Responsibilities Head-Royce School is seeking a dedicated Lower School Spanish educator to teach introductory Spanish in in grades K-5. The Spanish teacher will introduce K-5 students to the Spanish Language and cultures of the Spanish speaking world, by establishing an appropriate and engaging learning environment and offering varied learning activities. Our educational philosophy focuses on preparing students for the skills necessary to succeed as global citizens in the 21st century. Our faculty create classrooms that encourage students to participate in experiential learning, take risks, view the world through multiple lenses, utilize innovative tools, and demonstrate proficiencies through a range of assessments that include real world problems and performances. Beyond the classroom, teachers are expected to take on Lower-School-wide duties and participate in the life of the community.
Skills Collaborative, collegial, flexible teacher; able to work both with core classroom teachers and the World Language department to adhere to similar curricular scope and sequence through the grades Clear communicator with students, colleagues and parents/guardians Demonstrates expertise in teaching Spanish to children in grades K-5 Demonstrates success partnering with parents to support the educational needs of their students Strong writing, organizational, planning, and leadership skills Possesses a growth mindset, a love of learning, and patience
Qualifications Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish Familiarity with best practices for pedagogical approaches for teaching another language 3-5 years experience teaching primary and elementary level students;
Additional Qualifications we hope to find, but not required: Advanced degrees (Master’s or Credential) in Education
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.
Other Considerations 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
To Apply Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest and a current resume. Files should be sent via email to LSJobs@headroyce.org with the subject line “LS Spanish Position.”
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.