The Ethel Walker School has an opening for a full-time Spanish Teacher beginning in August, 2023. The successful candidate will have native or near fluency in Spanish. Candidates must be comfortable or willing to learn how to integrate new technology and culturally relevant pedagogy into the classroom. Experience teaching with Comprehensible Input is strongly preferred.
Fluency or near fluency in Spanish is required; additional competency in French and/or Latin preferred
Ability to teach using Comprehensible Input.
Ability to teach all levels of Spanish, from beginner to advanced courses in literature and culture in both the Middle School and Upper School
Ability to create a culture of belonging in the classroom environment
A strong sense of community engagement and collegiality
Ability to develop, implement, and assess curriculum within a schoolwide framework.
Ability to organize, inspire, and support department colleagues in a variety of programs
Strong ability to clearly communicate, both verbally and in writing
Maintain active communication with our diverse students, colleagues, and parents.
A highly developed sense of collaboration and a willingness to work with colleagues is required for this position; you will work closely with colleagues to make sure the School’s mission and values are being met and you will have autonomy in planning lessons and developing units and assessments with the support of the Department Chair. The successful candidate will show an empathy for and a willingness to work with adolescent girls at this phase in their development, and support the full community of a boarding school in the following ways:
Serve as an academic advisor to students
Attend required community events including but not limited to evening banquets, concerts, performances and community dinners
Participate in assigned weekend team duties
Coach or assist with two seasons of a co-curricular activity
Obtain a Public Passenger Endorsement for your driver's license to drive students to off-campus activities and/or athletic events (unless you are medically exempt)
Exhibit a high degree of flexibility and adaptability
Participate in personal and professional development
Carry out other duties as assigned
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. The Ethel Walker School is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status.
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Founded in 1911, The Ethel Walker School (www.ethelwalker.org) is an independent, college-
preparatory, boarding and day school for girls in grades 6 through 12. Walker’s is committed to a
diverse, well-rounded and joyful student body with broad emphasis on scholarship, the arts,
athletics, and service. It is a foundational experience for the students yielding lifelong intellectual
curiosity, academic and life success, and commitment to community. The campus is located on 175
expansive acres in Simsbury, Connecticut. Recent large-scale projects have beautified and advanced
the functionality and marketability of the school and physical campus. This includes the completion
of the approximately 70,000 square-foot Centennial Center, a state-of-the-art, multi-use facility
housing impressive athletic facilities including a pool, squash, basketball and volleyball courts, dance
studios, student center, athletic training room, and medical services. Walker’s boasts a nationally
recognized equestrian program operating with over fifty horses on-site, a hundred+ acre on-campus
facility with a nationally renowned head of riding and superb equestrian trainers. Recent renovations
have ...entailed building excellent science laboratories/classrooms, middle school and residence hall
updates as well as new outdoor turf and grass fields.
The Ethel Walker School is an equal opportunity employer.