Spanish Language Teacher

$31,500 - $50,250 yearly
  • Richmond Waldorf School
  • Richmond, VA, USA
  • Apr 11, 2024
Full time Teacher

Job Description

The Spanish Language Teacher will plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in a learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic and personal potential. The specialty teacher works with the class teacher to nurture the class community of students, parents, and colleagues.

Essential Functions

  • Researches the curriculum and methodologies for the grade level being taught
  • Prepares appropriate activities to effectively instruct the class
  • Creates the year’s curriculum and develops lesson plans
  • Prepares and presents lessons that are inspired by and expressive of Waldorf pedagogy
  • Engages students in appropriate intellectual, artistic, practical, and social activities
  • Works with the class teacher and other specialty teachers to nurture the class community of students, parents, and colleagues
  • Maintains positive relationships with parents and responds to all parent concerns
  • Maintains positive, professional relationships with colleagues and responds to all collegial concerns
  • Schedules and participates in parent conferences, as necessary
  • Attends parent evenings when requested by class or EC teacher
  • Supports teachers and administration by performing functions not directly related to their teaching (see position type)
  • Works with colleagues in faculty and section meetings
  • Works with parents and volunteers in committee meetings, task forces, and on projects
  • Meets with parents at parent-teacher conferences as requested
  • Submits end-of-year reports
  • Submits quarterly and semester reports/grades (grades 6 (after midyear), 7 & 8)
  • Writes student recommendations, as needed
  • Reviews and assesses the effectiveness of work with students, parents, and colleagues
  • Works with mentor at least bi-weekly (Teachers in their first year of teaching meet weekly with an advisor for the 1st three years of teaching their subject)
  • Engages in on-going professional and personal growth
  • 30 hour employees attend and participate in Open Houses, Fall Fest, Auction, May Faire, all-school work days, and all-school festivals and other all-school events
  • Part-time employees attend and participate in Open Houses, all-school work days and all-school events as determined by the Specialty Coordinator
  • Prepares substitution plans for on-going classes

Requirements
  • Ability to learn content of the lessons, present it appropriately, develop relevant assignments
  • Ability to meet students' academic, social, and emotional needs
  • Ability to manage the class and to provide appropriate discipline
  • Excellent human relationship skills with children and adults
  • Positive, professional relationships with colleagues
  • Positive, professional relationships with parents and volunteers
  • Clear and timely communication with parents and colleagues
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Working with Anthroposophy to provide a Waldorf education