We began our elementary school with a single kindergarten class and the idea that learning should be joyful, student driven, and inclusive. Over the years we have developed a strong commitment to a curriculum that is project based and anti-biased. Now we have expanded once again to foster students through their middle school years in a P-8 environment.
As such, we are seeking an experienced and passionate middle school teacher to join our team. This is a truly unique opportunity to work closely with our team in shaping a new program with lots of room for professional growth.
In addition to teaching middle school Spanish, the person hired will also serve as an advisor, and be an integral component of the school community.
Develop and refine Spanish curriculum for middle school Spanish program
Teach 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Spanish classes
Use a variety of assessments to measure student learning and drive instruction
Monitor student progress
Provide academic remediation and enrichment during Purposeful Learning Lab (PLL) periods
Assist with Advisory duties as needed
Provide middle school coverage as needed, including weekly lunch/recess duties
Actively participate in a learning community, including teacher committees, peer observations, planning meetings, and staff meetings sometimes outside of school hours
Collaborate with middle school teachers, learning specialist, and division head to plan out and provide high-quality, differentiated, and relevant instruction to all children
Collaborate with lower school Spanish teacher on schoolwide scope and sequence
Regularly communicate with families
Integrate The Co-op School Values into classroom culture, units of study, and interactions with staff, families, and students
Integrate the real world and surrounding community into units of study, lessons, and classroom culture
Maintain positive relationships with students, families, and colleagues
Maintain confidentiality with student information and records
Create a positive and safe classroom culture and community using the Responsive Classroom approach
We are looking for a candidate who possesses the following skills and qualities:
A commitment to working with middle school students
Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred; academic program focus in Spanish and/or education-related fields
Experience teaching students in grades 6-8
A willingness to collaborate with others and continually inspire students to love learning
Experience working with a diverse group of learners
A commitment to social justice and anti-bias curriculum
A reflective practitioner in a state of constant professional growth and a willingness to share their craft with others
Commitment to and knowledge of experiential and inquiry-based teaching and learning
A positive attitude, flexible approach, and a sense of humor
Interested candidates are asked to send a cover letter, résumé, and statement of education philosophy to Jen En, Interim Middle School Director, at email@example.com.
The Co-op School is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity and to providing an inclusive environment for all employees. We prohibit discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, creed, color, citizenship, national origin or ancestry, religion or religious practices, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, past or present military service, physical or mental disability genetic predisposition or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local laws. Our policy extends to all employment practices including but not limited to, hiring, transfer, promotion, training, compensation, benefits, lay-offs, and termination.
About The Co-Op School
We are a progressive constructivist program that teaches to the individualities of every child and every unique classroom. The Co-op School models its curriculum based on these following beliefs:
Joyful learning lays the foundation for lifelong learning and critical thinking.
Creativity cannot exist without passion.
Children learn best when they are invested in finding out the answers to their questions and when learning is embedded in meaningful contexts, which makes learning fun and engaging.
It is important to us to educate the entire child on all levels: emotional, social, physical, and intellectual.
Students work as a group and think as individuals, expressing feelings and contributing ideas peacefully and respectfully.
Students will leave The Co-op School confident in their ability to effect change in the community and comfortable reflecting on ways to challenge and grow themselves. As creative problem solvers, each with unique viewpoints and learning styles, students will embrace the idea of a more equitable world. We strive to inspire passion and teach children to become protagonists in their own educational journey by fostering their innate sense of curiosity and creativity.