The eighth-grade Spanish teacher works to deepen students’ understanding of the Spanish language through reading, writing, and speaking. The teacher will facilitate the growth of students in a student-centered, developmentally appropriate environment focusing on research-based, best practices following a differentiated, balanced-approach curriculum that teaches students how to create, critique, evaluate, and analyze literary works across genres. The Spanish teacher is an essential member of the curriculum development team. While developing and maintaining positive relationships with students, parents, and faculty members, the middle school teacher will recognize and coach the social-emotional needs of each student.
Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree required with concentration in Spanish preferred; Master’s degree preferred. • A minimum of two years teaching middle or high school Spanish. • A minimum of two years of teaching in an independent school environment preferred. • Excellent verbal and written communications skills. • Demonstrates leadership and facilitative skills, including the ability to relate effectively with administrators, operations staff, colleagues, parents, and students. • Training in social-emotional leaning/instruction; Responsive Classroom training required. • Training in project-based learning instruction; The Buck Institute’s PBL instructional training required. • Experience in researching instructional best-practices, specifically pertaining to Mind Brain and Education science research.