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TEMPORARY HIGH SCHOOL SPANISH TEACHER | Spring 2023

Austin Waldorf School

Austin, TX, USA

Full time

Administration

Nov 8

The temporary High School Spanish teacher is responsible for leading the 9th-12th advanced Spanish classes following the quarterly

plan created by the teacher on leave, and following the general schedule for the flow of classes. Class sizes range from five to 16

students. A general outline of the class process will be available as well as resources to provide structure for lessons.

The commitment is for January 9th through March 10th, 2023 (a total of nine weeks).

General topics include:

● 9th grade

○ Grammar: Present tense of all regular verbs, many irregulars, and stem-changing verbs; Ir and the immediate future

tense; Indefinite articles; Possessive adjectives

○ Vocabulary: Activities, places, and frequency; Weather expressions; Family

● 10th grade

○ Grammar: Demonstrative adjectives; Comparisons; Preterite tense of all regular verbs, many irregulars, and some

stem-changing verbs; Reflexive verbs; Informal affirmative commands (review) and all formal and informal

commands (affirmative and negative)

○ Vocabulary; Clothing and shopping; Health and routines; Celebrations

● 11th grade

○ Grammar: Imperfect tense; Preterite vs. Imperfect distinctions

○ Vocabulary: Travel; navigating a city; Vocabulary in context through language play

● 12th grade

○ Grammar: Uses of the subjunctive; Imperfect subjunctive (formation and uses)

○ Vocabulary: In context through culturally significant fiction and some non-fiction


Inherent tasks include:

● Expanding and shaping the Spanish curriculum to meet a full range of student needs from Heritage Speakers to students with

learning challenges

● Stimulating the intellectual, artistic and will capacities of the adolescent through methodologies and curricula that engage the

students in daily listening comprehension, speaking, reading comprehension and writing skill development

● Providing thorough and useful feedback on student work. Tracking grades for assignments using Canvas in a timely manner

● Communicating with parents and other faculty about specific student concerns and needs

● In collaboration with the on-grade language teacher, producing and directing the 11th grade Spanish language play

● Attending High School faculty meetings

Applicants should have (as corroborated by professional references):

● Excellent oral and written communication skills in Spanish and English

● The ability to manage a classroom for emotional and physical safety, and inspire learning engagement

● The ability both to work collaboratively with parents/colleagues and to work independently, and

● A professional demeanor

We offer competitive compensation. Interested candidates should submit an online application that includes a resume and cover letter

addressed to Solomon Masala, High School Director, outlining their readiness for this position. Please visit https://austinwaldorf.org/explore/career-opportunities/ to apply.

THE AUSTIN WALDORF SCHOOL

AWS is an established school community with an enrollment of nearly 360 students in pre-kindergarten-12. We are fully accredited with

the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America and the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest. Community events,

such as festivals, concerts, plays, athletics, and adult education classes, create an atmosphere of cultural enrichment. Our picturesque

33-acre campus consists of four kindergartens, eight grade school classrooms, library, handwork room, nine high school classrooms

including a state-of-the-art science lab, performing arts center, gymnasium, eurythmy hall, art studio, school store, gardens, and

playgrounds. Austin is a vibrant city set in the natural beauty of the Texas Hill Country. It’s a beautiful place to live with many offerings

of a much larger city, while providing quick access to lovely greenspace.

The Austin Waldorf School is a non-profit organization that welcomes applicants of any religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender,

national or ethnic origin

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