Prospect Sierra is an independent, coed TK–8 school located on two campuses in El Cerrito, California, serving 465 students. Prospect Sierra gives students the tools to build a better world by integrating rigorous academics with a deep understanding of human emotions. Every day our exceptional teachers connect students’ academic experiences to ethics, empathy, and social and emotional intelligence. The result is deeper intellectual engagement, greater self-knowledge, and compassionate relationships. Prospect Sierra students develop courage to become not just great students, but great people.
Prospect Sierra School’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our hiring process. It is the policy and commitment of Prospect Sierra School that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. People of color and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Overview of Position:
The successful candidate will report to the Middle School Division Head and work closely with students in sixth through eighth grades as well as members of the Spanish Department.
Plan, teach, and evaluate three daily Spanish lessons in grades sixth, seventh, and eighth, with one class being a heritage speaker course
Attend frequent collaboration and planning meetings with the Spanish Department to ensure a cohesive delivery of the world language program
Communicate effectively with parents
Teach a weekly elective (topic of your choice)
Serve as advisor for twelve eighth grade students
Supervise advisees during three afternoon Study Halls
Oversee “Family” of mixed grade students once a week
Serve on the eighth grade level team with ongoing collaboration with other grade team members
Participate in a weeklong overnight experiential study trip
Collaborate with learning specialists in working with students with learning needs
Write narrative reports for students
Use technology as an instructional tool
The candidate must have:
Three or more years of experience teaching Spanish language and culture, preferably at the middle school level
Experience with Comprehensible Input strategies and TPRS would be helpful
Experience with Heritage Speakers helpful
Commitment to early adolescent education and social/emotional development
Ability to effectively communicate in English, both written and verbal, with prospective and current parents and colleagues
Commitment to creating an inclusive classroom community that allows for a multitude of perspectives to be heard and respected
Strong organizational and record keeping skills
Ability and willingness to work in teams
Excellent interpersonal skills
Sense of humor
Demonstrated professional development in equity and justice work, and antibias instruction
Willingness to work with library and tech department to integrate various media into the curriculum
Commitment to anti-bias learning
Awareness of differentiated learning and teaching styles
Duties school-wide include:
Participation on committees as needed and appropriate
Being part of a grade-level team
Responsibilities that are part of middle school life, e.g. team and staff meetings, weekend and admissions events
The salary is competitive.
How to Apply *
Send a resume (including written recommendations and/or contact information for three references and one-page cover letter to:
Heather Rogers, Middle School Division Head Attn: Spanish Teacher Prospect Sierra School 960 Avis Drive El Cerrito, CA 94530 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Prospect Sierra School is not a visa-issuing organization.
Internal Number: 02052019
About Prospect Sierra School
Prospect Sierra is an independent, coed TK–8 school located on two campuses in El Cerrito, California, serving 465 students. Prospect Sierra gives students the tools to build a better world by integrating rigorous academics with a deep understanding of human emotions. Everyday our talented teachers connect students' academic experiences to ethics, empathy, and social and emotional intelligence. The result is deeper intellectual engagement, greater self-knowledge, and compassionate relationships. Prospect Sierra students develop courage to become great people, not just great students.