The Shipley School seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Upper School Modern Language Spanish teacher. The candidate will have experience in the Modern Language Classroom, hold a degree in a related field and possess a clear educational philosophy, which is consistent with the mission of the school. Experience in curricular leadership roles and teaching Spanish at the high school level is essential.
Teach four sections of Spanish and French (ranging from Level I to Level V)
Act as an advisor and be committed to playing an active role in the Middle or Upper School.
The Successful Candidate must:
Stay current with National Standards in Modern Language & obtain membership with National Organizations (ACTFL).
Have experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and work to create a supportive atmosphere and rigorous academic program in which all students will thrive.
Display professionalism in working with all stakeholders in the school.
Show a desire to work collaboratively with all members of the Shipley Community to positively contribute to the enhancement of our learning community.
The ideal candidate will:
Have interest and experience in Chairing an US Modern Language Department
Have experience teaching Spanish to Upper School-aged students (Grades 9-12) and command of appropriate L2 strategies.
Demonstrate a superior level of proficiency in Spanish and English.
Exhibit excellent speaking and writing skills.
Have experience with content-based instruction to Upper-School aged students.
Have experience in immersion-based teaching (100% target language) and appropriate L2 strategies.
Demonstrate the ability to execute lessons using a wide variety of authentic materials.
Demonstrate knowledge of Integrated Performance Assessment (IPA) methods as developed by ACTFL.
Show interest in Positive Education and the integration of Positive Education and DEI standards in the classroom.
Demonstrate an excellent ability to differentiate instruction in order to meet all students' needs.
Work collaboratively with department members to develop a cohesive curriculum that supports student growth at all levels
Constructively solicit and use feedback in the classroom.
Shipley and Its Commitment to Equity
The Shipley School, founded in 1894, is a co-educational, college preparatory, independent day school currently enrolling 835 students in grades Pre-K through 12. Located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, the school is committed to educational excellence and dedicated to developing in each student a love of learning and compassionate participation in the world.
The Shipley School is committed to equal employment opportunities for all individuals. The school will make all employment decisions for employees and applicants without unlawful discrimination as to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, pregnancy, age, marital status, military or veteran status, gender identity and expression, creed, genetic predisposition, victim of domestic violence or any other basis protected by law.
In addition to this position, Shipley seeks talented new colleagues across a host of full- and part-time positions ranging from teaching to coaching, to staff support. Go to shipleyschool.org/about/employment to learn more.
Interested candidates should complete the online application. Cover letter (Teaching Candidates), Philosophy of Education Statement (Teaching Candidates) and resume (All Candidates) should be uploaded in the resume section of the application. Applications received missing supporting documents will receive less consideration. Please note - clearances are not required at the time of application but will be required for employment. No phone calls, please.
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