St. Andrew’s Episcopal School seeks to hire an innovative, nurturing, and knowledgeable Spanish teacher with responsibilities to begin in August 2018 (8/8/18). Preferred candidates will be enthusiastic and passionate about teaching ninth through twelfth graders in a vigorous learning environment using student-centered pedagogy. Our instructional model emphasizes oral communication and is part of a well-articulated Spanish sequence from Kindergarten to 12th grade. We seek a colleague capable of extending that curriculum in ways that engage students in relevant, age-appropriate communicative tasks and that advance learners to the highest possible levels of Spanish proficiency. Candidates are expected to have favorable attitudes or prior knowledge for project-based instruction, social emotional learning, technology integration, curriculum development, differentiation, effective parent communication, and reflective practice. Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and collaborative skills are also essential. This position requires teaching four classes and serving as an adviser to a group of approximately 8 students (i.e. acting as the primary interface between child, school, and family). Salary will be based on experience and qualifications.
Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate:
90-100% use of target language in the classroom
Experience teaching AP Spanish Language and Culture preferred
Experience using Comprehensible Input/TPRS methods
Curriculum design and instruction driven by language proficiency targets
Orientation to an oral proficiency approach
Training and at least 3 years of teaching experience at the upper school level
A Bachelor’s degree or higher in a related field, such as Foreign Language Education
Exceptional writing skills in both languages
Knowledge of Latino/Hispanic cultures, preferably from meaningful experiences living abroad
Involvement in ongoing professional development
About St. Andrew's Episcopal School
St. Andrew’s is a co-educational Episcopal K-12 day school, enrolling a diverse student body of approximately 940 students on two campuses in Austin, Texas. The school strives to help young people from diverse racial, religious, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds to achieve their potential not only in intellectual understanding but also in aesthetic sensitivity, physical well-being, and moral decisiveness so that they may lead productive, responsible lives, not only for themselves but also for their community.
St. Andrew’s embraces the Episcopal identity of intentional pluralism as well as that of spiritual and religious growth integrated into the curriculum and life in the school community. Daily chapel is held in all grades. St. Andrew's employs individuals without regard to race, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability as protected by federal, state, or local law.
St. Andrew's is committed to providing equal opportunity in all personnel actions and in the administration of all policies and programs. St. Andrew's keeps resumes on file for future openings. Please send resumes in PDF or Word format to our Director of Human Resources, Michel...le Roe, at HR@sasaustin.org If you have any questions, please call (512)299-9806. For more information about St. Andrew’s School in Austin, please access our web site: www.sasaustin.org