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Spanish Teacher $56,000 – $98,000

Saint Monica Preparatory (Santa Monica)






Saint Monica Preparatory, a parish, coeducational, TK-12 day school, and ministry of the St. Monica Catholic Community in the heart of Santa Monica, welcomes applications for the 2024-2025 High School World Languages Teacher Pool of candidates for Spanish teachers. This is a full-time teaching position.

The Humanities Academy at SMPREP offers standards-based, Gold Standard PBL curricula. Prospective candidates are encouraged to submit resumes as soon as possible.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles offers health benefits, including medical, dental, and vision. All employees are enrolled in pension benefits from the time of employment and considered vested after five years of full-time employment.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter addressing your high school teaching background and experience level with Gold Standard PBL to:

Attention: Dr. Kris Anderson, Assistant Principal: Curriculum & Instruction



  • 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
  • Desire to cultivate an inclusive, collaborative, and challenging learning environment that reflects SM Prep’s core values and allows our diverse student body to grow and thrive
  • Ability to create an environment in the classroom and in all areas of co-curricular responsibility that nurtures the development of the whole student


  • Experience with and/or commitment to continual development and implementation of a standards-based PBL curriculum
  • Master’s degree in Spanish, Education or related field and/or California Single-subject Teaching Credential in Spanish
  • 3-5 years 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

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

Saint Monica Preparatory (Santa Monica)

1030 Lincoln Blvd.

Santa Monica, CA 90403