Penn Fellow in Spanish

Faculty / Full-Time

Milton Academy, Milton, MA

Summary of Position: 

Milton Academy seeks a Spanish teacher to participate in this innovative partnership with the University Of Pennsylvania Graduate School Of Education. This program enables aspiring and early career teachers to complete a rewarding and hands-on two-year teaching fellowship at Milton Academy while receiving a master’s degree in education. The Penn fellow will teach a reduced load (two sections in year one, three sections in year two) while they complete their graduate coursework and will engage with Milton’s residential life community and co-curricular and/or athletics programs. They will be mentored by an experienced member of the faculty in their department and will have a cohort of Penn Fellows in their first and second years with whom they will share and strategize about their successes and challenges.

With an innovative and comprehensive curriculum designed specifically for independent schools’ unique settings, the program features intensive on-site sessions in combination with collaborative online learning.

Interested candidates must submit a personal statement and resume, two letters of recommendation, and an official transcript from their undergraduate college or university to Milton Academy via the application portal located on our hiring website. Accepted candidates will also be required to complete an online application to the UPenn Graduate School of Education no later than May 1.

Questions regarding Boarding School Teaching Residency (BSTR) Fellow opportunities at Milton Academy may be directed to the onsite Director of the Penn Fellows Program, Katharine Millet, at; for further information regarding the BSTR program, please visit

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

 Teaching and Curriculum

  • Teach two sections of Spanish in the Modern Languages department in 2024-25 and three sections in 2025-26.
  • Plan, develop, and implement engaging Spanish language and literature curriculum.
  • Native or near-native fluency in Spanish is required.
  • Create a student-centered learning atmosphere that fosters critical thinking, inquisitive learning, and a positive classroom environment that encourages student participation and discussion.
  • Adapt teaching methods to accommodate diverse learning styles and abilities.
  • Stay informed about the latest developments in modern language education, trends, and innovations, and incorporate these into the program work with students.
  • Learn about diversity, equity, and inclusion in education; incorporate related principles when designing curriculum, teaching, and engaging with students.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to develop inter-departmental and cross-disciplinary projects and initiatives.
  • Actively support students, providing mentorship and academic guidance.
  • Assess and evaluate student performance through assignments, projects, and exams.
  • Generate timely and comprehensive comments for each student three times a year, providing a well-rounded perspective on their academic performance.
  • Communicate effectively with students, parents, and colleagues regarding academic progress.

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Milton Academy

Milton, MA
Elementary, Middle School, High School
Day, Boarding
All Gender