Spanish Teacher

Faculty / Full-Time

St. Andrew’s School, Barrington, RI

Description
St. Andrew’s School (RI) seeks a full-time Spanish teacher to begin in April 2022. Reporting to the Director of the Upper School, this person will be a member of the World Languages Department. A description of the position and subsequent duties is listed below: 

Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in Spanish or related field
Prior teaching experience

Instruction

  • Teach 5 sections of Spanish across both the IB Middle Years and Diploma Programmes–this may include middle and upper school grade levels 
  • Develop and coordinate quality curriculum for courses assigned as it relates to IB Standards and Practices
  • Review and revise units of study and curriculum maps regularly as it relates to IB Standards and Practices
  • Coordinate with the Department Head as it relates to any new book choices, field trips, or speakers

Advising

  • Advise students who need individualized support, particularly for executive functioning
    • This includes the start of the day: helping students to be organized for classes from a materials management perspective and check out at the end of the day: supporting the planner, prioritizing, organizing what to bring home. 
  • Serve as an advocate and coach for each advisee
    • Communicate with parents bi-weekly in the form of a parent contact (email or phone call) to keep parents informed about their child’s overall academic and social/emotional progress. 

Extracurricular

  • Coach and/or oversee two activities per year
  • Participate in the residential life program, which includes weekend duties approximately five times per year

Communication

  • Establishes and maintains a cooperative and professional relationship with administration, colleagues, students, parents
  • Attends all department and full faculty meetings, as well as any applicable parent meetings regarding students or advisees 
  • Attends and participates enthusiastically in weekly collaborative planning meetings 
  • Demonstrates proficiency in communication that is high touch provides a supportive disposition and adheres to a 24 hour turnaround time for email responses 
  • Updates Department Head on a regular basis concerning the status of classes, advisees, and activities
  • Communicates with teachers and administration as needed to advocate for advisees and students
  • Communicates with advisees’ parents or guardians as required, or more frequently if needed
  • Actively promotes World Languages throughout the St. Andrew’s community
  • Actively participates in the St. Andrew’s community activities and events
  • Communicates with the Department Head regarding budgetary needs as early as possible for supplies essential for successful instruction and proposed field trips.

Other Duties

  • Completes an annual self-evaluation process, which includes goal setting and reflection  
  • Meets with department head as needed
  • Attend as many as possible school-related events and assist as needed
  • Become a Google Level 1 Certified Educator within one year of hire
  • Attend IB Training within one year of hire

If interested, please submit a cover letter, statement of educational philosophy, and current resume to: 

Alexandra R. McMullen
Assistant Head of School for Academics
amcmullen@standrews-ri.org

St. Andrew’s School

Barrington, RI
Elementary, Middle School, High School, Post Graduate
Day, Boarding
All Gender
Religiously-Affiliated