St. Monica High School, a parish, coeducational, college preparatory high school in Santa Monica, California, is seeking a part-time American Sign Language (ASL) teacher for the 2021 – 2022 school year. The candidate must have the ability to teach all levels of ASL (I – IV). The position does have the potential to become full-time if the candidate is also able to teach Spanish courses. Additional responsibilities include serving as a grade-level advisor, and participating in or leading co-curricular activities. Opportunities to integrate interdisciplinary projects and research are woven throughout the curriculum.
The ideal candidate will:
Cultivate an inclusive, collaborative, and challenging learning environment that reflects SMCHS core values and allows our diverse student body to grow and thrive.
Exhibit a passion for content knowledge and a range of pedagogical approaches while teaching students within an in-person, blended learning environment.
Create an environment in the classroom and in all areas of co-curricular responsibility that nurtures the development of the whole student.
Show a willingness to engage students in meaningful learning experiences to foster an appreciation for ASL and its application in everyday life and for the communities within which the language is used.
Work collaboratively with colleagues to develop an integrated and meaningful curriculum and student learning experiences.
Serve as a grade-level advisor who is committed to the social and emotional development of students.
Native or near-native fluency in ASL
Bachelor’s Degree in Deaf Studies, ASL Linguistics, ASL Instruction, or other related field and/or a California LOTE Single-Subject Credential in ASL.
At least three years of experience teaching in a student-centered classroom, integrating technology in the student learning experience in ways that promote mastery of skills and personal growth.
Knowledge of the cultural products, practices, and perspectives of the Deaf Communities within which ASL is used
Proven ability to convey enthusiasm for the subject matter and to develop a positive rapport with students
Strong interpersonal and communication skills in ASL and English
Willingness to contribute to school life outside of the classroom
Ability to also teach Spanish language courses with preference given to candidates who hold a degree in Spanish or who have had significant experience teaching Spanish in a similar setting
Knowledge of best practices in the teaching of World Languages including (but not limited to) familiarity with ACTFL’s World Readiness Standards, ACTFL’s Proficiency Guidelines, CA World Languages Standards
Experience with collaborative curriculum design, ideally including backward design based on clearly defined learning objectives, and experience planning student-centered lessons that are differentiated to meet the needs of all learners
Experience providing instruction that prioritizes communicative and task-based pedagogical approaches
Experience leveraging instructional technology to increase student contact hours with the target language
Prior experience developing and facilitating online learning lessons.
Competitive compensation and benefits
St. Monica Catholic High School (Santa Monica)
1030 Lincoln Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA email@example.com