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Pre-K to 5 Spanish Teacher


POSITION DETAILS

Posted December 13, 2021
Teaching
10-Month Full-Time

The World Languages Department at Darlington School seeks a Spanish Teacher for grades Pre-K through 5th grade. A Darlington teacher fully supports the mission and values of the school and has the primary responsibility for creating the best student experience possible in support of the school’s learning framework, The Cycle of Learning. The candidate should value the craft of teaching as much as the skills and content being learned, and would join a dynamic environment of teaching professionals who are continuously growing and collaborating. Teachers work with grade-level and enrichment teachers to support the mission of Darlington School and provide a program that nurtures every child’s success.

Qualifications

The candidate must demonstrate language fluency and knowledge of best teaching practices as outlined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. The candidate must have a genuine appreciation and passion for teaching children and a desire to work with all types of learners. Preference will be given to teachers who are native speakers or have international experience and can support other programs within the World Language department. 

The ideal candidate will have classroom teaching experience and hold a relevant degree in the content area and/or teaching (master’s degree preferred). Darlington seeks candidates who can contribute to and will support the academic and extracurricular life of the entire school.

Expectations

The clearest set of expectations for a Darlington teacher is fully described as our Academic Standards, which are highlighted below:

  • Course Design 
    • Designs a course backwards from a given skills-based curriculum map and uses a wide range of assessment tools to measure progress against learning goals.
    • Designs lessons for students to actively learn skills using the Darlington model of Discovery, Application, and Reflection.
  • Course Build
    • Course is built on consistent structure, layout, and communication using developmentally appropriate routines and practices which foster independence, confidence, and flexible pacing as well as promotes physical, social, and emotional safety and wellness.
  • Teaching
    • Builds an authentic relationship with each student as the cornerstone of learning experience.
    • Approaches the practice of teaching and learning with a growth mindset and always acts professionally and holds high expectations for him/herself. 
    • Facilitates the needs of individual learners in a safe and active learning environment.
    • Communicates effectively and uses technology proficiently.
  • World Languages
    • Experienced with or willing to learn teaching methods that support Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS) and Comprehensible Input (CI) versus a focus on teaching vocabulary lists and grammar points.
    • Provides students with explicit, highly engaging instruction through the use of research-based teaching strategies, authentic communication, and comprehensible input as both the means and the end of instruction.
    • Supports the school’s goal to use language immersion in the classroom, projects and presentations but can also differentiate teaching to a broad range of learners, including students with learning differences or dyslexia.
    • Provides individual, group and project-based learning instruction designed to meet diverse individual needs and helps students be successful and independent learners.

Core Responsibilities

  • Teach all Pre-K to 5th Grade Spanish Classes 
  • Collaborate with Pre-K to 5th grade teachers to align curriculum content
  • Collaborate with and support classroom teachers for support of Pre-K through 5th Grade activities and events
  • Regular student feedback (grades, attendance, comments, etc)
  • Various other responsibilities may include supervising students at times outside class (car line, lunch, recess, after school), grade level meetings, weekly faculty meetings or professional learning communities, substituting, committee meetings, professional development, weekend/campus activities, campus events (i.e. parents weekend, admission, etc)

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