Founded in 1911, Berkeley Hall School is a Nursery through 8th grade non-sectarian, independent school in Los Angeles, California. Our mission is to “empower children to fulfill their unlimited, God-given potential as fearless scholars and conscientious citizens.” We utilize a growth-mindset approach to learning, emphasizing character education based on our core
values–Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, and Compassion.
This position provides an educational environment that is safe, stimulating, and developmentally appropriate in which children have the opportunity to develop cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills. This position delivers rich and effective lessons to teach the Spanish language and Spanish-speaking cultures to a diverse group of students.
This position includes but is not limited to the following duties:
Plans and implements grade-appropriate Spanish curriculum in collaboration with the Division Directors and Assistant Head of School Teaching and Learning.
Creates a yearly lesson plan, maintains a plan book, and implements lesson plans on a daily basis in collaboration with Division Directors and cooperating teachers.
Establishes effective classroom management and student discipline systems.
Regularly assesses students and maintains assessment documentation.
Plans and leads developmentally appropriate SEL and character education activities for students which align with BHS mission and core values.
Supervises students during recesses, lunches, and before/after school as assigned by the
Participates in Depth of Study—teacher professional development—groups (and other meetings)
Provides in-person supervision and instruction on school days when students are physically on campus.
Conducts all teaching and learning activities associated with this position in the event of a required shift to remote learning.
Plans and implements a middle school elective in coordination with the Upper Division Director and Assistant Head of School Teaching and Learning.
Mentors students in ways such as advisor or club leader.
Cooperates with Division Directors, AHOS: Teaching and Learning, and Director of Student Wellness to ensure effective function of department and delivery of education to students.
Communicates regularly and effectively with parents as partners in students’ education.
Keeps current with subject matter.
Analyzes data to inform instruction.
Utilizes components of a workshop classroom, e.g. lesson structure (mini-lesson, mid workshop, share), individual conferences, small group work.
Actively engages SEL professional development and implementation.
Actively participates in school enrollment management initiatives.
Follows guidelines for fulfillment of duties as described in the Employee Handbook.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Terms of Employment:
This is an exempt position. Competitive compensation commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes, but is not limited to, medical, dental, vision, basic life insurance, long-term disability, and a retirement plan (with up to 7% employer match). The regular workday is 7:30 am–4:00 pm. Occasional early morning, evening, and some weekend work is required.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
Berkeley Hall School provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. Equal opportunity includes, but is not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, demotion, transfer, leaves of absence, and termination.
Bachelor of Arts/Science degree (required)
Ability to speak Spanish/English (required)
Two years of experience as a lead teacher (preferred)
K–8 Teaching Credential (preferred)
Experience teaching multiple-subjects (preferred)
Ability to provide proof of COVID vaccination (or exemption)
Live Scan and TB clearance
In harmony with the teachings of Christian Science
Fosters a collaborative learning environment for both teachers and students.
Exhibits a growth mindset.
Ability to multitask and meet deadlines.
Takes initiative and is a self-starter.
Thoughtfully and effectively communicates with colleagues, students, parents, and teachers.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships; is a team player and puts relationships first.
Teaches with courage and emotional agility–a high level of emotional intelligence is required.
Moves through uncertainty and adversity with grace and balance.
Ability to give and receive feedback effectively and efficiently.
Commitment to BHS diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging initiatives.
Has a working knowledge and proficient use of Microsoft Office, and g suite
Knowledge of MacBooks, iPads and associated applications and technologies
Regularly sits, talks, and listens
Be able to occasionally lift up to 50 lbs.
Regularly uses close and distance vision
Works at desk and computer screen for extended periods of time
Turns, bends, and reaches
Works in traditional, climate-controlled office environment