We are seeking a dynamic and warm, Native or near-Native Spanish speaking teacher to teach our K-5 classes of students with a range of Spanish speaking abilities. The ideal person will infuse creativity and collaboration into their lessons, and know how to use many different approaches to help the language come alive in our progressive school. Teachers at Blue Oak School bring positivity, collegiality, strong work ethic, and a commitment to building warm and supportive relationships with children into the school each day. We will hire a person who understands how to provide differentiated and extended learning experiences within the context of a progressive language learning environment. The goal of our Spanish language program is to graduate students with solid Spanish language proficiency, and with a passion and ability to meaningfully engage with people of many cultural backgrounds.
This position also includes 3-4 hours of lower school cooking classes each week. Our culinary arts program seeks to expose kids to garden-to-table food preparations, regional flavors, meal planning, and basic cooking techniques. The cooking teacher aims to integrate with classroom teachers and Social Studies and Spanish curriculum when appropriate.
This is a 65% position. Compensation is competitive. Heritage Spanish speakers and candidates of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Collaborate with homeroom teachers to integrate language instruction with other curricular areas
Create and implement Spanish language program in collaboration with the middle school Spanish teacher
Provide opportunities for students to use their Spanish language skills in real-world settings
Design lessons which model Blue Oak’s Habits of Mind and encourage inquiry, active participation, and real world engagement
Create a warm and inclusive classroom community that keeps the needs of diverse learners in mind
Work with classroom teachers and the Learning Specialist to design accommodations and child-centered approaches to behavior management, keeping in mind that in a progressive school the emotional development of children is as important as the academic development
Experience and Requirements
BA and prior elementary teaching experience required, graduate work preferred
Native or Near-Native level of Spanish fluency required
Love working with students and creating a joyful learning environment
Demonstrated ability to incorporate song, dance, art, and music into Spanish lessons
Experience with TPR and TPRS would be helpful
Commitment to professional development and a growth mindset
Desire and ability to contribute to student and community life inside and outside the classroom
Commitment to social justice and multicultural education
Sense of humor and ability to connect with all students
Understanding and appreciation of a progressive approach to teaching and learning
Ability to work legally in the US
Additional Salary Information: Competitive and based on experience
About Blue Oak School
Blue Oak School offers a challenging and stimulating education to children of diverse backgrounds and interests. Through the culture and community of the School, teachers nurture the development of character and foster confidence, creativity, flexibility and curiosity in each child.
Blue Oak School does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sexual or gender identity in its hiring processes and actively promotes the principles and practices of diversity throughout the school community. We offer competitive compensation and a progressive community dedicated to learning and engaged citizenship.