Category: Full Time, Temporary;
Position Title: 8th and 9th grade Spanish Teacher
Start Date: 10/16/2018
End Date: 06/27/2019
Location: F.W. Parker Charter Essential School
F.W. Parker Charter Essential School seeks a creative, Spanish-speaking educator to join a mission-driven, student-centered program grounded in the Ten Common Principles of the Coalition of Essential Schools. Our new colleague will serve as a member of the Spanish team, designing instruction that motivates students to practice speaking the language with their classmates and acquire Spanish as one acquires their first language, organically, rather than through learning grammar rules. Spanish classes at Parker are immersion- and proficiency-based and desk-free. Instruction includes play, community building, interaction with authentic resources, and encouraging students to create with the language, while pushing them to the next steps in proficiency. Students create portfolios of work and present their learning to show their readiness for promotion. Responsibilities include teaching four classes, assessing students using rubrics, close collaboration with colleagues, and co-leading an advisory. Successful applicants will be able to facilitate their classes using 95% Spanish, have an understanding of proficiency-based language instruction and the Ten Common Principles, and will familiarize themselves with Parker through the website before applying.
(www.theparkerschool.org) This position is being staffed as a long-term substitute for the remainder of the school year. Candidate is welcome to apply for an anticipated opening of this position next school year.
Qualifications: MA licensure and/or completion of a teacher training program strongly preferred but not required
Master's degree preferred by not required
Ability to communicate only in Spanish with students and colleagues
Language/Languages: Spanish – Fluent, English – Fluent
Contact Name: Mandy Levine
Contact email for questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Instructions: Submit resume, cover letter and references to Mandy Levine at email@example.com.
Please also tell us the following:
1. Explain how the Parker school philosophy aligns with your ideas and experiences in education.
2. Tell us about instructional strategies you believe are effective for encouraging beginning language learners to stay in the target language 95% of the time.