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Position Title
Secondary Spanish Teacher
Required Application Type
Teacher / Admin
Salary/Pay Scale
Per SFT Contract
Job Description

Spanish Teacher Role

This position will report to the building Principal in a midsize urban school district located in the Capital region of Upstate New York. The Spanish Teacher will inspire students to develop competencies, knowledge, and skills in aurally comprehending, speaking, reading and writing in Spanish.  The Spanish Teacher will coach students on how to interpret the culture of Spanish speaking countries. The Spanish Teacher will use the Spanish language to discover and develop the talents in every student.  This position requires a high degree of curiosity, imagination and a love for cultural differences.  

Spanish Teacher Expectations

  • Plan, organize, develop, and conduct a comprehensive culturally responsive and anti-racist teaching and instruction program for students;
  • Provide appropriate and effective learning experiences for students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds;
  • Effectively assess the instructional and educational needs of students, and design, develop, and implement sound instructional and educational programs;
  • Provide a motivating and stimulating learning environment;
  • Perform research and development activities pertaining to curriculum and instructional programs and design projects to enhance educational opportunities and experiences for all students.

Spanish Teacher Key Qualities

  • Demonstrate for students the power of languages and how to use language effectively;
  • Passionate about learning languages, student engagement, and communicating to all students they are great;
  • Inspire students to learn and not be afraid of making mistakes, try new cultures, and foster curiosity;
  • Passionate about cultivating their own language proficiencies;
  • Facilitates classroom interactions that foster intellectual and social emotional learning.


Job Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • New York State certification in content area.
  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred).



Application Procedure

About Schenectady City Schools

 With a population of nearly 10,000 students, the Schenectady City School District is one of the largest in the Capital Region. With an incredibly diverse population we are committed to ensuring that all children feel valued, are safe and will learn. We place the highest priority on a culture of equity, ensuring that race, economics, and disability are never predictors of student achievement.  Every child in our district counts and will be supported each step of the way, along the path to graduation.

The Schenectady City School District is committed to hiring members of protected classes and residents of the City of Schenectady. For more information on the District’s recruitment and hiring plan, please contact the Human Resources Office at 881-2000 ext. 40133. The Schenectady City School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, race or gender.  This policy is in compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Regulations and By-Laws of the Board of Education of the Schenectady City School District.

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