Laguna Blanca School is a college preparatory, coeducational day school located on two campuses in Santa Barbara, California. Grades EK-4 are located on a quaint campus in Montecito, while Grades 5-12 are located on Laguna’s historic campus in idyllic Hope Ranch. Laguna Blanca emphasizes its core values of scholarship, character, balance, and community in its programs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Teach 5 classes of Spanish including 2-3 sections of 6th grade Spanish, and classes in Middle and Upper School.
Fluent in Spanish.
Provide instruction in speaking, reading, writing, and understanding the Spanish language, as well as lessons in Spanish literature and culture.
Knowledge of inquiry based pedagogy including project-based learning and other progressive approaches.
Knowledge of diversity, equity, and inclusion practices and commitment to ongoing growth in this area.
Serve as a member of the applicable grade-level team(s) of teachers meeting on a regular basis to plan, develop, and coordinate student support in alignment with the mission of the school.
Serve as a member of the World Language Department, attending departmental meetings, developing and updating course curricula using ACTFL World-Readiness Standards, and supporting the work of the department.
Perform other non-teaching duties as assigned by the Head of School and the Middle School Head.
Serve as an advisor, overseeing the academic and social growth of a group of advisees.
Communicate progress and concerns with tact and professionalism to parents and, as appropriate, other faculty, staff, and/or Head of School.
Discuss academic difficulties or behavioral problems with students as they arise.
Maintain required documentation for individual student files, attendance and incident reports, and other necessary records.
REQUIRED SKILLS & ABILITIES
Bachelor’s degree; Masters Degree and Teaching Credential highly preferred.
Ongoing maintenance of all requirements regarding professional courses and in-services required.
3-5 years of teaching experience; 5+ highly preferred
Knowledge of the current theories, techniques, and methodologies. Knowledge of and experience using ACTFL World-Readiness Standards in a classroom setting preferred.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Practice with Project Based Learning.
Creative analytical and problem-solving skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills with the proven ability to maintain professionalism and tact in high-stress situations
Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds at times.
Must be able to traverse school facilities and lead students to safety in the event of an emergency.
Laguna Blanca School does not discriminate based on gender, race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, marital or familial status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any characteristic that is legally protected under applicable local, state, or federal law. This nondiscrimination policy includes but is not limited to admission, financial aid, educational programs, athletics, and employment.