The lower school program at The Bolles School teaches children in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 5 the wonder of learning in an intimate and innovative environment. Bolles' students develop a sense of exploration and personal values that instill a sense of all that is possible throughout their academic and personal lives as they progress through to middle school on the Bartram Campus, then move on to the Bolles upper school and beyond. Students receive a firm foundation in reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and world languages from a dedicated and caring faculty. The curriculum is based on hands-on learning, which emphasizes activities to teach the importance of exploring and experimenting.
Position Purpose: Instructs students in PK-5th grade in Spanish (with French fluency being a plus) language and culture. This position will support students at both Bolles Lower School campuses.
Plans world language program/curriculum to promote development of students’ abilities and skills
Adapts teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests
Plans and conducts activities for a balanced program of instruction, demonstration, and practice time that provides students with opportunities to observe, question, and investigate
Instructs students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods such as lectures, discussions, and demonstrations
Establishes clear objectives for all lessons and communicates those objectives to students
Meets with teachers, parents and guardians to discuss children's progress, and determine their priorities and resource needs
Collaborates with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of language programs
Keeps attendance and grade records as required by the School
Attends professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence
Maintains regularly scheduled hours on both campuses; must have the ability to travel between campuses
Must demonstrate and enthusiastically support the School’s Mission
Must be willing to perform in a manner that reflects positively on The Bolles School
Must have the ability and willingness to communicate well, work congenially, and deal effectively with all school personnel and school families, as well as with the larger business and educational community
As a member of the Bolles team, must perform other duties as requested
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Spanish required with French being a plus advanced degree preferred
Preferred minimum three years of applicable experience in an elementary setting
Fluency in Spanish required, French fluency a plus; Accelerative Integrated Methodology (AIM) Language Training desired
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Demonstrated leadership and classroom facilitation skills
Demonstrated organizational skills
About The Bolles School
The Bolles School is a nationally renowned, independent day and boarding School serving over 1,600 students in Pre-K through grade 12 on four campuses in Jacksonville and surrounding communities. A leader in academics, arts, and athletics, the School is firmly rooted in the principles that have characterized its community and traditions for nearly 85 years: pursuing excellence through courage, integrity, and compassion. The vast resources and expert instruction available to students as they explore and hone their individual interests and strengths are embodied in the School’s motto -- All Things Possible -- and students eagerly embrace the myriad of opportunities available to them both in and out of the classroom.