| Upper School Spanish Teaching Opportunity 2017-18|
Full Time (1.0 FTE), Half Year, Fall Semester,/b>
Lakeside School, an independent coeducational day school located in North Seattle, is currently recruiting for an upper school Spanish teacher for the Fall Semester of the 2017-18 school year (beginning in mid to late August 2017 and ending mid-January 2018).
The Spanish Teacher position, reporting to the Upper School Language Department Head, will join a department that consists of 10 faculty members, teaching approximately 34 language sections each year (Latin, French, Spanish & Mandarin Chinese), with a maximum class size of 18 students per class.
Specific responsibilities include:
• Teach four classes (levels to be determined). Teaching includes classroom 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;
• Written evaluations of students;
• Maintain class webpage on Haiku on a regular basis;
• Conferences with students and colleagues;
• Participate in New Faculty Retreat (late August) and Upper School Mentorship Program (ongoing);
• Co-advising a group of between 8 and 10 Upper School students;
• Actively participate in the work of the Languages Department on curriculum development and pedagogy;
• Attend department and faculty meetings as scheduled; and
• Actively participate in the life of the school community.
Requirements and Qualifications
Successful candidates will be dedicated teachers holding a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish or other relevant field and should possess native or near-native proficiency in both Spanish and English (must be able to interact with colleagues, students and families proficiently in English). Candidates with experience teaching Spanish in high school or at the late middle-school level using communicative and task-based pedagogical practices are preferred. Also, candidates should have experience working collaboratively on a teaching team. The ideal candidate will have experience living in a Hispanic culture; be computer literate; and proficient on a PC platform. Candidates must satisfactorily complete a nationwide criminal background check and a Washington State Patrol background check.
Compensation and Benefits
Lakeside School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding faculty candidates who will add to the racial, cultural, economic and gender diversity of our school community. We provide a competitive compensation package which includes, but is not limited to, a monthly salary, excellent health and welfare benefits, access to funds for professional development, housing down payment assistance program, and school-provided lunches. Additionally, Lakeside offers faculty and staff opportunities to participate in non-classroom teaching programs such as Global Service Learning, Summer School, coaching, etc., for extra compensation.
Lakeside School was founded in 1919, and currently enrolls 851 students in grades 5 through 12 from diverse ethnic, racial, religious, and economic backgrounds.
The School’s Mission and shared commitment of all Lakeside employees is to develop in intellectually capable young people the creative minds, healthy bodies, and ethical spirits to contribute wisdom, compassion, and leadership to a global society. We provide a rigorous, dynamic academic program through which effective educators lead students to take responsibility for learning. 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 and in the joy and importance of lifelong learning.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary history via the online application located on Lakeside’s website (www.lakesideschool.org). From the home page chose About US / Careers / View and Apply for Available Jobs. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Lakeside School is an equal opportunity employer seeking to diversify its workplace.