PDS has an opening for a full-time, middle and upper school Spanish teacher, beginning in the Fall, 2020. Candidates should be experienced teachers who are well educated and equally passionate about their subject and students. Candidates must work well in a collaborative environment, they should have an interest in and understanding of interdisciplinary work, and be able to utilize technology to enhance student learning. Successful candidates will be eager to help students develop the skills to communicate in the target language, and will be invested in creating classroom opportunities for students to explore the Hispanic world and cultures.
Candidates should be able to teach the complete range of PDS students, from introductory to advanced levels, and contribute to the community life of PDS.
A full-time teacher teaches 4 classes (2-3 preps), is an advisor to 6-8 students, has various duties, and is expected to contribute to the school life outside the classroom in an extracurricular activity.
For this position, the ideal candidate is expected to:
Foster a learning environment that is student centered and that supports students’ social and emotional needs • Employ teaching practices rooted in current brain-based research • Differentiate teaching and learning based on students’ cognitive needs and learning style • Develop creative formative and summative experiences and assessments to evaluate student learning • Provide opportunities for student self-assessment and engagement in the learning process • Provide consistent oral and written communication to students and families • Develop curriculum with department members
Contribute to school life outside the classroom— coaching or other extracurricular activities
Bachelor’s degree in the Spanish language, literature, history and/or culture
Minimum 3 years of proven success teaching high school students
Demonstrated experience at both introductory and advanced levels.
Complete command of the language
Strong background, beyond the language, in Spanish cultural traditions, history and literature
Proven ability to work in a highly collaborative environment, and to communicate and lead through strong interpersonal skills
Advanced Degree in in the Spanish language, literature, history and/or culture
Instructional design, curriculum development and assessment experience (developing, delivering, and assessing)