Reports to: Head of School ____________________________________________________________________________________
• bilingual: advanced-high to superior level, if non-native speaker has passed the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview • bachelor’s degree (minimum) • personal résumé • 3 letters of recommendation • transcripts or verification of degree
DESIRABLE TRAITS AND ATTITUDES
• positive attitude • intercultural sensitivity • independent worker and team player • organized and efficient • motivated • professional and ethical
• responsible and accountable to head of school and point person • responsible for students
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• teach subjects utilizing the St. Peter’s curriculum, school benchmarks, and/or national standards • develop unit and lesson plans • provide individualized, small group, and large group instruction in order to meet the needs of each student • engage students in learning through best practice strategies • assess students’ academic and social growth • keep records of student progress, prepare reports, and communicate progress with families • identify students’ special needs and work with other professional staff to best meet those needs • establish, manage and maintain procedures, routines, rules and standards of student behavior • maintain a safe, clean, comfortable classroom environment • perform various non-instructional duties, such as attendance, recess, car duty, etc. • attend professional development growth activities on a regular basis • participate in committee work, family activities, and sponsored student activities
Additional Salary Information: based on experience and education
In August 2014, St. Peter’s boldly redefined its preschool program by implementing a Spanish language immersion program. Broadly referred to as foreign language immersion, this distinctive approach allows young children to acquire fluency in a second language in the same way they learned English.
Foreign language immersion is an educational methodology that involves teaching traditional, conven...tional academic subjects such as math, science, social studies, and language arts, in a non-native language. This system uses the rich palette and nuanced expressions of language to embellish and extend the dimension of the learning environment and to ensure students attain fluency in a second language. At St. Peter’s, Spanish is the conduit through which Preschool and Junior Kindergarten students are academically advancing.
Research surrounding foreign language immersion is vast and substantiated. Students, who are fluent in a second language, are also more cognitively astute, mentally flexible, and culturally aware.
St. Peter’s offers a Spanish immersion option to Preschool-3, Junior Kindergarten, Kindergarten and First grade students. Teachers instruct and interact with students speaking only Spanish in the classroom.
Students who acquire fluency in a second language at an early age:
Are more capable of acquiring other languages;
Become more intellectually flexible and cognitively astute;
Develop a heightened understanding, respect, and concern for other cultures and globally issues;
Experience long-term academic success, typically scoring higher on all standardized tests;
Develop a capacity at a younger age to comprehend complex, abstract concept;
Demonstrate high confidence and self-esteem;
Pursue more difficult educational programs.