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LOWER & MIDDLE SCHOOL SPANISH TEACHER
Hillbrook School,
Los Gatos, CA

This opening calls for specific teaching qualifications set by the school.

Lower & Middle School Spanish Teacher Job Posting

Hillbrook School is seeking a full-time Spanish Teacher who will teach 1st - 4th grade Spanish and 2- 3 sections of Middle School Spanish. The ideal candidate will have a passion for the Spanish language and an interest in collaborating with faculty in other disciplines to design interdisciplinary, project based learning experiences to further the school’s strategic initiatives and mission and vision.

Hillbrook School is a co-ed, independent, junior kindergarten–8th grade school located on 14 acres of oak woodland in Los Gatos, CA. Founded in 1935, Hillbrook School remains deeply connected to its historical roots as a school where children are known, learning is authentic and active, and success is measured one child at a time. During the past 80 years, we have grown and evolved from a small boarding school serving wards of the state to one of the leading independent schools in the Bay Area, and yet our vision remains the same—to inspire children to achieve their dreams and reach beyond themselves to make a difference in the world. Our talented faculty delivers a program that provides 385 students with a unique blend of challenging and engaging academics, visual and performing arts, passion-driven projects, and opportunities to serve and partner with others in our community.

Hillbrook School is a recognized leader in educational innovation, earning designation since 2010 as an Apple Distinguished School. Our 1:1 iPad program in the middle school, iLab Makerspace classroom, Center for Teaching Excellence, and Scott Center for Social Entrepreneurship all stem from a commitment to being on the leading edge of best practices in education. Our faculty members present at conferences across the nation and globe each year, on topics that range from innovative uses of technology, to research studies we have conducted on the impact of classroom design on teaching and learning. Hillbrook is intentional about, and deeply committed to, cultural competency and professional growth. We are a community of highly-engaged, lifelong learners.

It is an exciting moment to enter our school. The middle school is in the final year of a three-year expansion process, with an ultimate target of 200 students in grades 5-8. With that expansion, we are bringing on teachers to broaden our course offerings and continue our work designing projects and courses that bridge disciplines. We are also in the process of developing a large new Maker Space, which will connect our visual art studios and science labs, and bring our philosophical emphasis on project-based learning, question-asking, making and engineering into the physical heart of campus.

As noted in our recently rewritten and adopted Statement of Inclusivity, Hillbrook is an intentionally diverse community that strives to reflect the extraordinary diversity of Silicon Valley. We believe that educational excellence and equity depend on the creation of a diverse and inclusive community where all people feel a full sense of membership. As a community, we lean into the sometimes complex and challenging conversations about inclusivity because we believe that the growth of a community and learner is continual, and striking a balance between individual and community can be difficult work.

Salaries are competitive. Benefits include full medical, dental, and vision coverage; ample retirement planning with TIAA-CREF; a generous holiday schedule; access to and support with the latest state- of-the-art education technology; and a strong commitment to engaging and personalized professional development. Hillbrook School is an equal opportunity employer. Opportunities are open to all individuals without regard to race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, or handicap. 

Responsibilities:

  • Teach 1st - 4th grade Spanish
  • Teach 2-3 Sections of Middle School Spanish
  • Implement the school’s social emotional curriculum, which is based on Responsive Classroom and Developmental Designs
  • Provide a hands-on, inquiry-based style of teaching; manage collaborative learning groups; integrate technology into the curriculum
  • Collaborate and co-teach with colleagues, including Resident Teachers, with a focus on differentiated instruction
  • Collaborate with school leadership, teaching teams, and departmental colleagues to continually improve the school’s World Language program in accordance with school mission and strategic initiatives
  • Actively participate in a faculty culture that is committed to being at the leading edge of K-8 education
  • Reports to the Associate Head of School and Head of Middle School

 

Qualifications:

  • A love of elementary and middle school children
  • Fluency in the Spanish language
  • Master’s degree and five years teaching experience preferred
  • Demonstrated commitment to teaching and learning in a dynamic, 21st century school community
  • Ability to work in a collegial, collaborative environment
  • A growth mindset, active sense of humor, warm personality, and excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Demonstrated proficiency in educational technology

 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume as .pdf files to our Director of Human Resources, Rozanne Schiro (rschiro@hillbrook.org).

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