Whittle School & Studios is seeking an enthusiastic, self-starter multi-tasker for the position of World Languages: Spanish Teacher for the Middle and Upper Schools. This position, located in Washington, DC, requires the Spanish teacher to help all students develop a level of written and spoken proficiency in Spanish that will allow them to work and study in another culture.
The Whittle academic model is rooted in deep mastery of foundational skills and content expertise, coupled with support in developing a growth mindset that builds stamina, confidence, and resilience over time. Whittle School & Studios is developing the leaders of tomorrow with the skill sets to change the world. Each campus will operate as a dual-language school and the students will have the support of the World Language Spanish Teacher to develop deep local roots and engage in their own culture while learning the language skills to function globally. As a member of an interdisciplinary instructional team that employs project-based, personalized, multi-disciplinary, inquiry-based approaches to teaching and learning, the World Languages: Spanish Teacher will facilitate strong student ties to their home culture and those of our counterparts in Spanish speaking countries.
In addition to having experience teaching in Spanish, this teacher will:
genuinely enjoy the company of adolescents
be committed to developing a relationship and sense of trust with each student
seek to engage with students and the greater Whittle community both inside and outside the classroom in a variety of ways
We believe all children are naturally curious and born to be great thinkers, forming meaning from interactions with family, peers, teachers, and community. Core responsibilities of all Campus faculty members are organized loosely by the four program areas of the Whittle Ideal Candidate: (1) Core Curriculum, (2) Global Perspectives, (3) Personalized Pathways, and (4) Beyond the Core as well as those responsibilities expected as a member of a collaborative, professional learning community.
Qualifications and Attributes
Whittle School & Studios values innovation, risk-taking, and an entrepreneurial spirit. We are looking for candidates who are individual and team contributors; who possess an entrepreneurial, innovative, and growth mindset; who are continuous and self-reflective learners; and have education and content expertise. The following are highly desirable qualifications for the listed position:
Bachelor’s degree BA/BS in specific field or post graduate work in Spanish required
Master’s level degree or above in Spanish preferred
Minimum 3 years of teaching experience in Spanish, preferably in an independent school environment
Participates in professional learning communities, grade-level teams, and other collaborative communities to design and plan instructions, to improve practice, and to achieve student outcomes
Drive and energy to thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
Additional Salary Information: Market competitive salaries for all our staff, as well as employee benefits which include, where applicable, Medical, Dental, Life, and Disability Insurance.
About Whittle School & Studios
Whittle School & Studios is an educational startup aiming to develop the world’s first truly global school. By 2025, we plan to open 30 campuses serving children ages 3 to 18 in the world’s most vibrant cities. We are a highly integrated learning community and will provide educational experiences to thousands of students around the globe. Our campuses are designed by world renowned architect Renzo Piano and each location will eventually accommodate 2,500 students.Based on years of research and development, our curriculum design demonstrates our commitment to a global yet personalized education, led by a new type of teacher and set within an innovative campus. Our school intends to graduate students well-versed in core academic skills, proficient as global citizens, able to converse in multiple languages, and with firsthand cultural experiences.In the fall of 2019, our first two campuses will open in Shenzhen, China and Washington, D.C. Our campuses will be connected by a common curriculum that has the flexibility to adapt to local needs. At full capacity, we will enroll 2,500 students, including 5- and 7-day Boarding students.