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Middle School Spanish Teacher


Position Type Teacher
Start 08/10/2020
School Name McGillis School, The
City, State Salt Lake City, UT 
Posted 02/13/2020

Middle School Spanish

The McGillis School, an established, independent K-8 school in Salt Lake City, Utah has an opening for a full-time Middle School Spanish teacher, beginning August 2020. The McGillis School seeks teachers who are eager to be actively involved in a wide range of programs, including the roles of academic advisor, coach, and/or experiential/innovative education instructor, as well as teaching within our Explorations Block.

Ideal candidate will have:

? Experience and training with comprehension based teaching strategies, e.g. TPRS and/or a willingness to become proficient with and use comprehensible input methodologies.

? Energy, flexibility, and commitment to working with students inside and outside the classroom.

? A commitment to collaborative planning, research, and analysis/reflection of best practices of teaching and learning.

? Willingness to work with middle school students in various capacities outside of academic teaching.

? A strong background and experience teaching students with comprehensible input in Spanish language and Hispanic cultures.

? A graduate degree in related subject area, teaching or educational studies, or equivalent professional experience is preferred.

? Growth mindset and comfort in taking risks.

? Familiarity with culturally competent teaching.

Job requirements:

? Use comprehension based methodology.

? Plan and deliver instruction in accordance with program philosophy.

? Instruct Middle School Spanish classes at different levels.

? Communicate effectively with students and families on a regular basis.

? Familiarize oneself with faculty and staff members, as well as the larger school-wide community prior to the opening of the 2020-21 school year.

? Attend weekly faculty meetings.

? Engage in professional development opportunities, as well as in the professional growth model specific to The McGillis School.

? Conduct oneself in a professional manner at all times.

? Participate in co-curricular program opportunities specific to The McGillis School (Family Group, Shab bat, Advisory, etc.)

? Participate in at least one Class Trip annually.

? Teach an elective class within our Explorations program.

? Serve as a Mentor to a grade-level cohort of 12-14 Middle School students.

In tandem with excellent teaching, the successful candidate will be expected to embrace fully and convey effectively the qualities described in McGillis’s Purpose-Mission-Values statement, Diversity statement, and Core Program statement.

The McGillis School is built on the premise that diversity, equity, and inclusion matter. We believe a diverse, inclusive community is essential to a rich educational experience, and we support each person in our community to reach their full potential. This support especially extends to our teaching faculty. We offer competitive pay and benefits and have a strong commitment for supporting the professional development of our employees. We encourage applicants who feel McGillis’s values resonate strongly with them to apply.

If you are interested in being considered for this position, please submit a resumé and cover letter describing your qualifications and interest to lvantyne@mcgillisschool.org or:

Laura VanTyne
The McGillis School
668 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84102

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