Sheridan is seeking an experienced upper elementary/middle school Spanish & French teacher. Our goals include content-rich classes mostly conducted primarily in the target language that are joyful, developmentally appropriate and integrated with other subjects and school routines. More detailed program goals are available for interested candidates.
The successful candidate will have specific interest in working in these grades, strong instructional and classroom-management skills, strong English speaking and writing skills, experience in curriculum design and student assessment, and an interest in collaborating closely with colleagues and parents. Sheridan’s world language program emphasizes both language acquisition and cultural understanding, is aligned with ACTFL standards, and is based on the Organic World Language (OWL) instructional approach. Additional responsibilities include regular communication with families, participation in department and staff meetings, and lunch, recess and dismissal duties several times a week.
Please note: We are in the process of transitioning to teaching Spanish to all students but will continue to have French classes for two grades for the next two years. Ideally, we are looking for one full time teacher who can teach both languages but we are also interested in hearing from candidates who can only teach Spanish.
About Sheridan School
Sheridan is an independent, co-educational, K-8 school located in northwest Washington, DC, offering a progressive, concept-based curriculum that promotes social justice and utilizes Reading and Writing Workshop, Math in Focus and Responsive Classroom. Each grade has about 25 students in one homeroom with two teachers. Departmental classes are taught in smaller sections outside of the homeroom by content specialists.
Sheridan strives to create a diverse and equitable learning environment, and we are fully committed to fostering our multicultural community. About 25% of our 225 students are from traditionally underrepresented groups and we are eager to consider teacher candidates from diverse backgrounds. Sheridan values continued professional growth, offering fully-funded faculty development opportunities and a mentoring program for new faculty. More information about Sheridan is available at www.sheridanschool.org.
Sheridan School does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, religion, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other category protected by law. EOE.