Lakeside School, an independent coeducational day school located in north Seattle, Washington, is currently recruiting for an Upper School Spanish Teacher to teach four sections of Upper School Spanish. 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. This position would start with opening meetings in August, 2024. Applications will be reviewed starting in January, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.
Responsibilities The world language program at Lakeside Upper School is rigorous with an emphasis on oral proficiency at every level. We pride ourselves on being a diverse team of colleagues who are creative, collaborative, and constantly exploring best practices for inclusive and culturally responsive language pedagogy. In this role, you will join Upper School faculty committed to providing the best educational experience possible for our 9th - 12th grade students. 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, typically with 2 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.
Pursuing professional development opportunities around pedagogy and best assessment practices.
Writing comment evaluations of students at mid-semester and end of each semester.
Attending regular department and faculty meetings.
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 (Master’s preferred) 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 a high-school level with experience of teaching upper level courses (e.g., related to conversation, current events, literature, film, music, etc.).
Create an inclusive learning environment where all students feel seen, valued and heard
Collaborate on a teaching team.
Use Spanish for 95% or more of all class periods.
Use Spanish for authentic communication with colleagues and students outside of class.
Be comfortable working with technology to present daily lessons and leverage online learning platforms for tracking assignments and grades (e.g. experience with Canvas is a plus, but experience is not required).
Demonstrated 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.
Satisfactory completion of three criminal background checks
Application Process Interested candidates should submit a brief cover letter, resume, and work history via the online application. Please address the following question in your cover letter: Explain how your own experiences in education have helped shape your beliefs about educational equity. The application is located on the Careers page of Lakeside’s website (https://www.lakesideschool.org/about-us/careers). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Lakeside School is an equal opportunity employer seeking to diversify its workplace
Salary and Benefits Salary Range:$68,225 - $119,165 based upon experience and education.
Lakeside School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding candidates and provides a competitive compensation package. Benefits include:
Use of school library and gymnasium
Paid holidays and vacation
Computer loan program
Passport Corporate membership
Reduced facility rentals
Housing assistance program
Flexible spending accounts
Employee Assistance Program
Retirement with generous employer contribution
Dependent medical and vision subsidy
Employer-paid medical, dental, and vision insurance (based on FTE)
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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