Mount Vernon’s Upper School seeks an innovative, ambitious and flexible educator to join our team as a Spanish teacher beginning in August 2017.
This individual will:
Be a curious and collaborative lifelong learner dedicated to facilitating and encouraging the growth of students and colleagues.
Provide meaningful instruction in Upper School Spanish courses using a variety of research-based and innovative teaching methods, while including relevant and situational real-world problems.
Collaborate with faculty across disciplines to facilitate interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and project-based learning experiences.
Establish and maintain a safe and positive learning environment; taking all reasonable precautions to protect students, facilities, and materials.
Provide a competitive college preparatory environment, offering students an opportunity to explore their creativity and pave the way with their individual interests.
Possess strong character with an absolute drive for excellence, a team-oriented spirit, and a commitment to meeting the academic and social needs of students.
Motivate student learning and participation while ensuring the integrity of the academic experience and prepare students to confidently navigate a fast-paced, digital and global marketplace.
Employ excellent written and verbal communication skills, including appropriately using technology to communicate with students, parents, and colleagues.
Demonstrate effective time management and collaborative skills.
Demonstrate a high level of competency in multiple Mount Vernon Mindsets (e.g. Creative Thinker, Solution Seeker, Ethical Decision-Maker, Innovator, Collaborator, Communicator).
Follow and comply with written and verbal directions and expectations of the Upper School Leadership Team.
Demonstrate cooperation and flexibility in performing other related duties as assigned.
These team members will serve as advisor and iProject mentor and will contribute to the broader life of the School through coaching and/or sponsoring extracurricular programs.
General Teaching Responsibilities
Knowledge of the curriculum (subject-specific if applicable) of courses being taught and of those throughout the program
Presentation of well-planned lessons with appropriate work within and outside of the classroom (with a focus on integration of subject areas, problem solving, and application)
Maintenance of accurate and comprehensive records of each student’s performance and progress
Care and nurture for the social and emotional needs of each student
Effective and timely verbal and written communication with parents pertaining to a child’s progress and needs as well as general information (through phone calls, newsletters, conferences, and progress reports)
Maintenance of an organized, pleasant, and inviting learning environment
Collaboration with colleagues in lesson planning as well as work on schoolwide goals
Active search and participation in professional growth opportunities
Creation of differentiated lessons to match the needs of each student in the classroom
Participation on Research & Design committee working toward schoolwide goals
Participation in duties (e.g. lunch, enrichment and carpool)
Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish or a related field, teaching experience, coaching experience and proficiency with educational and presentation technology. Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Established in 1972, Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, serving students in preschool through grade 12, is located in the heart of Sandy Springs within the metropolitan Atlanta area on a 37-acre campus. Throughout the School's rich history, MVPS remains committed to offering an innovative educational experience for students to lead the future with confidence as they confront a fast-paced digitally ...based global marketplace. Mastering 21st century skills, driven by a vigorous college preparatory environment, reflects the world-class education received by students at Mount Vernon. The School is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS).