Connelly School of the Holy Child is seeking passionate teachers to join our outstanding faculty for the 2021-2022 School year. We welcome candidates that demonstrate a strong commitment to high-quality teaching, innovation, academic excellence, and a joy of learning. Building an inclusive and connected school community is a priority and we are committed to hiring faculty with diverse experiences and backgrounds to empower our students to connect, belong and grow.
Description & Details
Connelly School of the Holy Child is a Catholic, college prepararatory school, committed to the intellectual, spiritual, artistic, physical, and social development of young women in grades 6 through 12. The school emphasizes academic challenge, joy of learning, and education of well-rounded women of faith and action. The Holy Child community welcomes students and families of different faiths and diverse backgrounds. In keeping with the philosophy of our founder Cornelia Connelly, Holy Child values the uniqueness of each individual and fosters a life of service to others.
Teach five (5) sections of Spanish in middle and upper divisions.
Implement creative and innovative student-centered teaching practices that achieve learning outcomes based on ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines.
Work collaboratively with colleagues within the World Language Department to ensure an integrated and cohesive curriculum.
Foster an atmosphere and environment conducive to the intellectual, physical, social, and the emotional development of young women.
Communicate effectively and consistently with students, parents, faculty and staff.
Participate in the school community with involvement in Student Life activities, including Christian Service, advisory, clubs, and other duties as assigned.
Maintain appropriate records and follow required procedures and practices.
The ideal candidate will possess:
A Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish or a related field and native or near native fluency in the language. Master’s Degree preferred; MSDE certification preferred.
At least three (3) years teaching experience at the 6-12 grade level using core practices of world language teaching that emphasize cultural authenticity and develop language proficiency.
Ability to teach all levels of Spanish while meeting the needs of a diverse student population.
Proven experience engaging students in class experiences that foster critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.
Genuine enthusiasm, personal warmth and passion for teaching and inspiring a love of learning.
Willingness to work collaboratively with administration, faculty, and parents.
Commitment to embrace the school’s mission and values.
Commitment to professional growth to enhance student learning.
About Connelly School of the Holy Child
Connelly School of the Holy Child Founded in 1961 by the Society of the Holy Child Jesus as a college preparatory school for girls grade 6-12. The school is part of a network of 33 Holy Child schools in the United States, Europe and Africa, which is guided by the educational philosophy of Cornelia Connelly. Holy Child enrolls approximately 300 students every year from the Washington, DC metropolitan area as well as across the globe. Holy Child creates a personal learning experience with an 8 to 1 student to faculty ratio and offers fine arts programs as well as competitive sports teams in soccer, field hockey, volleyball, basketball, cross country lacrosse and more.
Service is part of the Holy Child curriculum and students last year completed 5,000 hours of community service.