2018-19 Job Opening: Full-Time Upper School Spanish Teacher
St. Luke’s School, a secular, college-preparatory day school serving grades 5 through 12 in New Canaan, Connecticut, seeks a full-time teacher to join its award-winning World Language (WL) Department. The WL team is comprised of 6 Spanish teachers, 5 French teachers, 3 Classics teachers, and 1 Mandarin teacher. The WL program is known regionally and nationally for its innovations, use of cutting-edge technology, blended/online course offerings, and total immersion modern language classes. Since 2015, the St. Luke’s French program has been awarded the status of “AATF Exemplary French Program with Distinction”: the highest rank of French programs nationally.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
Teach full-time course load of four or five upper school Spanish classes, from level I to IV. Ability to also teach upper school French at any level strongly preferred.
Participate in an after-school activity for three seasons (athletic coaching or debate preferred).
Serve as co-advisor for a group of 6 to 8 students.
Assist with supervisory duties, such as study hall proctoring, lunchroom supervision, and chaperoning events.
Contribute as member of grade level teaching teams designing interdisciplinary units of study.
Key Skills and Qualities:
Inspiring, positive, flexible, collaborative teacher - equally with fellow teachers as with children
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Understanding of early adolescent development
Experience using technology creatively, and ideally working in a 1:1 teaching environment
Passion for innovation and creative problem solving
Desire to be a role model for young people
Interest in and enthusiasm for leadership education as defined below.
About St. Luke's School
St. Luke’s School is a secular, college-preparatory day school serving grades 5 through 12. Located in New Canaan, Connecticut, St. Luke’s attracts families from 25 towns throughout Connecticut and New York. A combination of challenging academics and truly exceptional community support distinguishes St. Luke’s and encourages our students to go above and beyond their own expectations. St. Luke’s offers an inclusive environment where differences in race, culture, and personal beliefs are embraced as assets that enhance education. St. Luke’s prides itself on being a forward-thinking school and home to the Center For Leadership - where students hone their own distinct leadership skills by developing a Design mindset, an Inclusive ethos, a Global perspective, and a Service orientation.