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Spanish Teacher

St. Monica Catholic High School (Santa Monica)

Posted

04/15/2020

Expires

05/31/2020

Description

St. Monica Catholic High School, a parish, coeducational, college preparatory high school in Santa Monica, California, is seeking a full-time Spanish Teacher for the 2020-2021 school year. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching in a Catholic high school setting and also effectively collaborate with colleagues to integrate World Languages department goals with school-wide initiatives such as the school’s Mac-based 1-1 laptop program.

Requirements

Summary of Major Responsibilities:
Teach five sections of Spanish, providing grades and feedback regarding student progress to students and parents in a timely manner

Serve as an advisor for a group of 12 students

Actively participate in the work of the World Languages Department on curriculum alignment, development, and implementation

Attend department and faculty meetings as scheduled

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Spanish

Native or near-native fluency in Spanish

Ability to teach any level of Spanish from Spanish I – AP Spanish Literature

Knowledge of cultural products, practices, and perspectives of the Spanish-speaking communities

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 using instructional technology

Ability to convey enthusiasm for the subject matter and develop a positive rapport with students

Strong interpersonal and communication skills in Spanish and English

Willingness to contribute to school life outside of the classroom

Desirable Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Spanish, Education or related field and/or California Single-
subject Teaching Credential in Spanish

3-5 years of teaching experience

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

Information/Application Contact

St. Monica Catholic High School (Santa Monica)

1030 Lincoln Blvd

Santa Monica, CA 90403

searchcommittee@stmonicafaculty.net