The Spence Lower School seeks an experienced Spanish/FLES immersion teacher for a one-semester leave replacement. This language educator will work with the Lower School Spanish Team, the Head of the Lower School, and other members of the Lower School faculty to plan and implement immersion classes in grades three and four, following the established Spanish program.
Teach 18 sections of Grade 3 and Grade 4 Spanish in the target language, with an emphasis on helping students advance their listening and verbal skills at the novice level.
Write comprehensive student progress reports (i.e. progress narratives) at the end of the Spring term
Teach heritage speakers in Grades 3 and 4
Attend all Lower School faculty and Modern and Classical Languages Department meetings as scheduled
Participate in on-site professional development
Collaborate with the Lower School Spanish team, the Lower School leadership team and with the entire Lower School faculty ensuring a developmentally appropriate, joyful, culturally authentic and safe environment for learning Spanish
Is fluent in Spanish.
Possesses an advanced degree or equivalent experience.
Has sustained elementary classroom experience
Finds joy in working with children and in school life
Is a caring, nurturing and energetic individual
Possesses knowledge of Total Physical Response (TPR) techniques, storytelling, cooperative games, children’s songs, and traditional games
Demonstrates cultural competency and skills engaging with and learning from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences
Supports Spence’s commitment to equity
Approaches work with responsibility, kindness, maturity, curiosity, flexibility and a sense of humor
Regards collaboration as an essential component of professional growth and values working on a team
Spence is committed to an equitable program and a diverse faculty and student body. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are therefore especially encouraged to apply.
Note: Please include a cover letter, a statement of teaching philosophy, the list of three references (i.e. name, title, phone number, and email), and a resume as a single file in PDF format labeled with the candidate’s name. (No phone calls or faxes, please)