St. Andrew’s Episcopal School, a vibrant and diverse PK3-12 independent school in Mississippi's capital city with a nationally recognized global studies program, invites applications for a Lower School Spanish opening in our Department of World and Classical Languages.
More specifically, the school seeks a professional language educator who is a self-driven, team-oriented, life-long learner and who will contribute positively to the life of the school in various ways. While the ideal candidate will offer expertise and teaching capabilities in multiple languages, expertise teaching Spanish is required and the principal focus of this position. Strong candidates will be passionate about teaching, called to working with young people, and technologically savvy. They will have mastery of contemporary language pedagogies. They also will be able to meet the varied needs of our diverse student body, to teach different levels, to bring languages to life, and to inspire students to learn more about the culture, history, and richness of our multilingual world.
Exhibiting flexibility, patience, enthusiasm, a growth mindset, and a good sense of humor, strong candidates will embrace the mission of the school, collaborate liberally across departments and divisions, and communicate effectively with students, colleagues, and parents. Recognizing the importance of student-centered, differentiated instruction and experiential learning, they also will actively participate in the continuing development of a language curriculum and language-based, service-learning programs -- locally and globally -- that prepare students to be critical, independent thinkers and servant leaders who are able to function in an increasingly dynamic, diverse, and interconnected world.
For this position, the ideal candidate should have at least a Bachelor’s degree (preferably in Spanish or Spanish language instruction, and with a Master’s degree strongly preferred), teaching experience (ideally, with students of a comparable age), applicable international experiences and/or a thirst for travel, and an infectious curiosity about our world -- its peoples, languages, and cultures.
Spanning seven grade levels (PK3 through fourth grade) and housed on its own campus, with approximately 500 students and 50 faculty, St. Andrew’s Lower School is a lively center for learning through development of the whole child. The curriculum builds on skills developed in pre-K and kindergarten, and uses an active, hands-on approach that makes learning exciting and fun. Instruction by specialists in world languages, science, art, music, physical education, technology and “making” complements a strong core of language arts, social studies, and mathematics. Lower School classes are kept purposefully small, ensuring thorough attention for every child.
This is a full-time position scheduled to begin in August 2017. As an Equal Opportunity Employer and institution explicitly committed to nurturing a diverse community, St. Andrew’s does not discriminate in violation of the law on the basis of the protected categories of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender, and sexual orientation), age, disability, genetic information, or military/veteran status in its employment practices or hiring practices. The school encourages applications from all qualified candidates and especially encourages applications from members of traditionally underrepresented groups in independent schools. St. Andrew’s also offers a competitive benefits package, including extensive professional development and travel opportunities. More information about the school is available at www.gosaints.org.
To apply, please submit a cover letter addressing the characteristics specified above, a current resume or CV, a copy of higher education transcripts (unofficial copies will suffice initially), and a list of at least three professional references. All materials should be submitted electronically, with documents forwarded as PDFs to email@example.com. Please place “Lower School Spanish Search” in the subject line.