Middle School Spanish (Part Time)
School: The Mount Vernon School
Available Position: Teacher
Founded in 1972, The Mount Vernon School is a leading private school of inquiry, innovation, and impact. Grounded in Christian values, we prepare all students to be college ready, globally competitive, and engaged citizen leaders.
Mount Vernon School seeks an innovative and collaborative Middle School World Language teacher (Spanish) for the 2020-21 school year. This position is part-time, requiring 3 half-days with varying times. Candidates should be passionate about world languages and cultures in order to promote the mindsets and dispositions of an inclusive community focused on global citizenship. Versatility, collaboration, and openness to innovative instructional practices are essential. Availability to sponsor athletic, artistic, or academic teams/clubs is preferred.
Faculty at Mount Vernon are inquisitive, nurturing, flexible, and creative. They model lifelong learning for their colleagues and students. They involve themselves in areas of the School beyond their classroom walls. The teacher is responsible for fulfilling all of his/her responsibilities in accordance with the mission and philosophy of the School.
Role & Responsibilities
Report directly to the Head of Middle School and work closely with the MS Head of Learning and Innovation and the Dean of Student Life and Operations
Be a curious and collaborative educator, dedicated to facilitating and encouraging the growth of students and colleagues
Provide meaningful instruction in Grade 6 Survey of Spanish using a variety of research-based and innovative teaching methods. This is an introductory course that pairs with Survey of Latin and Survey of French, each one trimester long.
Collaborate with faculty across disciplines to facilitate interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and project-based learning experiences
Possess strong character with an absolute drive for excellence, a team-oriented spirit, and a commitment to meeting the learning and social-emotional needs of students
Demonstrate a high level of competency in multiple Mount Vernon Mindsets (Collaborator, Communicator, Creative Thinker, Ethical Decision-Maker, Innovator, and Solution Seeker).
Embody and advance the mission, vision, and norms of the School
General Teaching Responsibilities
Knowledge of the curriculum (subject-specific and interdisciplinary connections) of courses being taught and of those throughout the program
Design and execution of well¬-planned lessons with appropriate connections within and outside of the classroom (with a focus on integration of subject areas, problem solving, and application)
Timely maintenance of accurate and comprehensive records of each student’s performance and progress
Care and nurture for the social and emotional needs of each student
Effective, proactive, and timely verbal and written communication with students and parents pertaining to a child’s progress and needs as well as general information
Maintenance of an organized, inviting, and student-centered learning environment
Collaboration with colleagues in lesson planning as well as work on school-wide goals
Active search and participation in professional growth opportunities
Creation of differentiated lessons to match the needs of each student in the classroom
Participation on Research, Design, and Iteration teams and faculty meetings working toward school¬wide goals
Participation in duties (e.g. lunch, enrichment and carpool) and others as assigned
Current Pedagogical Influences
Understanding by Design
Stanford University Design Thinking
Harvard Graduate School of Education Project Zero and Visible Thinking Routines
Comprehensive focus on knowledge, skills, and dispositions
Neuroscience and human development
Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish, World Languages, or related field; advanced degree preferred
Classroom experience and proficiency with technological tools and platforms
The faculty and staff of The Mount Vernon School believes the fair and equitable treatment of employees is critical to fulfilling its mission and purpose. It is the policy of The Mount Vernon School is to conduct business and provide equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, age, gender, religion, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.
Contact name: MV Human Resources
Contact email address: https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Details/275155