The Leelanau School is seeking a HIGH SCHOOL SPANISH TEACHER, beginning in January or February of 2022, who can work collaboratively in our independent environment while adhering to the high expectations of the program. Candidates must be creative lesson designers, enthusiastic about world languages and cultural exploration, responsive to the needs of individual learners, and maintain a caring atmosphere by building positive relationships with students and families.
Please send letter of interest, resume, including extracurricular competencies, to firstname.lastname@example.org, or Rob Hansen, Head of School, One Old Homestead Rd., Glen Arbor MI. 49636
The Leelanau School is a 9th-12th grade fully independent co-ed boarding and day school.
The Leelanau School was founded in 1929 on the principles of small class sizes, broad and enriching curriculum, and experiential learning.
All students are supported by a Learning Commons programs, integrating course work and developing effective executive functioning skills for the lifelong benefit of the students.
Frequent use of our Lake Michigan shoreline, wooded campus, and involvement in nature is a core component of teaching and learning.
In addition to planning and delivering daily instruction and assessment, Leelanau teachers are expected to engage with students for the benefit of their positive social-emotional development and extracurricular involvement.
All school faculty members are invested in the stewardship of The Leelanau School, and are expected to participate in decision-making related to curriculum, policies, and activities of the greater school and its mission.
Respect for learners and a passion for their social, emotional, and intellectual development.
Prior classroom experience in direct instruction of secondary students in Spanish language. (Designing curriculum, planning lessons, preparing materials, differentiating instruction, assessment).
Demonstrated instructional agility to develop student’s interests and skills in social development, critical thinking, creativity, and the cultural awareness.
Commitment to emergent curriculum, experiential methods, and integration of the outdoors.
Practiced in a variety of instructional strategies to develop passionate speakers, listeners, writers, readers, and critical thinkers.
Demonstrated ability to collaborate with teams to develop curriculum, deliver instruction, support individual students, and advance programming.
Willingness to engage in the school community beyond the classroom, participate in and chaperone student activities,
Excellence in communication (verbal and written; formal and informal).
Respect for parenting and inherent partnership of school and home.
Experience in communicating with parents. Expertise in adolescent development that can be effectively applied in student and parent communication.
Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Education or education related field, with a concentration in Spanish language.
Additional instructional expertise in the Humanities is desirable.
Commitment to ongoing professional development.
Successful clearance of FBI background checks and iCHAT (State Police).
The Leelanau School is an independent boarding and day high school that is committed to meeting the educational and emotional needs of each of our students. Its beautiful and historic campus is situated within the Leelanau Peninsula on the shores of Lake Michigan. Our staff and faculty view the school community as an extension of their own family and are willing to do the great work of educating the next generation of leaders by making connections with students and helping them hone their natural strengths.
The mission of The Leelanau School is to ignite a passion for learning in a boarding school where students thrive by engaging academically and by celebrating everyone’s unique learning style in a culture of acceptance, leading to successful and meaningful lives in college and beyond.