Upper School Spanish Language and Literature Teacher - 2018-19
The Nueva School
March 14, 2018
San Mateo, California
Full Time - Faculty
4 Year Degree
We seek an experienced high school teacher with expertise in teaching Spanish language and literature. The ideal candidate will also have experience and interest in teaching culture, history, drama, and film as part of the Spanish curriculum. In addition, we seek world language teachers who have experience and enthusiasm in planning and implementing student trips to countries where the language of study is spoken. The candidate will have experience in a variety of modes of teaching and be highly skilled at differentiated instruction. The candidate will have taught several years at the high school and/or university level, and will have knowledge of more than one academic discipline, as well as experience in and passion for building integrated, interdisciplinary programs of study. As we consider teaching candidates, we seek dedicated educators who have an interest in collaborating with our current faculty as partners in the ongoing design and implementation of Nueva’s curriculum and programs.
General Responsibilities for Teachers
Develop and teach your courses expertly with the highest standards for each student
Convey enthusiasm for intellectual inquiry and model lifelong learning
Design instruction that emphasizes critical thinking and real-world problem solving
Collaborate with colleagues in the development and execution of curriculum
Create hands-on, inquiry- and project-based learning experiences
Collaborate effectively with students, parents, teachers, and administrators
Model flexibility in implementing best learning practices
Support the well-being of all students
Demonstrate interest and ability to serve as an advisor to students, lead student activities, serve as a club advisor, and contribute beyond the classroom to support school programs and activities
Participate actively in other aspects of the student experience and school functioning: chaperoning trips and events, serving on committees, and developing new programs at the school
Lead by example in your commitment to Nueva’s mission: “Our school community inspires passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the student’s imaginative mind.”
Demonstrated mastery in area of study and ability to teach within and across academic disciplines
Bachelor's and advanced university degree
Minimum of three years’ teaching experience
Successful teaching experience in secondary school and/or university
Excellent oral and written communication skills
A desire to integrate curriculum with other subjects and to teach collaboratively
Flexibility and creativity in working in a dynamic environment where new ideas, mistakes, and iteration are embraced
A profound openness to feedback and improvement, modeling lifelong learning of practice as well as subject area
Interest in teaching a range of age groups and openness to teaching cross-divisionally at the middle-school level
To Apply: Please visit and submit a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for at least three professional references. To address specific questions, please email Hillary Freeman, associate director for hiring, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Stephen Dunn, head of upper school, at email@example.com.
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.