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K-7 Spanish Teacher

Academic Year 2024-2025 (Full Time 1.0 FTE)

Introduction

San Domenico is an independent, K-12 day and boarding school with a tradition of innovation and academic excellence since 1850. Our mission is to deliver an exceptional education rooted in inquiry, reflection, and purpose. We foster a community where students are encouraged to discover their passions; lead with courage, wisdom, and kindness; and make a meaningful impact in their immediate and extended environments. Embracing inclusivity and our role in an interconnected society, we emphasize respect for a broad spectrum of diversities and encourage our students to become advocates for a better, more just future.

Located on a bucolic 515-acre campus in Marin County, San Domenico is California's oldest independent school. Comprising individuals from around the world, our student body is the foundation of our dynamic and diverse cultural and academic environment. In this unique setting, our diverse community of 680 students, including 140 boarding students from over 20 countries, flourishes as scholars, innovators, and responsible global citizens.

Responsibilities of a K-7 Spanish Teacher

The School’s faculty strives to set for its students an example of high ethical standards, moral behavior, and devotion to excellence. This responsibility involves the following:

  • To show concern for and nurture the student’s intellectual, social and emotional development.
  • To offer highly engaging learning opportunities that capitalize on numerous modalities including but not limited to small group, partner, whole class, body movement, role play, conversation, visual art.
  • To maintain a climate of trust and mutual respect which encourages students to risk the questions, the opinions and mistakes necessary to learn.
  • To offer students clear educational objectives for each course supported by appropriate assignments, activities and evaluation.
  • To accurately assess each student’s progress and inform the student, the parents/guardians and the appropriate administrator immediately of any serious difficulty.
  • To work collaboratively with colleagues within the World Language department and within the Lower School and Middle School.

A teacher’s effectiveness in the programs of the School includes various activities in addition to teaching and classroom duties, such as:

  • Participation in and support of school activities
  • Providing extra help to students who need it
  • Communication of suggestions directly to the administration
  • Encouragement of the efforts of colleagues 
  • Concern for the appearance of the classroom and of the grounds
  • Promptness in meeting all School obligations (arrival in good time, meeting classes, returning papers),
  • Flexibility and cooperation in furthering academic or extracurricular programs.
  • Attendance at School activities, such as plays, concerts, athletic events, etc., is very strongly encouraged. 
  • Regular attendance at faculty meetings and open houses is expected and required
  • Some evening and weekend work

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Spanish or related subject
  • Previous experience teaching a variety of Spanish courses at the K-7 level
  • Proficiency with technology

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in related subject or education; California Single Subject Teaching Credential

Compensation

Salary range is $68,500 - $140,000 commensurate with experience, plus an excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/matching 403b retirement plan, daily lunch.

How to apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to hr@SanDomenico.org describing how your experience and skills will contribute to the position, along with your salary requirements.  Please put the title of the position in the subject line of your email.

Or mail to:

San Domenico School
1500 Butterfield Road
San Anselmo, CA 94960
Attn: K-7 Spanish Teacher 

San Domenico School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, age, disability, medical condition, religion, veteran status, marital status or any other classification protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.

No phone calls, please.