Upper School Spanish Teacher (6th-10th Grade)

Teacher · Charlotte, North Carolina
Department Teacher
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation Commensurate with Experience and Education Level

Spanish Teacher, Upper School (6th-10th Grade)

Job Posting Date: Jan. 10 2022

Application Closing Date: Upon Filling Position

Start Dates: Jan. 25, 2022


The Charlotte Lab School Spanish & Quest Teacher will have the following responsibilities as a teacher:

  • Deliver Spanish and Quest instruction to students aligned to the Common Core & NC State Standards
  • Design Spanish Lessons in focused on reading, writing, speaking, listening and cultural studies lessons
  • Use the Workshop Model to facilitate instruction for whole class, small group, individuals, and advisory group
  • Write and plan challenge-based curriculum with grade level team, Quest support and community partners using Lab School’s Quest Framework
  • Serve as an advisor to a small group of students being the family liaison at school
  • Communicate frequently and regularly with families of students and advisees
  • Use flexible grouping & scheduling
  • Integrate technology into daily classroom instruction
  • Encourage self-reflection
  • Evaluate & assess students using standards based learning progressions
  • Analyze data to inform decision making & instructional planning
  • Monitor student progress through mastery tracking and student learning portfolios
  • Participate actively in ongoing professional development and teacher evaluation process
  • Supervise students and maintain a clean, orderly, safe, print-rich and positive classroom learning environment
  • Fulfill all other duties & responsibilities as assigned by supervisor

Charlotte Lab School employees will have responsibilities in support of Lab’s vision:

  • Fulfill role and responsibilities according to the job description;
  • Utilize appropriate technology when relevant;
  • Collect, analyze, and utilize data to inform decisions and practices;
  • Maintain a student-centered approach to decision-making; 
  • Communicate frequently and regularly with colleagues and families;
  • Participate actively in Lab’s community activities, in support of Lab’s instructional, community-building, fundraising, family recruitment, and hiring efforts;
  • Participate actively in Lab’s performance evaluation process and ongoing professional development, specifically in the area of anti-racist practices;
  • Play a relevant role in supervising students to maintain a clean, orderly, safe, and positive learning environment;
  • Take on other responsibilities as needed, and as assigned, to ensure organizational success.

Candidate MUST:

  • Show clear commitment to, belief in, and alignment with the Lab vision, mission, and values;
  • Be able/willing to learn how to fulfill the responsibilities listed above;
  • ​Hold an appropriate degree from a relevant institution;
  • Demonstrate experience in, and passion for, working with diverse populations;

In addition, the Lab School Hiring Committee will look favorably upon candidates who:


  • Are appropriately  licensed or willing to obtain relevant licensure;
  • Have relevant experience;
  • Have an advanced degree in a related field;
  • Have comfort with relevant technology and experience with Google Suite;
  • Possess strong management skills;
  • Are exceptionally organized and have the ability to prioritize effectively and meet competing deadlines;


  • Demonstrate professional demeanor, strong self-confidence;
  • Possess excellent written communication skills;
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills among diverse students, colleagues, and families;
  • Desire to work collaboratively with others in all aspects of the role;
  • Display unquestioned integrity, judgment, and decision-making skills;
  • Demonstrate the ability to work in a dynamic, fast-paced, start-up environment both independently and as part of a team.


  • Are motivated to work in an open, progressive school environment; 
  • Are independent thinkers;
  • Are reflective in their practices and have a growth mindset; 
  • Have a willingness to take professional risks;
  • Demonstrate flexibility and adaptability, and comfort in ambiguous situations;
  • Demonstrate innovation and creativity in reimagining roles;
  • Take initiative, are self-starters, and demonstrate leadership skills;
  • Have high energy, humility, and a good sense of humor.

Salary & Benefits

Salary will be commensurate with experience and education level.  Full-time positions include health benefits for the employee and the opportunity to contribute to a 403b retirement plan.

Application Process

Please visit https://www.charlottelabschool.org/working-at-lab.html to complete an application. You will be asked to include your resume and a detailed cover letter demonstrating your interest in working for Charlotte Lab School. The application process includes an initial phone screening interview, participation in a group interview experience, and follow-up interview with potential supervisor. All instructional candidates are required to provide evidence of strong curriculum planning and delivery, via lesson plans, portfolio, or a video-taped lesson. 

Charlotte Lab School is strongly committed to hiring a diverse and multicultural staff and we encourage applications from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. Charlotte Lab School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, national, ethnic origin, or any other reason prohibited by state or federal law.

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  • Location
    Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    Commensurate with Experience and Education Level