Upper School Spanish Teacher (Full Time)

Forest Ridge

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Forest Ridge seeks a talented, passionate and engaging Upper School Spanish Teacher to teach four Spanish courses and serve as a grade level advisor.

The primary aim of the International Language Program is to present world languages as essential living tools for communication, given the global community in which we live. Employing proficiency-based methods, students develop the ability to use other languages in realistic situations while developing the skill areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing. The knowledge, insight and appreciation they gain for other cultures allows students to develop empathy by broadening their understanding of how others live, think and interact in ways different to their own.

We are looking for an educator who is passionate about teaching adolescent girls, who works well both independently and with a team, and who employs a variety of teaching strategies to meet the diverse needs of our students. In addition, we are looking for faculty who are excited by the opportunity to build an integrated curriculum, working alongside members of various departments to build lessons, units and courses of study that unite concepts, topics, themes and skills often taught isolated from one another. Furthermore, Forest Ridge seeks faculty and staff whose philosophies align with our Sacred Heart mission and who enthusiastically believe in educating the mind, body and spirit of each student.


  • Forest Ridge offers an intellectually invigorating, interconnected and experiential curriculum.
  • The entire Forest Ridge experience is designed to support the growth of girls, particularly in the academic and leadership spaces more traditionally held by boys.
  • The curriculum at Forest Ridge has been developed and updated by the faculty who teach it.
  • Forest Ridge teachers work collaboratively across disciplines and grade levels to integrate learning experiences for students.
  • The Sacred Heart Goals and Criteria guide faculty and staff in their interactions with families and colleagues.


The Upper School Spanish Teacher, reporting to the Director of Upper School, will join a collaborative department of colleagues to build a creative, engaging and student-centered learning environment, employing best practices for educating students in an inclusive setting. Specific responsibilities for this position include:

  • Teach four sections of Upper School Spanish;
  • Serve as a grade-level advisor;
  • Provide support for students outside of class time (answering homework questions, providing extra writing help, etc.) as needed;
  • Actively collaborate with colleagues to design curriculum, assessment and instructional practices in alignment with best practices to create innovative and equitable learning experiences for all students;
  • Maintain curriculum maps to ensure a realistic and updated scope and sequence of the content, skills and assessments of each course;
  • Attend content team and faculty meetings as scheduled;
  • Participate in the life of the school community by attending school assemblies, divisional gatherings, school events, etc.;
  • Attend and respectfully participate in communal prayer and other faith services.


A successful candidate for this position will meet the following requirements and qualifications:

  • Experience teaching Upper School Spanish courses;
  • A bachelor’s degree in Spanish or a related field; master’s degree is preferred.
  • At least one-year teaching experience.
  • A personal understanding of and commitment to the Goals and Criteria of a Sacred Heart education;
  • A commitment to working in a girl-centric environment, designed to support the development of competent, confident and courageous women ready to lead in a multi-cultural world;
  • Prior experience working with a diverse population of students and colleagues;
  • A demonstrated commitment to culturally responsive pedagogy, including an understanding of themselves and the lenses they bring to interactions, as well as the differing perspectives of others;
  • A commitment to teaching the whole child;
  • An ability to work and communicate well with faculty, staff, students and parents;


Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees through competitive compensation.

Salary Range: $55,000-$103,750, based on experience.

Forest Ridge offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package to benefits-eligible employees, which includes

  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance (based on FTE)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match after 1 year of employment
  • Paid Time Off – Sick, Personal, Bereavement, Jury/Witness Duty
  • Vacation Time Off for Staff
  • Family Leave
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • 50% Tuition Remission


Qualified applicants should email the following documents to careers@forestridge.org:

  • Cover letter
  • Statement of Educational Philosophy
  • Updated CV/Resume
  • List of three professional references
Job Location
Bellevue, Washington, United States
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