ENGLISH (L2) SECOND LANGUAGE TEACHER - LOWER SCHOOL (Grades 2-5)
Awty International School
Location: Houston, Texas
Type: Full Time
ENGLISH (L2) SECOND LANGUAGE TEACHER - LOWER SCHOOL (Grades 2-5):
At Awty, we believe that students learn best and faculty perform best in a culture of vibrant diversity. Diversity is an essential quality of our school environment; our commitment to learning and the pursuit of excellence can occur only in such a context. It helps us guide our students to become responsible world citizens. Our commitment to learning about and respecting one another’s diversity brings distinct richness to the Awty experience for students, alumni, employees, and parents.
SECOND LANGUAGE (L2) Teacher (Full Time,) – ENGLISH Language Arts classroom teacher (multiple groups) in grades 2, 3, 4, 5.
BA or equivalent in Elementary Education (or related field).
At least three years full-time teaching experience.
Native-speaker proficiency in target instructional language (English, Spanish, or French).
Master degree in Elementary Education (or related field).
Certification in elementary education and/or related subject area
International and/or independent school experience.
Bilingual (or highly proficient) in another language (Spanish, French, English).
Possess excellent teaching skills and pedagogy appropriate for young children
Demonstrate sound knowledge of the application of interactive methodologies, online teaching, technology integration and other learning software, applications and/or platforms.
Be well versed in current research and best practices in teaching and learning.
Be able to integrate varied activities that develop language, motor, and cognitive skills into the daily educational experience of students.
Foster cross-cultural understanding within the classroom and curriculum
Be able to create a positive learning environment that is rich in structure, developmentally appropriate and academically rigorous.
Demonstrate understanding of, and commitment to, childhood social, emotional and intellectual development within an international school setting.
THE ROLE: A teacher at The Awty International School is expected to meet the following expectations:
Homeroom Teacher: Effectively teach multiple subjects (math, reading, writing, science and social studies) in the target language (listed above), including the undertaking of appropriate lesson preparation and assessing and evaluating students.
L2 Language Teacher: Effectively teach language arts in the target language (English, Spanish or French), including the undertaking of appropriate lesson preparation and assessing and evaluating students.
Collaborating with other teachers on the team in unit, lesson and event planning.
Attending and positively contributing to grade, faculty, division and all-school meetings as necessary.
Performing snack, lunch, recess and other supervision duties as required.
Contributing to the wider life of the school in areas such as special projects and presentations, field trips and service learning activities as well as attending curriculum nights, open houses, prospective parent meetings, and other school and parent events.
Submit your application through the school's website. All applicants should include a cover letter, current résumé and three professional references (including your most recent direct supervisor).
Direct inquiries (cover letter, CV, references) to Tim Long, Head of Lower School, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Awty International School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ethnic or religious beliefs, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local law in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship, and athletic and other school-administered programs or in its employment practices. We actively seek diversity among faculty and administration as well as among students.
The position is a one-year renewable contract, with competitive salary and conditions. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible.