Evansville Day School (EDS), in partnership with parents, offers a student-centered, college preparatory program supported by a challenging and comprehensive curriculum that encourages each student from Junior Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 to strive for excellence in mind, body, and human spirit. EDS was founded in 1946 and remains the only independent school in the Southwest Indiana (tri-state) region. The school enrolls approximately 310 students and boasts a 40 acre wooded campus, an impressively diverse student body, and 100% four-year college placement.
As with all positions at Day School, faculty hold much more than a job. Educators enjoy the opportunity to be part of an intellectual, interesting, and supportive learning community with a myriad of ways to engage students, families, and colleagues as everyone participates in the life of the school. All Day School faculty and staff are asked to focus actions and decisions on what is best for the school and the students.
This is an exciting time to join the Day School faculty. The curriculum is shifting toward more experiential and project-based learning. The Middle School has adopted a Bring Your Own Device program and the Global Languages Department has expanded its programming. The future is bright as EDS continues to innovate and provide a forward thinking college preparatory program for students.
The Global Languages Department focuses on linguistic development and proficiency, as well as cultural competency in support of the school’s tradition of celebrating differences of ethnicities and backgrounds. The department offers Spanish in Junior PK-Grade 12 and French in grades 8-12. This position supports the department’s goals in educating Middle School (grades 5-9) students in Spanish and, depending on need, other related subjects.
Teach Spanish grammar, conversation, spelling, pronunciation, and vocabulary to Grades 5-7 and Spanish 1 (Upper School course)
Teach culture and some history of Spanish speaking countries and regions
Serve as advisor to Middle School students and student organizations
Participate in the life of the Upper and/or Middle School through coaching, advising clubs/activities, serving on committees, and/or attending school events
Implement innovative methods, including experiential-based learning, to engage students and deepen their interest in and understanding of global language and culture
Pursue ongoing professional development.
Participate in faculty, divisional, and departmental meetings
Other duties as assigned by the Head of School
Four-year degree, preferably in Spanish, required (Masters preferred)
Enjoys working with teenagers and pre-teens
Experience working in schools, preferably in private or independent education
Travel experience and thorough familiarity with Spanish cultures and customs
Innovative, flexible, relationship-focused
Excellent work ethic, organizational, and interpersonal skills
Appreciation for the unique character and special demands of working at an independent school
Ability to work independently and collaborate as part of a team
Ability to meet deadlines, balance competing priorities, and maintain a sense of humor
Passion for education and the EDS mission
All employees and volunteers must agree to a comprehensive background check
To apply send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Shannon Dierlam (Administrative Assistant to the Head of School) at email@example.com. Please include “Middle School Spanish Teacher” in the Subject line.
About Evansville Day School
Evansville Day School (EDS), in partnership with parents, offers a student-centered, college preparatory program supported by a challenging and comprehensive curriculum that encourages each student from Junior Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 to strive for excellence in mind, body, and human spirit. Founded in 1946, EDS is the only independent school in the Southwest Indiana (Evansville tri-state) region and enrolls approximately 300 students (including around 90 students in the Upper School). EDS boasts a 40 acre wooded campus, an impressively diverse student body, 100% four-year college placement, and a professional and innovative faculty and staff.