Anticipated Spanish Teacher (.6 FTE)

Newton Public Schools

Job Category
Posted : 2023-11-03
    JobID: 4567

    Position Type:
    Middle School Teaching/Teacher
    Date Posted:
    Various Middle Schools

    World Language

    Job Title:
    Spanish Teacher
    FLSA Status:
    Exempt; Unit A

    Reports to:
    High School Principal, World Language Department Chair

    In compliance with state and federal laws, newton public schools is committed to equity, anti-racism and a nondiscrimination policy for students, employees and prospective applicants. All educational and employment determinations are based on an individual’s qualifications and achievements without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, ancestry, homelessness, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by state and/or federal statute.


    The Spanish teacher is responsible for delivering the curriculum at various levels through an immersion-type classroom environment as well as for assessing student learning. The teacher is also expected to maintain open communication with parents, counselors and deans, contribute to the mission and work of the World Language Department, attend meetings for students and teachers, attend to administrative duties, and fulfill other responsibilities and duties as a member of the broader school community. Full time Spanish teachers at the high school teach four classes at a variety of levels, and at this time we are seeking applicants with diverse experiences and/or a willingness to diversify their experience.


    Required Qualifications :
    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Appropriate DESE teaching license
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and Spanish
    • Ability to use technology effectively

    Desired Qualifications :
    • Master’s Degree or significant post-graduate coursework in subject area
    • Experience teaching high school students in Spanish

    Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities (Not Limited To):

    • Design and implement curriculum and instruction that supports the school and district-wide goals of culturally responsive instruction and universally designed learning.
    • Prepare and deliver instructional lessons with clear and measurable outcomes
    • Deliver instruction primarily in the target language
    • Provide appropriate and effective learning experiences for students from a wide range of socio-economic levels and
    cultural backgrounds
    • Design and demonstrate differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all students
    • Implement accommodations and curricular modifications as specified in educational plans (IEPs) and as needed to meet the learning needs of students
    • Use a variety of formative and summative assessments to accurately measure student progress toward proficiency targets and to inform instruction
    • Use technology to support student learning in and out of the classroom including a digital language lab
    • Consult and implement strategies from the school’s BCAP (Building Curriculum Accommodation Plan) in order to provide students with appropriate supports
    • Collaborate with colleagues on curriculum, lesson and assessment design
    • Participate actively in faculty, department and team meetings
    • Set professional development goals and plans, and participate in professional development activities that promote reflection and growth
    • Communicate effectively with students, colleagues, parents, and the community
    • Comply with school safety procedures
    • Use of the school’s online learning management system
    • Consistent, reliable and punctual attendance is essential for supervision and instruction of the students
    • Responsible for implementing “other job-related duties” as needed

    Work Environment & Physical Requirements:

    Work Environment:

    Work is generally performed in a school environment during the school day, however there may be occasions for afters chool meetings (ex: Back to School Night). Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function. Rarely absent or late unless the situation is of an emergency nature.

    Physical Requirements:

    While performing the duties of this job, the teacher is frequently required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear. The teacher is occasionally required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds. The teacher must have sufficient mobility to navigate within a large school building.

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Job Location
Newton, Massachusetts, United States
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