Green Hedges School seeks an experienced elementary and middle school world language teacher to instruct Spanish for the 2018-2019 school year. An independent school located 14 miles west of Washington, DC in Vienna, VA, Green Hedges has an enrollment of approximately 150 students in preschool through Grade 8. All students learn French from preschool through Grade 5, then choose between Spanish and French in Grade 6 (to continue with their chosen language through Grade 8). All students also take Latin in Grades 6, 7, and 8.
Note: For qualified candidates, this position may be combined with Grades 6 – 8 Latin instruction to create a full-time position at Green Hedges.
Implement developmentally appropriate and engaging curriculum, using Green Hedges’ Mission and Curriculum Overview as a guide
Create positive learning communities within the classroom that acknowledge and respect children’s social, emotional and behavioral interactions and growth
Effectively integrate professional standards of Spanish language and culture education into everyday classroom instruction
Prepare and implement lesson plans for such instruction
Collaborate with faculty in all disciplines with an eye toward providing interdisciplinary opportunities
Employ a variety of teaching methods to ensure optimal learning for all students and tailor instruction to the needs of a variety of students with different learning styles, strengths, and weaknesses
Build on an expanding knowledge of how children learn best through professional development
Work diligently and promptly to maintain positive and constructive home-school communication
Demonstrate competency with school related technology
Maintain a class web page which includes news, homework information, and resources
Keep current with curriculum mapping
Conduct parent-teacher conferences
Use assessment and evaluation tools to guide instructional decisions; maintain accurate, up-to-date records and communicate results to students, parents, and appropriate others in a timely manner with regard to student progress and performance
Serve as a facilitator for a multi-age middle school advisory group
Perform all professional duties efficiently and punctually, manage resources effectively, and meet deadlines and meeting schedules set by the School
Attend and participate in faculty meetings and department meetings
Perform professional duties as assigned by the Head of School or the Assistant Head of School. These duties include but are not limited to recess duty, lunch duty, and dismissal duty
Requirements: A successful candidate for the elementary and middle school Spanish teacher will have: Undergraduate degree (masters preferred) in Spanish language • Minimum of 2 - 5 years of related teaching experience • Proficient knowledge of the academic and social-emotional development of elementary and middle school age children • A high level of energy • Good time management skills • Initiative • Collaborative skills
Candidates must successfully complete a required background check.
About Green Hedges School
Green Hedges School is a private independent preschool through Grade 8 school with approximately 170 students in Vienna, Va., fourteen miles west of Washington, DC.
Green Hedges School includes three divisions:
• Preschool: Ages 3 through 5, Montessori philosophy
• Lower School: Grades 1 through 5, traditional
• Middle School: Grades 6 through 8, traditional