Head-Royce School is seeking a dedicated Upper School Spanish teacher for the 2018-19 academic year. The teacher will be responsible for teaching selected Spanish courses in the Upper School; this is a one-year position with possibility of continuing. Our K-12 Spanish program includes a focus on developing oral proficiency, reading and writing skills, and an exploration of culture and history from throughout the Spanish-speaking world. Faculty serve as advisors and participate actively in the life of the community. The School seeks applicants who have a strong academic background, experience in multicultural education, an understanding and appreciation of adolescents, and a demonstrated genuine fondness for working with students.
Demonstrated understanding of curriculum design, varied pedagogical approaches, and developmental appropriateness of instruction, as well as different styles and types of assessment
Strong collaborator, with willingness to reach outside to partner with colleagues to design curriculum, projects, activities, and experiences
Use of technology, when appropriate, to enhance the learning experience
Continuing reflection on and enhancement of one’s own pedagogical approach or blend of strategies
Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish Language and/or Literature or equivalent area of study
Fluent speaker of Spanish
Familiarity with 21st-century teaching principles
Teaching experience at the high school level
Additional Qualifications we hope to find, but not required:
Head-Royce School Overview
Located on a 14-acre campus in the hills of Oakland, California, Head-Royce is a preeminent, co-educational, independent, K-12 day school with a 129-year history. Our mission is to inspire in our students a lifelong love of learning and pursuit of academic excellence, to promote understanding of and respect for diversity that makes our society strong, and to encourage active and responsible global citizenship. Head-Royce enrolls 875 students in three separate divisions — lower, middle, and upper schools — and provides a dynamic, holistic education to every student. Students enjoy rich cultural experiences because of both the breadth and diversity of the student population. In the upper grades, there are numerous opportunities to engage with peers around the world through online courses and trips. There are 160 Professional Community members (faculty and staff) who are creative, dedicated leaders in their respective fields. Admission is highly competitive with students coming from a wide range of geographic locales.
Compensation: Competitive among comparable schools Location: Oakland, California Travel: (minimal) Education: Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree(s) a plus Start Date: August, 2018 Website: headroyce.org
Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest and a current resume. Files should be sent via email to USJobs@headroyce.org with the subject line “US Spanish.”
Head-Royce School is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available person in every job. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on age, color, creed, disability, gender, marital status, national origin or ancestry, race, religion, registered domestic partner status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, a medical condition including genetic characteristics, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws.