New Canaan Country School seeks a part-time language teacher for the 2019-2020 school year to teach 2 sections of Grade 5 Spanish. The Grade 5 Spanish teacher will collaborate with the Grade 5 teaching team as well as the other Middle School Spanish teacher. Creative, flexible, and organized, the successful candidate will:
- Be both literate and fluent in Spanish.
- Develop Spanish fluency (grammar, spelling, pronunciation, vocabulary, composition) and
guide students in conversational Spanish.
- Develop a cultural understanding and appreciation of Spanish-speaking countries.
- Create lessons that are experiential and interactive.
- Utilize technology in the classroom.
- Establish effective rapport with students and good relationships with parents.
- Ensure learning and growth of every student; experience with differentiated learning is
- Evaluate student growth and prepare written report cards.
- Possesses strong oral and written communication skills.
Applicants must possess a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree; 3-5 years of teaching experience preferred.
About New Canaan Country School
New Canaan Country School is a private, independent day school serving children from pre-Kindergarten through Grade 9. Located just west of the village of New Canaan, NCCS serves families from many surrounding towns. Founded in 1916, the school has combined a deep belief in tradition and the educational value of fundamental skills with an ongoing commitment to creative teaching and continuous self-evaluation. The result is a dynamic school environment in which elementary and middle school children from all over Fairfield and Westchester counties thrive. Throughout its history, NCCS has emphasized the value of childhood and the role of hands-on experience in learning. Teachers blend an outstanding academic program with an appreciation for patience, simplicity, and the power of imagination. The long-standing tradition of parent support and involvement continues to be a vital element of the School. The character and accomplishments of alumni provide powerful testimony to the success of the school’s approach. Country School is fully enrolled and fosters the socioeconomic diversity of its student body through a generous financial aid program. It has a well-earned reputation as an outst...anding day school, sending its graduates to many of the most selective secondary schools in the nation.
The mission of New Canaan Country School is to guide students to reach their intellectual, creative, moral, and physical potential. We value the imagination and curiosity of children and respect childhood as an integral part of life. Our teachers set high academic standards and challenge students to question, to think, to collaborate, and to act with integrity. The school works in partnership with families to teach personal, social, and environmental responsibility and to create a community that honors diversity and our common humanity. New Canaan Country School inspires students to be lifelong learners with the courage and confidence to make a positive contribution to the world.