CalWest's client school, Bridges Academy, is a small independent school specializing in the twice-exceptional population. These are students are gifted or above average in ability and/or potential, and also have learning differences. Class sizes run between 8 and 10 students.
The Spanish teacher will have the primary responsibility for planning, programming, and teaching Spanish in alignment with the high school curricular objectives. Additionally, the teacher will be responsible for evaluating and reporting for all students in his or her classes.
Commit to ongoing professional development in the discipline and 2e principles and practices.
Provide a positive environment in which students are encouraged to be actively engaged in the learning process.
Facilitate activities and projects that incorporate communication, collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking.
Identify, select, and modify instructional resources to meet the needs of the 2e students with varying backgrounds, learning styles, and other special needs.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with students, parents, and other professionals on a regular basis.
Collaborate with administration and peers to enhance the instructional environment.
Model professional and ethical standards when dealing with students, parents, peers, and community, and meet professional obligations through efficient work habits such as: meeting deadlines, honoring schedules, coordinating with colleagues, etc.
Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor.
Skills and Qualifications:
Fluency in Spanish and 3 years of experience as a Spanish teacher preferred.
Capable of facilitating the development of strong comprehension and speaking skills, develop ease and confidence with reading and writing skills, encourage students’ integration of language learning across their daily academic experience, and introduce students to the joys and beauty of language learning.
Excellent organizational skills and ability to coordinate multiple tasks and activities
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and an ability to keep multiple stakeholder groups, including parents, teachers, staff, and volunteers informed of critical issues, activities and schedules.
Demonstrate an ability and enthusiasm for promoting the school and its mission to a broad and diverse group of people.
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Please note: While we appreciate your interest, due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to respond to all applicants or give individual application status updates; candidates selected for an interview will be notified.