MATERNITY LEAVE (REMOTE LEARNING ACADEMY): ELEMENTARY SPANISH TEACHER (MID-JANUARY - JUNE 18, 2021)

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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3387460
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : November 25, 2020

Job Description

1.0 Elementary Spanish Teacher, Maternity Leave (January 18, 2021 - End of School Year)
This position is in the Remote Learning Academy. All Spanish classes, grades 1-5 will be taught remotely.


Position: 
The Needham Public Schools seeks outstanding applicants for the position of Spanish teacher for the Remote Learning Academy. The successful candidate will plan and teach elementary school Spanish beginning mid-January 2021.

Essential Performance Responsibilities
  • Develops and administers world language education curriculum consistent with: the 5-C ACTFL World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages; as well as program, school and district goals and objectives.
  • Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction.
  • Develops and implements rigorous and relevant lesson plans, activities, and learning experiences to ensure meaningful language acquistion for each student. 
  • Teaches the Spanish language and culture from hispanohablante countries to develop students' cultural and linguistic competence.  
  • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance, as required by district procedures and applicable laws.
  • Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
  • Ensures that student conduct conforms with the school's standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
  • Coordinates with other professional staff members and participates in faculty meetings and committees.
  • Collaborates frequently with world language department colleagues to develop curriculum, materials, and special learning experiences to inspire a love of language learning. 
  • Attends weekly collaboration meetings with elementary Spanish team and monthly department meetings. 
Additional Duties
Performs other related tasks as assigned by the Director of World Languages, Principal and other central office administrators as designated by the Superintendent.
                Note:    The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities.  It is not meant to be all inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Ability to inspire a love of Spanish language learning.
  • Ability to foster students' growth mindset as developing language learners and to promote language learning as a life-long skill.
  • Knowledge of current teaching methods and educational pedagogy as well as differentiated instruction techniques.
  • Knowledge of the identified language, in terms of grammar, word usage, word denotations and connotations, and literature.
  • Knowledge of data information systems, data analysis and the formulation of action plans.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal and state laws regarding education and students.
  • Ability to use computer network system and software applications as needed (ie: Google Docs, Google Classroom, etc).
  • Ability to organize and coordinate work.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents.
  • Ability to engage in self-evaluation with regard to performance and professional growth.
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others contacted in the course of work.
Qualifications Profile
  • MA State Certification for Elementary Spanish
Education
  • Bachelors from an accredited college or university in education discipline applicable to teaching assignment.
  • Masters Degree in related area preferred.
Experience
Successful prior world language teaching experience a plus.
Knowledge of Responsive Classroom. 
 
Selection Procedure:
All resumes will be screened and selected candidates will participate in a thorough interview process.
We seek to conduct interviews for this position the week of November 30-Dec 4, 2020. 

Application Procedure:
Please apply online

Selection Procedure:

All resumes will be screened and selected candidates will participate in a thorough interview process.

Candidates are encouraged to review the working conditions, wages and benefits in the Unit A collective bargaining agreement.

Posted vacancies in the Needham Public Schools have been approved by the School Committee and are subject to appropriation at Town Meeting.

It is the policy of the Needham Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, sex, gender identity, religion, national origin, color, homelessness, sexual orientation, age, or disability in its education programs, services, activities or employment practices.  The Needham Public School System is a member of METCO, Developing Equity and Achievement for Students (IDEAS) and the Greater Boston School Human Resources Network.  Candidates who have a strong commitment to active anti-racism are encouraged to apply.


 
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Elementary
    Classroom Teacher > Language: Spanish
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Needham Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Contact Information

    • Lisa Tedeschi , Executive Assistant for Human Resources
    • 1330 Highland Avenue
    • Needham, Massachusetts 02492

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