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High School Spanish Language Teacher

Feb 08 2018 | Pasadena Waldorf School | Altadena, CA

High School Spanish Language Teacher
About Us
Imagine working with a group of thoughtful, committed colleagues to support socially transformative education serving students in the beautiful San Gabriel Valley. Imagine working at Pasadena Waldorf School.

An independent, not-for-profit school, early childhood through grade twelve, accredited by WASC and AWSNA, the Pasadena Waldorf School is nestled in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. Founded in 1979, the school is solidly established with an enrollment of over 300 students and faculty and staff of 80 spread over two spacious campuses. Pasadena Waldorf High School is the younger branch of our strong school community and has graduated 2 twelfth-grade classes since opening in 2012. The high School faculty is a cohesive and dedicated group which works collaboratively to shape and deliver a thoughtful and challenging Waldorf high school curriculum. Working within the faculty of the whole school our teachers find connection, collegial support and inspiration for our daily work.

Full-time High School Spanish Teacher
o Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Spanish Language, Teaching or related educational field
o Waldorf teacher training with a focus on high school (begun or completed)
o Native language background or similar high-level proficiency in Spanish
o Connection to and ability to teach from the culture of a Spanish speaking country or region
o Teaching experience with teenage students highly preferred
o Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required
o Ability to work in your direct field as well as co-carry the faculty work of the school

Compensation and Hours Position Summary
This is a full-time position, teaching Spanish across the grades as well as blocks of Latin American History and culture, using a method that emphasizes drawing concepts out of first-hand experience and observation. Our students should leave PWS with language proficiency as well as a deep sense of cultural connection. The successful candidate(s) will be expected to collaborate in curriculum creation, conduct field trips and classroom activities, assess students and write evaluative comments, participate in teacher training, and meet weekly with other faculty members for mentoring and curriculum coordination.

Full-time teachers are expected to work Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:30 am -3:30 pm; teachers will receive a schedule in advance with exact class times and other teaching or monitoring duties. Teachers will have weekly after-school meetings, occasional evening or weekend events and day–long or overnight field excursions at various points in the year. Our faculty enjoys competitive salaries and benefits, including support for professional development, tuition remission for enrolled children, and family medical and dental plans. The area features the Los Angeles Branch of the Anthroposophical Society in Old Pasadena, nearby anthroposophical medical practitioners and physicians and a host of outdoor and cultural opportunities.

How to Apply
Email your letter of interest, resume and three professional reference contacts to Erin Şemin, Pedagogical Administrator, esemin@pasadenawaldorf.org

Legal Disclaimer
Pasadena Waldorf School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, political affiliation, handicapping conditions, or sex in its educational programs or employment. No person shall be denied employment solely because of any impairment that is unrelated to the ability to engage in activities involved in the position or program to which application has been made.

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