King School is a PreK-12 independent, college preparatory day school located in Stamford that serves the diverse families of Fairfield and Westchester counties. King Schoolseeks more than achievement for our students. We open minds and spark courageous thinking. Everyday, our students discover and forge their unique paths to excellence as we teach, guide, and cheer them on. Because when we set better standards for both the experience and outcomes of education, students cultivate the insights and heart to own their future.
At King, we seek to employ staffulty - our staff and faculty - who love working with children, have passion for and expertise in their subject matter, exhibit a growth mindset, embrace the multidimensional roles we each play, and prioritize the learning process for students and staffulty.
King School teachers understand that true learning is nurtured through authentic and meaningful student-teacher partnerships. When students are known both as learners and as people by their teachers, students become better self-advocates and more responsible for their own emotional and academic well-being.
We expect our teachers to consistently incorporate student-centered best practices. We constantly seek ways to deepen our understanding of the dynamic relationship between the learning and teaching processes. When students have the chance to apply their learning in tangible ways, they are able to experience concepts more fully, synthesize disparate disciplines, and reach deeper understanding. Lower school students at King explore activities like role-play, visualizations, model building, and fun experiments. Hands-on learning for middle and upper school students include fieldwork, collaboration to solve real community challenges, and other projects that bring knowledge to life.
Diversity is foundational to academic and professional excellence, and therefore is a core value at King. We think, learn, and work more deeply due to the many facets of diversity in our community, including but not limited to gender, race, ethnicity, religion, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, age, ability, and learning style. We leverage cultural differences and intellectual diversity to create an inclusive and vibrant learning community, endeavoring for each person to feel seen, heard, valued, and respected.
Job Title: Middle School World Language Teacher - Spanish
Division: Middle School
Reports to: Head of Middle School and World Language Department Chair
Job Description: King seeks a Middle School World Language Teacher to teach Spanish to grades 6, 7, and 8 starting in the 2021-2022 school year. This teacher will assume duties and responsibilities, consistent with expectations for all Middle School teachers, which consist of the primary teaching load of four sections and leading an advisory.
Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Teach 3 sections of Spanish Level 1 to grades 6 and 7 and one section of Spanish I to grade 8.
Serve as a Grade 6 Advisor.
Responsibilities include advocating for the students, communicating with parents about advisees’ progress, guiding advisees through daily school life, sharing information, and leading discussions.
Attends regular meetings for Grade 6 with student support teams to discuss student concerns and progress.
Collaborates with other Middle School language teachers to ensure consistency in the established academic program.
Collaborates with the Director of Teaching and Learning, Middle School Dean of Students and School Counselors when appropriate to ensure students are being fully supported and challenged.
Participate in all required meetings.
Perform other supervisory duties as required of all Middle School teachers - recess and snack, lunch, study hall, morning greeting, etc.
Communicate with parents/guardians about students and advise progress as necessary.
Skills & Requirements:
Bachelors required, advanced degree in Spanish preferred.
Experience teaching Spanish to middle-school aged students.
Ability to teach French as well preferred.
A strong affinity for children, flexibility, and a sense of humor are required.
Knowledge of academic and social developmental benchmarks.
Strong communication skills and ability to constructively collaborate with students and colleagues.
Must embrace use of technology to enhance communication and instruction support.
Proven ability to facilitate differentiated, student-centered best practices.
Possess a sound understanding of the intellectual and social-emotional developmental stages of adolescents.
Ability and capacity to nurture student discovery, autonomy of thought and skill development.
Ability to be organized and manage a series of student information platforms and systems, including: Google Classroom, Gmail.
Demonstrated cross-cultural competence--ability to effectively teach, learn, and engage in a multicultural environment with a diverse student body--in pedagogical practice and multicultural curriculum content.
Demonstrated capacity in culturally responsive professional practices, excellent communication skills, and ability to constructively collaborate with colleagues.
Demonstrated capacity to thrive in our diverse community, including but not limited to diversity in race, ethnicity, gender identity, socio-economic status, ability/disability, belief, sexual orientation, and national origin according to our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion principles.
King goes beyond just stating that we are Equal Opportunity Employer. Our goal is to intentionally hire a diverse pool of world-class staffulty to enrich the educational experience of students. King seeks candidates committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment where varied identities are valued and respected.
About King School
King is an independent, college preparatory day school serving students from Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12. We are a diverse, vibrant learning community dedicated to educational excellence and the fullest academic and personal achievement of our students.