Long-Term Preschool-4th Grade Spanish Sub

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    The Long-Term Substitute Spanish teacher for Lower School is a temporary position (October 28, 2020 – June 15, 2021) who will take the responsibilities of our regular teacher who will be out on maternity leave during this time. The successful applicant joins a four-person World Language team (Spanish and Mandarin school-wide). This role is responsible for implementing a dynamic age-appropriate curriculum for instruction in Spanish language and Spanish-speaking cultures for our preschool-4th grade classes. The Spanish teacher works collaboratively with classroom and other World Language teachers and participates in the life of the school, attending meetings, school celebrations, and upholds the mission, vision, and values of Westside School.

    Westside School is currently in a hybrid model of learning where Lower School students are in school part of the week, and learning remotely part of the week.

    Reports to: Lower School Head

    Responsibilities include:
    -Teach 30 or 45-minute classes to preschool through 4th grade two or three times a week.
    -Promote and advance the cognitive, emotional, social and physical well-being of the students during Spanish classes.
    -Implement and adapt an engaging experiential curriculum.
    -Coordinate regularly with classroom teachers about curriculum and classroom areas of study.
    -Meet with classroom teachers as needed to discuss student progress and identified needs.
    -Regularly assess student learning and presenting this learning in formal reports and conferences.
    -Communicate with parents as needed.
    -Maintain Spanish curriculum materials.
    -Cover recess duty at least two times per week.
    -Other duties as assigned.
    -Successful candidates will have the following personal and professional attributes:
    -Minimum of two years of elementary Spanish language teaching experience.
    -A bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Spanish, Spanish education, or a related field.
    -Fluent in Spanish.
    -Experience in a variety of instructional techniques and approaches.
    -Skill and experience at differentiated instruction.
    -Enthusiasm for working collaboratively with colleagues including the desire to plan curriculum experiences across the Lower School.
    -Familiarity and facility with current research informing teaching and learning

    Start Date: October 28, 2020
    Stop Date: June 15, 2021

    Compensation and Benefits: This is a full-time position for the duration of the position. Westside School offers a generous benefits package to full-time employees.

    Westside School prepares students for the world by challenging them to achieve academic success, and by connecting their human spirit and imagination to learning.

    To Apply:
    Please email the following to employment@westsideschool.org
    -Cover letter
    -Statement of educational philosophy
    -List of 3 references

    Westside School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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