The Episcopal School of Dallas prepares young men and women for lives of intellectual discovery, integrity, and purpose. Built upon our Founding Tenets of Daily Worship, Community, Ethical Decision-Making, and Service, ESD is committed to the intellectual, spiritual and physical wellness of every member of its community.
Founded in 1974 by The Reverend Stephen B. Swann with eight seventh-grade students, today ESD educates and inspires 1,150 students in grades beginner (age 3) through grade 12. ESD is located in Dallas, a modern metropolis of North Texas, and a commercial and cultural hub in the region.
At the heart of ESD are talented and compassionate faculty and staff who are the backbone of our institution and paramount to the school’s success. They adeptly balance rigorous, college preparatory coursework with understanding and nurturing of the whole child. Classes are small, with an overall student-teacher ratio of 7:1. ESD employees are lifelong learners, and the school invests nearly $500,000 in professional development annually. More than 250 serve the ESD community and all are appreciated and respected for their individual and collective contributions.
Purpose: The successful candidate is an outstanding teacher with native or native-like fluency in Spanish and a solid background in linguistic pedagogy. Ideally, this person is capable of teaching all levels, from level one through level five and/or AP, and novice and intermediate levels of Spanish. This candidate is comfortable teaching 90%+ of class time in the Target Language, using authentic material from media sources and instills in students an excitement and joy for continued language learning. The successful candidate is also a lifelong learner who welcomes opportunities for professional development and collegial conversation aiding in the development of effective communication skills in the Spanish-language classroom as well as an abiding appreciation of culture.
Qualifications and skills:
Bachelor’s degree in Spanish or French (or its equivalent)
Minimum three years of experience as an Upper School Spanish teacher
Experience with pedagogical strategies associated with Comprehensible Input and TPRS highly sought, as well as an awareness of trends and developments in the field of language instruction
Department-level leadership experience, highly sought (see supplemental responsibilities below)
Digital Literacy and proficiency in twenty-first century pedagogy
Commitment to participate broadly in the life of the school