Mounds Park Academy seeks a full-time Elementary/Middle School Spanish teacher for the 2018–2019 school year. The candidate must also have at least ‘Advanced High’ Spanish skills according to the ACTFL proficiency guidelines, and have experience living in a Spanish-speaking country. The candidate must be trained in language acquisition methods and have effective management skills. Spanish teachers at MPA are responsible for providing a classroom instructional program that supports the individual needs of all students in accordance with the school’s mission and values. We seek individuals with experience in teaching lower and middle school age students.
It is expected that a successful candidate would:
Teach Spanish in both Lower and Middle School at multiple levels
Create and use diverse lesson plans and methods to deliver curriculum content
Effectively differentiate instruction
Have strong classroom management skills
Collaborate with department colleagues
Create a welcoming, inclusive and effective classroom environment
Communicate effectively with students and parents
Utilize and incorporate available technology for instruction
Commit to lead the Fourth Grade Concordia Language Trip
Be willing to lead international trips
Show an eagerness to contribute to the life of the school outside the classroom
Perform additional duties as needed
Bachelor’s Degree in education, Spanish, or a related field
3 years or more teaching experience
Native, or near-native proficiency in Spanish
Commitment to the MPA mission and philosophy of whole child education
Master’s Degree in a related field
MN Teaching license for K-8 Spanish
Experience working in independent schools
Applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply as Mounds Park Academy is dedicated to better representing our student body and the Twin Cities area through this addition to our exceptional faculty and staff.
Please submit a letter of interest, professional resume, and three professional references (dated within the past 12 months), and transcripts of undergraduate or graduate work to: email@example.com. Application materials are due by the end of the business day on 5/31/2018. Mounds Park Academy is an equal opportunity employer.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits Eligible: Health, Dental, Short Term and Long Term Disabiltiy
Paid Sick and Personal Time.
About Mounds Park Academy
Mounds Park Academy is a PreK-12 private school in Saint Paul that serves nearly 500 students from throughout the Twin Cities area. For 34 years, Mounds Park Academy has engaged students in a rigorous college preparatory experience that is demanding, but not draining, and goes far beyond memorization. Students are challenged to apply their understanding to stir the human spirit, stand for justice, and shake the world. This is what we call rigor with purpose and it grounds our students in the radical idea that their identity in the world is not measured by a test score, but rather by the depth and decency of their impact on the world.