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Spanish Teachers 2018-2019 School Year

Leadership Public Schools is seeking applicants interested in teaching

Spanish for openings for the upcoming 2018-2019 school year.


About Our Organization:

Leadership Public Schools (LPS) is a network of urban charter high schools whose mission is to create educational equity. We empower students for college, career, and community leadership and share our practices on a national scale. LPS has been recognized for closing the achievement gap and fostering a culture of innovation.

LPS values the role teachers play in supporting student achievement and personal development. Our teachers value collaboration, celebrate diversity in perspective and background, take risks, and show flexibility to continuously improve instruction and student learning.


LPS is Seeking Spanish Teachers

LPS is seeking talented high school Spanish teachers for our Spanish 1 and 2 Non-Native Spanish courses.  We are looking for teachers who are energized by the LPS  mission and are committed to educational equity for historically underserved youth.  Our Introductory Spanish program:

  • Uses 1:1 laptops and Navigate Spanish, an innovative, personalized, online program developed by LPS, that enables students to move through Spanish 1 and 2 at their own pace.
  • Engages students in conversation and collaboration on projects that span both course levels.
  • Assumes all students are capable of self-directed learning as well as deep collaboration, able to master reading, writing, and speaking the Spanish language.
  • Cultivates students identities as language learners and users and builds appreciation for the value of speaking a second language.
  • Values creating connection among students through learning language and supporting positive identity exploration.
  • Commits to ensuring language learning is a positive experience which incorporates student experiences and interests.

If you are a dynamic Spanish teacher who inspires students -

We would like to meet you!  


Essential Qualifications:

  • B.A., or B.S required; Master’s Degree desirable
  • Two or more years teaching experience, particularly in a school serving low-income students and students of color
  • Appropriate CA Teaching credential with EL authorization (strongly preferred)
  • Commitment to achieving equitable educational outcomes with strong cultural competency and cross-cultural communication skills
  • Deep content knowledge and enthusiasm for Spanish within and beyond the classroom
  • Experience using assessment and data to refine curricula and inform instruction
  • Evidence of professional reflection and collaboration
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Able to leverage educational technology including the Google Suite
  • Willingness to participate in shared leadership and student support beyond the classroom
  • Comfort working in a charter environment that includes ongoing iteration and flexible roles


This is a full-time position of 190 days including 8 days of professional development. There are seven optional additional instructional collaboration/ professional development days and many opportunities for stipended curriculum work and teacher leadership.


Compensation is commensurate with experience and education. We offer a generous benefits package that includes:

  • Choice of Kaiser or Anthem Healthcare plans
  • Vision and dental coverage
  • Disability and life insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for  unreimbursed medical, dependent care  
  • State Teachers’ Retirement (STRS)
  • Option to participate in voluntary benefits: Aflac, Commuter Checks, LifeLock

To Apply:

Interested candidate should submit:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter


** In-person interview and performance tasks will take place on school sites.

Leadership Public Schools is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at

all levels


Why We Work at LPS: 

LPS is driven by a deep respect for our teachers and staff, and a commitment to the professionalization of teaching. We embrace collaboration, risk-taking, and flexibility in order to improve instruction and student learning.




If you think you would make a positive and lasting difference in
our student's lives we want to hear from you! 


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