The Early Childhood (Kindergarden) and Lower School (Grades 1-5) Spanish Teacher has direct oversight in the development and execution of a rigorous Spanish curriculum, inclusive of behavior management, academic protocols and guidance. The responsibilities of the EC and LS Spanish Teacher include:
Exercise good classroom management with the use of fair and consistent standards and appropriate sanctions that are clearly articulated to the students.
Encourage students to ask questions and to express their difficulties.
Know and use a wide range of assessment strategies consistent with course content and objectives.
Provide reports on student progress and maintain open communication with ensuring that these reports are accurate and constructive.
Differentiate instruction and assessment to meet the diverse needs of students.
Identify students who need additional academic assistance and be able to refer such students appropriately.
Provide opportunities for student expression using spoken, written, and electronic forms of communication.
Provide a safe learning environment in which students can take intellectual risks.
Create a stimulating and challenging learning environment.
Create an environment that fosters a global mind set.
Create an atmosphere of mutual respect.
Assist students in taking responsibility for their own actions.
Encourage students to set realistic goals and to use their time in a constructive and balanced manner.
Encourage students to participate in the co-curricula life of the school.
Attend functions in support of school and community.
Maintain student portfolios and facilitate student led conference following division requirements.
Ability to speak, read, and write Spanish fluently.
Deep knowledge of philosophy, theory, and recent research in second-language acquisition.
Introduce and strengthen language with supporting materials to develop a high level of proficiency in Spanish.
Encourage students to develop oral and literacy language skills appropriate to age and abilities by consistent modeling.
Communicate knowledge of the Spanish culture.
Ability to teach in a blended adaptive learning environment/classroom.
Comprehensive knowledge of Project Based Learning.
Comprehensive knowledge of Curriculum Mapping
Ability to function as a student achievement advocate and advisor.
Highly developed written and verbal communication skills.
Highly developed presentation skills.
Effective organizational skills including but not limited to lesson planning, implementing units of study, differentiating instruction, designing and implementing assessments.
Ability to monitor student progress and report information in a timely manner.
Ability to mentor and coach students.
Ability to prioritize and to expend allotted resources in alignment with stated academic priorities.
Master Degree preferred
To be considered for a position, please send a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for three references to Jerry Maraia, Assistant Head of School, at J.Maraia@lemanmanhattan.org. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and the position will remain open until filled. To learn more about our school, please visit the website: www.lemanmanhattan.org.
Léman Manhattan Preparatory School is an international learning community committed to educating, empowering and inspiring students from early childhood through 12th Grade to be confident, independent critical thinkers.
We equip young minds with the knowledge and skills they need to evaluate, compare and make thoughtful choices so they can become informed and engaged citizens of the world.
L...éman Manhattan Prep is enriched by our vibrant downtown location and the proven academic resources afforded us as a member of the Meritas Family of Schools.
We believe in the value of:
Learning to think critically
Achieving academic excellence
Personalizing learning according to each student’s unique learning style, goals, interests and strengths
Developing a global perspective
Promoting healthy minds and bodies
Respecting one’s self and others
Serving the local and global community
World views from every classroom
Offering “world views from every classroom” is at the heart of our school’s mission. We want our students to be rooted in their community but we also feel that we have a responsibility to help our children see beyond the Manhattan harbor and engage in a conversation with others around the world. Therefore, we encourage young minds to see the world from fresh perspectives and to remember that a vantage point will change depending on where one is standing. And as the only preparatory school in Manhattan with established sister campuses in Europe, Asia, Latin America and throughout the United States the opportunities for international exchange are endless.