Category: Full Time;
Position Title: Spanish Teacher (anticipated), grades 8-12
Start Date: 08/02/2021
End Date: 06/30/2021
Location: Boston Latin School, 78 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115
Boston Public Schools seeks an exceptional SPANISH TEACHER who is highly qualified and knowledgeable to join our community of teachers, learners and leaders at Boston Latin School, teaching grades 8-12.
Boston Latin School (BLS) is one of three exam schools in the district, serving over 2,450 scholars in grades 7-12. We seek to ground our students in a contemporary classical education as preparation for successful college studies, responsible and engaged citizenship, and a rewarding life. Educators at BLS are expected to teach, lead, and collaborate with high levels of content expertise, cultural responsiveness, care for children’s social and emotional needs, and commitment to engaging instruction for all learners.
This position is an anticipated vacancy. It is expected to be vacant by 8/28/2021. However, the current incumbent has a right to rescind their retirement, leave, or resignation up until the day of the expected vacancy date. Your hire will not be confirmed until the position is vacated, and you may start the year as a Long-Term Substitute if the position does not become vacant by the start of the school year.
CORE COMPETENCIES: Using the Rubric of Effective Teaching, the Office of Human Capital has identified priority skills and abilities that all BPS teachers should possess:
Accountability for Student Achievement
(II-A-1. Quality of Effort and Work, II-D-2. High Expectations, I-B-2. Adjustments to Practice)
Sets ambitious learning goals for all students, creates cognitively demanding tasks, and models the belief that that all students can master challenging material through effective effort
Assesses students’ understanding regularly with ambitious learning goals in mind and takes ownership of making necessary adjustments to instruction to reach goals despite setbacks
Passionate and optimistic about their students, their content, and the teaching profession
Communicating Content Knowledge
(I-A-1. Subject Matter Knowledge, I-A-4. Well-Structured Lessons)
Demonstrates mastery of and enthusiasm for content area and the pedagogy it requires
Demonstrates understanding for how the subject matter applies in real-world settings and connects to other content areas and relevant standards
Can convey content in creative and engaging ways that align to standards
Equitable & Effective Instruction
(II-A-3. Meeting Diverse Needs, II-A-2. Student Engagement, II-B-1. Safe Learning Environment)
Scaffolds and differentiates instruction in order for all students to do complex thinking and rigorous academic work
Uses instructional practices that are likely to challenge, motivate, and engage all students and facilitate equitable, active student participation
Builds a productive learning environment where every student participates and is valued as part of the class community
(II-C-1. Respects Differences, II-C-2. Maintains Respectful Environment)
Actively creates and maintains an environment in which students’ diverse backgrounds, identities, strengths, and challenges are respected
(III-A-1. Parent/Family Engagement)
Engages with families and builds collaborative, respectful relationships with them in service of student learning
Professional Reflection & Collaboration
(IV-A-1. Reflective Practice, IV-C-1. Professional Collaboration)
Regularly reflects on practice, seeks and responds to feedback, and demonstrates self-awareness and commitment to continuous learning and development
Seeks to participate in and contribute to a collaborative adult learning community.
Teacher reports to Head of School.
Please refer to www.bostonpublicschools.org/ohc (under “Employee Benefits and Policies”) for more information on salary and compensation. Salaries are listed by Unions and Grade/Step. You would be a member of BTU (Boston Teachers’ Union) Group 1.
The Boston Public Schools, in accordance with its nondiscrimination policies, does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, criminal record (inquiries only), disability, homelessness, sex/gender, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.
Qualifications: Required: The ideal candidate should
1. Hold the appropriate valid Massachusetts Teaching License in the required foreign language at the appropriate grade level.
2. Meet all state and federal guidelines in order to be fully licensed and Highly Qualified according to NCLB.
3. Be able to meet the Standards of Effective Teaching established by the Boston Public Schools as outlined above.
4. Education: Hold a Bachelor’s degree.
5. Hold current authorization to work in the United States – Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment.
6. Be able to conduct classes in the target language 90% of the time.
7. Have familiarity with ACTFL Proficiency guidelines.
8. Have experience teaching in urban schools
9. In order to best serve all students, BPS prefers all core content teachers to be certified in their subject area and one or both of the following: Moderate Disabilities, English as a Second Language (at the appropriate grade level(s)).
Contact Name: Christine S. Kelley, Program Director
Contact email for questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Instructions: Apply via Boston Public Schools website at this link: https://bostonpublicschools.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=23449
Applications will be accepted Wednesday, June 23, 2021 12:00 AM through Tuesday, August 31, 2021 11:59 PM (Eastern Standard Time).