Keys School, a K-8 of approximately 320 students and 45 faculty, seeks an experienced, full-time Lower School Spanish teacher (grades K-4) to begin November 26, 2018 or as soon as possible. Founded more than forty years ago, Keys offers a constructivist education with concern for students’ academic, social, emotional, and physical growth. Today Keys is known for helping students to become compassionate and empathic community members while developing the confidence to find their voice and advocate for themselves.
With a cross-divisional buddy program, ice skating lessons, classes in self-science, and an extensive outdoor education program beginning in kindergarten, the school offers an array of distinctive programs. These experiences, in concert with a strong academic program, prepare students to matriculate to the region’s highly selective independent secondary schools and rigorous public high schools.
The school is situated on two campuses, about a mile apart. The Lower School campus houses grades K-4, approximately 180 students and 30 faculty and staff. The Middle School campus houses grades 5-8, approximately 140 students, and 30 faculty and staff.
The Lower School Spanish teacher is expected to:
Collaborate with the Lower School Curriculum Coordinator and Middle School Spanish teachers in the design and implementation of the Lower School Spanish Curriculum and develop interdisciplinary units with other faculty
Create and utilize formative and summative assessments to inform instructional decisions
Differentiate instruction in order to enrich, remediate, and accommodate learning needs
Participate in the school’s outdoor education program, buddy program, and other duties as assigned
The ideal candidate will possess a solid understanding of children’s academic, social, and emotional development; fluency in Spanish; knowledge of total-physical-response, the role of story-telling, games, and songs in a second language classroom, and Responsive Classroom; familiarity with authentic assessment practices and current technology; and passion for working with K-4 children.
The successful candidate will have a proven record of collaborative teamwork together with a nuanced understanding of interpersonal relations, strong verbal and written communication skills, and a healthy sense of humor. A minimum of three to five years of teaching experience in independent schools and a graduate degree in a related field are preferred.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, statement of philosophy, and three to five references to email@example.com.
Keys School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, orientation or veteran status. For more information on the school, please visit keysschool.org.
About Keys School
Keys School challenges students to develop a keen intellect and a generous spirit, to advocate for themselves and others, and to honor curiosity and reflection in an increasingly hurried world.