Break away from your day-to-day grind and once again love your work. We are a private school set up like a college campus in a beautiful, park-like setting in the West Hills of Portland. We educate over 600 children, pre-school through 12th grade. We welcome and value employees with diverse life experience.
Our Upper School is seeking a Spanish Teacher for our 9th-12th grade students. This position teaches novice through advanced Spanish and facilitates students attaining competency to speak and write in the Spanish language. Working with adolescents both inside and outside the classroom, the Spanish teacher also assists in development of an appreciation of Spanish culture. The teacher designs learning experiences to help students build self-confidence through practice.
The person in this role is expected to provide proficiency-driven instruction, project-based learning and be well-versed in current technology to support language learning. We expect all Catlin Gabel employees to develop and commit to cultural competence in their practices in and outside of the classroom.
If this sounds like the opportunity for you, please apply at: https://catlin.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx.
Native or near native fluency in Spanish since classes are predominantly conducted in target language.
Efficient at using technology (familiarity with learning management systems, managing audio/video files for instruction and assessment, Google Education suite, etc.) as teaching tools.
Master’s degree preferred in Spanish, Spanish literature, or linguistics.
Two years teaching experience, preferably with high school students.
Knowledge of cultural perspectives, products and practices of Spanish speaking communities
Experience with proficiency-driven curriculum design and familiarity with the ACTFL framework (world-readiness standards, proficiency guidelines, performance descriptors, can-do statements and 21st-century skills). Any ACTFL-sponsored training or certification is highly desirable (OPI, WPT, AAPPL).
About Catlin Gabel School
Catlin Gabel School is a coeducational, independent day school located on 54 acres in the West Hills neighborhood of Portland, Oregon formed in 1957 by the merger of the Catlin Hillside School, which had been founded as Miss Catlin’s School in 1911, and the Gabel Country Day School, whose roots extend to 1859 with the founding of The Portland Academy. The campus itself is a former farm with beautiful trees, fields, and plantings that has been modernized and upgraded over the years with new and renovated buildings that blend in with the natural surroundings.
We offer a broad and challenging curriculum based on a progressive philosophy with small classes designed to educate the total person, incorporating the academic along with the arts, physical education, and a strong sense of community service. The school enrolls nearly 740 students in Pre-Kindergarten through twelfth grade and has 100 faculty members committed to diversity among students, faculty and staff. Catlin Gabel is an equal opportunity employer.