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Spanish Teacher

Colton School District (4 day student week)

Job Title: Teacher - Spanish - High School
Reports To: Principal
FLSA Status: Exempt
Salary Range: Per Licensed Contract
Job Posting: This posting is open until filled
Contract Year: July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023

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This position is responsible for providing educational services in Spanish to a variety of students in a classroom setting. The teacher instructs students, maintains student discipline and is responsible for student academic achievement.


Essential duties of this position include the following. Employees in this position perform some or all of the following tasks. Other duties may be assigned.

Follows and maintains knowledge of all District policy(ies) and procedures.
Develops and maintains a classroom environment conducive to effective learning within the limits of the resources provided by the District.
Designs a program of study in Spanish that meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of students and meets the standards of District curriculum and state standards.
Utilizes a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media for Spanish, consistent with the needs and capabilities of the individuals or student groups involved.
Prepares and administers formative and summative assessments to measure student abilities and progress in Spanish.
Proctors state assessments and score alternative assessments based on state standards.
Assists in the selection of curriculum, equipment, and other instructional materials for Spanish.
Instructs students and assigns relevant homework.
Maintains State practices for administering, assessing, and securing student work samples.
Grades papers, assignments, and assessments promptly and accurately.
Maintains effective classroom management strategies and implements designated student management systems.
Prepares report cards and progress reports.
Facilitates conferences with students and parents.
Completes required paperwork in specified time and manner.
Conducts appropriate assessments of students; works and maintains accurate and regular data on students in areas of attendance, grades and IEP progress, if applicable.
Supervises students in hallways before, after and between classes, in library, common areas, and at special events, ensuring safety and security.
Assists the administration in implementing policies and rules governing student life and conduct.
Works to establish and maintain open lines of communication with students and their parents concerning the academic and behavioral progress of their students through conferences, written messages, telephone calls and/or e-mail.
Takes all responsible precautions to provide for health and safety of the students and to protect equipment, materials and facilities.
Appropriately maintains and secures confidential records and inquiries.
Maintains appropriate certifications and training hours as required. Cooperates with other members of the staff in planning instructional goals, objectives, curriculum and instructional methods.
Professionally represents the school and the District in interactions with parents, community, staff and students.
Complies with applicable District, state, local and federal laws, rules and regulations.
Attends work regularly and is punctual.


Marginal duties of this position include the following. Employees in this position perform some or all of the following tasks. Other duties may be assigned.

Attends in-service trainings.
Attends staff meetings.
Substitutes for other teachers, as available.
Reports issues to authorities as necessary, animal control, suspicious activity, etc.


All school employees have some responsibility for supervising students and assisting in maintaining a safe environment.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience: Bachelor’s degree (B.A. or B.S.) required, Master’s degree (M.A. or M.S.) in World Language strongly preferred. Must be highly qualified under the reauthorized ESEA. Prior successful experience teaching Spanish to adolescent students in a school setting is strongly preferred.
Interpersonal Skills: Works well with others from diverse backgrounds. Focuses on solving conflict; maintaining confidentiality; maintaining a professional demeanor; remaining open to others’ ideas and contributing to building a positive team spirit. Demonstrated ability to successfully work with and teach adolescent students.
Language Skills: Ability to communicate fluently in English and Spanish both verbally and in writing. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret professional journals, technical procedures, IEPs, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, emails, correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from students, staff and parents. Ability to verbally respond to common inquiries from students.
Reasoning Ability: Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Computer Skills: General knowledge of computer usage and ability to use, e-mail, internet and word processing software, order processing, and spreadsheets. Ability to type accurately and proficiently.
Other Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated knowledge of child growth and development at each level of instruction and of the social, emotional, physical and cognitive development of adolescent students. Possesses knowledge of effective behavior management methods. Ability to meet timelines and exercise good judgment while working in a dynamic environment.
Certificates, Licenses, Registration: Certificates as determined by the District including meeting current highly qualified requirements under the reauthorized ESEA. Must have a valid Oregon teacher’s license and an advanced mathematics endorsement through the Teachers Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC), CPR/First Aid card and valid driver’s license.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk, stand, sit, use hands for fine manipulation, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms using a keyboard and video display terminal. The employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, and crouch. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 15 pounds and occasionally up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment combines the standard office setting with standard office equipment including, (fax, copier, phone, computer, 10-key, etc.) with a standard school setting. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate depending upon student population and activities. The employee may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens.

To apply visit our website at and apply on-line. Questions should be directed to Katrina Raasch (, Colton School District – Human Resource Department, 503-824-3535.

Equal employment opportunity and treatment shall be practiced by Colton School District regardless of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability or genetic information, if the employee, with or without reasonable accommodation, is able to perform the essential functions of the position.