2020-2021 Spanish Teacher Application

Cristo Rey Richmond High School is a Catholic learning community that educates young people of limited economic means to become men and women of faith, purpose and service. Through a rigorous college preparatory curriculum, integrated with a relevant work study experience, students graduate ready to succeed in college and in life. Cristo Rey Richmond High School will soon be a part of the largest network of high schools in the country that exclusively serve families of limited economic means.


  • Aligned with the school’s Catholic identity and mission to foster the academic and spiritual growth of high school students to become men and women of faith, purpose and service.
  • Driven to work for justice on behalf of urban students who wish to have a Catholic college preparatory education
  • Values the corporate work study experience as a place of learning and growth for students
  • Belief that every child is deserving of an excellent education that prepares them for college and life beyond college
  • Willingness to receive feedback, engage in frequent dialogue and the ability to self-reflect
  • Collaborative in advancement of the mission
  • Belief in data-driven instruction
  • Ability to connect with and engage urban students and families


  • Bachelor’s Degree (REQUIRED)
  • Possession of a valid Virginia teaching license (REQUIRED)
  • Two years of urban teaching experience (preferred)
  • Bilingual (REQUIRED)


  • Uphold the Cristo Rey mission, vision and values
  • Embrace school-wide systems and promote high standards of behavior
  • Collaborate with school leadership, providing input to school programs
  • Actively participate in professional development sessions
  • Communicate professionally with peers, supervisors, parents and students
  • Be committed to a longer school day and calendar year
  • Adhere to professional guidelines as indicated in the staff handbook
  • Participate in school-wide culture and faith formation events
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Establish and maintain a positive classroom environment
  • Plan rigorous lessons aligned to the prescribed standards
  • Differentiate lesson plans for a variety of learners
  • Adhere to a scope and sequence
  • Implement feedback from administrators and instructional leaders regarding lesson plan design and/or implementation
  • Support instruction with school-wide supplemental programs
  • Maintain grade books and meet grade reporting deadlines
  • Communicate with families regarding student academics and behavior
  • Utilize planning periods for the advancement of student academics
  • Tutor students in need of remediation

Content-Specific Requirements

World Languages (Spanish)

  • Teaches skills and knowledge in foreign language instruction to secondary students, utilizing core curriculum and other appropriate learning activities approved by the administration or school board. Modern foreign language teachers teach aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Latin teachers concentrate primarily on the study of syntax, morphology, and vocabulary, with emphasis on reading and translation of classical literature
  • Provides learning experiences which develop the basic communication skills, utilizing tape recorders and other electronic equipment as appropriate
  • Provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student
  • Instructs pupils in safe operation of electronic equipment used in language instruction.
  • Develops pupil understanding and appreciation of culture of countries where the studied language is spoken
  • Evaluates each pupil’s progress in aural comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing the foreign language in relationship to the level being taught

APPLICATION PROCESS   A complete application will include:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter: Please write a letter (limited to 2 pages) that answers the following:
    1. Describe your philosophy of education and how you would put it into practice at Cristo Rey
    2. What attracts you to the Cristo Rey mission? How do you feel you are a match for this unique opportunity to be an instructor at Cristo Rey Richmond High School?
    3. What challenges do you anticipate in being a member of the teaching staff at Cristo Rey Richmond High School during the founding years? In what ways can you add to the richness of the program?
    4. What (in your background) prepares you to relate to and teach students of limited economic means?
  3. References:  Please list 3 professional references (include email address and phone number)

Please email your completed application as an attached PDF to [email protected]
with the subject title “Teaching Application 2020-2021.”

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