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Spanish Teacher

St. John Bosco High School (Bellflower)






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St. John Bosco High School is a private, all-boys Catholic high school owned and operated by the Salesians of Don Bosco.

With a strong academic background in teaching Spanish, a Salesian Educator will promote academic excellence and support the faith development of young men in a private, Catholic secondary school setting. A Salesian Educator must work in collaboration with parents, students, teachers, administration, and community to promote student success while supporting the faith development and formation of young men.

The duties of a World Languages instructor include creating lesson plans, preparing classroom activities, organizing teaching materials, evaluating student performance, maintaining classroom records, meeting with parents, teachers and other professionals and participating in campus events. Ultimately, it is the goal of a World Languages instructor to use a variety of teaching tools for the purpose of teaching students to conduct experiments and understand scientific methods to carry out research projects. Major duties and responsibilities include:
• Facilitates learning through a student-centered approach consistent with the California World Language Content Standards.
• Focuses on learning outcomes by using assessment data to drive instruction.
• Instructs students in basic communication skills and other general elements of the course of study common to all teachers.
• Adapts Spanish material and methods to develop relevant sequential assignments that guide and challenge students.
• Determines instructional materials designed to achieve instructional goals and behavioral objectives.
• Collaborates with World Languages department to select books and instructional aids appropriate to the interest and maturity level of students.
• Evaluates each student’s progress in Spanish skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and prepares progress reports.
• Provides individual and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of all students.
• Establishes and maintains with cooperation of the school administration standards of student behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment.
• Maintains professional competence through participation in service education activities provided by the school and/or self-selected professional growth activities.
• Identifies student needs, and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems
• Communicates with parents and school counselors on the individual student’s progress
• Supervises students in out -of-classroom activities during the assigned working day
• Participates in curriculum and other developmental programs within the school
• Performs basic attendance accounting and business services as required
• Shares in the sponsorship of student activities and participates in faculty committees
• Performs other concomitant duties as may be reasonably assigned

• Environment: Classroom environment, subject to intermittent noise.
• Physical Abilities: Hearing and speaking to exchange information and make presentations, sitting or standing for extended periods of time, reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally, bending at the waist, and seeing to read and explain classroom assignments.

St. John Bosco High School offers a competitive salary and benefits that will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

• Education: Bachelor’s degree, preferably with a major or minor in Spanish or equivalent.
• Experience: At least two years of experience as a teacher in a comprehensive high school setting.
• Experience and relentless focus on ensuring all students are successful in meeting learning targets.
• Knowledge and advocacy for the mission of Catholic education.
• Understanding of how to best serve students and families of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds.

• Master’s Degree in Spanish, Education, or a related field.
• Valid California Teaching Credential or license authorizing service in grade levels and areas assigned.


All interested applicants must submit the following: (1) a detailed letter of interest, no more than two pages, which addresses the responsibilities and desirable qualifications as detailed in this announcement; (2) a current resume or CV; and (3) a personal statement, no more than two pages, on the applicant’s philosophy on teaching and learning World Languages in the 21st century. After review of materials, by the selection committee, candidates will be contacted only if selected for interviews upon which candidates will be required to submit the official application, two letters of reference and copies of transcripts (official transcripts will be required if selected for the position). For questions regarding the application process or for additional information regarding the job description, please send inquiries to All materials should be sent electronically.

Information/Application Contact

St. John Bosco High School (Bellflower)

13640 Bellflower Blvd

Bellflower, CA 90706