High School Spanish Teacher
Nearly half of Alpha’s Middle School students are English Language Learners (ELL). Often viewed as a deficit, we see a tremendous opportunity: the opportunity to create multilingual students. Alpha’s foreign language teachers will teach native Spanish-speakers to read Spanish literature and write powerfully in a language many have only spoken. They will teach non-native speakers the power of learning the second most commonly spoken language in California and the United States. This individual will have high expectations for all students and a willingness to work hard, doing whatever is necessary to ensure the success of every student. They possess a growth mindset, strong personal character, and a consistent track record of high performance that is results-oriented. They are hard working, punctual, urgent, energetic, and embrace a spirit of self-reflection with a constant desire to improve. Finally, Alpha’s teachers hold a deep belief that all students can succeed in college, and that it is the responsibility of secondary school teachers to ensure that success.