The opportunity: Upper School (6th-9th Grade) Spanish Teacher
The Pike School is seeking an Upper School Spanish Teacher beginning in the 2021-2022 school year. The Upper School World Language department consists of a total of four teachers who collaboratively design the best possible experience for their students. This teacher will also be responsible for an advisory group and should be prepared to teach students at various grade levels in the Upper School. Collaboration and effective communication are essential skills for this position, as are a sense of humor and joy for working with students in this age group and for all of the subject matter included in the Upper School Spanish curriculum.
Designing, planning, and implementing Spanish instruction for students in multiple grade levels in the Upper School (grades 6-9)
Guiding 8-12 students in an advisor capacity; focusing on the social-emotional and academic development of those students in particular.
Assessing, documenting, and communicating effectively with colleagues and families about student growth and development.
Partnering with administrators, learning services specialists, counselors, and teachers in support of the student learning experience.
Writing narrative reports three times per year to document student progress in regards to Pike’s Essential Outcomes.
Meeting with families for twice-yearly conferences about academic progress and social- emotional development, and on an as-needed basis throughout the year.
As a part of the Upper School program, teachers travel with their students on both day and overnight trips over the course of the year. Teachers are expected to attend overnight experiences with their students or advisees, if applicable.
Desired Qualities and Qualifications:
A passion for working with students in this age group and a record of outstanding teaching as well as thoughtful innovation moderated by a skillful and sensitive approach to change.
Commitment to professional growth, a PLT model for collaboration, and Pike’s values of equity and justice.
Experience with technology and its implementation in Spanish classrooms, specifically iPad and apps related to Spanish instruction.
Native or near native fluency in Spanish
A growth mindset and the ability to develop positive working relationships with all constituencies, including students, parents, faculty, and administration.
High emotional intelligence and sensitivity to organizational dynamics; exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Desire to work in a dynamic independent school as a team player, eagerly assuming many roles, and devoting the time required to model excellence in job performance.
Intellectual curiosity and a commitment to professional development in Spanish instruction
Bachelor’s Degree and classroom experience.
Interested candidates please visit www.pikeschool.org/employment to see the full job description and instructions on how to apply. Submit a resume and a cover letter, which addresses how your experience meets theexpectations of the position as stated above.
About The Pike School
The Pike School in Andover, Massachusetts, is an independent day school of 440 students in grades Pre-kindergarten through Grade Nine. The Pike School community represents culturally and socio-economically diverse families from 38 communities. Pike seeks candidates who possess skills in multicultural teaching and leadership practices and a dedication to working in a diverse community. Candidates must also have demonstrated a commitment to collaboration and lifelong learning, as well as an expertise in best practices in elementary education.