Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is an independent coeducational, college preparatory day school serving grades Pre-Kindergarten (including 2 year olds) through 12. The school has a current enrollment of approximately 800 students and 165 employees located on two campuses in Suffolk, Virginia. Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools.
We are currently seeking a positive, enthusiastic, and proactive educator, with a passion for working with adolescents and supporting them in developing a high level of proficiency in Spanish including Honors Spanish III, IV, V and AP Spanish. This position requires collaborative work with faculty in and out of the World Languages Department. We seek candidates who possess the following education, experience, capabilities and qualities:
Demonstrate a willingness to engage students in developing solid skills in speaking, reading and writing Spanish for comprehension, communication, appreciation and interpretation.
Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences and lead to the development of those skills identified as being critical for living in the 21st century.
Identify and select different instructional resources and methods to meet students’ varying needs
Lead students to develop critical thinking and process skills.
Familiarize students to the culture and history of the Spanish-speaking world.
Possess specific knowledge of the structure and content of the Spanish language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar.
Utilize technology to facilitate instruction and enhance learning.
Participate in departmental level, divisional and whole school meetings and professional development activities.
Advise 8-10 students, holding conferences with students and parents and communicating with families.
Perform additional duties as assigned by the Head of Upper School.
Bachelor’s degree in Spanish or Education.
1–5 years of relevant teaching experience preferred with student-centered pedagogy.
Current teaching certification in the state of Virginia, preferred, but not required.
Technology proficiency is essential including use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and the use of SmartBoards and digital projectors preferably in an Apple environment. Proficiency with Google Educational Apps, Blackbaud and FA Web preferred, but not required.
Familiar with 21st Century Skills, possesses a student-centered outlook, effective in integrating technology into the classroom.
Ability to teach in-person or virtually, as needed.
Familiarity with teaching 21st century pedagogy and possesses a student-centered outlook.
Understanding the needs of students in a challenging academic independent school environment.
Ability to collaborate effectively with other World Language teachers and ensure cohesion of the program across divisions.
Understands the mission of the school and the need to focus on the education of the whole child.
Takes initiative and is self-motivated.
Values parents as a vital resource in educating a child.
Represents the school positively in the community.
Excellent organizational skills and communication skills, both written and oral.
Understand the critical nature of building positive working relationships with students, parents and colleagues.
Work collaboratively not only with teachers within the department but also school-wide.
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy offers a competitive salary, health, retirement, disability and life insurance benefits. Qualified applicants shall submit a letter of interest, resume with references, and completed NSA employment application (form posted online) to Amy Morrell, Executive Administrator, Office of the Head of School, at email@example.com, for further consideration. Salary commensurate with experience.
At Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, students are engaged in personal growth, inspired to discover their passion and empowered to make a difference in the world.
About Nansemond-Suffolk Academy
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, founded in 1966, is an independent, non-profit, coeducational, college-preparatory day school, which offers an academic program to approximately 750 students encompassing pre-kindergarten through the twelfth grade. Governed by a Board of Trustees, the Academy seeks to admit students who are prepared to enter an academically challenging educational environment. To prepare students for success in a pluralistic society, the Academy pursues diversity as a component of a selective enrollment process.
The city of Suffolk, Virginia, located twenty miles from Norfolk and thirty-five miles from Virginia Beach, retains the charm of tidewater community living while offering easy access to urban and ocean-resort attractions.
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer