Ransom Everglades School is seeking applications for a full time, Middle School Spanish teacher in the World Languages Department, beginning in August 2018. This faculty member will contribute to and teach in our new middle school Spanish language program. All middle school students at Ransom Everglades study Spanish and our curriculum is an advanced, proficiency-based program offering six different levels of Spanish to challenge students of all backgrounds and abilities in Spanish. The curriculum emphasizes speaking and listening, along with reading, writing, and culture. Our goal is that students will attain proficiency after three or more years of studying Spanish, and that most will study another world language in the upper school, so that Ransom Everglades graduates students comfortable communicating in English, Spanish, and a third language. Candidates will contribute to the department’s work developing curriculum and pedagogy for middle school students, as well as school-wide conversations about interdisciplinary and project-based learning and the integration of technology in teaching and learning. Candidates should be comfortable with the School’s value for inquiry-based, student-centered learning. Prior teaching experience in Spanish is required; prior independent school teaching experience and strong skills using technology in proficiency-based language education are preferred. Applicants must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish; a Master’s degree is preferred.
Ransom Everglades serves a talented and diverse student body that reflects Miami’s status as an international business and trade center. Roughly half of the students come from multicultural backgrounds, and nearly 30 different languages are spoken in the homes of RE students.
The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence, and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural, and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student’s sense of identity, community, personal integrity, and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and contribute to society.
Interested candidates should email application materials, including a completed application, a cover letter, a CV, and unofficial transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org. Semi-finalist candidates will be invited to a virtual interview with the Associate Head of School and the Department Chair. Finalists will be invited to campus for an in person interview and teaching demonstration, and will be asked to submit at least three references and/or letters of recommendation.
About Ransom Everglades School
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is an independent, co-ed, grade 6-12 school of 1,075 students in Miami, Florida. The school is located on two campuses, on of which sits on the shore of Biscayne Bay. Proud of a tradition of academic excellence, the school is also characterized by a robust athletics program including 77 teams in 17 different sports, thriving visual and performing arts programs, and an historic, mission-driven commitment to community service.