students through innovative instruction for Spanish and French language acquisition and competency, in alignment with the School’s curriculum goals. Leads students towards fulfillment of their potential for intellectual, emotional, social, and physical growth and maturation. Performs complex professional work while motivating students to develop skills in the subject area of the Spanish and French culture and language.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Increases the language proficiency in French and Spanish students by implementing best practices for a proficiency-based program.
Plans and implements engaging lessons consistent with the School’s approved curriculum in Spanish and French and the World Language Program, with the incorporation of the teacher’s interests and expertise.
Creates a supportive learning environment for all students that encourages social interaction, active engagement in learning, and self-motivation.
Differentiates instruction in mixed ability classrooms.
Collects, analyzes, and reports data.
Works collaboratively with grade level and world language teams to help shape the department and advise, plan, and implement effective lessons and interventions.
Prepares for classes as assigned and shows evidence of lesson preparation.
Establishes appropriate plans for substitute teachers.
Develops appropriate formative and summative assessments to guide instruction and assess student learning in a proficiency-based program.
Provides regular feedback to students and parents, and uses assessment data to make instructional decisions.
Works collaboratively with administrators to strengthen the Upper and Middle School curriculum.
Initiates, implements, and coordinates a variety of program components, which will further enrich the School’s World Language Program, with the students’ best interest at the forefront.
Completes other tasks as deemed appropriate by Administration.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Strong content knowledge in Spanish and French language education, including best teaching practices for a proficiency-based program
Advanced High or Superior level proficiency on the ACTFL scale in Spanish and at least Advanced Mid proficiency in French
Certification or familiarity with ACTFL OPI training preferred
Ability to interpret data in order to improve student learning, and follow World Language best practices
Strong classroom management skills with the ability and desire to work and empathize with a diverse student population
Ability and desire to work collaboratively with others and maintain positive professional relationships
Excellent writing and interpersonal skills
Excellent organizational skills with a strong degree of self- direction and motivation
Energetic and enthusiastic
High level of maturity, confidentiality, and assertiveness
Capable of competently operating technology
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish, French or Spanish/French Education; Master’s Degree preferred
3-5 years' experience minimum
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Plus full benefits package
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