The New School, an independent high school in Atlanta, offers an innovative curriculum which blends traditional academic study and community-engaged learning, creating opportunities for students to do work that is meaningful and relevant to their lives. The New School uses multiple experiential learning opportunities to complement a rigorous college prep program equipping students with the competencies they’ll need to thrive. TNS students apply their classroom learning in the real world and in the process, many discover their passions. The New School is starting an expansion phase starting in 2020 from 80 students over grades 9-12 to around 120-160 students, a growth phase that will take four years to complete. This is a unique opportunity to join a team of passionate educational innovators at an exciting stage in the development of a school at the cutting edge of project-based and community-engaged learning. To learn more, please visit www.tnsatlanta.org.
The New School seeks a part-time Spanish language teacher to teach Spanish to 9th, 10th and 11th grade students. Classes will be separated by ability/experience, with one advanced class and one regular class per grade and between 8 to 15 students per class. This is a part-time position to teach three out of the six classes for a total of 8 hours per week of instructional time split over 3 days.
This teacher will be responsible for teaching the foundations of Spanish language, both written and spoken and to create a classroom environment that develops in each student an awareness and appreciation of the role of Spanish in everyday life and in the city of Atlanta. The instructor will also integrate project-based-learning and community-engaged-learning into their curriculum to create opportunities for their students to apply their learning in real-world settings. Throughout the year, there will be opportunities to work with other New School teachers and the Community Engaged Learning team to launch cross-discipline collaborations and integrate community partners into projects and curriculum.
Essential Job Functions Below are some of the tasks required of this position:
Develop curriculum in collaboration with TNS teachers and teach one section of each of the following:
Spanish 1 (regular or advanced)
Spanish 2 (regular or advance)
Spanish 3 (regular or advance)
Document all syllabi, lesson plans, assignments, and other curricular materials
Use detailed data analysis of student performance to inform best practices
Faculty Collaboration and Planning
Attend one monthly faculty work afternoon to allow for collaboration, professional development
Attend (by video conference or in person) weekly Monday morning team meetings
Attend summer planning sessions (one week following the end of school and one week before the start of school)
Participate in and attend all school recruitment events (e.g., Information Sessions and Open Houses)
Participate in planning and attend all Exhibitions, Curriculum Nights, Parent Events
Communicate effectively and maintain strong relationships with students, families and colleagues through regular email and conferences
All teachers are expected to embody the following New School values:
The belief that students should be architects of their own learning
A commitment to knowing students well and serving as their guide
A passion for innovation, collaboration and participation in a community of learning
Commitment to the school culture of continuous reflection and growth
Undergraduate degree in Spanish or other language studies
At least two years of high school Spanish teaching preferred, or comparable teaching experience
Additional Salary Information: This is a half-time salary to teach 3 classes for a total of around 9 hours per week of instructional time.
About The New School
The New School, an independent high school in Atlanta, offers an innovative curriculum which blends traditional academic study and community-engaged learning, creating opportunities for students to do work that is meaningful and relevant to their lives. The New School uses multiple experiential learning opportunities to supplement a rigorous college prep program equipping students with the competencies they’ll need to thrive. TNS students apply their classroom learning in the real world and in the process, take the passions to the next level. Every student learns to code and build websites, every student goes through a year-long entrepreneurship program, every student takes internships, creativity meets technology and innovation in core classes and enrichment programs. The school day starts with yoga, and reflection and peer review are an integral part of projects and classes. To learn more, please visit www.tnsatlanta.org.