The Spanish Teacher is responsible for providing an effective learning environment through planning, organizing, developing, and assessing a comprehensive instructional Spanish program for middle school students. The Spanish Teacher is knowledgeable about the cognitive and social-emotional development of children this age and possesses a firm understanding of Spanish language and culture. In addition to the below duties and responsibilities, the Spanish Teacher will be positive, collaborative, innovative, and passionate.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Further develops, implements, assesses and modifies, as necessary, a dynamic Spanish language program for middle school students that aligns with Congressional’s mission, vision, and values.
Serves as middle school advisor.
Uses a variety of methods, materials, and techniques to teach Spanish language and culture.
Organizes classroom systems and procedures and manages student behavior to ensure all students are fully engaged and learning.
Establishes and communicates clear objectives for all learning activities.
Implements instructional activities that contribute to a climate where students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences.
Assesses students’ knowledge for the purposes of refining classroom activities and providing feedback to students, parents and administration regarding students’ progress, expectations and goals.
Actively seeks opportunities for professional development.
Listens and responds to student and parent concerns in a responsible, constructive and resourceful manner.
Actively supports the school philosophy, community, and policies.
Performs other related duties as required and assigned by the Division Director.
Bachelor’s degree in Spanish, unless native speaker.
Minimum 2 years’ experience teaching Spanish to middle school students, preferably in an independent school.
Fluency and expertise in conversational and written Spanish.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in child development and educational practices.
Strong initiative and organizational skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
An ability to work in a joyful, collegial and collaborative environment
A sense of humor, warm personality, and growth mindset
Congressional School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age or disability.
About Congressional School
Founded in 1939, Congressional School is a co-ed independent day school in the heart of Falls Church, VA. Dedicated to young learners—infants through eighth graders—Congressional School serves more than 320 students and 2,000 campers annually through its academic and summer programs. The school develops great thinkers and leaders by encouraging students to explore, embrace challenge, and grow through an innovative academic program —all in a diverse and inclusive community. Well-prepared for excellent secondary schools, Congressional School graduates have confidence, a sense of ethics, and the desire to continually and respectfully question, collaborate, create, and lead.