Beginning with the 2021-2022 academic year, Cape Henry Collegiate is seeking a Middle School Spanish Teacher. Under direction of the Head of Middle School and the World Languages Department Chair, the Middle School Spanish teacher will be responsible for planning and implementing lessons for Spanish students in Grades 7 & 8 utilizing the TPRS (Teaching Proficiency Through Reading and Storytelling) model. Qualified candidates will be able to create and provide an environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of adolescents to ensure success for each student as well as monitor and evaluate academic outcomes. The teacher will also serve as an advisor in the Middle School Advisory Program and will supervise students in a variety of school related settings. All Cape Henry Collegiate teachers are expected to communicate and interact with students, parents, staff and community in a manner that represents the mission and core values of the school.
Position Duties (include, but are not limited to)
Plan and implement lessons that meet the curricular guidelines for the introductory level Spanish
Collaborate with colleagues around best practices according to the Comprehensible Input (CI) model of instruction.
Develop, select and modify instructional plans and materials to meet the needs of all students
Create a classroom environment that provides for student involvement in the learning process and enables each student to achieve learning objectives
Prepare for classes assigned, and show written evidence of preparation upon request of Division Head
Guide the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and in harmony with the goals, establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, projects and the like to communicate these objectives to students
Maintain a safe, positive, and fair classroom environment for all students
Collaborate with the World Languages Department and the Grade Level team to support both curricular goals as well as the social, emotional, and academic well-being of students
Make provision for being available to students and parents for education-related purposes outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms
Attend staff meetings and serve on staff committees as required
Perform other duties as required
The ideal candidate will have the following knowledge, skills and abilities:
Prior knowledge or willingness to be trained in the TPRS model of language instruction.
Strong Spanish language proficiency allowing for confident, spontaneous interaction in the language
Ability to plan and implement effective lessons to engage middle school students
Effective use of formative and summative evaluation to meet the needs of each student.
Ability to provide instruction that reflects multiple perspectives and multicultural education
Ability to infuse technology into curriculum
Ability to work effectively with administrators, colleagues, students, parents and community
Excellent oral and written communication and human relations skills.
Education and Experience Bachelor's Degree in Spanish from an accredited college or university. Candidates with a Master’s Degree and/or state teaching license will be given preferential treatment. A comparable amount of training and experience may be substituted for the minimum qualifications.
Physical Requirements Significant standing, walking, moving, climbing, carrying, bending, kneeling, crawling, reaching, handling, pushing, and pulling. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential tasks.
The School's mission is to know, value, and challenge each student. We commit to building a diverse and inclusive community. We seek to graduate independent thinkers and globally aware citizens.
Cape Henry Collegiate is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates.
About Cape Henry Collegiate
Cape Henry Collegiate is a coeducational independent day school with an enrollment of over 950 located on a 30-acre campus in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The School is noted for its meaningful honor code, strong academics, competitive athletic programs, commitment to the visual and performing arts, global education, and caring environment.