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Full-Time Interim Spanish Teacher $60,000 – $90,000

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy (La Canada Flintridge)






Job Title: Full-Time Interim Spanish Teacher
Status: Interim, Full-Time (5 teaching loads)
Work Year: Mid-August 2024 to Mid-June 2025
Classification: Exempt
Supervisor: Principal and Assistant Principal of Curriculum and Instruction
Salary Range: $60,000 – $90,000

Summary: Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy is a Catholic, Dominican, independent, college-preparatory, day and boarding high school whose mission is to educate young women for a life of faith, integrity and truth. We are seeking a full-time Interim Spanish teacher. Successful candidates must have a strong background in Spanish language, teaching and culture. The teacher will use frequent and varied assessment methods to gauge student progress and provide feedback. The ideal candidate will be experienced in integrating technology into their teaching, and ready to consider emerging technologies to enhance learning and student engagement. We seek educators who are able and eager to collaborate with colleagues and students on interdisciplinary research projects and have experience with instructional technology and innovative teaching strategies. All faculty are involved in co-curricular programs and should share in a commitment to a holistic approach to educating our young women.

Flintridge Sacred Heart educators are members of an innovative learning environment where committed teachers develop intentionally designed curriculums. Faculty is engaged in a 1:1 MacBook program, curriculum/ programming redesign and mapping, and teacher-driven professional learning communities. Dedicated to teaching and learning in a supportive and collegial atmosphere, our faculty “shares out” on best practices, technological integration, and instructional strategies via blogs, small group learning sessions, and visits to each other’s classrooms.

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: Diversity is a vital element of Flintridge Sacred Heart’s mission to educate young women for a life of faith, integrity and truth. At Flintridge Sacred Heart, we seek to create and sustain a vibrant, inclusive community and we value and appreciate the uniqueness contained within each person so as to honor the diversity of God’s creation.

Essential Job Functions:
● Teaching Spanish Levels 1 and 2.
● Commitment to the mission of Flintridge Sacred Heart.
● Ability to create an environment in the classroom and in all areas of co-curricular responsibility that nurtures the development of faith, integrity and truth.
● Demonstrate a strong commitment to equitable and inclusive classroom practices.
● Design and implement regular formative and summative assessments to measure student learning.
● Must possess knowledge of best pedagogical practices in Spanish education.
● Proficiency in curriculum planning, instruction, and assessment.
● Experience with academic technology and/or an enthusiastic willingness to be trained to employ new tools.
● Demonstrate skill in fostering a learner-centered classroom environment and challenge students to apply knowledge to real-life problems.
● Be a reflective educator who models intellectual curiosity.
● Actively participate in the school’s culture of inquiry and seek out opportunities for professional development to enhance content knowledge and pedagogical skill.


● Bachelor’s degree Spanish, Master’s degree, a plus
● 2-4 years high school teaching experience teaching high school Spanish
● Experience teaching multiple levels of Spanish in secondary school
● Fluency in conversational Spanish
● Ability or interest in teaching with Comprehensible Input, Acquisition-Driven curriculum or TPRS
▪ Our language program uses Comprehensible Input pedagogy
▪ Our teachers are expected to teach with CI and adhere to program curriculum
● Knowledge of current trends in foreign language education
● Ability to collaborate with department colleagues
● Excellent classroom management, communication and organizational skills
● Ability to convey a love of Spanish language and Hispanic cultures to students

Physical and Environmental Conditions:
● Stands 50% or more of the workday
● Sight, hearing and speech are essential for communication
● Lifts up to 10 pounds without assistance

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate all applicants without unlawful consideration of race, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

Wage Range
The rate of pay offered to the selected candidate is based on internal pay policy and budget. New hires are commonly paid at the minimum of the wage range or within the lower part of the range. We consider a number of factors when making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience, training and other department needs.

Information/Application Contact

Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy (La Canada Flintridge)

440 St. Katherine Drive

La Canada Flintridge, CA