Oakcrest School, an independent school guided by the teachings of the Catholic Church for girls grades 6-12 in Vienna, VA, seeks an experienced, dynamic, full-time Spanish teacher starting in the 2019-2020 school year. The foreign language program expects its faculty to employ a variety of teaching, practice, and assessment formats and techniques, and create activities to promote student engagement with and mastery of the language.
Master’s degree preferred
Minimum of 3 years teaching experience
Commitment to excellent teaching and to continued professional development
Ability to make contributions to the School outside one’s academic department (eg. coaching, leading extracurriculars, supervisions, etc.)
Native or near-native Spanish proficience
Ability to teach from beginner to advanced levels.
Well-versed in the Communicative Approach (and/or Task-Based Language Teaching), with sound ability to help students build the language naturally on solid grammatical grounds through conversation and communicative activities: interpretive, interpersonal and presentational modes
Candidates who meet the criteria should send a cover letter, statement of teaching philosophy, résumé and three letters of recommendation to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the position in the subject line of the email.
About Oakcrest School
Oakcrest School in partnership with parents challenges girls in grades 6-12 to develop their intellect, character, faith and leadership potential to succeed in college and throughout their lives.
Oakcrest, an independent school, educates the whole person. Inspired by the teachings of the Catholic Church and the spirituality of Opus Dei, we weave together a rich liberal arts curriculum, character development, one-on-one advising and service to create a vibrant environment that graduates confident young women—young women who will make a difference in all they choose to do.
PORTRAIT OF AN OAKCREST GRADUATE
Oakcrest recognizes the vocation of women as trustees of humanity* and provides a culture of freedom and responsibility in which young women thrive. The joy that comes from knowing she is a child of God impels our graduate to positively impact family and society through:
An understanding of faith and a commitment to personal friendship with God
Academic excellence that drives her to pursue lifelong learning
The ability to recognize and articulate truth, and the courage to stand by it
Self-knowledge that informs her growth in virtue
A love for beauty in the world, and a sense of responsibility to sustain and create it
Leadership and a spirit of collaboration that inspire her to serve
* Saint John Paul II, Apostolic Letter, On the Dignity and Vocation of Women, n. 30