Employment type: Interim One-year Full time Part time (i.e., classroom teaching only) can be considered
Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with experience
Benefits: Includes medical and dental? retirement? and meals? may include housing
Date: Beginning mid-August, 2019
At Dunn School, teacher effectiveness and impact are measured and aligned to the Dunn School Characteristics of Professional Excellence (follow this link for more detail), The CPEs describe an educator who is committed to the following: Professional Growth, Collegiality/Community, Mission and Core Values, Student-Centered, Academic Excellence, Individualized Instruction.
This is a one-year interim position, as we re-evaluate the structure of our World Languages Department. In your role as classroom teacher, you will be responsible for teaching sections of Spanish in our World Language Department. The Dunn School world language curriculum is taught in grades 7 through 12 and seeks to build conversational and academic language proficiency in all Dunn students. The department employs the TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling) approach to build linguistic competencies and to create a joy of learning language. As a Dunn School world language teacher, you will teach sections of Spanish at different levels and oversee students who are enrolled in on-line French courses.
Full-time faculty members at Dunn are also involved with other facets of the Dunn School boarding community (such as coaching, advising, and residential duties), however this position can be done on a part-time basis limited to just classroom teaching, if necessary.
There may be housing with this position which would necessitate taking on the responsibilities of a full-time faculty member as described above.
Full-time Roles and Responsibilities
Teach 3-4 sections of Spanish; Oversee students in on-line French class
Teach 1-2 Wednesday afternoon enrichment classes
Coach 1 season of after-school athletics or activities
Residential duty in the dormitories (2-3 nights/month Sunday-Thursday)
Weekend duty (approximately five weekend duty shifts and five Friday night duty shifts)
Student advisor (4-6 students)
Participation in the Dunn School Leadership Program
Other duties and roles to be determined
How to Apply:
Please email a letter of introduction and your resume to the Associate Head of School, Gene Vachon: email@example.com. Your cover letter should highlight any education, previous experience, or desire to work in a boarding school environment.
The ideal candidate for this position will have the following professional skills and characteristics:
Spanish language teaching experience (certification is not required) in a 9th- through 12th-grade educational environment.
Ability to work collaboratively
Strong writing skills
Academic computer literacy
A desire to learn and grow professionally
About Dunn School
Dunn School is a private boarding and day school located in the Santa Ynez Valley of California’s beautiful Central Coast. Dunn School is ideally suited for a candidate who seeks to offer a positive contribution to a residential educational community and build meaningful relationships with students and staff.
The mission of Dunn School is to educate the whole student to his or her fullest potential in preparation for a life of learning and responsible leadership in society. To accomplish our mission, we as students, teachers, staff, parents, trustees, and friends are committed to understanding and living by five core values: Academic Excellence, Emotional Wellness, Physical Readiness, Social Responsibility, and Moral Courage.