Spanish K-4 Teacher | IMMEDIATE OPENING
Lighthouse K-4 Band (Elementary) | Oakland, CA | Full Time
K-4 Spanish Bilingual Teacher - Competencies and Qualifications
Lighthouse Community Charter School is looking for a Spanish bilingual teacher to step into a classroom for the remainder of the academic year.. We are looking for teachers who are relentlessly committed to ensuring that traditionally underserved students of color achieve our mission of completing college and securing their career of choice. Lighthouse teachers believe that this important mission is not only attainable; it is essential to transforming our Oakland community. If you are inspired by our mission and vision and want to be a changemaker in students’ lives here in Oakland, then please apply and join us!
Lighthouse graduates are lifelong changemakers who realize their unique vision — rooted in their identity, knowledge, and skills — to create equity in their own lives and in the community, leading to a healthier, more joyful world.
We are best when we respect, value and celebrate our diversity and strengthen our connections.
We act on our shared and personal values, especially in the face of adversity.
We extend ourselves so that all feel a sense of belonging and acceptance.
We act with courage and commitment to move toward a just and equitable world.
We are empowered to pursue purposeful action as life-long changemakers
The Home Language program serves all students in grades K-4 who speak either Spanish or English at home. As an EL Education school, our home language course is designed to teach students to read, write, and speak academic Spanish at their grade level through a content-rich science and literacy-based curriculum. Each grade level has three 45-minute classes per week as part of the core school day. We are looking for a culturally competent educator who first understands her/his own cultural identity and how that intersects with the role as educator and colleague in a diverse professional setting. More importantly we are looking for educators who deeply understand the realities of urban education, which includes both the rich set of assets and the myriad of challenges faced by our students and families, and who respond with unrelenting high expectations, willingness to problem-solve around complex challenges, and who can craft and deliver a plan that results in our student deep understanding of their social and academic identities to become proficient learners as demonstrated on internal and external assessment tools.
Builds and maintains classroom culture that is supportive and learning-centered, undergirded by strong management, efficient procedures and systems, but most evident in the full inclusion of African-American boys, students with trauma, and students with IEPs in the social and learning community.
Design a culturally relevant, content-rich science and literacy-based Spanish curriculum aligned to the common core standards in reading, writing, and speaking.
Plan and implement effective, grade-level lessons that are learner-driven, navigate the tension between directive and facilitative approaches and are modified or differentiated to provide access and results for Students with IEPs and ELL scholars .
Urgency driven by data that prioritizes Individualized and small group Instruction with standards-based work stations during which time students are given authentic opportunities to explore their depth of knowledge in multiple ways, given tools to tackle challenging work, and supported to demonstrate their knowledge at the highest quality.
Rigorous assessments through which students wrestle with complex integrated problems, are taught to mastery in a culture of reteach informed by data.
Depth of pedagogical knowledge, commitment to professional excellence, and deep desire to contribute one’s own unique and specific expertise to the team, “come to lead”
Attend and actively participate in professional development activities, collaborative planning teams, and staff meetings to improve teaching craft.
Administer Lighthouse’s student policies and procedures (i.e. attendance, dress code, etc.).
Abide by all state and federal mandates in reporting sexual or physical abuse and neglect.
We are are looking for talented educators who exhibit competencies in each of our five tenets:
HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL
VISIONARY, INNOVATIVE, & EQUITY-FOCUSED URBAN EDUCATOR: Believes and demonstrates that every student can learn and commits to holding high expectations and providing opportunities for all students.
MODELS GROWTH MINDSET: Holds a growth-mindset for self, colleagues, and students demonstrated by self-reflection and the belief that everyone is a lifelong learner.
DEEP LEARNING THROUGH RIGOROUS CURRICULUM
PURPOSEFUL INSTRUCTION: is differentiated, experiential and provides student-centered learning opportunities;
FACILITATOR OF DEEP LEARNING: Designs and facilitates differentiated and rigorous learning experiences that support all students to achieve meaningful and ambitious deep learning goals and milestones.
AUTHENTIC DATA ANALYST: Transparently uses and analyzes authentic data to advance practice and student goals using student-engaged assessment
SERVING THE WHOLE PERSON & ENGAGING FAMILIES
AFFIRMS IDENTITIES: Learning is rooted in our community and our student’s identities.
COMMUNITY BUILDER: Builds deep and caring relationships, uses restorative and responsive practices, and communicates effectively with students, families, colleagues, and community.
COMMUNITY MEMBER: Takes a humble and assets-based approach to working with and becoming a part of our community.
FACILITATES COLLABORATION: Learning supports and creates healthy and positive relationships by developing collaborative skills.
PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITY
SKILLED COLLABORATOR: Collaborates with empathy by listening to divergent perspectives and demonstrating pedagogical expertise, mission-alignment, and high levels of professionalism at all times.
STRATEGIC TEAMMATE: Works in a strategic manner autonomously and collaboratively despite complexity.
MODELS AGENCY: Exhibits persistence, creativity, flexibility, motivation to make change, and the ability to imagine new approaches and opportunities for impact.
COMMITTED TEAMMATE: Brings passion as a dependable, organized, solutions-oriented, and optimistic team member committed to staying to teach our kids.
B.A. or B.S. required, Master’s Degree preferred
Appropriate California Credential or Substitute Permit required, BCLAD preferred
1-2 years teaching experience in an urban education setting serving low-income students of color preferred
Experience with Google apps
Spanish-English Bilingual required
This position reports to the Elementary School Principal
This is a .8 FTE (32 hours per week spread over 5 days per week) position starting immediately. Schedule follows the school calendar including vacations, holidays, and student-free collaboration days.
Common Building Hours: All teachers are expected to maintain hours of 9:00-2:00pm on M, T, Th, F, and 9:00-5:00 on Wednesday for Professional Development.
People of color and bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should submit:
Cover Letter--Describing why you are an optimal fit for this position and how you would support students achieving the Lighthouse mission
3 references including a current supervisor
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 Public School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.