The master teacher should bring energy and passion for teaching Spanish to the Middle School World Language department. Other responsibilities and necessary competencies include the following:
Exhibiting excellent teaching skills that demonstrate best practice according to ACTFL
Teaching 5 classes; willingness to teach all levels in Middle School
Understanding the development of middle-school students and displaying a passion for working with this age group
Connecting with students, challenging them, and shifting pedagogical practice to meet the needs of diverse learners
Collaborating with departmental colleagues across divisions to create vertical alignment of the Spanish curriculum
Advising 10-14 students, facilitating the “Lead from Here” curriculum, and meeting with parents of advisees
Working with grade-level colleagues to support students’ well-being and community goals
Communicating effectively, both orally and in writing, by establishing and maintaining positive relationships with students, parents, faculty, and staff
Growing professionally and exhibiting an enthusiasm for lifelong learning
Creating and promoting an inclusive learning environment and a sense of belonging in the classroom
Integrating technology effectively into classroom instruction
Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Spanish or Foreign Language Education; MA or MEd highly desirable; previous teaching experience in an independent school setting and experience teaching a proficiency-based curriculum preferred; coaching experience or a willingness to coach desired.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Ravenscroft School
Ravenscroft School is an independent coeducational day school offering a broad curriculum in the liberal arts with numerous advanced classes and an emphasis on best-practices teaching methods at every level. Founded in 1862, the school enrolls 1160 students in grades pre-K through twelve who demonstrate high standards of conduct as well as the capability of achieving success in a rigorous academic program.
Ravenscroft School Mission Statement: "The Ravenscroft community, guided by our legacy of excellence, nurtures individual potential and prepares students to thrive in a complex and interdependent world."