THE PARK SCHOOL OF BALTIMORE MIDDLE SCHOOL SPANISH POSITION FALL 2019
We are seeking a full time Spanish teacher for Park’s Middle School for Fall 2019. The Middle School Modern Language Department’s approach to teaching emphasizes oral communication, cultural awareness, and student-centered activities. The chief goal of our Program is for students to learn how, when, and why to say what to whom in Spanish. Enjoyment of language and culture, and confidence in one’s speaking ability are the main emphases of the Middle School program. We seek a Spanish teacher who is willing to embrace this approach to language teaching and who is willing to collaborate with the rest of the department to enhance our curriculum.
The hired faculty member will join a diverse, creative, dynamic, collaborative, and supportive Modern Language Department. In addition to teaching, the faculty member will serve as an advisor to a small group of middle school students and will be a full participant in the life of the Middle School.
For all Park School positions, quality of mind, passion for teaching and working with students are essential qualifications. While new faculty come from a variety of independent and public school backgrounds, commitment to educational approaches compatible with Park’s progressive philosophy is essential. Finally, we seek teachers who will engage fully in this professional role, with ongoing involvement in collaborative work to develop and assess curriculum, and to meet students’ academic, social, and emotional needs. In addition, we seek the following qualifications for this specific position:
Native/near-native fluency in Spanish
Knowledge of Spanish-speaking cultures, preferably from experience(s) living abroad
Teaching experience at the middle school level and a commitment to working with this age group
Knowledge and application of varied and creative teaching methods in the spirit of progressive education
Experience with differentiating instruction
Familiarity with a culture-driven approach and Understanding by Design is desirable
Experience teaching students with a variety of learning profiles
Experience using technology in the classroom (e.g., Google applications, etc.)
Experience promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom and school community
Personal skills necessary to work collaboratively with colleagues in a school-wide department
Candidates from diverse backgrounds and/or who have experience in cultural competency work are strongly encouraged to apply
Park’s Middle School has 200 students in grades six through eight. Each grade level in the Middle School has a theme: the sixth grade theme is community, seventh grade explores identity, and the eighth grade theme is advocacy. Thematic connections are made across disciplines at all grade levels. The Middle School faculty has engaged in significant professional development work in differentiating instruction, adolescent cognitive development, culturally responsive teaching, diversity and inclusivity.
Salary and Benefits:
Park salaries and benefits are highly competitive with those in other leading independent schools. For new appointments, salaries reflect experience and training equated to Park’s scales.
Under current policy, full-time employees who have been employed at Park full-time for two years are eligible to receive full tuition remission for their children who attend Park. All applicants, including employee children, must meet Park’s standards for admission. (During the first two years of employment, employees may apply for aid through the need-based Tuition Assistance Program.)
Application Process: Please send letter of interest, résumé, personal statement, and recommendations via email or US mail.
The Park School of Baltimore does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, ancestry, gender, gender identify and expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or any physical or mental disability unrelated to a reasonable performance of an employee’s duties.
About The Park School of Baltimore
Founded in 1912, Park School is a non-sectarian, independent, coeducational day school with 830 students in pre-kindergarten through grade twelve. The school’s core values, rooted in progressive educational philosophy, sustain an unshakable belief in children’s capacity to enjoy learning, to act rationally, and to grow when inspired by highly qualified, caring teachers. A fundamental commitment to inclusiveness and equity guides all programs and activities.