Glen Urquhart School, a K-8 independent day school 40 minutes north of Boston, seeks a Spanish Teacher. We seek a dynamic and flexible individual who loves teaching and understands how to engage middle school children in the acquisition of a world language. Building on Glen Urquhart’s existing world languages program, this teacher will teach courses in grades six and seven. The School’s world language program is culture-based and emphasizes language, both spoken and written. This position is full time, 40 hours per week, and is eligible for benefits.
As an independent day school, we expect faculty and staff to become involved in the life of the school. Beyond classroom work, teachers attend weekly morning meetings, team meetings, school functions, and community events.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Supporting the mission and philosophy of the School
Demonstrating academic excellence through a working knowledge of GUS’s core curriculum
Organizing the classroom and establishing routines that support children’s learning
Planning lessons that are interdisciplinary and thematic
Delivering appropriate materials, lessons, and regular assessments of students using a variety of teaching strategies
Effectively using academic technology to enhance instruction
Keeping accurate and up-to-date records on student progress
Issuing grades and comments for students in a timely manner
Participating in the Faculty Evaluation Program
Participating in parent conferences and communicating with parents regularly
Working collaboratively with all Upper School teachers
Meeting with the Assistant Head of School as scheduled
Salary based on education and experience. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references via email with the subject line “Spanish Teacher” to email@example.com.
Glen Urquhart School, 74 Hart Street, Beverly Farms, MA 01915
Glen Urquhart School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic background, age, disability, or military service in its hiring, employment or other programs and activities.
The position requires the ability to teach Spanish. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree in Spanish or a related field and near-native fluency in Spanish. A master’s degree is strongly preferred, either in Spanish or in education. A minimum of 3-5 years teaching experience is preferred, with some experience at the middle school level. Glen Urquhart School seeks candidates who will add to the racial, cultural, and gender diversity of our school community. Qualified native speakers are encouraged to apply.
About Glen Urquhart School
Glen Urquhart School is a leader in pre-K-8 education. We are a progressive, place and theme-based, developmentally-aligned school. For us, "progressive" means we are child-centered, with the questions and ideas of our students being as important in the learning process as the goals of the teachers. We are "place-based," meaning that the North Shore and greater Boston are as much our classroom as a room with four walls. We are "theme-based," in that each grade level is focused around a central question or idea. And we are "developmentally-aligned," meaning we are trained and aware of the ages and stages of children's growth.
Ahead of its time, Glen Urquhart School’s program was founded in 1977 on an experiential, place-based philosophy that integrated all subjects and created opportunities for students to be passionate in their pursuit of knowledge. At the core of our challenging academic program today is the student - and the excitement of discovery.
We have always believed that knowledge from different disciplines needs to be synthesized, because one discipline informs another. Our students learn their math facts and grammar rules. They study two world languages, learn how... to write a clear and convincing essay, and test complex scientific theories. Students apply their understanding in imaginative, intricate, and powerful ways. Our hands-on approach to the academic curriculum - from theme-based projects to field trips to lively debates - ensures that knowledge stays with students for a lifetime.
We believe in the power of curiosity, making mistakes, asking questions to find solutions, collaboration, and working as individuals for the greater good. We believe in being yourself, building each other up from the inside out, and exploring beyond the classroom walls. We believe that changing the world with ideas starts in kindergarten.
We also know that students thrive best when they receive intellectual challenge and emotional support in a caring environment. At Glen Urquhart School, we are deliberate about providing a structure for healthy emotional and social growth that promotes strong relationships and a positive self-image so that students can concentrate on their learning and reach their academic potential.