MICDS has a rich and distinctive history spanning more than 150 years. A leader in independent education, MICDS is a college-prep, coeducational school for grades JK-12. Our mission is to help students discover their unique talents, preparing them for higher education and a life of purpose and service as engaged citizens in our ever-changing world.
MICDS offers employees a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits plan, including a generous 403(b) retirement plan where the School contributes 8% of salary with an employee’s 3% contribution; medical, dental and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts and long term care insurance; life insurance and short-term and long-term disability insurances; tuition benefit; paid leaves; access to a fitness center; and free lunch.
MICDS is seeking a full-time Spanish instructor to teach in the 9th – 12th grades, in the 2021-2022 academic year. The ideal candidate should bring a collaborative nature and a student-centered approach to the classroom as well as a commitment to meeting the needs of a diverse group of learners. Our school community encourages ongoing professional growth and strong interest in implementing new curriculum and pedagogies aligned with highly effective teaching practices. Preference is given to candidates with a Master’s degree in Spanish or Education as well as experience teaching at the high school level. Experience with a 1:1 tablet laptop environment or the willingness to effectively utilize technology in the curriculum is essential. In addition to serving as an advisor to 10-12 students, the position includes additional community responsibilities such as coaching and/or club sponsorship.
Works with the department chair and curricular team to plan, document, evaluate, and revise curriculum, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.
Prepares, selects, and develops course materials that fit into the framework of a one-to-one laptop environment.
Creates effective assessment tools to support student achievement and growth.
Evaluates and grades students’ class work, assignments, and papers.
Uses effective classroom management techniques to ensure effective learning.
Consistently communicates student progress.
Collaborates effectively with departmental and teaching-teams as well as student support service personnel.
Attends faculty meetings, department meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops, as well as pursues outside opportunities to stay current with best practices and maintain subject-area expertise.
Serves as grade level advisor for 10-12 students and implements grade level programming and advisory curriculum.
Maintains regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students.
Assures effective two-way communication at all levels of responsibility.
Serves on divisional and school-wide curriculum and program committees.
Serves as a mentor to new faculty.
Other projects and responsibilities may be added at the School’s discretion.
Job Requirements and Qualifications
Bachelor degree in subject matter required and Master’s preferred.
Experience teaching Spanish at the Upper School level
Ability to work in an environment that embraces a diverse community of students, educators, parents, and alums.
Native or near native fluency in Spanish.
Familiarity with current ACTFL Standards and Proficiency Guidelines.
Knowledge of 21st Century Skills applications to L2 Language pedagogy.
Experience working in a one-to-one laptop environment or relevant technology skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Must enjoy working and learning with children
About MICDS - Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School (Saint Louis, MO)
Founded in 1859, MICDS is a nonprofit, independent, preparatory school offering non-sectarian education to qualified students regardless of national origin, race or religion. MICDS consists of the Ronald S. Beasley Lower School, for grades Junior Kindergarten-4; Middle School, offering a coordinate model of single-gender education in the core curricular classes, for students in grades 5-8; and the Upper School for grades 9-12. MICDS is recognized as one of the nation's leaders in independent education.