The Academy of the Sacred Heart in New Orleans, founded in 1867, is an independent, Catholic, college-prep institution for girls offering 17 years of instruction for toddlers through twelfth grade. Academy of the Sacred Heart is one of 24 Network of Sacred Heart Schools in the United States-Canada sponsored by the Religious of the Sacred Heart (RSCJ).
The Academy of the Sacred Heart is seeking a Spanish I Teacher for the Middle School. The Middle School Spanish teacher as a Middle School faculty member is directly accountable to the Middle School Division Head. S(he) works with the Division Head, Dean of Students, students and parents to ensure that the spirit and the life of the school reflect the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart education. S(he):
Understands, embraces and implements the school's mission and philosophy as written in the Goals and Criteria; participates in the Christ-centered life of the school; and models the school’s philosophy in working with students, parents, colleagues and administration.
Works with the Division Head to execute responsibilities relating to the academic program: curriculum development and implementation, classroom design, classroom management, student evaluation, progress reports and parent communication, and to execute responsibilities as outlined by the Division Head and Department Chairs, which contribute to smooth department functioning.
Works with the Division Head and Dean of Students to execute responsibilities relating to student life programs, extra-academic activities, student discipline and facility use.
Works with the Middle School Guidance Counselor and Learning Specialist to aid students in achieving the maximum development and growth, both within and beyond the classroom, achieved through observation of students' behavior and needs, consultation with the Counselors Learning Specialist, Division Head and other professionals, when indicated.
Works with the College Counselor by providing input on students' character and academic performance, by writing college recommendations and by assisting with standardized testing, as requested.
Attends and participates in the following: chapels, liturgical functions, retreats, faculty/department/in-service meetings, assemblies, parent assemblies, conferences and other school functions, as requested.
Maintains professional currency by ensuring professional certification and actively participating in the professional development program (which includes opportunities for attendance at conferences, workshops and educational meetings, and for advanced degree coursework), and by regular reading of educational journals and discipline-related materials.
Anticipates potential absences, due to illness, family, professional development, etc., and prepares work accordingly, notifying the Division Head in a timely fashion, in order that substitutes are called as needed.
Agrees to fulfill the terms of the contract of employment.
Fosters and facilitates the social, emotional, and intellectual growth of all students and advisees
Regularly assesses students and develop lessons that align with the student assessments
Instructs in innovative and engaging ways
Provides Differentiated instruction when appropriate
Applies best practices in assigned teaching field
Remains knowledgeable of the information in each student’s Digital Learning Profile
Collects, analyzes, and shares information regarding student progress and goals for growth
Attends faculty meeting and Professional Learning Community sessions, pursues opportunities for professional development, and contributes to committees on campus
Assists with additional duties as needed, Open House, Admission Tours, School Visits, etc.
Develops relationships with individual students and their families through the advisory program and conferencing
Works closely with counselor and learning specialist
Models ethical and professional behavior including compliance with the school’s technology and social media policy
Provides extra help to students either before, after or during school
A degree in Education or Spanish (Master’s degree preferred)
Experience in a variety of student centered instructional techniques and approaches
Enthusiasm for working collaboratively with colleagues including the desire to plan integrative curriculum experiences across the disciplines.
Excellent communication skills and ability to constructively collaborate with colleagues and parents
Knowledge of academic and social developmental benchmarks
Actively demonstrates a growth mindset
About Academy of the Sacred Heart
The Academy of the Sacred Heart is an independent, Catholic, college-prep institution for girls offering 17 years of instruction for toddlers through twelfth grade. Academy of the Sacred Heart is one of 24 Network of Sacred Heart Schools in the United States-Canada sponsored by the Religious of the Sacred Heart (RSCJ).