Founded in 1861, The Pingry School is an independent, co-educational, college preparatory day school for 1,100 students in kindergarten through the twelfth grade, situated on two campuses in Basking Ridge and Short Hills, New Jersey.
The Pingry School seeks a dynamic and intellectually engaging Upper School Spanish teacher to join a diverse academic community. The ideal candidate is committed to guiding young people as they construct their understanding of Spanish in a student-centered classroom environment. This educator is a collaborator with an appreciation for the teachable moment, when moral and ethical questions arise in and out of the classroom. A person with consistently high standards, the candidate of choice seeks growth and learning every day, both personally and professionally, and inspires others to do the same through optimism, selflessness, flexibility, and teamwork. The selected candidate has a real desire to contribute to the school community by sharing their passions and through additional efforts, such as advising students, coaching teams, directing clubs, or supervising activities.
Required qualifications include a bachelor’s degree, native or near-native proficiency in spoken and written Spanish, strong background in Spanish culture and literature, fluency with Spanish language pedagogy, experience teaching Spanish, proficiency with technology, dedication to working cooperatively with other Spanish and world language teachers to maintain a strong language program, and robust interpersonal skills. In addition to honor and character, commitment to intellectual engagement, and appreciation for stewardship and sustainability, especially important is the candidate’s ease with diverse constituencies and demonstrated commitment to an inclusive school community.
Founded in 1861, The Pingry School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12. Situated on two spacious campuses in Basking Ridge and Short Hills, New Jersey, the school draws students of varied talents and diverse backgrounds from over 100 communities in the central New Jersey region.
Together, our two campuses in Short Hills... (K-5) and Basking Ridge (6-12) serve approximately 1,080 students. Pingry students participate in a challenging and engaging academic program, complemented by extensive co-curricular opportunities.