Ransom Everglades School, a coeducational college preparatory school in Coconut Grove, Fla., is seeking applications for a full time, Middle School Spanish teacher in the World Languages Department, beginning in August 2019. This faculty member will contribute to the development and implementation of our new middle school Spanish language program. All middle school students at Ransom Everglades study Spanish. Our curriculum is an advanced, proficiency-based program offering six levels of Spanish to challenge students of all backgrounds and abilities in Spanish. Our goal is that students will attain proficiency, affirmed by a “seal of biliteracy,” after three or more years of studying Spanish, and that most will study another language in the Upper School, so that Ransom Everglades graduates students comfortable communicating in English, Spanish, and a third language. Successful candidates will contribute to the department’s work developing curriculum and pedagogy, and school-wide conversations about interdisciplinary and project-based learning and the integration of technology in teaching and learning.
Candidates should be comfortable with the School’s value for inquiry-based, student-centered learning. Teaching experience in Spanish is strongly preferred; independent school teaching experience, ability to teach a second world language, and strong skills using technology in proficiency-based language education are also preferred. Applicants must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish or language education; a Master’s degree in Spanish, or commensurate education and experience, is strongly preferred.
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is an independent coeducational day school located in the historic bayside neighborhood of Coconut Grove within the City of Miami. Guided by the words of founder Paul C. Ransom, Ransom Everglades School seeks to produce graduates who “believe that they are put into this world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it.” Total enrollment is nearly 1100 students in grades 6-12. Ransom Everglades serves a talented and diverse student body that reflects Miami’s status as an international business and trade center. Roughly half of the students come from multicultural backgrounds.
The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence, and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural, and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student’s sense of identity, community, personal integrity, and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and contribute to society.
Candidates should email application materials, including a completed application (found on the school’s website on the Employment page), a cover letter, a CV, and unofficial transcript to email@example.com. Semi-finalist candidates will be invited to a virtual interview with the Associate Head of School and the Department Chair. Finalists will be invited to campus for an in person interview and teaching demonstration, and will be asked to submit at least three references and/or letters of recommendation.
For more information about Ransom Everglades School, see our web site: www.ransomeverglades.org.
About Ransom Everglades School
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is an independent, co-ed, grade 6-12 school of 1,084 students in Miami, Florida. The school is located on two campuses, on of which sits on the shore of Biscayne Bay. Proud of a tradition of academic excellence, the school is also characterized by a robust athletics program including 76 teams in 17 different sports, thriving visual and performing arts programs, and an historic, mission-driven commitment to community service.