Latin School of Chicago is seeking candidates for the Assistant Spanish Teacher position for grades JK-2 beginning in late August. The Latin School Assistant Teacher program goals are to provide the assistant teacher with an authentic teaching and learning experience under the supervision of the lead teacher. Candidates should be interested in pursuing a career in world language education or a related field. A bachelor’s degree in Spanish or Elementary Education is required, and native or near-native Spanish skills are preferred. The role of the assistant teacher can vary depending on the needs of the Spanish program and the experience of the assistant teacher. The role of the assistant teacher as a support to the Spanish lead teacher and the students include (but are not limited to):
Promoting an all-Spanish learning environment
Facilitating an interactive, play-based curriculum
Supporting classroom routines and expectations
Planning units and lessons
Researching best practices
Organizing student work
Assessing and evaluating student work
Assisting with technology and updating the Spanish program’s website
The starting salary for this full-time position is $20,000, but additional stipends are possible for other work within the school. A stipend for graduate work is included in the benefits package. Contracts for assistant teachers are distributed on a yearly basis but may be renewed up to three years total in this position.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of the Lower School Director online at www.latinschool.org/employment. No email or telephone inquiries. Latin School embraces diversity of people, cultures, and ideas and is an equal opportunity employer
About Latin School of Chicago
Since 1888, Latin has been committed to academic excellence in an environment that creates a life-long love of learning and supports students as they pursue their passions. Our school is home to students from throughout the city and suburbs and we value the variety of experiences that they bring to our learning environment. “Of Chicago” is more than a part of our school’s name – those words help to define the school itself.