About Us: Glen Urquhart School (GUS), is an independent, coeducational day school for students in Pre-K through grade eight. Located 45 minutes north of Boston in Beverly Farms, GUS was founded in 1977 with an experiential, place-based philosophy that integrates all subjects and creates opportunities for students to be passionate in their pursuit of knowledge.
Description: We seek a dynamic and flexible individual who loves teaching and understands how to engage elementary school children in the acquisition of a world language. Building on Glen Urquhart’s existing world languages program, this teacher will teach courses in grades K through sixth. The GUS curriculum is thematic and interdisciplinary, which requires collaboration across grades and academic disciplines. The School’s world language program is culture-based and emphasizes language, both spoken and written. This position is ideally full time with benefits, willing to negotiate.
As an independent day school, we expect teachers to become involved in the life of the school. Beyond classroom work, teachers attend weekly morning meetings, school functions, and community events.
Key Responsibilities Include but are not limited to:
Supporting the mission, philosophy, and core values of the School
Demonstrating academic excellence through a working knowledge of GUS’s core curriculum
Delivering appropriate materials, lessons, and regular assessments of students in grades K-5 using a variety of teaching strategies
Effectively using academic technology to enhance instruction
Issuing grades and comments for students in a timely manner
Participating in the Faculty Evaluation Program
Participating in parent conferences and communicating with parents regularly
Attending all required meetings of the faculty
Qualifications: At GUS, we recognize that there are innumerable ways to learn, grow, and excel professionally. When reviewing applications we take a broad look at the experience of each applicant in order to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work. That said, we are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you possess a majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below:
The position requires the ability to teach Spanish
A bachelor’s degree in Spanish or a related field and near-native fluency in Spanish
A master’s degree in Spanish or in education
3-5 years teaching experience, with some experience at the elementary level
Equal Opportunity Employer: Glen Urquhart School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, national or ethnic origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic background, age, disability, or military service in its hiring, employment or other programs and activities.
Salary to be determined based on experience and education. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and list of three references via email with the subject line “Spanish Teacher” to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Glen Urquhart School
Glen Urquhart School is a leader in pre-K-8 education. We are a progressive, place and theme-based, developmentally-aligned school. For us, "progressive" means we are child-centered, with the questions and ideas of our students being as important in the learning process as the goals of the teachers. We are "place-based," meaning that the North Shore and greater Boston are as much our classroom as a room with four walls. We are "theme-based," in that each grade level is focused around a central question or idea. And we are "developmentally-aligned," meaning we are trained and aware of the ages and stages of children's growth.
Ahead of its time, Glen Urquhart School’s program was founded in 1977 on an experiential, place-based philosophy that integrated all subjects and created opportunities for students to be passionate in their pursuit of knowledge. At the core of our challenging academic program today is the student - and the excitement of discovery.
We have always believed that knowledge from different disciplines needs to be synthesized, because one discipline informs another. Our students learn their math facts and grammar rules. They study two world languages, learn how... to write a clear and convincing essay, and test complex scientific theories. Students apply their understanding in imaginative, intricate, and powerful ways. Our hands-on approach to the academic curriculum - from theme-based projects to field trips to lively debates - ensures that knowledge stays with students for a lifetime.
We believe in the power of curiosity, making mistakes, asking questions to find solutions, collaboration, and working as individuals for the greater good. We believe in being yourself, building each other up from the inside out, and exploring beyond the classroom walls. We believe that changing the world with ideas starts in kindergarten.
We also know that students thrive best when they receive intellectual challenge and emotional support in a caring environment. At Glen Urquhart School, we are deliberate about providing a structure for healthy emotional and social growth that promotes strong relationships and a positive self-image so that students can concentrate on their learning and reach their academic potential.