Upper School Spanish teacher is responsible for teaching a variety of courses in Spanish language and culture to students in grades 9-12. A successful teacher in this role will be knowledgeable, passionate, student-centered, and growth-oriented. Upper School Spanish teachers at EA enjoy collaborating with students and colleagues to advance linguistic and communication skills, cultural competence, and curiosity about the Spanish language and Hispanic cultures. This teacher possesses a reflective, collaborative, and forward-thinking mindset with respect to curriculum development and shares ideas generously with colleagues.
At The Episcopal Academy, we are united by our shared mission, rich history, and dedication to excellence. An EA employee:
- Is kid-centered, embraces school and life and shows it through actions and interactions with students, colleagues, and parents.
- Embodies and lives The Stripes.
- Consistently maintains high standards for his or her own work and motivates others to achieve the same standard of excellence.
- Demonstrates a desire and willingness to constantly grow and learn, both personally and professionally, and sees others – especially students – as having the ability to learn and reach success.
- Fosters a positive culture by being optimistic, selfless, flexible, and collaborative.
- Demonstrates a belief in and commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse school community.
The Upper School Upper School Spanish Teacher:
- Utilizes a diverse range of teaching practices for language acquisition to target a wide range of learners.
- Teaches in target language primarily or exclusively, leading students through multiple activities within each individual lesson.
- Consistently explains Spanish linguistic structures in a manner that students understand.
- Shares engaging, relevant knowledge of Hispanic cultures with students.
- Thoughtfully balances the delivery of a sequenced curriculum with more extemporaneous, inquiry-based communication in the classroom.
- Uses technology (including online textbooks and a learning management system) to organize and enhance student learning.
- Communicates clearly and works in an organizational manner, both with students and a dynamic team of World Language teachers.
- Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree and a strong academic background.
- Candidates with school-based experience teaching Spanish language and culture in grades 9-12 will be viewed favorably.
Interested candidates should submit the following materials as separate PDF attachments in one email with the subject line “Upper School Spanish” to firstname.lastname@example.org. Title attachments with your last name, first initial and document name.
- Cover letter expressing interest in this position;
- Current résumé;
- List of three references, including name, relationship to applicant, phone number, and email address of each
The Episcopal Academy seeks candidates who hope to help foster a school environment where all people are valued and where all perspectives are respected and appreciated, as described in our Diversity and Inclusion statement.