Job Summary: Canterbury School is seeking a dynamic, talented, and experienced Spanish teacher to join our team as a full-time faculty member in the Middle School. This position is responsible for teaching Spanish classes in the Middle School (grades 5-8). Canterbury requires strong teaching skills, a deep understanding of middle school students, a strong background in Spanish, knowledge of best practices in pedagogy, flexibility, and the ability to collaborate closely with members of the department, administration, colleagues, and parents.
Providing excellent instruction by fostering a nurturing, challenging, and supportive classroom environment that emphasizes mutual respect, advances students in their Spanish language education, and inspires students toward a lifelong love of learning.
The active pursuit of professional development in the areas of pedagogy, teaching techniques, and technology relevant to the field and subject in order to provide students with a learning experience of the highest quality.
Monitoring and reporting on the performance of students and coordinating with administration, teachers, and parents to address concerns and correct problems should they arise.
Serving as advisor to a group of approximately 10 Middle School students.
Other general supervisory duties throughout the school day, as assigned by the division directors.
Implementing lesson plans effectively
Supervising students when in your care
Interacting appropriately with parents
Attending school, professional development, and faculty meetings
All other responsibilities as outlined in the employee handbook
Bachelor’s Degree or higher (a degree in Education and/or subject field is preferred)
Experience teaching Spanish at this age level
Excellent verbal communication skills and organizational skills
Outstanding written skills for communication and documentation
Knowledge about and experience with student developmental, social, emotional and cognitive needs
Empathy and understanding for middle school age students
Ability to work successfully with colleagues on a team
Flexibility, tact, and grace in talking with parents