Founded in 1909 and affiliated with the Episcopal Church, The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for 800 students in grades six through twelve located on a historic campus in the heart of La Jolla, just 10 miles north of downtown San Diego. With a student-teacher ratio of approximately 9 to 1, Bishop’s is known for academic, artistic, and athletic excellence while celebrating character development, diversity, inclusion, and belonging. Last year’s applicant pool drew from 72 zip codes and 168 middle and high schools throughout San Diego County and beyond. Fifty-one percent of the student population self-identify as students of color. Additionally, over $4 million in need-based grants is awarded annually.
Anticipated Base Compensation Depending on Experience: $75,070 - $140,976 per annum
What is Essential about Being a Teacher at Our School
The Bishop’s School seeks engaging, collaborative, dynamic, and learner-centered teachers. We seek candidates who hold high expectations for students and design learning experiences that prioritize adolescent well-being and belonging. Candidates should be enthusiastic about working on teams, and eager to pursue growth in their teaching practice.
Our goals are to foster curiosity, encourage active student engagement, encourage collaboration in the classroom, and direct students to take ownership of their learning.
Position Summary Description
The Bishop’s School seeks a full-time Spanish teacher beginning in August 2023. Candidates may be asked to teach courses to students in both middle and upper grades (6-12). The World Languages Department seeks candidates who are enthusiastic about collaborating on teams, designing learner-centered experiences in the classroom, and preparing students for an ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse world through language learning. By making the unfamiliar world familiar and by emphasizing the common humanity among diverse peoples, the department strives to prepare students for effective global citizenship and service to the larger community. In addition to teaching a full load of classes, faculty responsibilities include serving as an advisor to students and extended-day office hours for additional student support.
An Ideal Candidate Will Have
A bachelor’s degree is required with native or near-native fluency in Spanish
A master's degree in Spanish, Education, or a related field is preferred
A minimum of 3 years of teaching experience is expected, as is some preparation in Spanish and Latin American literature and culture
Ability to teach French in addition to Spanish is highly desirable
Interest in supporting current co-curricular programs is also highly desirable
An unequivocal passion for working with adolescents and supporting them in all facets of their lives
Demonstrated commitment and competency in diversity, equity, inclusion and justice
Ability to integrate technology into instruction
Eagerness to collaborate with other department members in creating meaningful, relevant, learner-centered classroom experiences
Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, faculty, staff, administrators, and the community
Strong work ethic, time management, verbal, written language, and interpersonal skills
Irrespective of own religious orientation, ability to support the School’s mission and values as a school founded in the Episcopal tradition
Commitment to well-being as the foundation for growth
Uphold the School’s core values.
Demonstrate professionalism, tact and an unwavering positive attitude.
Stay up to date on industry standards, trends, developments and legal updates.
Make timely and ethical decisions both systematically and under pressure.
Maintain a clean, safe, and organized work area.
Perform, with a team approach, other duties as assigned.
Please apply no later than May 14, 2023. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.
Please do not email or call the school directly.
EEO The Bishop's School is an equal opportunity employer. We are a diverse community of professionals that broadly reflects the people of the San Diego area and the United States at large. We aim to align our hiring process with our mission and institutional goals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion or religious practices, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national origin, age, ability status, military status, unemployment status or any other category protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. The Bishop's School takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance all qualified candidates.
The Bishop’s School in La Jolla, California is an independent, coeducational college-preparatory day school for 800 students in grades six through twelve who live throughout San Diego County. Founded in 1909, the School is affiliated with the Episcopal Church.
Bishop’s is an Episcopal school that nurtures students of intellect and character to think independently, learn collaboratively, grow their sense of self and act with greater purpose.
Our vision is the pursuit of the question: How do our students learn and grow best? Everything we do must return to this fundamental question.
Bishop’s is an inclusive community that believes our differences are a source of strength. We are committed to the pursuit of diversity, equity, inclusion and justice. We respect the dignity of every human being and aspire to be a school where all are known, cared for and feel that they belong.
Bishop’s core values are the fundamental beliefs that allow us to live fully into our mission and vision.
Integrity. Compassion. Inclusion. Intellect. Excellence. Justice.