This position would involve the teaching of Spanish to our Preschool through Fifth Grade. The ideal candidate would bring a passion for the language and be able to enrich the curriculum with cultural experiences.
We are looking for a teacher who can enjoy creating learning experiences designed to nurture the development of the whole child in a collaborative work environment that integrates interdisciplinary practices and promotes project-based learning. Ideal candidates will enjoy using a wide array of resources to build rich learning experiences while drawing on multiple approaches to ensure differentiation. Experience working with Lower School aged children with an ability to display effective classroom management is a requirement.
St. James Academy is a leading Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade independent school, located on 89 acres of rolling countryside in northern Baltimore County. The Academy’s approach to education opens young minds to think beyond the page and explore interests and passions. The low student/teacher ratio gives teachers the flexibility to adhere to a strong curriculum and to also tailor classes for students to discover their interests and strengths from an early age. The program at St. James Academy is focused on individual attention to each child’s intellectual, spiritual, emotional, social, and physical growth.
We are looking for candidates with:
A passion for teaching and a love of continued learning
Experience in teaching and developing a strong Spanish curriculum
A desire to be involved in our community outside the class
An affinity with technology integration
A desire to differentiate instruction when necessary
Strong organizational skills
Flexibility, positivity, creativity, collaborative skills, and a growth mindset
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Additional French Language experience a benefit, though not a requirement
Develops and implements a Spanish program which adheres to the current curriculum, gearing the program to address the needs, special talents, styles, and pace of learning of the individual child and the collective class.
Assists in the planning and preparation of the learning environment including setting up and maintaining the classroom learning centers and preparing and/or obtaining needed supplies, materials, and textbooks. This process should be conducted in an organized, thorough, and timely manner.
Conducts him/herself in a professional manner at all times which reflects the mission and philosophy of the Academy.
Ensures that adequate and complete lesson plans are available for a substitute for a planned or unplanned absence.
Establishes and maintains effective partnership with parents through conferences, conversations and consistent and frequent communication. Keeps parents informed about Spanish activities and the individual development of their children.
Ensures the safety of the children at all times.
Treats children, parents, faculty, staff, and administration with dignity and respect and practices positive approaches to discipline, as outlined in the Academy’s Discipline Policy.
Keeps the Lower School Head apprised of children’s progress, potential problems, or needed consultation between parents, teachers, and the Lower School Head.
Maintains and reports absences and lateness according to established procedures.
Maintains students' grades and reports these grades on report cards according to established procedures.
Completes conference reports after each parent/teacher conference; reviews critical conference results with the Lower School Head.
Attends all regularly scheduled and special faculty meetings and liturgies
Responds to communication regarding students within 24 hours
Responsible for the orderly arrangement, appearance, and décor of his/her classroom; maintaining sanitary conditions for faculty and students.
On a rotating basis, will be responsible for assuming the supervision duties of arrival and/or departure carpool, recess, lunch, etc. as assigned or needed.
Participates in recommended training programs, conferences, seminars, courses, and other professional development opportunities to further enhance professional and personal growth.
Must be willing to fully participate with the Lower School Head in performance evaluations and in assessing development activities and personal improvements needed to ensure continuing professional and personal growth.
Three or more years of teaching experience
A Masters degree in education
About St. James Academy
St. James is located 20 miles from Baltimore on a beautiful 89-acre campus. St. James Academy is a PreK through 8 Episcopal day school in Monkton, Maryland.