Bosque School, a co-ed independent day school in Albuquerque, New Mexico, seeks a Middle School Spanish Teacher to begin August 2019. Bosque School has both Spanish as a Second Language and Spanish for Heritage Learners programs. We value candidates who are passionate about middle school, have a love of the Spanish language, and are innovative and knowledgeable about second language acquisition and heritage language teaching. We place a high value on community and seek candidates who have excellent interpersonal skills and who will work well with students, colleagues, and parents. Bosque School places a high value on creating a diverse faculty and staff that reflects the cultural richness of New Mexico.
This position is offered to someone who is flexible to work from 60% to 80% depending on enrollment and scheduling. Dependent upon teaching load, duties may include advising a group of 10 - 13 students, serving as a faculty sponsor for a student service learning group (or other student activity) and leading a week-long experiential program. There are additional responsibilities throughout the year that require attendance at evening and weekend events.
Create a safe, student-centered, rigorous, and nurturing learning environment for all students
Teach three to four sections of Middle School Spanish
Serve as a faculty advisor to approximately 10-12 students
Participate in faculty meetings and ongoing professional development
Collaborate within the Spanish department, grade level faculty, and other faculty groups in disciplinary and cross-disciplinary inquiry projects
Passion and skill to contribute positively as an advisor, both to develop curriculum and to develop strong relationships with students and families
Fulfill other duties as assigned by the Head of the Middle School
About Bosque School
Founded in 1994 and located on a 45-acre site in the bosque in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Bosque School values integrity, community and scholarship. Our progressive curriculum is designed to support a lifelong learning mindset through challenge and inquiry. Through the Bosque Environmental Monitoring Program, our students host thousands of peers from around the state as they are trained on-site to collect scientific data for use by researchers at the University of New Mexico. A dynamic Service Learning program develops student leadership skills. Ongoing teacher growth is facilitated by the Sofia Center for Professional Development, like BEMP and our student service program, an expression of the school's commitment to public-private partnership in our community. Currently, we serve about 485 students in grades six through twelve. There are over 50 full-time faculty members with more than half of them holding advanced degrees. The average class size is 18 and the average student:faculty ratio is 9:1.