Pomfret School is seeking an innovative Spanish teacher who is comfortable teaching a variety of levels of Spanish courses, ranging from beginner to advanced. Pomfret prides itself on teachers who are leaders and learners and who are deeply devoted to cultivating curiosity and love of learning in our students. An educator at Pomfret is committed to excellent teaching in service of the Mission and Vision of the School and its students. Pomfret teachers create a classroom environment and other learning opportunities designed to fulfill the goals of the school’s program and Vision of the Pomfret Graduate. Teachers at Pomfret embrace the boarding school lifestyle and are committed to educating the whole child. They appropriately challenge students and support and guide them to reach their potential in the academic arena, on the playing fields, in the dormitories and within the overall community.
Applicants should be dynamic individuals who are able to thrive in a fast-paced yet rewarding environment. This position reports primarily to the Assistant Head of School and requisite Academic Department Chair while receiving responsibility-specific feedback from the leaders of the other programs served. This 10-month, full-time faculty position begins August, 2017. As is our standard, all teaching positions at Pomfret are one-year appointments to be reconsidered annually.
Core responsibilities for this position include:
Teaching four sections of Spanish classes in an immersion classroom environment
Coaching or supervising an athletic team or afternoon program for the equivalent of two out of three seasons
Serving as a faculty advisor to a small group of students
Living in a dormitory and/or participating in the residential life program, which includes a rotation of weeknight and weekend responsibilities
Participating in the School’s student life program called QUEST
Participating in the School’s academic, project-based program called Project: Pomfret
Pursuing continuous professional growth and development
Attending faculty meetings, school meetings, chapel services, and other required school functions
Additional responsibilities include:
Knowing, understanding and committing to the Mission and Vision of Pomfret School
Building positive and appropriate relationships with students and colleagues
Designing and facilitating rigorous and empowering learning that is student-centered, relevant and meaningful
Valuing the diverse thoughts, perspectives, learning abilities and life experiences of students and colleagues
Collaborating with colleagues to create programs (academic, extracurricular, dormitory, QUEST, Project Pomfret, etc.) to enhance the growth and learning of students while fulfilling the goals of Pomfret’s Mission and Vision
Managing relationships with parents that support the social and emotional well-being, intellectual development and independent personal responsibility of students
Cultivating the discipline, habits and mindsets of a reflective practitioner who seeks feedback, documents his or her learning and establishes related goals and action plans that target student outcomes
Using time between school years to maintain current knowledge of his or her discipline, review and revise curriculum and grow their repertoire of teaching and learning strategies
A team player dedicated to supporting the Mission of the School and Vision of a Pomfret Graduate
Passionate about, comfortable with and find enjoyment in working with adolescents
Ability to relate well to all constituents in a school community
Organized, diligent and possess a strong, proactive work ethic
Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
Communicate clearly, timely and confidentially with students, parents and colleagues
Empathetic and have a demonstrated history of successfully providing student-centered, solution-focused mentoring to high school-aged students
Preferred candidates will have at least three years of teaching experience in an independent residential or day school setting and a strong desire to live and work in a boarding school environment. Candidates deemed most qualified hold an advanced degree in Spanish and/or have extensive experience working, living or traveling in a Spanish-speaking country.
Serious candidates only. Interested candidates should prepare a cover letter, current resume or CV, and contact information for three professional references and email them to Richard K. Dempsey, Assistant Head of School, at email@example.com.
Pomfret School is an independent coeducational college preparatory boarding and day school for 355 students in grades 9 through 12 and postgraduates. Set on a beautiful 500-acre campus in Northeastern Connecticut and brought to life by an exceptional faculty, Pomfret offers a challenging and rewarding experience for students from various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Through an engaging... process of learning and leading, a commitment to service beyond self, and numerous opportunities for personal growth in academic, athletic, artistic, and residential settings, students emerge as ethical and active citizens of the world. With a clear mission, Pomfret School cultivates a healthy interdependence of mind, body, and spirit in its students as it prepares them for college and to lead and learn in a diverse and increasingly interconnected society.
Pomfret School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national and ethnic origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law in administration of its employment, enrollment, or educational policies, tuition assistance programs or other administered programs.