan integrative curriculum experiences across disciplines
Experience and interest around incorporating technology in the Spanish classroom
Westside School serves 350 students in preschool-eighth grade. In the fall 2015, Westside School moved to a permanent campus in the Arbor Heights neighborhood of West Seattle, which supports our mission and values as a progressive, academically rigorous, relationship rich, pre-kindergarten through eighth grade school with the core values of Academic Excellence, Joyful Learning, and Creating Confident Learners in a Caring Community.