Island School (ischool.org) seeks a High School and Middle School Spanish teacher beginning in the 2018-19 academic year with a commitment to private education in a college preparatory environment. The full time position includes teaching five classes.
Island School, an Independent college preparatory day school for students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. It is located on the island of Kaua'i, the northernmost inhabited island of the Hawaiian Island chain, which, due to its stunning natural beauty, is known as the "Garden Island."
Applications should be directed to L. Shannon Graves, Head of School. Please include a letter of introduction, a résumé, and at least three professional references. We will begin reviewing applications immediately and will close the application period when the position is filled. The position is for the 2018-19 school year. Information may be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Island School is a WASC/HAIS accredited PK-12 independent school with a total enrollment of 420 students, with 240 students enrolled in the high and middle school. The school offers a challenging college preparatory curriculum. More information about Island School, its educational philosophies, mission statement and its curriculum can be found on the school’s website at ischool.org.
The successful candidate should have the ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues, and a desire to be part of an independent school community. Candidates should have experience differentiating instruction to work effectively with a range of learners and demonstrate a passion for teaching Spanish. Ideal candidates will have prior experience in teaching Spanish at the middle and high school level, hold an B.A. in Spanish Studies and hold a secondary teaching certification.The candidate will be fluent in both Spanish and English, and will have the ability to teach courses through all levels of the curriculum. Strong preference will be given to candidates who have lived or studied abroad in a Spanish-speaking country for a minimum of one year and to those who are comfortable using technology in the classroom.Additional responsibilities include serving as an advisor, full participation in the life of the school, leading a club or other initiative, and/or coaching.
Minimum Qualifications include:
2 + years of relevant teaching experience in a non-profit independent school preferred.
Demonstrated ability to effectively work independently and in a group.
Ability to communicate and work effectively with parents, students, faculty, and staff.
Ability to motivate and manage students.
Strong work ethic, adaptability, generous spirit, and confident working with students.
Commitment to and alignment with the School's mission and vision
Teaching responsibilities will include teaching five sections of Spanish) involving two or three distinct course preparations)