Allen Academy seeks an enthusiastic and creative full-time Spanish teacher, beginning in the fall of 2017. This teacher should have a passion for working with young people, a willingness to work in a collegial setting and an ability to use technology as a tool of engagement to foster deep learning. This position also requires an adaptive candidate who can work effectively and compassionately with students of all middle school and high school ages. Student-centered lesson plans and the integration of technology in the classroom are increasing emphases at Allen and the ideal candidate will have experience with and/or ideas about what that might look like.
Our dynamic faculty require a flexible candidate with a growth mindset in this position. The department also expects a self-motivated colleague with exceptional oral and written communication skills. This individual will participate collaboratively and professionally with other faculty and staff to promote the general well-being of the school community in a manner that supports and promotes Allen Academy’s mission.
Major Areas of Responsibility
Foster a culture of innovation and curiosity leading to new, creative, and cutting-edge opportunities for our students.
Attend departmental meetings, collaboratively set department goals, and report on progress.
Work together with faculty to ensure consistency in instructional delivery across classrooms.
Teach the conversational component of our Spanish Language and Culture courses (a colleague will teach the reading and writing portion) as well as some upper level Spanish courses.
Experience working with children (not necessarily in a school setting)
A combination of the following would make a candidate stronger:
Demonstrated recent professional/personal growth
Ideas about moving education forward in our current era of technology to enhance learning
M.A./M.S. in related field
Experience in independent schools
Demonstrated competency of G Suite (formerly Google Apps for Education)
Time spent living in another country
Commitment to contributing to our athletics or extracurricular programs
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and educational philosophy to Mark Engstrom, Head of Middle and Upper School, at firstname.lastname@example.org, and please put “Spanish candidate” in the subject line.
Allen Academy is a co-ed, independent day school located in Bryan, Texas. Established in 1886, it is the oldest private college preparatory school in the state of Texas. Our school serves students from age three through grade 12. We offer a global education experience which is enhanced by our international student program. Allen offers 14 AP level classes, has a full slate of interscholastic a...thletic teams, and has perennially been named the top private school in the Bryan/College Station area.