Lakeside School, an independent 5-12 coeducational day school located in North Seattle is currently recruiting for a Middle School Spanish Teacher for Fall semester 2021. At Lakeside School, we are committed to academic excellence, diversity, and global citizenship. If you share these same values, you should consider Lakeside as your next employer.
Responsibilities The language program at Lakeside Middle School is rigorous with an emphasis on oral proficiency at every level. The ideal candidate will join a diverse team of colleagues who are creative, collaborative, and constantly exploring best practices for inclusive and culturally responsive language pedagogy. The candidate will join Middle School faculty committed to providing the best educational experience possible for our 5th-8th grade students. Specific responsibilities include:
Teach four classes.
Teach a diverse student body with varying experiences and exposure to language instruction with an emphasis on building oral proficiency, promoting students’ ability to read and write in the language, and exploring the culture and history of the Spanish-speaking world;
Provide academic support outside of the classroom for students with different learning styles and strengths
Collaborate and participate in the work of the language department on innovative, inclusive and equitable curriculum development, pedagogy, and assessment practices;
Write evaluations of students at each marking period;
Attend department and faculty meetings as scheduled;
Act as an advisor or co-advisor for 8-9 Middle School students; and
Participate in the life of the school community which includes grade-level outings, admissions events, faculty meetings, grade-level meetings, and general engagement with student life.
Requirements and Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in foreign language pedagogy or a related field
Native or near-native proficiency in both Spanish and English
Experience teaching at a middle-school level or working with middle-school aged students in some other capacity.
Demonstrated cultural awareness, including knowledge of themselves and the cultural lenses they bring to interactions. The candidate will understand different perspectives; interact respectfully with cultures other than their own; and cultivate meaningful relationships with people that have different cultural frameworks.
Integrates different perspectives and identities (such as race, class, gender, ethnicity, sexual preferences, etc.) into curriculum and class activities
Creates an inclusive learning environment where all students feel seen, valued and heard
Experience in an immersion setting using communicative and task-based pedagogical practices,
Collaborate on a teaching team
Using Spanish for authentic communication is preferred.
Candidates must satisfactorily complete two criminal background checks.
Additional Question Explain how your own experiences in education have helped shape your beliefs about educational equity.
Working At Lakeside At Lakeside we are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community. To learn more about working at Lakeside, including our professional development and mentoring programs, benefits, diversity and inclusion, and opportunities for involvement in non-academic programs, please visit our Careers page on the Lakeside School website.
Lakeside School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.
About Lakeside School
The School’s Mission and shared commitment of all Lakeside employees is to develop in intellectually capable young people the creative minds, healthy bodies, and ethical spirits to contribute wisdom, compassion, and leadership to a global society. We provide a rigorous, dynamic academic program through which effective educators lead students to take responsibility for learning. We are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community and in the joy and importance of lifelong learning.