Latin School of Chicago is seeking an experienced part-time Lower School Spanish Lead Teacher for 3rd and 4th grades. This position works in collaboration with other members of the lower school team. A Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and 3-5 years teaching experience, ideally in a lower school setting, are required. A Master’s degree in Education is preferred. Strong candidates will have experience using the ACTFL Standards and Proficiency Guidelines to structure and assess student learning. They will also be well-versed in educational technology and have demonstrated a commitment to inclusivity, collaboration, and professionalism.
Successful experience implementing a communicative approach and a variety of second-language acquisition methodologies
Native or near-native language skills and ability to appropriately facilitate classes in the target language
Experience designing curriculum using ACTFL Standards and proficiency targets
Knowledge of Spanish-speaking cultures and experience living abroad
Experience implementing Responsive Classroom approach to teaching
Experience using Understanding by Design to create unit plans across all subject areas
Strong technology skills and the ability to fully embed technology into the instructional program
Positive, resourceful, and confident
Diplomatic, collaborative, and proactive
Flexible and eager to work with others
Creative problem poser and solver
Strong interpersonal skills
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all students
Utilize data to inform instruction
Assess student progress towards learning targets, objectives, expectations, and/or goals for the purpose of providing feedback to students, parents, and administration
Establish and maintain appropriate relationships with students, parents, staff, and community members by communicating in a tactful, courteous, and confidential manner
Meet the needs of the whole child and support the social/emotional growth of all students
Manage student behavior for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment
Maintain a safe, organized classroom, which supports students’ independent learning, collaboration and choice
Write personalized, detailed narratives throughout the year that effectively and accurately communicate the child’s progress in all subject areas
Attend and participate in all aspect of lower school life (grade level meetings, team/department meetings, assemblies, parent communication, divisional and cross-divisional meetings)
Actively participate in on-going embedded professional development and professional learning communities
Interested candidates should apply via the application link found on Latin’s website. Candidates should complete the application and submit a letter of interest, a resume, and a philosophy of education statement. Latin School embraces diversity of people, cultures, and ideas and is an equal opportunity employer. No email or telephone inquiries.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
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.