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High School Spanish Teacher (19-20)

Lighthouse 9-12 Band (High School) | Oakland, CA | Full Time

Job Description

High School Spanish Teacher (19-20)


Social justice movements come in all shapes and sizes.  Here at Lighthouse Community Public Schools, we are engaged in an educational movement that goes beyond our classrooms working to disrupt educational inequities by providing our students and families exceptional educational opportunities every day. Grounded in our core values of community, integrity, agency, love, and social justice rooted in EL Education Model, LCPS is a leader in fostering innovative schools achieving exceptional student outcomes where each child is at the center of their own learning. Our mission is to prepare diverse students for college, a career of their choice, and to be lifelong changemakers.

Founded in 2002, LCPS operates a high-achieving K-12 public charter school, and our K-8 sister site, Lodestar, that opened in Fall 2016; serving nearly 1,300 students in East Oakland. Lighthouse is a beacon for public education and our graduates fulfill the promise of a better, brighter Oakland.  95% of our graduates, almost all of whom are first-generation college students, are accepted into four-year colleges. We were named the Hart Vision Charter School of the Year in 2013, and the #1 high school for closing achievement gaps for low-income Latino students in 2016. If the work we do here at LCPS appeals to your values regarding quality education for all then please join our movement!  Learn more at 

The Opportunity

Lighthouse Community Charter School is looking for a High School Spanish Elective Teacher to instruct Spanish I, II, III and AP Spanish classes, grades and schedule to be determined later this spring. This important role will be filled by an individual who is relentlessly committed to ensuring that traditionally underserved students of color achieve our mission of completing college and securing the career of choice. Lighthouse staff believe that our mission is not only attainable, it is essential to transforming our Oakland community.  Specific competencies and responsibilities  at the time of this posting include the following:

You will embody the following Core Competencies to be an effective change-agent:

  • Be a visionary, innovative, and equity-focused urban educator

  • Facilitate deeply engaging student-centered learning

  • Demonstrate a keen ability to create, collect and analyze authentic data

  • Be a strong community builder and team collaborator

  • Model and foster a growth mindset with agency, persistence, and flexibility

  • Be a collaborative and responsible professional leader



  • Teach Spanish I, II, Honors Spanish III for Native Speakers and AP Spanish. Class design is in alignment with the Spanish program scope, with attention to the national standards for teaching the language.  

  • Serve as a Crew Leader (Advisor) for a small group of students and participate in grade-level team meetings and planning 

  • Build relationships with students and foster a community of learners who collaborate, take risks, and persist.  

  • Sound Pedagogy: Effectively implement purposeful curriculum, learner-driven instruction, and assessment methods that emphasize depth of understanding over breadth, integration of fieldwork and experts.

  • Professional Development: Attend and actively participate in professional development activities, team and staff meetings to improve teaching craft.

  • Collaborate: Actively collaborate with colleagues in the 9-12 instructional staff, school leaders, and the larger Lighthouse Community.

  • Establish Goals: Set clear short-term and long-term goals to drive instruction.

  • Assessment: Consistently assess student progress to inform students and parents of progress.  This includes, but is not limited to, the use of internal programs such as JumpRope (our standards-based grading system).

  • Support: Consistently implement support plans for all identified students to maximize success for all students.

  • Policies and Procedures:  Administer Lighthouse’s student policies and procedures (i.e. attendance, dress code, etc.).

  • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Teaching Credential required (World/Foreign Languages, Spanish, etc.)

  • At least two years of teaching experience preferred

  • B.A. B.S. or Master’s Degree required

  • Experience with Google apps preferred

  • Spanish fluency required 


Time Commitment

200-day work year for 11-month employees with 23 student-free days for professional learning and collaboration with colleagues and families. All new instructional staff will report in late July 2019 (exact calendar TBD). 

Common Building Hours:  All teachers are expected to maintain hours of  8:00 - 4:00 pm and 8:00-5:00 one day a week for Professional Development.


At Lighthouse Community Public Schools we take good care of our employees.  We provide a competitive compensation and benefits package, including a competitive salary and generous health and retirement benefits (100% employee health coverage/50% for dependents; 8% employer-matching for retirement program; medical and dependent FSA).


Supervision This position reports to the Electives Manager.


People of color are strongly encouraged to apply.  


Interested candidates should submit:

  • Resume (required)

  • Cover Letter (required)--Describing why you are an optimal fit for this position and your philosophy of teaching that describes how your instruction and leadership would support students achieving the Lighthouse mission

  • 3 references with Name, Email, Phone Number and Title/nature of working relationship

Application submission screening and initial phone interviews will be completed on a rolling basis.  In-person interviews and performance tasks will take place on-site.  

Lighthouse Community Charter School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.