Middle School Spanish Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

The Fessenden School, Newton, MA

About Us

The Fessenden School is an all-boys independent day and boarding school serving 541 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 9th Grade in West Newton, MA.  The Fessenden School’s mission is to cultivate each boy’s talents and develop in balance his character, mind, and body in an inclusive and joyful community.  For more than 100 years, The Fessenden School has offered state-of-the-art facilities, curriculum, and programs specifically designed to meet the educational needs of boys.

Position Summary

The Fessenden School’s Middle School seeks a Spanish teacher for grades 5 and 6.  The teacher is responsible for teaching 4 classes of 12-16 boys, being a member of one of the 5th and 6th grade, supervising study halls as assigned, and coaching.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Create and plan lessons that connect to curriculum and sequential units that have been developed in collaboration with the Language Department Chair and colleagues.

  • Incorporate project-based learning, educational technology, universal design principles into lessons.

  • Collaborate with colleagues, Department Chair, Director of Teaching and Learning, and Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to incorporate multicultural education into the Spanish curriculum.

  • Collaborate with the Head of Middle School and the Middle School Dean of Students to facilitate character education and service-learning programs.

  • Exemplify the School’s mission and community principles, including honesty, compassion, and respect.

  • Participate in and help facilitate all division and grade level activities and meetings.

  • Coach a sport and/or supervise guided study hall as assigned.

  • Collaborate with colleagues within grades 5 and 6, language department, student support team, and the Learning Resources Department.

  • Perform duties such as supervising dismissal, recess, lunch; being an advisor, grade team member, student club facilitator: leading/assisting with fall orientation, grade trips, and events.

  • Maintain all documentation connected with the curriculum and students which includes writing personalized. comments for advisees and regular parent communication.

  • Attend faculty meetings; typically on Mondays from 4:30pm to 5:45pm.

  • Attend professional development meetings; three 8:30am to 4:00pm and three 3:00pm to 5:00pm.

  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance.

  • Maintain current CPR/AED & first aid certification and child abuse prevention training.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Orientation: August 19th and 20th, 2024

  • School year: August 26, 2024 to June 10, 2025

  • Monday – Friday, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in education or related subject.

  • Two years of experience in instructing children in an academic program.

  • Ability to develop and provide a universal design instructional approach to meet the learning needs of a range of students.

  • Enthusiasm and communication skills to engage boys and build meaningful relationships.

  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills to facilitate learning in a healthy learning environment.

  • Ability to perform critical thinking, organization, prioritization and problem-solving with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to serve in a diverse community of colleagues, students, and parents.

  • Demonstrated commitment to inclusion, justice, diversity and equity.

  • A commitment to boys and boys’ education.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Master’s degree in education or related subject.

  • Teaching certification.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that are essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. The requirements for performing the duties of this position are as follows:

  • Frequently required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear.

  • Regularly required to bend, stoop, crouch, and/or kneel.

  • Occasionally required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds.

  • Majority of work is performed in a school/classroom environment, and the noise level in the environment is usually moderate.

The Fessenden School

Newton, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
Day, Boarding