The Kinkaid School is seeking a dynamic, innovative Spanish Teacher to join its Upper School team at the start of the 2018 school year, in August 2018. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching upper school age children with proven success in connecting the content to students’ innate inquisitiveness and critical thinking skills. The Upper School Spanish Teacher will be called on to promote high levels of learning in an engaging and effective manner using a variety of instructional methodologies and curriculum resources.
The Kinkaid School is a co-educational non-sectarian day school enrolling over 1,400 students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. Located on a sixty-five-acre campus in the heart of Houston, Texas, the School offers a thriving intellectual community in the midst of a vibrant, urban, diverse culture. With enrollment of about 610, the Upper School fosters a learning environment centered on academic excellence, intellectual curiosity, and personal attention. The Upper School faculty enjoys small class sizes and a collegial, collaborative environment centered on intellectual curiosity and continuous professional development.
Ability to teach five academic classes in Spanish (including beginning levels). Typical class size is 16.
Duties as an advisor to ten to fifteen upper school students
Participation in the World Language Department by attending meetings, developing and updating course curricula, and working in collaboration with fellow Spanish teachers
Support of the School, its mission, and its leadership
Engagement in the school community by attending athletic and art events
Additional responsibilities such as coaching a sport or sponsoring a club and participating in Interim Term during the month of January.
Collegiality and high professional standards
The natural ability to model Kinkaid’s four core values (honesty, responsibility, respect, and kindness) in interactions with all members of the community.
Bachelor’s degree in Spanish or a related field (Master’s degree preferred)
A minimum of three years of experience teaching at the Upper School level or above with proven proficiency in effectively delivering Spanish language content
Mastery of the Spanish language at the level of a native speaker
Core knowledge about the development of upper school age children
Passion for and experience with integrating technology into the curriculum
Strong communication skills in Spanish and English (written and verbal)
Eagerness to grow professionally and remain current within the field
The Kinkaid School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law, The Kinkaid School complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.