Middle School Spanish Teacher

  • Episcopal Day School-GA
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Feb 03, 2024
Full time Teacher

Job Description

Episcopal Day School is seeking a middle school Spanish teacher and student advisor for the 2024-25 school year.  This educational leader will bring an energy and passion for teaching with a commitment to fulfilling our school’s mission within our community of students and families. Part of a teaching team, this teacher will cultivate positive relationships with students and create engaging learning experiences that challenge and support students. 

We value a communicative, content-based approach to language learning while recognizing the need for students to succeed in traditional high school Spanish courses. We are looking for a teacher who has a passion for this approach and for furthering the global competencies of our students.

This teacher will advise and advocate for a small group of mixed-age students, implementing advisory lessons based on Developmental Designs for MS.

This is a full-time, ten-month faculty position reporting to the Middle School Division Head.  

PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan and implement lessons for active student learning; use a variety of tools to assess student progress toward learning goals, making necessary instructional adjustments 

  • Engage students in learning and communicating (verbally and in writing) in Spanish while deepening their appreciation for cultures other than their own   

  • Support the individual needs of children while managing whole group experiences 

  • Implement effective and respectful classroom management strategies to maintain a positive classroom environment conducive to learning

  • Participate in advisory planning, encouraging growth toward “responsible independence”

  • Collaborate with colleagues to enhance the entire middle school experience for students

  • Communicate positively and proactively with parents and guardians

  • Fulfill obligations for student supervision outside the classroom and all professional responsibilities for academic reporting

  • Participate in professional growth opportunities

PREFERRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND QUALITIES

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) in Spanish language education or related

  • Native or near-native fluency in Spanish and English

  • Teaching experience in the middle school classroom; genuine understanding of and appreciation for middle grades children and their development 

  • Familiarity with the American Council on Teaching Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and I Can Statements 

  • Commitment to continuous professional learning and implementation of chosen programs

  • The ability to meet varied responsibilities with positivity and flexibility 

  • Familiar with educational technology; able to guide and direct implementation of technology as a tool for teaching, learning, and student practice

 

SALARY
Compensation and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience. 

TO APPLY

Contact Head of School Dr. David Perkinson, dperkinson@edsaugusta.com, with a resume and cover letter to apply for this position.