Moravian Academy is seeking a dynamic, experienced, and expressive elementary homeroom teacher for the Third Grade Spanish Immersion class. All classroom instruction and feedback to students in language arts, mathematics, social studies, science, and character education are delivered 100% in Spanish, and this teacher will have verifiable native to near-native proficiency in both Spanish and English. The class size is small, with up to 12-18 students. Students are highly motivated, having been in immersion classrooms since Kindergarten. This teacher partners and communicates with parents in English. The teacher will work to identify the needs of all students and design activities to reach the full potential of all students in mind, body, and spirit.
Duties and Responsibilities
Serve as third grade homeroom teacher for Spanish Immersion class.
Teach all existing curricula, 3rd grade topics, and develop materials as needed.
Facilitate hands-on exploration, student collaboration and problem-solving.
Create a joyful, adventurous, and innovative learning space for learning, growing and reflecting.
Form and maintain meaningful partnerships with parents and families, including regular communications through school-supplied online tools, emails, and phone calls.
Write narrative reports every trimester.
Participate in professional collaboration, including committee meetings, chapel services and divisional faculty meetings.
Be a champion of bilingual education, as well as multicultural thinking and bilingual mindsets.
A Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred.
3-5 years of teaching experience as an elementary classroom teacher; elementary certification preferred.
Fluency in both Spanish and English (reading, writing, speaking skills). If not a native-Spanish speaker, a minimum DELE C1 level certification from Instituto Cervantes or other advanced level Spanish language exam recognized by SICELE.
Preference will be given to applicants with a previous background in immersion programs or in independent schools with a desire to embrace immersion pedagogy.
Skills and Abilities
Is energetic, engaging, and creative with a clear love of childhood and the learning process.
Uses student-centered teaching methodologies and other research-based practices.
Team player who is enthusiastic about collaboration with all other teachers at Moravian Academy.
Proficiency in educational technology such as Google Apps, SMARTboard, Seesaw, online textbooks, teacher webpages, iMovie and iPhoto (and willing to learn more).
Leader in global thinking and communication with cultures and communities, locally and abroad.
Innovative and forward-thinking, interested in teaching to multiple intelligences.
Is a lifelong learner who is committed to continuing professional development.
Works well in a spontaneous setting and can adapt teaching techniques.
About Moravian Academy
Moravian Academy, located in historic Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is a PK through 12th grade coeducational college preparatory school and the ninth oldest independent school in the United States. Founded in 1742, Moravian Academy continues to be a school in motion. After a recent merger with The Swain School, Moravian Academy comprises 900 students and 200 employees. The extensive facilities are located on three campuses which together are the premier choice for independent education in the Lehigh Valley region. Each campus possesses a distinct culture and setting:
The Downtown Campus for Grades P-8 inside the national historic landmark district that is at the heart of the City of Bethlehem;
The Merle Smith Upper School Campus for Grades 9-12, situated on 120 acres of green expanse in Bethlehem Township, approximately 7 miles from downtown Bethlehem;
The Swain School for grades PK-8 with a 22-acre contemporary campus in the beautiful west end of Allentown, approximately 25 minutes from the Bethlehem campuses.