MS Spanish Language Arts and Spanish Humanities Teacher
Las Américas ASPIRA Academy is seeking a highly-qualified, enthusiastic individual to serve as its Middle School Spanish Language Arts (SLA) and Spanish Humanities Teacher. The successful candidate will have excellent people skills, be self-motivated, and have demonstrated ability to deliver lessons in Spanish to support the curriculum goals in Social Studies and Spanish literacy.
- Develop and implement curricula to meet Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in the areas of Spanish literacy and Grades 6-12 Literacy in History/Social Studies, as well as DE Social Studies Content Standards.
- Plan daily academic, differentiated lessons and implement specific strategies to meet the needs of all students.
- Develop and implement engaging lessons appropriate to the developmental (cognitive, social-emotional and physical) needs of middle school students.
- Be accountable for students' academic growth and achievement.
- Design and implement summative assessments to measure progress towards academic standards and formative assessments to drive instruction.
- Use assessment data to inform curricular and instructional practices.
- Create a positive, achievement-oriented learning environment.
- Assign projects so that students learn to deal with real-world constraints, such as time and materials.
- Allow students to unravel technological problems using a hands-on, trial-and-error approach.
- Encourage creative thinking with challenging classroom projects.
- Reflect on successes and areas of growth as a teacher, seek to improve performance, and respond to feedback.
- Participate in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions.
- Communicate regularly with parents regarding their children's academic success.
- Perform other related duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree in a field of Spanish and Social Studies, in a field of Education, or other area if approved as a candidate for the Alternative Routes to Certification (ARTC) Program.
- Possession of or eligibility for a valid State of Delaware Teaching License (for more information on State of Delaware licensure, please visit the website of the Department of Education at: http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title14/1500/1510.shtml.
- Successful completion of Praxis I and II exams (unless holding an initial teaching license from the State of Delaware).
- Has sufficient formal or informal training to provide the ability to teach age-appropriate curriculum to a level consistent with the duties and responsibilities of the position.
- Strong instructional and classroom management skills.
- Ability to reflect upon teaching practices and respond to constructive feedback.
- Demonstrate willingness to work with staff and the Head of School to provide a positive learning environment for students.
- Physically, mentally, and emotionally capable of performing required tasks and duties essential to the position.
- Knowledge of and commitment to meeting students’ individual needs.