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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3895966
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : May 20, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description

Position:           Grade 5 Teacher, Two Way Immersion (Spanish/English)

                        Amigos School


Amigos School Community:

La Escuela Amigos está dedicada a una sólida tradición de excelencia en la educación bilingüe del inglés y el español. 


Located in the Cambridgeport neighborhood, Amigos is a comprehensive Junior K – 8 school. Amigos welcomes students from diverse neighborhoods and cultural backgrounds. Through school-community collaborations, Amigos strives to provide quality out-of-school-time programs that foster linguistic and cultural connections.


Two-way immersion develops high levels of academic achievement, bilingualism, and cultural competencies among students and contributes to the long-term preparation of students for the global economy. Bringing culturally diverse students together in situations in which each has equal status spurs motivation and promotes cohesion, community building, and cooperation. 


The Opportunity:

The Fifth Grade Two-Way teacher will provide students with instruction in Spanish and English in a self-contained classroom. The successful candidate will work cooperatively with grade level, cluster and whole-school teams of teachers, including specialists in the areas of ESL, SSL, and Special Education. The successful candidate must plan and implement an academically and linguistically active curriculum that is developmentally appropriate and socially/culturally responsive to the needs of the dual language student population. They will have experience planning, implementing and adapting an ongoing curriculum, which is based on the Massachusetts State Frameworks, as well as the local Cambridge Learning Expectations for fifth grade. They will work collaboratively with parents and guardians to engage them in classroom activities and school-wide events.  


Your Skill Set

As the incoming Fifth Grade Teacher you will possess many, though perhaps not all, of the following characteristics and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university, including coursework in first and second language acquisition.  
  • High levels or native language proficiency in Spanish and English, including listening, speaking, reading, grammar and writing. 
  • Familiarity with and appreciation of fifth grade students, their needs, and interests. 
  • Previous and successful experience working in a multicultural environment and demonstrated implementation of culturally responsive practices that includes students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds. 
  • Familiarity and experience with a variety of online platforms. 
  • Creativity and passion for dual language and anti-racist teaching.
  • Massachusetts Certification required, with appropriate courses in the instruction of young children: Foreign Language Certification 1-6 (Spanish) and/or Elementary K-6.

Cambridge Public Schools is committed to slowing and/or stopping the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, as a condition of employment with Cambridge Public Schools, all new hires will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 no later than their first day of work.



How to Join Our Team:

Please upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills, experience, and commitment to equity in education meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity.


At the Cambridge Public Schools, we are committed to cultivating an environment where diverse perspectives and backgrounds are embraced, acknowledging that a team reflecting diversity of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, and veteran status allows us to serve our communities better. To that end, we welcome and encourage applicants to bring their authentic selves when considering employment opportunities within our school district.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Classroom Teacher > Elementary
    Classroom Teacher > Bilingual Education
    Classroom Teacher > Language: Spanish
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

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    Job Requirements

    • No experience required

    Contact Information

    • Cambridge Public Schools
    • 159 Thorndike Street
    • Cambridge, Massachusetts 02141

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