All School | Spanish Teacher | Full Time | 2023-2024
Location: Seattle, Washington
Type: Full Time
Salary: $64,838 - $111,883
Middle/Junior High thru High School
Salary Range: $64,838 - $111,883
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: 1688
Lakeside School, an independent coeducational day school located in north Seattle, Washington, is currently recruiting for an Upper and Middle School Spanish Teacher for the 2023-2024 academic year. Lakeside is seeking an energetic and creative educator to help develop the students' creative minds, healthy bodies, and ethical spirits needed to contribute wisdom, compassion, and leadership to a global society. Applicants should share Lakeside's commitment to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse culture and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community and in the importance of lifelong learning.
Responsibilities The language program at Lakeside School is rigorous with an emphasis on oral proficiency at every level. The language department faculty members pride themselves on being a diverse team of colleagues who are creative, collaborative, and constantly exploring best practices for inclusive and culturally responsive language pedagogy.
Specific responsibilities include:
Teaching 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.
Teaching four classes; likely one Middle School section and three Upper School sections with typically 2 or 3 preps.
Providing academic support outside of the classroom for students with different learning styles and strengths.
Collaborating and having fun participating in the work of the language department on innovative, inclusive and equitable curriculum development, pedagogy, and assessment practices.
Writing evaluations of students at mid-semester and end of each semester.
Attending department and faculty meetings as scheduled.
Serving as an advisor for a small group of students.
Participating in the life of the school community, admission events, faculty meetings, grade-level meetings, and general engagement with student life.
Requirements and Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in foreign language pedagogy or a related field.
Native or near-native proficiency in both Spanish and English.
Experience with immersion settings using communicative and task-based pedagogical practices.
Experience teaching at middle and/or high-school level with experience of teaching upper level courses (e.g., related to conversation, literature, film, music, etc.).
Demonstrate 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
Demonstrate the integration of different perspectives and identities (such as race, class, gender, ethnicity, sexual preferences, etc.) into curriculum and class activities.
Create an inclusive learning environment where all students feel seen, valued and heard
Collaborate on a teaching team
Use Spanish for authentic communication and for 95% or more of all class periods.
Be comfortable working with computers to present daily lessons and leverage online learning platforms for tracking assignments and grades.
Satisfactory completion of two criminal background checks
Proof of COVID vaccination and booster. Candidates requesting a medical and/or religious exemption should reach out to Human Resources.
Salary and Benefits Salary Range: $64,838 - $111,883
Lakeside School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding candidates and provides a competitive compensation package. Benefits include:
Employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance (based on FTE)
Dependent medical and vision subsidy
Retirement with generous employer contribution
Employee Assistance Program
Flexible spending accounts
Housing assistance program
Reduced facility rentals
Passport Corporate membership
Computer loan program
Paid holidays and vacation
Use of school library and gymnasium
Application Process Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and work history via the online application. Candidate cover letters should address the following questions: What attracts you to this job opportunity and what questions do you have about our community? Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
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.
Equity in hiring: According to various studies, women and people of color are more likely to not apply for a job if they see themselves as not meeting every requirement of the posting, which means employers miss meeting potentially ideal candidates. Lakeside School is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where employees from diverse cultures are affirmed and equipped to lead an inclusive learning environment for our students. Please apply even if you don’t meet every single requirement.
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