Emerald Mountain School is seeking a skilled and experienced K-8 Spanish teacher for the 2019-20 school year. Emerald’s Spanish classes emphasize spontaneous, fluid conversation in the target language while enhancing cultural awareness and expanding global perspectives. Language courses develop students’ skills in all core areas with an emphasis on speaking and listening. Middle School classes are taught predominantly in the target language. Throughout the curriculum students explore and reflect on cultural practices and global perspectives to develop cultural competence and understanding. Candidates should have demonstrated expertise in student-centered, collaborative and inquiry-based teaching methodologies. The flexibility to teach multiple ages, experience with curriculum development, and an active interest in teaching with project-based and technology-based learning is preferred.
Specific job responsibilities include but are not limited to teaching five sections of Spanish (K-8), advising a small group of students, leading outdoor education trips, and performing additional duties as needed.
In order to apply, email your resume and cover letter to email@example.com. No phone calls. Emerald Mountain School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The ideal candidate will possess native or near-fluency in Spanish, an exemplary pedagogical repertoire for second-language learning, a passion for teaching, and experience in designing curriculum. Further, successful candidates will also have excellent classroom management skills, experience working with both lower elementary and middle school students, and the desire to work closely with colleagues.
About Emerald Mountain School
Emerald Mountain School is a K-8 school with a strong academic focus. We honor each child’s individuality. Emerald teachers have especially strong expertise in differentiating instruction so that each child is met on his or her level and challenged to move forward. Our students are taught by subject specialists from the earliest grades, and one of the things that really set Emerald apart is that we educate the whole child. Our music through strings program is a great example as it develops confidence, teamwork, and neuroplasticity as well as teaching our students to appreciate and make great music. We have a theme-based program, with the theme for the entire school changing each year. The theme provides a context for the knowledge students are learning, and the interdisciplinary nature of each theme helps the students make connections among different subjects. Outdoor education, and the opportunities it provides for developing confidence, is a key component of the program. We educate our students to become the leaders of tomorrow.