Menlo School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school for students in grades six through twelve. Located in Atherton, California, and established in 1915, the School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of the National and California Associations of Independent Schools.
Menlo is dedicated to providing a challenging academic curriculum complemented by outstanding creative arts and athletic programs. The School helps students develop positive values and nurtures character development in a supportive environment that upholds the highest moral and ethical standards. Our program encourages students to reach their fullest potential and to develop the skills necessary to respond intelligently and humanely to the complexities of a diverse and increasingly interconnected world.
At Menlo School, equity, diversity, and inclusion are at the core of our organizational identity. Through our daily efforts, the School demonstrates a shared commitment to the development of all stakeholders by supporting a campus ethos where equity, diversity, and inclusion reflect the major cornerstones of our community.
We are looking for a full-time Upper School Spanish teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. The ideal candidate would possess at least three years of teaching experience, would have a graduate degree, and would be able to teach all levels of Spanish. Candidates should be comfortable designing and executing curriculum as part of a teaching team. Full-time faculty members also oversee a ten-student advocacy group, and participate actively in other aspects of Menlo’s student life program.
Our ideal candidate is experienced in proficiency-based language pedagogy and is familiar with ACTFL's proficiency guidelines.
This position is also the World Language Department Chair, and we are particularly interested in candidates who have experience in curriculum development and are interested in a leadership opportunity.
Menlo looks for educators who will inspire and support our students and be active participants in our vibrant learning community. Our ideal candidates are dynamic, highly collaborative with other community members both within their own department and in the community as a whole. Candidates are committed to professional growth in their discipline and in their teaching practice. We look for educators who are passionate about teaching, expert in their fields, and dedicated to helping all students achieve. We want to meet teachers who will embody the heart of Menlo School by promoting collegial, respectful and supportive relationships that are dedicated to helping all students achieve their best.
An exceptional work environment and caring community
Excellent professional development opportunities
Highly competitive salary
A comprehensive benefits package for employees and their families
Generous contributions to 403b retirement plan
Free lunch on campus when school is in session
On-campus child care center
Many other perks and benefits
Working Environment and Physical Demands:
The job is performed in a generally clean and healthy environment, but there may be possible exposure to childhood diseases and illnesses
Exposure to heated/air conditioned and ventilated facilities with average interior dust with occasional exposure to outdoor elements
Exposure to a normal school environment that is usually quiet but sometimes noisy
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a school employee to successfully perform the essential responsibilities and functions
Reasonable accommodation may be requested to enable individuals to perform the essential responsibilities of the job:
Ability to sit, stand, move, communicate, manipulate art tools, speak, hear and read during the course of normal activities
Able to use computers and other tools
Able to move items weighing up to 10 pounds
Ability to think and concentrate for sustained periods of time
In-person attendance necessary to provide an effective level of performance during regular school hours