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Spanish Teacher - Elementary & Middle School

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Category: Elementary Education
School: Stratford School
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Date Opened: Jan 11, 2022
Job ID: 10566

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The person selected for this position will be responsible for the general supervision and management of the Spanish program at Stratford School. This person must be professionally prepared to teach Spanish to young children.  Additionally, the teacher agrees to uphold the high expectations and standards of Stratford School.


General Responsibilities:

  • Plan, supervise, and implement the Spanish curriculum in accordance with Stratford School policies and procedures.
  • Collaborate with the other Spanish teachers to plan and implement the Spanish curriculum to students.
  • Fluent and accurate written and verbal skills and in-depth knowledge of Spanish culture as it relates to the curriculum.
  • Responsible for maintenance and inventory of Spanish curriculum at your campus.
  • Attend all staff meetings and in-house training programs. 
  • Participation in all school events and other special events as needed:
    1. Back-to-School Night
    2. Open House
    3. Staff Meetings
    4. Grade Level Meetings
  • Monitor, document, and assess student progress.
  • Maintain close communication with the principal and parents regarding student progress and issues, and conference as deemed necessary.
  • Submit weekly lesson plans to your principal.
  • Contribute a monthly section to the school newsletter.
  • Establish a non-punitive method of seeking positive rather than negative methods to correct student behavior.
  • Assist in other duties as assigned by the principal, including morning arrival and departure procedures.


Professional Characteristics:

  • Maintain a friendly and positive attitude toward parents, students, and administration.
  • Cooperation the maintenance of interpersonal relationships; refrain from complaining and gossiping.
  • Alert to the needs of students, parents, and colleagues.
  • Punctual and reliable. 
  • Perform daily tasks and responsibilities with integrity, making effective use of time schedules and not requiring constant reminders to complete tasks.
  • Treat all children with dignity and respect.
  • Demonstrate patience and self-control in dealing with students and staff.
  • Display energy and enthusiasm, maintaining evident interest in the job.
  • Contribute and share ideas freely with other staff members.
  • Use appropriate language in and out of the classroom.
  • Professionally dressed, well groomed, and neat.


Educational Requirement:

  • Prior to being hired, a teacher shall have a BA or BS degree from an accredited or approved college or university.  A transcript and/or copy of the degree from the approved university/college must verify the coursework
  • Prior work experience in a classroom setting.


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