Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart in Princeton, New Jersey is an all-boys independent Sacred Heart school for grades K-8. We are currently seeking a full-time Lower School (K-Grade 4) Spanish teacher for the 2019–20 school year. This teaching position requires the flexibility to also teach a grade-level section of middle school.
Rooted in the more than 200-year tradition of the Society of the Sacred Heart, the mission of Princeton Academy is to develop young men with active and creative minds, a sense of understanding and compassion for others, and the courage to act on their beliefs. Princeton Academy has established itself as an outstanding school for boys that educates the whole child: intellectual, spiritual, moral, social, emotional, and physical. Princeton Academy seeks candidates who believe in the mission of the school.
Our Spanish program presents an integrated skills approach to Spanish. Listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills are developed. The primary objective of the program is to offer students an opportunity to acquire communication skills while developing an awareness and appreciation of Hispanic culture. Our student-centered, proficiency-oriented program seeks to inspire our learners through continuous comprehensible input and engaging teaching which incorporates differentiated, individualized and personalized instruction. The program covers vocabulary and grammar in the context of culture.
Interested candidates should have three or more years teaching experience in a Kindergarten through Grade 8 Spanish program/learning environment; bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred.
This position requires:
A strong belief in the mission and vision of Princeton Academy, the Sacred Heart Goals and Criteria and Princeton Academy’s Learning Principles for Boys are essential
A joyful and inspirational approach to teaching and learning, along with an articulated desire to work with boys in Kindergarten through Grade 8
Collaboration with homeroom teachers to integrate language instruction with other curricular areas
Ability to carry out Spanish curriculum development
Create and implement Spanish language program in collaboration with the Middle School Spanish teacher
Integration of technology into classroom lessons
Provide opportunities for students to use their Spanish language skills in real-world settings that are diverse and global
Create a warm and inclusive classroom community that keeps the needs of diverse learners in mind
Opportunities for engagement in and leadership of the school’s growing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) programming
Participation in professional development
Coaching experience and/or the ability to lead co-curricular activities is preferred
Commitment to professionalism and excellence
Commitment to continuous growth and improvement
Organized and able to manage multiple tasks
Socially conscious, wants to make a difference in the world
Sense of humor, energetic, optimistic, gregarious
Effective communicator, orally and in writing
Interested candidates are asked to submit:
A letter of interest
A current resume
A statement of educational philosophy
List of 3-5 references and/or letter(s) of reference from individuals willing to be contacted by phone
Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
About Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart
Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart, an independent all-boys Catholic school serving grades K-8, is committed to academic excellence within the context of a faith-based community.
Our mission is to develop young men with active and creative minds, a sense of understanding and compassion for others, and the courage to act on their beliefs. We stress the total development of each child: spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical.
Our philosophy is rooted in the 200-year tradition of the Society of the Sacred Heart, which educates children to become leaders of a just society by adhering to the following five goals:
I. A personal and active faith in God.
II. A deep respect for intellectual values.
III. A social awareness that impels to action.
IV. The building of community as a Christian value.
V. Personal growth in an atmosphere of wise freedom.