The Pike School is seeking a Lower/Middle School (Pre-K to Grade 5) Spanish Teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. The ideal candidate will have extensive elementary teaching experience coupled with native or near-native proficiency in Spanish. The Pike School culture embraces lifelong learning, which includes constant reflection on and evaluation of practices, materials, and pedagogy. The ideal candidate will approach teaching and learning with student needs in mind, be on the forefront of best practices in world language education and research, and serve as a leader within the community.
Collaboration and effective communication are essential skills for this position, as are a sense of humor and joy for working with students in this age group and for all of the subject matter included in the Lower/Middle School Spanish curriculum.
Designing, planning, and implementing Spanish instruction for students in Lower School (Pre-K to Grade 2) and Middle School (Grade 3 to Grade 5)
Assessing, documenting, and communicating effectively with colleagues and families about student growth and development
Partnering with administrators, learning services specialists, counselors, and teachers in support of the student learning experience
Adapting existing curriculum to meet needs of current students and their schedule; curriculum/program development preferred
A passion for working with students in this age group and a record of outstanding teaching as well as thoughtful innovation moderated by a skillful and sensitive approach to change
Commitment to professional growth, a PLT model for collaboration, and Pike’s values of equity and justice
Experience with technology and its implementation in elementary Spanish classrooms
A growth mindset and the ability to develop positive working relationships with all constituencies, including students, parents, faculty, and administration.
High emotional intelligence and sensitivity to organizational dynamics; exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Desire to work in a dynamic independent school as a team player, eagerly assuming many roles, and devoting the time required to model excellence in job performance.
Intellectual curiosity and a commitment to professional development in Spanish/world language instruction
Interested applicants, please visit our website at www.pikeschool.org/employment to view the full description and application form. Thank you.
About The Pike School
The Pike School in Andover, Massachusetts, is an independent day school of 440 students in grades Pre-kindergarten through Grade Nine. The Pike School community represents culturally and socio-economically diverse families from 38 communities. Pike seeks candidates who possess skills in multicultural teaching and leadership practices and a dedication to working in a diverse community. Candidates must also have demonstrated a commitment to collaboration and lifelong learning, as well as an expertise in best practices in elementary education.