The Baldwin School is seeking a full-time Spanish teacher who is qualified to teach all levels of Upper School Spanish. The successful candidate will teach four or more Spanish classes, and will be able to teach the subject material effectively, engage students positively, and interact productively with colleagues and parents. We seek candidates interested in working collaboratively on innovative curriculum design and development. In addition to the work in the classroom, all Baldwin faculty members are expected to engage in those duties typical of independent day school life (advising students, moderating clubs, chaperoning events, etc.). This position reports to the Upper School Director. Baldwin is an equal opportunity employer, and we strongly encourage candidates of all backgrounds, genders and abilities to apply.
Introduce students to the language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world, and guide students in reading advanced literature
In partnership with the department chair and Spanish colleagues, develop appropriate curriculum and lessons to ensure a cohesive learning trajectory from year to year
Create an inclusive and supportive classroom community, establishing routines and building relationships with students; use positive guidance, offering helpful feedback and exhibiting patience, empathy and respect.
Differentiate instruction and materials to meet the diverse needs and learning styles of all students.
Assess student progress and adjust teaching plans accordingly; provide students with regular and timely feedback about their progress.
Create and regularly update a digital classroom page, using our learning management system (LMS), as a primary means of communicating classroom activities to families.
Collaborate with colleagues in other content areas to design interdisciplinary and project-based learning experiences.
Demonstrate flexibility, adaptability and a commitment to growth for yourself and your students, by actively pursuing professional development in the teaching of foreign language and other topics relevant to your teaching practice
Serve as an advisor, club leader, chaperone, or other co-curricular leader in support of the Upper School
Maintain an ongoing dialogue with parents about student progress, through emails, phone calls, report-writing and in-person conferences; maintain strong communication with colleagues, families, and administration.
Other duties as assigned.
B.A. in a relevant subject area, M.A. preferred
Fluent in oral and written Spanish
Strong content knowledge in all relevant areas, including Spanish grammar, culture of the Spanish speaking world, and Spanish literature
Ability to teach all levels of our Upper School Spanish curriculum, including literature
3-5 years of teaching experience at the Upper School level, preferred
Effective communication skills, including the ability to provide clear written feedback to students
Creative, energetic, and positive approach to teaching
Ability to use academic technology to enhance classroom instruction
About The Baldwin School
The Baldwin School founded in 1888, is a non-sectarian college preparatory, independent day school, pK-12, dedicated to a tradition of excellence in the education of girls. In a nurturing atmosphere, where the population reflects socioeconomic, ethnic and religious diversity, our girls strive to develop scholarship, leadership and citizenship within a community that emphasizes intellectual rigor, ethical integrity, and independence of thought. More information is available on our website at www.baldwinschool.org.