The master teacher should bring energy and passion for teaching Spanish to the World Language department. Other responsibilities and necessary competencies include the following:
Exhibiting excellent teaching skills that demonstrate best practice according to ACTFL
Teaching 5 classes; willingness to teach all levels in Middle School
Understanding the development of middle-school students and displaying a passion for working with this age group
Connecting with students, challenging them, and shifting pedagogical practice to meet the needs of diverse learners
Working with grade-level colleagues to plan and coordinate learning goals for each class; working with LS and US colleagues to create vertical alignment of the Spanish curriculum
Advising 10-14 students, facilitating the “Lead from Here” curriculum, and meeting with parents of advisees
Interacting effectively with parents and colleagues
Participating in other aspects of the School community (i.e. athletics, committees)
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Spanish or Foreign Language Education; MA or MEd highly desirable; previous teaching experience in an independent school setting and experience developing and teaching a proficiency-based curriculum preferred; international trip planning desired. Non-native speakers are required to provide documentation of a minimum of Advanced Low Level on the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Scale by way of the OPI (or to make arrangements to take and achieve this level.)
Additional Salary Information: Salary/Benefits: Ravenscroft School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees through a compensation plan that compares favorably with those of regional peer schools. A full benefits package includes TIAA/CREF retirement and generous medical/dental coverage.
About Ravenscroft School
Ravenscroft School is an independent coeducational day school offering a broad curriculum in the liberal arts with numerous advanced classes and an emphasis on best-practices teaching methods at every level. Founded in 1862, the school enrolls 1160 students in grades pre-K through twelve who demonstrate high standards of conduct as well as the capability of achieving success in a rigorous academic program.
Ravenscroft School Mission Statement: "The Ravenscroft community, guided by our legacy of excellence, nurtures individual potential and prepares students to thrive in a complex and interdependent world."