Purpose: The Spanish teacher is a collaborative, experienced, and nurturing teacher who is excited to join a dedicated team working in an independent school K-12 environment. This teacher has the ability to build rapport and communicate well with students, colleagues, and parents.
What You Will Do:
Teach World Language curriculum in Spanish, develop lesson plans and map curriculum.
Provide general supervision of students at all times in the building (including lunch and recess)
Maintain an orderly classroom environment
Generate assignments and activities to promote learning in a creative manner
Promote speaking in the target language
Fairly assess students both formatively and summatively
Maintain a gradebook with weekly grades for middle and upper school
Write narrative quarterly comments
Reach out to students, parents and teachers in a professional and collaborative manner
Participate in Board related events, as requested
Participate in orientation, field trips, hut trips, student activities, and Ski Fridays
Who We Are:
Vail Mountain School is a rapport-based independent school who is proud of our roots in the Vail Valley. We are a group of active people who are committed to instilling the value of our natural surroundings to the next generation through education, responsibility, and kindness. VMS is a caring and thoughtful organization committed to the lives of our employees. We offer a competitive benefit package including medical, dental, and vision insurance plans designed to fit the needs of our faculty and staff. We offer a monthly wellness benefit reimbursement as well as FSA and HSA options depending on your health insurance elections. We focus on the professional development of our faculty and staff through individual professional development opportunities. Vail Mountain School is proud to offer competitive compensation based on your life experience.
Who You Are:
A “raise your hand” type of person. You’re interested in participating in school events like after school academy, field trips, sitting at lunch tables, assisting with carpool, hut trips, and Ski Fridays. You are ready to participate fully in the life of the school.
Willing to provide general supervision of students
Able to communicate in a timely and professional manner with students, parents, colleagues, and volunteers
Ready to attend related meetings and assist with afternoon/evening programs; some of which may occur outside of the school day
Actively promoting the mission of the school
Deeply knowledgeable in the subject area; displaying dedication, passion, inspiration, the ability to individualize learning, and the capacity to help all students succeed.
Fluent in both Spanish
Bonus point if you happen to speak additional languages, specifically Mandarin
Ready to utilize Responsive Classroom, Love & Logic, Professional Learning Communities as a member of our faculty.
Committed to pursuing professional development and are life-long learners.
Bachelor's Degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university required; advanced degree preferred
Proficiency in designing effective lessons, teaching diverse learning styles and managing elementary school age students
We would love to land a teacher with 3 or more years in an independent school with a K-12 environment, but it’s not a requirement.
About Vail Mountain School
Vail Mountain School mission: Develop Character, Seek Knowledge, Build Community.