Georgetown Day School, an independent day school in Washington, D.C., seeks a full time Lower/Middle School Spanish teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. Primary job responsibilities include teaching Spanish and serving as a middle school advisor. Rich content, creative pedagogy and authentic relationships are essential components of a GDS classroom. The ability to provide those elements, work collaboratively with colleagues, and place children’s interests and experiences at the heart of the classroom are essential components of the job. As a diverse, inclusive school devoted to preparing our students to live and work in an increasingly globalized and multicultural society, GDS is particularly interested in professionals with demonstrated interest and experience in working in such a school setting.
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications and background:
Demonstrated strong written and verbal fluency in both Spanish and English
Experience successfully teaching an oral proficiency based Spanish language program to upper elementary and middle school-aged students
Ability to establish a comprehensible target language learning environment fostering fluency by presenting the language in context
Working understanding of ACTFL standards and assessments
Commitment to leveraging effective, research-informed instructional practices and teaching through a lens of equity and inclusion