Mary E. Finn School ( learn more )

The Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough

Southborough, Massachusetts ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 4269982
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : May 22, 2023
  • Starting Date: August 28, 2023

Job Description


General Education

Job Title:

FLES (foreign language in the elementary school) Spanish Teacher 

FLSA Status:


Exempt, Unit A

Reports to:

Building Principal


Southborough Public Schools is looking to hire a dynamic, motivated, and collaborative educator to join the Mary Finn School. 

We are looking for an experienced educator who can assist Southborough public schools in the start of a FLES program at the Kindergarten and Grade 1 level for the 2023-2024 school year. The program will expand over time, eventually to grades 2 and 3, and then to grades 4 and 5.

Once the program has been developed, we are anticipating students receiving Spanish instruction two-three times a week for thirty or forty five minutes. Southborough Public Schools is committed to providing all of our students with a joyful, interactive language acquisition experience, based on ACTFL proficiency targets.

Candidates are expected to have native or near-native fluency in Spanish. Qualified candidates will have significant experience in content-enriched language instruction at the elementary school level (grades K-5). The ideal candidates will have a MA license in an elementary world language. Competitive candidates will be committed to student-centered teaching and have experience in teaching, developing FLES programs and/or curriculum, standards-based assessment, and collaborating with other teachers and administrators. Strong interpersonal, organizational, and management skills are essential to the role, as is a passion for working with elementary school students.



  • Native or near Native Fluency in Spanish
  • Minimum BA in World Language Education 
  • Ability to work with students at all skill levels 
  • Strong general foreign language skills
  • Appropriate DESE teaching license
  • Ability to handle multitude of varying and complex issues
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to use technology effectively


Duties of this job include, but are not limited to:

  • Building a classroom culture in which students explore the Spanish language and culture
  • Develops listening skills and linguistic and cultural awareness
  • Engaging students in the creative process and cultivating their talents, while deepening their knowledge and understanding of a foreign language
  • Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student
  • Guides the learning process toward the achievement of established district curriculum goals, establishes and communicates clear objectives to the students for all lessons, units and projects.
  • Uses a variety of instructional strategies, such as inquiry, group discussion, lecture, discovery, etc
  • Follows the School’s code of conduct for the classroom which is consistent with established administrative policies and develops rules of classroom behavior which are enforced in a fair and just manner
  • Evaluates students’ academic and social growth; Maintains accurate, complete, and correct records as required by law, district policy, and administrative regulations.
  • Communicates with parents through conferences and other means to discuss students’ progress and interpret the school program
  • Establishes a culture where diverse student voices are valued
  • Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students
  • Creates an effective environment for learning through functional and attractive displays, bulletin boards, and interest centers
  • Maintains professional competence through in-service Professional Development activities
  • Supervises students in hallways, recess areas, and lunchroom during the school day
  • Consistent and on-time attendance is required for supervision and instruction of the students
  • Other duties as needed


Work Environment:  

Work is generally performed in a school environment during the school day, however there may be occasions for after school meetings/performance. 

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the teacher is frequently required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear.  The teacher is regularly required to bend, stoop, crouch and/or kneel.  The teacher is occasionally required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds.  Must have sufficient mobility to navigate within a large school building. Vision and hearing correctable to within normal ranges.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


      Date Updated: 5/11/2023


  Northborough-Southborough Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Northborough-Southborough Public Schools ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, sex, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, or any other class as protected by law.  The Northborough-Southborough Public School places a high value on recruitment of diverse staff. Any individual needing assistance in making an application for any opening should contact the district human resources office.


  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Classroom Teacher > Language: Spanish
  • Employer Description

    For more information about the Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough Schools, please visit our website at www.nsboro.k12.ma.us

    The Vision of the Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough promotes high expectations and excellence for all in a dynamic learning environment that inspires opportunities for thinking critically, solving problems, and engaging intellectual curiosity. We integrate relevant technology and foster innovation to set the stage for success in a global society. Our culture supports diversity, inclusion, discovery, resiliency, and effective communication in a safe environment.

    The Mission of the Public Schools of Northborough and Southborough is to provide an exceptional educational experience for every student in a safe environment. Learn more about us...

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    • Heather Richards , Director of Human Resources
    • 79 Bartlett St
    • Northborough, Massachusetts 01532

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