teach all subjects using the school curriculum and national standards
develop unit and lesson plans
provide individualized, small group and large group instruction to meet the needs of students
attend annual trainings
engage students in learning through best practice strategies
assess students' academic and social growth
keep records of student progress and communicate progress with families
establish, manage, and maintain procedures, routines, rules and standards of student behavior
maintain a safe, clean, comfortable classroom
participate cooperatively with the Spanish Immersion coordinator and Head of School on formative and summative evaluations
participate in accreditation committee work
perform various non-instructional duties, such as recess and carpool duties
Bachelor's Degree (minimum)
Proficient in English oral and written language skills
3 letters of recommendation
About St. Peter's Episcopal School
In August 2014, St. Peter’s boldly redefined its preschool program by implementing a Spanish language immersion program. Broadly referred to as foreign language immersion, this distinctive approach allows young children to acquire fluency in a second language in the same way they learned English.
Foreign language immersion is an educational methodology that involves teaching traditional, conventional academic subjects such as math, science, social studies, and language arts, in a non-native language. This system uses the rich palette and nuanced expressions of language to embellish and extend the dimension of the learning environment and to ensure students attain fluency in a second language. At St. Peter’s, Spanish is the conduit through which Preschool through first grade students are academically advancing.
Research surrounding foreign language immersion is vast and substantiated. Students, who are fluent in a second language, are also more cognitively astute, mentally flexible, and culturally aware.
St. Peter’s offers a Spanish immersion option to Preschool-3, Junior Kindergarten, Kindergarten and First grade students. Teachers instruct and interact with students speak...ing only Spanish in the classroom.
Students who acquire fluency in a second language at an early age:
Are more capable of acquiring other languages;
Become more intellectually flexible and cognitively astute;
Develop a heightened understanding, respect, and concern for other cultures and globally issues;
Experience long-term academic success, typically scoring higher on all standardized tests;
Develop a capacity at a younger age to comprehend complex, abstract concept;
Demonstrate high confidence and self-esteem;
Pursue more difficult educational programs.