The Episcopal School of Baton Rouge seeks a Middle School Spanish teacher for the 2020-2021 academic year. The responsibilities of this position include teaching beginning levels of Spanish (levels I and II) for 6th - 8th grade students. This faculty member will also have an advisory of Middle School students and will be expected to oversee extracurricular and after-school activities. This is a ten-month, full-time position. Description of School Episcopal is a college preparatory educational community of approximately 930 students in grades pre-K through 12. Episcopal is known historically for its robust academic performance, attention to the spiritual lives of its students, and for offering a wide range of opportunities for student education and development. Opportunities to excel in academics, arts, athletics, service, and community leadership characterize the student experience.
A Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Spanish Language or a native speaker with a Bachelor’s degree is required.
Demonstrated experience working with children.
Ability to help students develop both Spanish language skills as well as an appreciation and understanding of Hispanophone cultures.
A combination of the following would make for a stronger candidate:
Demonstrated experience in a school setting working with students in the classroom, advisory, and extracurricular activities, with a commitment to educating the whole child.
Knowledge of independent schools.
Appreciation and understanding of the uniqueness of middle school-aged children.
Demonstrated classroom management skills.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Experience with digital educational technology.
Willingness to collaborate with administrators and colleagues to develop and evolve the Spanish language program and develop cross-curricular connections as needed to best fit future student needs.
Ability to teach more than one language.
As a member of the Episcopal faculty, the Middle School Spanish Teacher will serve as a representative of the school at all times, upholding its mission both personally and professionally. Candidates must be self-motivated with excellent communication skills. Candidates should have an eagerness to help each student achieve his or her full potential. A professional demeanor is expected and the skill to develop strong relationships is a must. Being a person that self-identifies (and that others describe) as a “happy” person, an emotionally intelligent person, a person with natural “situational awareness,” a person who consistently strives to improve, a “forward-looking” person, and a person who “plays well with others,” are all characteristics of a successful candidate.
Submission Information: Episcopal will offer a competitive salary and good benefits for this position. Mark Engstrom, Middle School Division Head, will be the point person for the process. Please include an employment application, cover letter, resume, copy of transcripts, and references. Digital applications are preferred and welcomed at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Spanish teacher candidate”. Application materials can also be sent to Mark Engstrom, Episcopal School of Baton Rouge, 3200 Woodland Ridge Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70816.
Episcopal does not discriminate against any person in admission, employment, or otherwise because of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, or age in violation of state or federal law or regulations.
About Episcopal School of Baton Rouge
Episcopal, a college preparatory educational community of between 900 and 1,000 students and approximately 170 professionals, includes grades pre-K through 12. Episcopal is known historically for its academic performance, for its attention to the spiritual lives of its students, and for offering a wide range of opportunities for student education and development. Opportunities to excel in academics, arts, athletics, service, and community leadership characterize the school.