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La Scuola International School seeks an experienced Spanish Teacher for grades 4-8 for the 2019-20 Academic Year.

La Scuola is San Francisco’s first IB-PYP School and the first Reggio - IB Italian Immersion program in the world. We are currently implementing the IB Middle Years Program as MYP candidate school. La Scuola, founded in San Francisco in 2002 as La Piccola Scuola Italiana, has grown from a small playgroup of Italian-American and Italian families to a thriving International community of over 240 families from preschool through 8th grade (in the 2019-20 school year).

Start Date: August 1, 2019


Duties of the Spanish Teacher

Teaching and Learning:

 Plan and teach courses according to IB Primary and Middle Years Program guidelines. 

 Differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners, including English language learners and students with learning needs. 

 Develop, enhance and document curriculum, while ensuring continued coordination and alignment
within the IB Primary and Middle Years Program. 

 Connect Spanish curricula to other subject areas and to community organizations in a broad multidisciplinary approach. 

 As needed, serve as a student advisor, provide scheduled supervision of students, participate in MS trips and 
field experiences, and engage in ongoing professional development. 


Requirements of the role

Essential Qualifications and Strengths:

  Five Years Teaching or associated experience

  Successful student leadership experience

 MA and Teaching Certificate

 Demonstrated contributions to a positive school environment


Preferred Experience and qualities:

 Commitment to inquiry-based teaching and previous experience with MYP

 Successful student leadership experience

 Proven ability to work with other teachers and administration

 High level of technology skills

 Proven record of successful teaching

  Experience in program development and assessment

 Successful experience in international schools

 Knowledge of and experience working with data to improve student-learning outcomes


Additional Strengths:

  Proof of commitment to involvement in school beyond the regular teaching day

 Proven experience of contributing to extra-curricular activities and school trips

 Creative and energetic


Desired Personal Characteristics:

 Demonstrates educational leadership; and is a role model to faculty and staff

 Demonstrates the ability to develop a collegial, collaborative and positive atmosphere among the faculty

 Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills

 Demonstrates excellent communication skills

 Is a lifelong learner

 Is flexible and has a sense of humor

 Commitment to putting in additional hours as needed

 Interest in working in San Francisco’s Mission District


You must be authorized to work in the USA.

Prior to beginning work and as a condition of employment in order to comply with the law, all employees must provide documentation to prove eligibility to work in United States. In addition, the final candidate will need to pass Criminal Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation Fingerprint Clearance, a physical exam, and provide recent copy of a negative TB test and other immunization records.

Full-time position receives full benefits, including medical and dental coverage. The school also offers group life insurance, long-term disability insurance and commuter benefits. Other fringe benefits include sick leave, PTO, paid holidays and warm lunch.

Pay will be depend on qualifications and experience.


Non-Discrimination Policy

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at La Scuola will be based on merit, qualifications and abilities. La Scuola does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, citizenship, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender, childbirth or related medical condition, marital status, veteran status, physical or mental disability (actual or perceived), medical condition, genetic characteristics, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by state, federal or local law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including hiring, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, layoff, promotion, transfer and access to benefits and training.

To be considered for the position, please apply via email to with a letter of intent, a resume and a minimum of three references. Grazie!