Derby Academy, a Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8 co-educational day school located in Hingham, Massachusetts, seeks a Middle and Upper School Spanish teacher beginning in August 2021. Rooted in the school’s motto, “Improve Both Mind and Heart,” Derby’s Middle and Upper School provides students with a joyful and rigorous academic environment. The Spanish teacher will teach Spanish classes, which will range from grades 4-8. The Spanish teacher will also work with department and grade-level colleagues to deliver language instruction and may additionally serve as an advisor, leader of a club, or a coach.
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Spanish or education with a focus on Spanish, excellent written and verbal communication skills, commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive environment, ongoing engagement in professional development, and demonstrated experience working with middle school students is required. At least three years of previous teaching experience is preferred, though Massachusetts teacher certification is not required for consideration.
The ideal candidate will:
Have a love of working with middle school students;
Have enthusiasm, flexibility, and a desire to collaborate with colleagues both on a grade level, department level and across disciplines;
Have a desire to develop curriculum that focuses on authentic, real-world application of learning;
Experience and interest teaching with Comprehensible Input (CI) and storytelling (TPRS) to design engaging, student-centered content is valued.
Provide activities and opportunities that encourage curiosity, exploration, innovation, problem-solving, and the use of technology;
Create a supportive and caring classroom environment in which students can learn and interact positively with one another; through student-centered instruction, collaboration and authentic assessment;
A competitive salary and benefits package includes generous funding of professional development.
Derby Academy is committed to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive educational community and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, gender, color, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.
Interested candidates may email a letter of interest, resume, and contact information for three references by April 30 to:
Derby Academy is a Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8 co-educational day school located in Hingham, Massachusetts. Rooted in the school’s motto, “Improve Both Mind and Heart,” the school provides students with a joyful and rigorous academic environment.