THE PARK SCHOOL OF BALTIMORE
UPPER SCHOOL SPANISH TEACHER POSITION (PART-TIME)
We are seeking a part-time Spanish teacher for the Upper School beginning in September 2017. Responsibilities include teaching one section of Spanish I. Native or near-native fluency is essential, as well as experience in teaching Spanish at the Upper School level. We expect that candidates will have spent time living abroad. Familiarity with UbD (Understanding by Design) is desirable.
The Upper School Modern Language Department’s approach to teaching emphasizes oral communication, cultural awareness, and student-centered activities. We seek a Spanish teacher who is willing to embrace this approach to language teaching and who is willing to collaborate with the rest of the department to enhance our curriculum.
Park’s Modern Language Department emphasizes cultural competency and oral proficiency. Our primary objectives are for students to gain an awareness and understanding of the culture(s) of the countries where the language is spoken and for them to speak and understand the language well enough to communicate with a native speaker. This priority is not at the expense of developing other communicative skills.
At Park, all Lower School students study Spanish beginning in pre-Kindergarten. Students choose to continue Spanish or begin French in sixth grade; in the Upper School students have the option to choose Mandarin.
The Modern Language faculty functions as a school-wide department, with periodic forums for faculty from all three divisions. There is also significant collaboration with teachers from other disciplines, particularly in the Lower School.
Salary and Benefits:
Park salary and benefits are highly competitive with those of other area independent schools. For new appointments, salaries reflect experience and training equated to Park’s scales.
Send letter of interest, statement of educational philosophy, and résumé along with Park School’s Employment Application: http://s3.amazonaws.com/park-school/files/resources/employment-application-2017.pdf. Please indicate whether there are any special circumstances which will affect the timing of your search, availability for interviews, or your decision for the coming year.
Contact Person: Priscilla Morales
Associate Head of School
The Park School of Baltimore
2425 Old Court Road
Baltimore, MD 21208
Telephone: (410) 339-4159
Fax: (410) 339-4125
The Park School of Baltimore does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, ancestry, gender, gender identify and expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or any physical or mental disability unrelated to a reasonable performance of an employee’s duties.