The MacDuffie School seeks a full-time Spanish Teacher, beginning in late August, 2020. The Teacher must be able to provide effective, creative instruction (introductory to AP) to both Middle and Upper School Students from diverse backgrounds. Candidates with a strong sense of community, relevant experiences working in a prep school setting, and self-motivation are preferred. As a boarding-day community, faculty members are also expected to advise a small group of students and serve on a rotating weekend duty team where driving is often required. Ability to coach is an asset.
Candidates must possess the following: Bachelor’s Degree or higher in Spanish or similar language teaching field; fluent in Spanish; working knowledge of the Hispanosphere; minimum of 2 years language-teaching experience at an Upper School level.
About The MacDuffie School
MacDuffie is a small, coeducational, boarding/day, college preparatory school for grades 6 – 12, located in Granby, MA. The school has a very diverse student body. Students represent over 20 countries, as well as a number of local municipalities throughout the Pioneer Valley.
MacDuffie's students compete with their peers on standardized test scores (APs, SATs, ACTs, National Language Exams, etc.), and 100% go to colleges of their choice, including many that are highly selective. About a third of students participate in the arts, and about two thirds in athletics, with some overlap between the groups. The arts programs are highly developed, and every year several students are accepted at prestigious professional schools. Students treat each other and members of the faculty with kindness and consideration, with little delineation between grades or cliques.
Students and faculty have a natural and nurturing relationship, based on mutual respect and interest.