Scope: Boston Trinity Academy, a rigorous and diverse Christian prep school, seeks an enthusiastic and dedicated Spanish teacher for the 2019-2020 school year. In addition to being able to teach at the AP level, the candidate should be interested in teaching about the diversity of the Spanish speaking world to a diverse student body. The curriculum is rigorous (most classes are taught in Spanish, vocabulary and grammar memorization is expected, and oral, aural, and written skills are all regularly practiced) with language classes required through grade 11. Most students take languages through 12th grade.
Major responsibilities: The teaching load (4 classes) will include Spanish IV/AP. Apart from the various preparations necessary for producing dynamic, challenging, and inspiring classes, all teachers have a range of duties.
Participation in and contribution to the life of the department and broader faculty whether through discussions about teaching, curriculum, or latest developments in their disciplines;
Willing and active engagement with students outside of class through open availability for extra help, running an advisory, and running one significant extra activity (coaching, etc.);
Willingness to explore and collaborate with fellow department members and the broader faculty to design and run the school’s annual interdisciplinary programs which bring social justice, leadership and the academic subjects together;
Other duties that contribute to the smooth running of a busy and engaging school life are expected of all faculty as assigned.
Education and experience: The candidate should possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish and ideally will be a native speaker or, at a minimum, will have spent six months to a year studying or working in Spain or another Hispanic country. Preference is given to those with an advanced degree and experience teaching at the middle and high school age. A desire to work closely with colleagues is a must. A minimum of 3-5 years of experience is preferred. Knowledge of the AP courses is a definite advantage.
Above all the ideal candidate will demonstrate an ability to inspire students to a love of Spanish language and culture and to a willingness to take risks to achieve excellent results beyond their imagined capacity.
Send resume, letter of interest, and 3 references to Tim Belk (Academic Dean) - firstname.lastname@example.org
About Boston Trinity Academy
Mission: Boston Trinity Academy educates students from diverse backgrounds in an academically demanding, Christ-centered community, inspiring them to lead lives of faith, integrity, and service.
Teaching culture: Boston Trinity Academy is a young independent college prep school – we are entering our 16th year of operations – with big aspirations. We aim to provide an education of outstanding quality to a broad cross section of Boston urban and suburban students. We believe that by emphasizing high quality in our programs we will provide students with the inspiration to commit themselves to doing well not just in areas they find comfortable. We expect students to learn to risk and to risk to learn. To that end we seek teachers who are masters of their disciplines and who are willing to maintain the expectation of high achievement. This should be not just with enthusiastic well prepared students, of whom we have many, but with students who are full of uncertainty and fear because of poor foundations or who lack the preparation necessary for acting with confidence in unfamiliar situations. The faculty here are flexible, collegial, collaborative, willing to try new ideas, but grounded in traditional goals of excellence for all students.