Congressional School seeks a part-time Spanish Teacher 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 children in Preschool through Eighth Grade. The Spanish Teacher is knowledgeable about the cognitive and social-emotional development of children in these age groups 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. This is part-time position working 20-25 hours / week.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Develops, implements, assesses and modifies, as necessary, a dynamic Spanish language program for Primary and Lower School students that aligns with Congressional's mission, vision, and values
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; Master's degree in education preferred.
Minimum 2 years' experience teaching Spanish, 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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The International School provides a warm multicultural environment where children are fully immersed in Spanish, Japanese or Chinese language and culture. Children become fluent in another language, at home in other cultures, and engaged in math, science, social studies and arts.
The International School is Portland's first International Baccalaureate elementary school. It was founded in 1990 and today educates over 480 students from age 3 through 5th grade.