North Park Elementary School is seeking an experienced and passionate Spanish teacher to join our outstanding faculty for the 2018-2019 school year starting in winter 2019. Stellar Spanish language skills and cultural competencies, a keen understanding of the social/emotional development of various age levels, a passion for experiential/integrated learning, as well as a collaborative teaching style, are the hallmarks of a successful candidate.
Founded in 1980, North Park Elementary School is a co-educational, independent day school in Chicago dedicated to raising confident, self-reliant individuals, in partnership with families, while instilling a sense of curiosity, a passion for learning and commitment to having an impact on the broader community.
Duties & Responsibilities
This teacher will:
Execute and adapt an existing Spanish curriculum for grades K-8
Attend relevant and necessary professional development opportunities
Partner with families to make a meaningful connection between home and school
Administer assessments, both formative and summative, to determine students’ levels
Practice differentiation strategies (ie: small, flexible group instruction, 1:1 conferencing, graphic organizers/mapping, assessing through a variety of methods, adapting expectations to make assignments more challenging)
The ideal candidate will have:
Elementary Education Degree with more than 2 years of teaching experience
A strong grasp of curriculum design and program development rooted in best practices
Fluency in Spanish and advanced understanding of the culture/history of the Spanish speaking world
Experience providing a safe, nurturing, creative, challenging and inclusive environment that fosters mutual respect and age appropriate levels of independence
Experience and/or desire to be a middle school adviser
Strong oral and written skills; comfort level and competency with electronic communication and grading systems
Additional Salary Information: Salary is open, commensurate with experience
About North Park Elementary School
North Park Elementary School is a is a vibrant student-centered community built upon a caring professional teaching staff working in partnership with actively involved parents. We are a 240 strong Pre-Kindergarten thru 8th Grade non-sectarian, independent school that develops children to be self-motivated, independent thinkers who love learning for its own sake. We do it by discovering, respecting and growing each student as an individual. Students are engaged by a comprehensive, academically challenging curriculum emphasizing exploration and discovery.
In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at North Park Elementary School will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. North Park Elementary School does not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.