The Primary Spanish Teacher is responsible for creating and implementing an engaging Spanish language and culture program for nursery students through fourth graders. They will have the opportunity to shape this program with best practices and through collaboration with colleagues in the lower school and the foreign language department.
Teaching Practice • Teach Spanish to nursery through kindergarten one day a week, and first through fourth grade two days a week. • Develop dynamic curriculum and assessment tools for each grade based on practical language connected with children’s daily activities and an emphasis on conversation. • Work closely with grade level, physical education, art, and music teachers to ensure integration of Spanish language in the classroom. • Share supervisory responsibilities with other members of the Lower School; this includes monitoring lunch recess and an after-school study hall. • Offer one after-school activity for the Lower School either in the first or second semester. • Develop and maintain a positive relationship with parents by communicating regularly about student progress.
Leadership and Professional Development • Create a schedule to meet regularly with grade level teachers to develop connections with Spanish and other content areas. • Meet twice a month with counselor to support individual student’s needs. • Meet once a month with Upper and Middle School foreign language colleagues to discuss curriculum and teaching practice.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Ms. Denise Blanchette, Lower and Middle School Head, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Good Hope Country Day School
Good Hope Country Day serves children in grades nursery through twelve and is located on the beautiful island of St. Croix, US Virgin Islands. Established in 1964, GHCDS has long enjoyed the reputation of being one of the finest college preparatory schools in the Caribbean region. While the first focus is on academics, students participate in a broad range of co-curricular and extracurricular programs, including athletics, theater, music, visual arts, community service and leadership development. The administration and faculty at GHCDS are a dedicated team of professionals who act upon their understanding that their efforts – the time, energy, and enthusiasm they expend on their work – will make a significant and positive difference in the learning experience of the children they serve.