Tenacre Country Day School is seeking a full-time Spanish teacher to begin at the end of August 2020. Tenacre’s mission is to nurture and challenge each child, every day. Everything we do is designed to enhance this all-important balance over a broad range of homeroom and special subjects, along with other activities. As a school dedicated to the elementary years, Tenacre values the importance of teaming within a department, the strong partnership between parents and staff, and the meaningful participation of each child in daily school life. We provide our teachers with numerous professional development opportunities and a collegial atmosphere.
As a community of children and adults, we strive to work hard, to find joy, and to be kind. Please visit our website at https://www.tenacrecds.org
The Spanish teacher will be responsible for Spanish instruction to our Pre-k through 6th grade students. In addition, the teacher will be responsible for working with faculty and staff in support of the school’s mission and broader curricular goals. The ideal candidate will have a strong background teaching Spanish to elementary school-aged students. We expect that the Spanish teacher will be a collaborative team member who works well with other teaching teams and departments in support of curriculum and program.
Roles & Responsibilities
Partners with colleagues across grade levels and subjects
Participates in faculty meetings, professional development work and fulfills additional duties as assigned (e.g. lunch and recess coverage)
Partners with families to support students
Uses technology in instruction to advance learning outcomes
Demonstrates familiarity with Q-Talk instructional software
Demonstrates inclusive practice in all schoolwork and supports diversity and equity in the school experience
Bachelor’s Degree required
Master’s Degree preferred
Approximately three years of elementary classroom teaching experience
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Demonstrated investment in social and emotional development
Demonstrated emotional intelligence
Appreciation, joy and enthusiasm in working with this age
Flexibility and a sense of humor
Tenacre welcomes candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and encourages diverse candidates of all backgrounds to apply. Tenacre is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Tenacre School is a small, co-educational day school for children in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade Six. Our mission is "to nurture and challenge each child, every day." Tenacre enrolls 193 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 6th Grade, and has a teaching staff of 35. There are two teachers in every homeroom, plus special subject teachers for science, Spanish, art, technology, library, music, PE, and Spanish. Tenacre also has resource teachers for reading and math, a learning consultant and a technology coordinator. We have our own custodial/maintenance staff and also have our own food service staff. Supporting the operation of the school are the academic, admission/enrollment, business and development offices.
Tenacre has a warm, friendly work environment. All staff are encouraged to participate in a variety of activities throughout the year, from community service projects with students, or acting in an annual faculty/staff play, to talking with the students about a hobby or trip during an assembly, or even attending "tadpole graduation" with the 3rd Grade in the Spring! Everyone on the staff works to enhance the learning experience of the children from dire...ct teaching, to maintaining the facilities, to providing a nutritious lunch each day. All staff are considered valuable members of the Tenacre community.
The following are some of the benefits offered by Tenacre:
Health insurance - Blue Cross/Blue Shield
Pension - John Hancock with a match of 7 - 10% based on years of service, Dental, Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, Flexible Spending Account for medical and dependent care expenses, and Professional development opportunities and graduate work assistance
Tuition Remission - automatic coverage of 50% of the annual Tenacre tuition for each child attending. Plus, staff are eligible to apply for an additional award as determined by the annual SSS form
Equal Opportunity Employer
We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any non-job related physical or mental disability. We welcome candidates who will increase our diversity, and we encourage candidates of color to apply.