Green Hedges School seeks an experienced middle school world language teacher to instruct Spanish for the 2020-2021 school year. An independent school located 14 miles west of Washington, DC in Vienna, VA, Green Hedges has an enrollment of approximately 150 students in preschool through Grade 8. All students learn French from preschool through Grade 5, then choose between Spanish and French in Grade 6 (to continue with their chosen language through Grade 8). All students also take Latin in Grades 6, 7, and 8.
Note: For qualified candidates, this position may be combined with other teaching responsibilities to create a full-time position at Green Hedges.
Requirements: A successful candidate for the middle school Spanish position will have: Undergraduate degree (masters preferred) in Spanish language • Minimum of 2 - 5 years of related teaching experience •Proficient knowledge of the academic and social-emotional development of middle school age children • A high level of energy • Good time management skills • Initiative • Collaborative skills
• Candidates must successfully complete a required background check.
Implement developmentally appropriate and engaging curriculum, using Green Hedges’ Mission and Curriculum Overview as a guide.
Use Comprehensible Input as primary method of instruction.
Create positive learning communities within the classroom that acknowledge and respect children’s social, emotional and behavioral interactions and growth
Effectively integrate professional standards of Spanish language and culture education into everyday classroom instruction
Prepare and implement lesson plans for such instruction
Collaborate with faculty in other disciplines with an eye toward providing interdisciplinary opportunities
Ensure optimal learning for all students and tailor instruction to the needs of a variety of students with different learning styles, strengths, and weaknesses
Build on an expanding knowledge of how children learn best through professional development
Work diligently and promptly to maintain positive and constructive home-school communication
Demonstrate competency with school related technology
Maintain a class web page which includes news, homework information, and resources
Keep current with curriculum mapping
Conduct parent-teacher conferences
Use assessment and evaluation tools to guide instructional decisions; maintain accurate, up-to-date records and communicate results to students, parents, and appropriate others in a timely manner with regard to student progress and performance
Perform all professional duties efficiently and punctually, manage resources effectively, and meet deadlines and meeting schedules set by the School
Attend and participate in faculty meetings and department meetings
Perform professional duties as assigned by the Head of School or the Assistant Head of School. These duties include but are not limited to recess duty, lunch duty, and dismissal duty
Reports to: Head of School, Assistant Head of School
Interested candidates should submit 1) letter of interest, 2) three references, and 3) resume to: email@example.com
Green Hedges School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.
About Green Hedges School
All children embark on their own educational journeys brimming with potential, informed by nature, and nurtured through personal experience. We believe each journey is better and more nourishing if, during these formative years, it takes place within a deeply-connected and diverse community. Such a community provides children a supportive, physically- and emotionally-safe environment where they become confident learners who take risks and actively engage in their world. Green Hedges is this community.