Lower School Spanish Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

The Foote School, New Haven, CT

Lower School Spanish Teacher

Starting September 2023

The Foote School is seeking a Lower School Spanish Teacher beginning in September 2023. The Foote School is an independent K-9 co-ed day school in New Haven, Connecticut.  We aim to endow students with timeless values while providing the thoughtful experiences that will prepare them to learn, lead, and grow in the 21st century; the language program has a key place in this experience.

The successful candidate will be a nurturing flexible person with a strong background in Spanish instruction and an understanding of the developmental needs of children. They should be able to communicate effectively with students, parents, and peers as well as be able to employ a variety of instructional techniques to engage young learners. The successful candidate will have a commitment to our school’s mission, to working collaboratively with others, and to upholding the values of the school community.

The Foote School is deeply committed to diversity and an inclusive curriculum and community. We actively encourage applications from candidates with broad and diverse backgrounds and from individuals of all races, ethnicities, and beliefs. We seek candidates who have a clear interest in being part of a community that challenges prejudice and is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.


  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree in Spanish, and/or education preferred
  • Proficiency in Spanish, priority to native or heritage speakers
  • Effective oral and written communication in English
  • Experience teaching language instruction to students preferably grades K-9
  • Training in best practices as it relates to modern language pedagogy
  • A willingness to collaborate with others and to contribute to the school community
  • A commitment to professional growth and innovative thinking
  • Strong personal and interpersonal skills


  • Prepare curriculum and lessons and teach Spanish to students grades K-5
  • Participate in meetings, field trips, special activities, and rotational duties
  • Regularly write reports that evaluate student performance and demonstrate knowledge of students’ experiences

Please submit the following information to employmentinquiries@footeschool.org

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Letter of recommendation
  • List of three references

Salary Range: $40,000 – 70,000 annually, depending on experience.

Thank you for your interest in The Foote School!

The Foote School

New Haven, CT
Elementary, Middle School, High School
All Gender