High School Spanish Teacher

Center School | Somerset, NJ


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Posted Date 6/08/2021
Expiration Date7/08/2021

Required Certification(s) and/or Degree:  NJ Certificates Teacher of Spanish  / TOSD or TOH
Reports to:  Principal, Executive Director
The Teacher of Spanish  position is responsible for creating a school classroom environment that develops in each student skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing that are fundamental to effective communication and literate citizenship; that develops appreciation of good literature of all types; that motivates students to read widely for information and recreation; that develops standards for critical judgment of written and oral communications.
Primary Function: Instructs assigned pupils in accordance with curriculum adopted by The Center School.
Major Duties and Performance Responsibilities (not exhaustive)
Content Area

  • Teaches content and skills in Spanish language, literature, composition, reading, journalism.
  • Adapts Spanish material and methods to develop relevant sequential assignments and lesson plans that guide and challenge students.
  • Assess students’ skills to determine their needs and to develop teaching plans.
  • Adapt lessons to meet the needs of students.
  • Develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for each student.
  • Plan, organize, and assign activities that are specific to each student’s abilities.
  • Teach and mentor students as a class, in small groups, and one-on-one.
  • Implement IEPs, assess students’ performance, and track their progress.
  • Update IEPs throughout the school year to reflect students’ progress and goals.
  • Discuss student’s progress with parents/guardians, teachers, counselors, and administrators
  • Develops lesson plans and supplementary materials compatible with the division’s basic instructional philosophy and congruent with course standards; provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student and subgroups of students.
  • Evaluates academic and social growth of students, prepares report cards, appropriate records to include attendance reports, checklists, census forms, and other recordkeeping activities as necessary.
  • Encourages students to think independently and to express original ideas.
  • Evaluates each student’s progress in meeting the course standards for Spanish skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing).
  • Administer standardized ability and achievement tests, and interpret results to determine student strengths and areas of need.
  • Demonstrates competence in subject field(s) assigned.

 Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

  • Implements the school’s goals, objectives, and policies, and the state's goals and requirements.
  • Implements personal, building, and department goals.
  • Instructs students as outlined in the school approved curriculum.
  • Creates lessons and instructional opportunities taking into consideration the planning process, classroom environment, and instructional needs of the students.
  • Administer standardized ability and achievement tests, collect data, interpret results, and determine students’ strengths and areas of needs.
  • Create and administer performance-based assessments in order to evaluate students’ learning progress and use data to drive instruction.
  • Recommends to the immediate supervisor updates to or changes in policies and/or procedures relating to the implementation of the educational program in the school.
  • Creates a positive image of the school and promotes the best learning and teaching climate possible.
  • Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity, interests, and special needs of students.
  • Employs instructional methods and materials that are most appropriate for meeting stated objectives.
  • Monitors administration of assessments to ensure that students are following procedures as outlined as well as maintaining security and confidentiality for all assessments.
  • Prepares for classes assigned and develops lesson plans related to established curriculum and IEP goals and objectives.
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students.

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