Founded in 1906, the Madeira School is an independent, college preparatory, boarding and day school for girls grades 9-12. Located in McLean, Virginia on a 376-acre wooded campus, Madeira is 12 miles from the center of Washington, DC. Madeira’s ambitious academic curriculum emphasizes both content and skills in the context of a college-prep liberal arts education.
The Madeira School is seeking a Spanish Teacher to join its faculty beginning with the 2021-2022 school year. The successful candidate will support and achieve the School’s mission and vision by effectively facilitating learning in student-centered college preparatory classrooms.
Have the content knowledge and intellectual flexibility to teach all levels of Spanish, from introductory through advanced
Manage a standard load of up to 21 of 28 blocks of a combination of: teaching, facilitating activities, on-campus campus professional development and collaboration
Plan and prepare innovative and rigorous instructional content
Have the content knowledge and personal flexibility to teach well a range of students in a range of classes, up through the most advanced level
Work collaboratively with a team of faculty, colleagues, administrators and parents
Use and adapt to a wide array of technology to deliver instruction and as tools to support and deepen student learning
Maintain accurate student records such as grades and comments and communicate such data in accordance with the Academic Calendar and School expectations
Perform all duties associated with advising, which includes participating in advisor orientation program and serving as a student advisor
Know how girls learn and use this knowledge to guide instructional and curricular decisions; apply principles of mind, brain and education science when teaching, developing curriculum, and assessing student learning
Support and act in accordance with the school’s mission and values
Teaching experience required
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred (degrees in related subject matter)
Ability to demonstrate growth mindset, optimism, and belief that all students can learn required
Ability to innovate and think creatively about education
Ability to make contribution to the School outside one’s academic department, including to activities program, residential program, and interdisciplinary offerings
Ability to use and adapt to a wide array of technology as tools to support and deepen student learning and instruction
Ability and willingness to teach both in person and utilizing online/distance learning platforms
Ability to be a practitioner of diversity, equity and inclusion
Uphold the School’s professional standards including punctuality, courtesy and discretion
Willingness and ability to support of the residential program, including evenings and weekends in support of the residential program
About The Madeira School
Founded in 1906, The Madeira School is one of the nations’ top secondary schools for girls. Located just outside Washington DC, Madeira enrolls approximately 315 boarding and daygirls in grades 9-12. The school has a long tradition of rigorous academics and one of the country’s oldest Experiential Learning programs, currently known as Co-Curriculum.
As an all-girls college preparatory boarding and day school, The Madeira School is dedicated to providing girls with a top-notch education and the skills to lead lives of their own making. At Madeira, you will find an extraordinary faculty that engage and challenge the minds of our students.
Lucy Madeira founded her school with the belief that it is our duty and privilege to help young women to understand their changing world and to have the confidence to live lives of their own making, their own passions, their own dreams.
Launching women who change the world.
Leading innovation in girls’ education.
Our Strategic Goals:
Make Madeira the 21st century leader in girls’ education.
Bring the world to Madeira and Madeira to the world?
Advance our inclusive culture that flourishes in diversity.
Protect and enhance Madeira’s environment and facilities.
Assure Madeira’s financial sustainability.