Second language instruction in the Lower School is a new initiative. In conjunction with the Head of School and other applicable administrative Directors, the Spanish teacher will be part of developing a language program for students in kindergarten through fourth grade. Cathedral seeks an inspiring, part-time Spanish teacher who develops students to be competent language and culture learners, and introduces them to the beauty of language learning.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Overtly support and act in accordance with the school’s mission and values
Work collaboratively with homeroom teachers to plan, teach, and assess
Demonstrate appropriate planning and preparation for instruction
Develop and maintain a classroom atmosphere centered on intellectual inquiry and student engagement.
Foster classroom community through inclusionary, compassionate, and supportive practices
Uphold professional standards of personal presentation, punctuality, professional courtesy, and discretion
Appropriately carry out specific responsibilities as designated by the division (eg. duties)
Honor the confidentiality of school and student information
Communicate effectively with co-lead, students, families, and colleagues
Engage in self-reflection and professional development through goal setting, Professional Development opportunities, and ongoing dialog with division directors.
Support admissions’ work through tours, preschool visits and screenings
Attend Student Support Meetings
Four-year collect degree
Fluent in Spanish
Possess a strong knowledge of Spanish grammar and vocabulary
Training in second language instruction
Passion for teaching and celebrating Spanish language and Hispanic culture
Experience teaching in lower or middle school
A commitment to collaborate in a dynamic community of teachers
An openness to professional development and continuous learning
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
A pleasant and collegial approach to work and, ideally, a sense of humor
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Advanced degree in education and content area
Experience designing a second language instructional program
Experience using the Project Based Learning methodology
Responsive Classroom Training
3-5 years experience grade-level experience
About Cathedral School for Boys
Cathedral School for Boys, founded in 1957, strives to provide education in the best tradition of the Episcopal Church and in consonance with the mission of Grace Cathedral. We believe that this education is derived from three main sources: the highest academic and personal standards humanely applied; building a diverse community united in its concern for the school and for the world; and an active engagement with religion and the spiritual dimension.
To provide an excellent education for boys at the elementary level.
To attract a diverse student body of strong academic potential.
To provide a school committed to intellectual inquiry and rigor, centered in the Episcopal tradition, respectful of and welcoming to people of all religious traditions and beliefs.
To develop social responsibility through exemplary programs of outreach and service.
To create a community bonded by open-heartedness, hope, compassion and concern.