William Penn Charter School, a co-ed, pre-K-12 independent Quaker day school, seeks a full-time Upper School Spanish Teacher to begin in the 2020-21 academic year. Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree in Spanish, Foreign Language Education, or a related field (an advanced degree is preferred). Candidates must also have prior teaching experience, near-native to native level fluency in Spanish, and an ability to teach all levels through AP. A willingness to collaborate regularly with members of the Spanish team and the Foreign Language Department as a whole is essential. Knowledge of ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines and Integrated Performance Assessments is also required and experience using each is preferred. Previous experience teaching online would be a plus.
Successful candidates will also embrace student-centered pedagogy and technology use in the classroom, model curiosity and a desire for professional growth, and exhibit a desire to build positive and meaningful relationships with students, colleagues, administrators, and parents in a manner consistent with the School's mission. Additionally, they will demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion both in their teaching practice and in building relationships. Familiarity with the principles and practices of Quakerism and Quaker education is highly desirable.
In addition to salary and benefits, new hires will have access to a plethora of professional development opportunities via our Teaching and Learning Center. A full time teaching load includes the teaching of four classes, serving as an advisor to a small group of students, and involvement in a co-curricular activity such as coaching, drama, or service.
We will review application materials as they are submitted and interview candidates on a rolling basis until the position has been filled.
About William Penn Charter School
William Penn Charter School is a Quaker, coeducational, PreK-12 day school on a 47 acre campus in the East Falls neighborhood of Philadelphia. Our diverse student body of 968 students travels to Penn Charter from 105 different zip codes. Established in 1689 by William Penn, the school emphasizes academics, the arts, athletics, spiritual awareness and service learning.