For the 2021-2022 School year, Trinity-Pawling is seeking a Teacher of Spanish who is familiar with a curriculum that emphasizes meaningful communication, practicing the languages in context and developing cultural awareness as well as linguistic competencies. Also, this individual will be an Advisor, Dorm Parent, and Coach (2-3 seasons).
Engage students by implementing meaningful project-based and experiential learning activities and designing projects/classroom activities using 21st-century learning objectives (critical thinking, collaboration, creativity, reflective learning, and cross-disciplinary thinking
Deliver instruction where students are asked to remember, understand, apply, analyze, evaluate and create. This includes small group work, meaningful HW and a tiered level of choices in assignments.
Create a culture that allows for many different types of learning by giving the students skills to think critically and providing a tiered level of assignments.
Manage students’ behavior by having systems in place that allow students to grow their best selves both academically and behaviorally, and collaborating with administrators/parents on holding students accountable.
Measures students’ progress by using a variety of valid assessment models, designing assessments to match curriculum objectives and using Bloom’s taxonomy as well as rubrics.
Advise students to meet academic objectives and age-appropriate life skills (interpersonal, conflict resolution and time management) by meeting one-on-one on a regular basis; proving and obtaining updates from other faculty and sharing information with parents.
Coach athletic teams by planning and attending all practices; teaching students strategies and techniques and ensuring there is sportsmanship throughout the season.
Build relationships with students, parents, and colleagues by providing regular updates to parents and faculty, having meaningful conversations, providing feedback and being accountable.
Support the School’s mission by actively participating in the student’s learning inside and outside the classroom, displaying a positive attitude and engaging in the spiritual life of the school.
Develop personal mastery by participating in professional development, networking to incorporate best practices, and reading professional publications.
Connect with students by fully participating in campus life and engaging in extracurricular activities.
Promote the interest of students by being a good role model, establishing and reinforcing clear boundaries and guidelines, encouraging students’ autonomy and independence and acting in a transparent manner.
Follow procedures by adhering to the School’s policies, creating and inputting student-specific comments/grades/attendance into the database; and communicating in an efficient & professional manner.
Performs other duties as may be required.
The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor's Degree, native or near-native proficiency in spoken and written Spanish, a strong background in Spanish cultures and literature, proficiency with Spanish language pedagogy, ability to teach Spanish from the beginning level through Advanced Placement, have 2+ years of teaching experience.
In addition, the qualified candidate is able to:
motivate students with a sense of humor, flexibility, high energy and collegiality;
coach athletics and/or lead an extracurricular activity (prior experience preferred)
communicate clearly, effectively and compassionately (orally and in writing) with students, parents, and colleagues;
motivate teenagers: (the over and underachiever, the super-focused and the unfocused, the gifted and the learning disabled);
deal effectively with ambiguity and change;
build relationships with students, parents, and colleagues
give and receive feedback
demonstrate a clear interest in being part of a community that is committed to diversity and inclusion;
establish and reinforce clear boundaries while being a positive role model for students;
meet the physical demands which include travel on uneven terrain, climbing/descending stairs, standing for long periods of time and carry up to 50 pounds.
To apply for this position, please send a resume, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation to Laurie DelBalzo, Director of Human Resources. Candidates who can contribute to our School’s diversity through their teaching, scholarship, and/or service to the institution are encouraged to apply.
Trinity-Pawling School complies with all applicable civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected characteristics in any of its educational programs or activities, including employment. Protected characteristics (or protected classes) include race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, alienage, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by state or federal law. The School is specifically required by Title IX and other applicable federal and state laws not to discriminate in such a manner. For more information, please reach out to Laurie DelBalzo, Director of Human Resources, at email@example.com.
Note: All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background check.
About Trinity-Pawling School
Trinity-Pawling School is an independent college prep school located on 230 acres overlooking the beautiful Hudson River Valley, just 60 miles north of New York City. Founded in 1907, the School offers boarding and day programs serving 300 boys in grades 7-12 and offers a postgraduate program.
The goal of a Trinity-Pawling education is to unlock the potential for greatness that exists in each boy. The School pursues this goal through a vigorous learning environment that emphasizes innovation, creativity, and critical thinking. Our commitment to project-based and experiential learning acknowledges the research that has identified learning paradigms that prove to be successful for boys, therefore students are taught in an active, engaging environment, in and out of the classroom. The Trinity-Pawling learning experience combines a timeless commitment to character with a dedication to prepare young men for an ever-changing world.
With 90% of faculty living on campus, students learn and grow in a close-knit community. Students are guided by teachers who are also their coaches and dorm parents, establishing strong faculty-student collaboration and providing for 24/7 learning. A ca...maraderie of “brotherhood” is enhanced by the mutuality of a family of educators and students who are dedicated to building a culture of excellence and a commitment to honor.
Each new academic year brings new commitments—to curiosity, community, communication, and character. These focus points are what gives Trinity-Pawling its distinctive culture. They allow our employees to be life-long learners, to develop individual self-awareness, and creativity in a community that is supportive and caring. This ethos allows our entire community to communicate openly and build meaningful relationships, and enables us to recognize and celebrate the gifts and talents in our students — and in each other.