Teach Spanish courses (all levels) to middle and high school students, focusing on both language and culture when planning the curriculum, lesson plans, and assessments for all classes.
Develop and deliver high-quality lessons and units in line with curricula of the school with the aim of addressing the varied learning needs of individual students and educating the whole child, utilizing the entire class time
Establish clear objectives, standards, and expectations for all classes.
Employe an interactive, student-centered methodology, using Spanish for most of the class.
Focus on real-life, practical language, using technology and collaborative strategies and emphasizing critical thinking, creativity, and problem-solving.
Teach up to five year-long classes throughout the course of each year
Collaborate fully with colleagues to create curriculum consistent with the schools’ missions
Utilize varied methods and approaches to material, integrating technology, assessments, and projects that foster engaged learning in the classroom
Facilitate deep, student-centered conversations in the classroom while promoting an environment of inclusion and acceptance
Employ varied approaches to support student progress on an ongoing basis
Provide formative and summative feedback on progress to students and parents in a timely manner
Maintain up-to-date documentation regarding student skills and knowledge in accordance with school established guidelines
Update Blackbaud frequently and use as a means of communicating homework, as well as unit and assessment data
Follow-up on parent communications within 24 hours
Provide updates to students’ advisors to communicate about students’ learning and social-emotional needs ? Liaise with all learning specialists, where applicable, in order to ensure learning needs are best supported
Communicate with parents and other staff regarding student behavior and academic progress in accordance with school policies and procedures
Participate in parent conferences regarding student progress and at other events, as directed by school leadership
Organize and carry out field trips and studies to support the curriculum
Read all communications from administration, department chair, and staff bulletins thoroughly and in a timely manner
Support and further the schools’ missions, visions, and values
Actively engage in the life of the school and participate in related teaching duties, as needed ? Ensure the safety and well-being of students
Celebrate and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the classroom and community in alignment with the school’s Diversity and Inclusion Statement
Demonstrate respect towards all members of the school community, including students, parents, teachers, support staff, and administration in accordance with school and community expectations
Abide by school policies and procedures.
Attend department, faculty, and grade-level meetings, as required
Serve as a grade-level advisor
Serve as a chaperone for the Outdoor Education program, as required
Advise or lead a sixth assignment, as determined by supervisor
Carry out supervisory duties during breaks and lunch periods, as assigned.
Provide cover for absent staff, when required
Provide instructional support via a synchronous and asynchronous platform (Zoom), as needed
Carry out instructions as given by their respective supervisors and school leadership ? Participate in professional development activities, as directed by leadership
Research new topic areas, maintain up-to-date subject knowledge to improve teaching and learning, and update unit plans accordingly
Bachelor’s Degree in education or related subject
Broad knowledge of, and a passion for, the subject to be taught
A clear commitment to the educational philosophy of the schools
Strong teaching ability with a clear enjoyment of working with children and outstanding interpersonal skills
Fluency in reading, writing, and speaking in English, including excellent verbal and written skills
Ability to work well with students and colleagues and a willingness to be an active, enthusiastic member of the RHP/Renaissance community
Commitment to equity and inclusion
Willingness to adapt to an existing curriculum as well as contribute ideas to enhance the respective academic programs
Strong interest in professional development opportunities
Demonstrated excellent attendance and punctuality
Familiarity with Zoom video conferencing software
A minimum of five years teaching experience in an independent school environment
Master’s degree or post-graduate work in education or related subject
Demonstrated leadership and facilitative skills
Prior experience with the International Baccalaureate Program, especially with the Middle Years Program
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Willingness and ability to work in a highly-demanding environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts
Ability and willingness to attend and work occasional overnight field trips
Ability to travel safely and comfortably across a campus
May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time
Be able to occasionally lift up to 30 lbs
Work primarily in a traditional, climate-controlled classroom environment and work intermittently in outside weather conditions consistent with San Pedro weather
About Rolling Hills Preparatory School
About the schools:
Rolling Hills Prep School prides itself on being a forward-looking, academically rigorous college-prep school with a soul. RHP’s sister school, Renaissance School for Arts and Sciences, believes that bright students who learn differently can rise to great heights when they become empowered and confident. Both schools incorporate their four pillars of learning--disciplined minds, sound character, healthy bodies, and creative spirits--into all curricula. We consider ourselves "two great schools making up one vibrant campus." Total enrollment for both schools is 280 students, with an average class size of 17.