The Nueva School, located in the Bay Area of Northern California and founded in 1967, is an internationally recognized independent PK-12 school serving gifted and talented students. The school is a three-time winner of the US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Award, winner of the American Institute of Architects Award for School Design and Sustainability, recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program, appointed an Ashoka Changemaker School, a co-founder of the Common Ground Speaker Series, sponsor of the Innovative Learning Conference, and was highlighted by the Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times best-selling author Thomas Friedman in his recent book That Used to Be Us in the chapter Average Is Over.
Nueva is a student-centered school known for its distinctive integrated studies, constructivist/project based learning, and its pioneering work in social emotional learning and design thinking. The school also offers specialist teachers in visual and performing arts, music, physical education, reading, math, science, technology, programming, engineering, entrepreneurship, social emotional learning, and design thinking. Our school community inspires passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind.
The Nueva Middle School is currently seeking a full time Middle School Spanish teacher. (There may be opportunities to teach in our Upper School as well.) In addition to specific subject matter experience and expertise, the ideal candidate would have interest in educational technologies, interdisciplinary approaches, and have flexibility and experience with a range of levels of instruction – beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. The candidate should also have experience with differentiated instruction, as there will also be a range of ability within one class. In May, the eighth-grade travels to Spain on a cultural immersion/homestay trip and this teacher will attend. Teachers may also have the opportunity to crossover and teach in our new Upper School as well. Additional responsibilities for all full-time teachers include advising students, offering an academy (enrichment-type course), and facilitating a weekly literature club.
Teach expertly your course of study with the highest standards for each student
Convey enthusiasm for content and intellectual inquiry
Design instruction that emphasizes critical thinking and problem solving
Collaborate with colleagues to enrich curriculum and instruction
Integrate appropriate technology to enhance learning
Collaborate effectively with students, teachers, and parents
Model flexibility in implementing best learning practices
Support the well-being of all students
Demonstrate interest and ability to lead student activities, coach, and contribute beyond the classroom
Lead by example in your commitment to Nueva's mission
Bachelor's and advanced university degree, with a minimum of three years teaching experience
Successful teaching experience in elementary, middle, secondary school and/or university
Demonstrated mastery in area of study and ability to teach within and across academic disciplines
Excellent communication skills
A desire to integrate curriculum with other subjects and to teach collaboratively
To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references via email with the subject line “MS Spanish” to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please send any paper materials (not required) via regular mail to:
Middle School Head The Nueva School 6565 Skyline Blvd Hillsborough, CA 94010
Additional Salary Information: Compensation commensurate with experience.
About The Nueva School
The Nueva School, an internationally recognized, nonprofit, independent day school, has served gifted and talented students since 1967. Today, Nueva serves over 800 students PK–12 and expects to grow to over 950 students in the next few years. Nueva is located in the neighboring towns of Hillsborough and San Mateo, equidistant between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, serving six different counties in the Bay Area of Northern California.
A constructivist school, Nueva is known for its distinctive inquiry-based interdisciplinary studies, project-based learning, and pioneering work in social-emotional learning and design thinking. The Nueva community instills a passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind. Our school has received the US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Award and the American Institute of Architects Award for School Design and Sustainability, has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program and appointed an Ashoka Changemaker School, co-founded the Common Ground Speaker Series, hosts the biennial Innovative Learning Conference, and was highlighted by the Pulitzer Prize–winning and New ...York Times best-selling author Thomas Friedman in his book That Used to Be Us in the chapter “Average Is Over.”
For more information on The Nueva School, please visit www.nuevaschool.org.