Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is an independent coeducational, college preparatory day school serving grades Pre-Kindergarten – 12 at our main campus and Pre-K – Grade 3 at our Harbour View campus. Founded in 1966, the school has a current enrollment of approximately 900 students, 175 employees, and sits on two campuses, a 100-acre campus and a 3-acre campus, both located in Suffolk, Virginia. Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Virginia Association of Independent Schools.
We are looking for a positive, enthusiastic, and proactive educator, with a passion for working with Middle School students and supporting them in developing a high level of proficiency in Spanish. This position requires collaborative work with faculty in and out of the World Languages Department. We seek candidates who possess the following education, experience, capabilities and qualities:
Demonstrate a willingness to engage students in developing solid skills in speaking, reading and writing Spanish for comprehension, communication, appreciation and interpretation.
Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences and lead to the development of those skills identified as being critical for living in the 21st century.
Identify and select different instructional resources and methods to meet students’ varying needs
Lead students to develop critical thinking and process skills.
Familiarize students to the culture and history of the Spanish-speaking world.
Possess specific knowledge of the structure and content of the French language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar.
Utilize technology to facilitate instruction and enhance learning.
Participate in departmental level, divisional and whole school meetings and professional development activities.
Advise 8-10 students, holding conferences with students and parents, communicate with families.
Bachelor’s degree in Spanish or Education.
1 – 5 years of relevant teaching experience preferred with student-centered pedagogy.
Current teaching certification in the state of Virginia, preferred, but not required.
Technology proficiency is essential including use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and the use of SmartBoards and digital projectors preferably in an Apple environment. Proficiency with G Suite for Education and Blackbaud preferred, but not required.
Familiar with 21st Century Skills, possesses a student-centered outlook, effective in integrating technology into the classroom.
Familiarity with teaching 21st Century and possesses a student centered outlook.
Understanding of the needs of students in a challenging academic independent school environment.
Ability to collaborate effectively with other math teachers and ensure cohesion of the program across divisions.
Understands the mission of the school and the need to focus on the education of the whole child.
Takes initiative and is self-motivated.
Values parents as a vital resource in educating a child.
Represents the school positively in the community.
Excellent organizational skills and communication skills, both written and oral.
Understand the critical nature of building positive working relationships with students, parents and colleagues.
Work collaboratively not only with teachers within the department but also school-wide.
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy offers a competitive salary, health, retirement, disability and life insurance benefits. Qualified applicants shall submit a completed NSA employment application (form posted online), resume with references and a cover letter explaining their interest in and qualifications for this position to Amy Morrell, Executive Administrator, Office of the Head of School, at firstname.lastname@example.org, for further consideration. Salary commensurate with experience.
At Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, students are engaged in personal growth, inspired to discover their passion
and empowered to make a difference in the world.
About Nansemond-Suffolk Academy
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, founded in 1966, is an independent, non-profit, coeducational, college-preparatory day school, which offers an academic program to approximately 880 students encompassing pre-kindergarten through the twelfth grade. Governed by a Board of Trustees, the Academy seeks to admit students who are prepared to enter an academically challenging educational environment. To prepare students for success in a pluralistic society, the Academy pursues diversity as a component of a selective enrollment process.
The City of Suffolk, Virginia, located twenty miles from Norfolk and thirty-five miles from Virginia Beach, retains the charm of tidewater community living while offering easy access to urban and ocean-resort attractions.
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer