Congressional School seeks a Middle School Spanish Teacher (teaching grades 5-8) for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Spanish Teacher is responsible for providing an effective learning environment through planning, organizing, developing, and assessing a comprehensive instructional Spanish program for middle school students. The Spanish Teacher is knowledgeable about the cognitive and social-emotional development of children this age and possesses a firm understanding of Spanish language and culture. In addition to the below duties and responsibilities, the Spanish Teacher will be positive, collaborative, innovative, and passionate.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Develops, implements, assesses and modifies, as necessary, a dynamic Spanish language program for middle school students that aligns with Congressional's mission, vision, and values
Serves as middle school advisor
Uses a variety of methods, materials, and techniques to teach Spanish language and culture
Organizes classroom systems and procedures and manages student behavior to ensure all students are fully engaged and learning
Establishes and communicates clear objectives for all learning activities
Implements instructional activities that contribute to a climate where students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences
Assesses students' knowledge for the purposes of refining classroom activities and providing feedback to students, parents and administration regarding students' progress, expectations and goals
Actively seeks opportunities for professional development
Listens and responds to student and parent concerns in a responsible, constructive and resourceful manner
Actively supports the school philosophy, community, and policies
Performs other related duties as required and assigned by the Division Director
Bachelor's degree in Spanish, unless native speaker
Minimum 2 years' experience teaching Spanish to middle school students, preferably in an independent school
Fluency and expertise in conversational and written Spanish
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in child development and educational practices
Strong initiative and organizational skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
An ability to work in a joyful, collegial and collaborative environment
A sense of humor, warm personality, and growth mindset
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Founded in 1939, Congressional School is a co-ed independent day school in the heart of Falls Church, VA. Dedicated to young learners—infants through eighth graders—Congressional School serves more than 400 students and 2,000 campers annually through its academic and summer programs. The school develops great thinkers and leaders by encouraging students to explore, embrace challenge, and grow through an innovative academic program —all in a diverse and inclusive community. Well-prepared for excellent secondary schools, Congressional School graduates have confidence, a sense of ethics, and the desire to continually and respectfully question, collaborate, create, and lead.
Teachers at Congressional School are passionate, innovative, and dedicated members of the Congressional community who embrace the vision, mission, philosophy and traditions of the School while always striving for excellence. Teachers are committed to growth as professionals and individuals, and are eager to help the school’s students strive for and be their best. Congressional is a community where learning, growing, curiosity, engagement, hard work, and play are all valued and nurtured.