Fort Worth Academy seeks a creative, collaborative, team-oriented individual with a passion for and deep understanding of the Spanish language and the cultures, traditions, and history of the Spanish-speaking world.
Fort Worth Academy is recognized as a leader in progressive education for students in grades K-8. Founded in 1982, the Academy is home to more than 200 students engaged in an innovative approach to teaching and learning that moved the school to the national and international forefront of education. The Academy offers an experience expertly designed for the foundation years: kindergarten through grade eight. Small class sizes of no more than fifteen students ensure every child receives highly personalized attention. A diverse, welcoming environment inspires students to discover and pursue their own paths to excellence and a comprehensive curriculum offers challenges in academics, athletics, and the arts. As a result, the Academy’s graduates enter high school prepared to excel. They are self-aware, confident, and motivated. The Academy’s graduates are aggressively recruited by the area’s premier high schools and attend nationally-ranked colleges and universities.
Teaching Responsibilities: This individual will provide a series of 30 minute to 45 minute quasi-immersion Spanish experiences for kindergarten through fifth grade learners several times weekly. This individual must also understand and commit to the mission and educational philosophy of Fort Worth Academy, which includes emphasis on entrepreneurship, leadership, innovation, design thinking and project-based learning. Further, as Fort Worth Academy has been a 1:1 tech device school for more than a decade, applicants should possess a high degree of digital comfort and competency.
Degree/Education: Applicants should have a degree in subject area, and/or early childhood/elementary education. Experience teaching elementary students in grades K-5 is highly desired.
To apply for this position, all interested candidates should submit answers to the following questions along with a resume and letter of interest in order to be considered for the position.
How do you see your teaching style and philosophy complementing the mission and vision of Fort Worth Academy?
Describe a time in your life when you failed. How did you overcome the setback?
How does a growth-mindset impact one’s ability to overcome obstacles? Share your thoughts.
What are your experiences or thoughts on project-based learning?
What was the last book you read? Describe your thoughts on the book.
How would you describe yourself? Write your answer in a humorous or creative manner.