Sidwell Friends, a coeducational, Quaker day school, seeks a full-time Lower School Spanish teacher for grades Prekindergarten through Grade 2 at its location in Bethesda MD. Our campus serves grades PK – 4, and Spanish instruction is split with another full-time Spanish teacher. The successful candidate should possess extensive experience in elementary Spanish curriculum design and classroom teaching, as well as a native or near-native proficiency in spoken and written Spanish. Applicants must have a clear understanding of the developmental needs of young students, show a strong willingness to work collaboratively with other colleagues to create interdisciplinary units, and actively support the Quaker philosophy that underlies the school.
A minimum of five years of related teaching experience and a Master’s degree in a relevant field are preferred. Position begins August 2017.
Interested candidates should upload a resume, cover letter and contact information for three references via our online application.
Sidwell Friends School (SFS) is a PK-12, co-educational Quaker day school with campuses in Washington, D.C., and Bethesda, Maryland. Founded in 1883, the School is a nonprofit, tax-exempt institution governed by an independent Board of Trustees.
For the 2015/16 school year, 1,149 students (572 boys, 576 girls) are enrolled. Forty-seven percent of the student body are students of color. Twenty...-three percent of the student body receive $6.7 million of need-based financial assistance. The School employs 156 teachers and 112 administrative and support staff. Tuition for the 2015/16 school year is $37,750.
Sidwell Friends School is committed as an institution to the ideal of diversity with regard to age, economic background, ethnicity, gender, physical disability, political affiliation, race and sexual orientation in its student body, faculty and staff. The School does not discriminate in the administration of its admissions, financial aid or loan practices; curricular offerings, including inter-scholastic athletics and physical education; other School-sponsored programs and activities; or in the hiring and terms of employment of administrators, faculty and staff. Except for special considerations that may be given to members of the Religious Society of Friends because of the School's Quaker affiliation, the School does not discriminate on the basis of religion.