Green Acres School is seeking a full-time teacher of Spanish to Lower School students (Pre-K to Grade 4.) The ability to get children engaged with and excited about Spanish language and culture is our key objective. Teaching in the target language is essential, along with the ability to integrate both language skills and cultural literacy. The approach we embrace, based on research in language development, is highly communicative. Teachers conduct classes in Spanish as much as possible, using authentic games, songs, conversations, and other activities to help children internalize language components such as its sound system, basic lexicon, and grammatical structure. Students speak, listen, read, and write in Spanish—to develop communicative fluency, an understanding of how the language is constructed, and an understanding of culturally appropriate interactions.
In addition to classroom instruction, the Lower School Spanish teacher will participate in the review and development of the school-wide Spanish curriculum to ensure coherency of scope and sequence from Pre-K to Grade 8. He or she will serve as a valued member of our staff, providing important input on school and division-wide initiatives and contributing to the overall professional community.
Teachers at Green Acres School enjoy a friendly and collaborative working environment, mentoring, professional development, and a generous benefits package.
About Green Acres School:
Green Acres School is an independent, progressive school for students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8 on a beautiful 15-acre campus in North Bethesda, Maryland, near Washington, DC. With woods, streams, athletic fields, playgrounds, and a natural amphitheater, the out-of-doors is an important part of the learning environment. At the same time, the arts, physical education, and technology are integrated with academic studies so that students' daily learning is highly experiential. Featuring joyful, supportive, and challenging education, Green Acres School provides students with myriad authentic learning experiences and leadership opportunities. The Washington, DC, area also provides many opportunities for rich, off-campus exploration. To learn more about Green Acres School, please visit: www.greenacres.org.
Green Acres seeks an experienced classroom teacher who has a background in curricular and pedagogical innovation, with teaching experience relevant to this position. The successful candidate will possess the following capacities: a sincere love of working with young children, native or native-like fluency in the Spanish language, versatility in teaching grades PreK-4, the ability to provide differentiated instruction and to integrate technology into the curriculum. A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.
Send cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and Green Acres School Employment Application form (available at www.greenacres.org) to firstname.lastname@example.org. All four items are necessary for an application to be considered. Questions may be addressed to Nancy Schnog, Assistant to the Head of School, at 301-881-4100 ext. 115.
Founded in 1934, Green Acres School is one of the country’s leading progressive schools. Serving approximately 250 students in grades PK-8, the school occupies a 15-acre campus in North Bethesda, Maryland. Our school focuses on the development of the whole child through an academically challenging program that emphasizes interdisciplinary and experiential learning.
Green Acres School offers a collegial work environment, competitive salaries, and a strong benefits package.