Middle School/High School Spanish Language Teacher

The Quarry Lane School

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The Quarry Lane School

Job Description: Middle/High School Spanish Language Teacher

The Quarry Lane School is a coeducational, non-sectarian, college preparatory school serving preschool through grade 12, which supports a diverse faculty and student body. Our mission is to create an atmosphere that inspires a lifelong love of learning so that each student can reach his or her fullest potential--emotionally, socially, academically, and physically--in order to assume responsibility as a future citizen of the world.

We are seeking an experienced Middle/High School Spanish Teacher. The Quarry Lane School seeks to attract teachers who are experts in their field, love working with children, and who, through their teaching, inspire students to reach their highest potential. Teachers must create a rich learning environment within and beyond the classroom, so that students may find their places in the world today. Our teachers, like the students, also care about the community, as well as fostering the values that contribute to a successful and happy life.

Position Summary
To plan, organize, and implement an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Creates lesson plans to carry out the curriculum in thoughtful and engaging ways, while following the given curriculum for the courses taught.
  • Grades students on their ability to achieve the physical goals set for students while keeping grading norms in line with that of the department.
  • Assesses students efficiently so that they can receive helpful and timely feedback.
  • Understands and upholds all policies and procedures outlined in the personnel, faculty, and student/parent handbook.
  • Upholds the mission of the school and acts as a positive ambassador for the school.
  • Has a firm grasp of knowledge of subject and content-related pedagogy; such knowledge should be apparent to the students and to a classroom observer.
  • Carries out all duties associated with teaching the classes on a teacher’s given schedule. This may include advisory and other duties as needed.
  • Maintains respectful and cooperative interactions with students, parents, teachers, co-workers, and administrators.
  • Creates a classroom environment of respect and maintains a classroom environment where the social and emotional welfare of the students are protected to the best of a teacher’s abilities.
  • Creates a classroom environment that allows a student’s confidence to grow, one where the student is inspired, and feels safe enough to think creatively.
  • Creates a classroom environment where a culture of learning is fostered, and high academic expectations are the norm.
  • Creates well-organized, meaningful, and creative lesson plans that incorporate teaching strategies in a thoughtful manner to further and maximize student learning.
  • Creates lesson plans and assessments that ensure congruence between instructional goals and student learning.
  • Is a positive role model for students, taking into account the teacher’s influence on each student’s personal growth, academic ability, passion, and emotional stability.
  • Efficiently manages the students in the teacher’s classroom and maintain a high standard for classroom behavior.
  • Is available for extra help times for the teacher’s given grade level.
  • Keeps director informed of students who are falling behind in classes, as well as students with larger academic, social, or emotional concerns.
  • Maintains open lines of communications with the parent body and promptly notifies parents when individual student issues arise.
  • Maintains clear oral and written communication with students regarding expectations, grades, and behavior.
  • Is timely in communications with parents, students, administrators, and co-workers.
  • Is punctual and has a consistent and good attendance record.
  • Consistently meets deadlines; such deadlines include but are not limited to those pertaining to submission of grades, progress reports, and comments.
  • Attends meetings, which includes but is not limited, to weekly Wednesday staff meetings after school.
  • Participates in school functions that extend beyond normal school hours but are necessary for the welfare of the school. Such functions include but are not limited to Back to School Night, Parent-

Teacher Conferences, and Open House.

  • Carry out supervisory duties as directed by the Team Leader and Program Director.

Other Requirements

  • Ability to effectively communicate in effective English with faculty, staff, vendors, etc. in person, and via email.
  • Keep a work area that is clean, secure, and well maintained.
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to successfully learn, navigate and use QLS’s internal programs and systems
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong familiarity with all information covered in the student, faculty, and personnel handbooks.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Skill managing sensitive and confidential information.
  • Maintains a positive attitude.
  • Must be self-motivated, with the ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to adapt to multiple situations and tasks.
  • Must be a self-directed learner. Be informed about current pedagogical principles and best practices in teaching.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Spanish or related field.
  • Knowledgeable about providing immersive opportunities for students. Encourage students to be global citizens and active members of our local communities, linguistically and culturally, which necessitates students being bilingual and culturally-literate in Spanish. Aim to facilitate the development of strong comprehension and speaking skills, develop ease and confidence with reading and writing skills, encourage students’ integration of language learning across their daily academic experience, and introduce students to the joys and beauty of language learning.
  • Ability to walk easily within the classroom to effectively work with and address student needs.
  • 2 – 5 years’ classroom experience teaching Spanish with Middle/High School Students.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $70,000.00 - $85,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Teaching Spanish with Middle and / or High School students: 2 years (Required)

Work Location: In person

Job Location
Dublin, California, United States
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