High School Spanish Teacher

ACE Charter Schools

About the organization

ACE: Grow, Everyone, Every Day.
This mission of ACE Charter Schools is to serve struggling students by working with them to “gain the skills and will” to succeed at ACE schools, college, and beyond. ACE strategically recruits students and families to its three middle schools and one high school that feel disengaged and are falling behind academically. As a result, 91% of our students are considered low-income, 20% of students qualify for special education services, and 50-60% are classified as English-Learners. Our mission demands an equity mindset - we recruit, develop and promote diverse staff. As a result, 74% of our teachers and 70% of our leaders identify as people of color. After 12 years, our model is seeing results: 100% of the ACE High School seniors meet a-g eligibility requirements for CSU/UC compared with 35% across the state.


We are looking for an exceptional Spanish Teacher to join our team! You are insatiably curious about how to motivate students to engage in learning through community building and rigorous, standards-aligned instruction. You integrate strategies for English Learners and students with disabilities seamlessly into your lessons. Above all, you are a patient optimist - you believe that every student is capable of graduating from college. This role reports to the school principal.

-Maintain the unwavering belief in the extraordinary potential of every student.
-Maintain a growth mindset with all stakeholders.
-Build authentic relationships with students by serving as a mentor; consistently reinforce the belief that all students have the capacity to be successful through college.
-Build authentic relationships with families through school events, phone calls, and conferences.
-Commit to equitable teaching and learning opportunities for all students with dedication to the success of students, their families, and the community.
-Design and implement both in-person and virtual learning lesson plans for students.
-Facilitate students’ mastery of academic standards through long-term planning, daily and weekly lesson plans, and execution of rigorous and engaging daily instruction.
-Collaborate with ACE Learning Specialists to support a full-inclusion model of Special Education to the greatest extent possible.
-Create a warm yet firm classroom culture


-You hold a bachelor’s degree.
-You have a valid California State Teaching Credential or equivalent and transferable teaching license from another state preferred but not required.
-You have teaching experience in San Jose or a community with similar demographics.
-You are a mission-driven individual who has experience working with diverse student populations, including English language learners and students with disabilities.
-Your ability to speak in Spanish is preferred, but not required.
-You have experience using Google applications (Docs, Sheets, Hangouts, etc), as well as Google Classroom and/or other distance learning platforms.
-You have experience using Zoom both as a user and presenter.


Competitive Salary

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