Tabor Academy, Marion, MA
About Tabor Academy
Tabor Academy has a rich history that dates back to 1876 when the school was founded by Elizabeth Taber. Mrs. Taber had a lofty vision for the institution, including building character of young people from across the country. Today, we honor that legacy and embrace an international and diverse student body. Our work is guided by our principles of life-long learning, personal responsibility, and care for others. Here, students are encouraged to take risks and challenge themselves as they prepare to step into the world as global leaders.
For nearly 150 years, Tabor Academy has served the Marion, Massachusetts community as a premier coeducation, college preparatory boarding and day school. As the School by the Sea, Tabor offers an uncommonly beautiful setting in which to live and learn for students grades 9-12. The school provides a wide breadth of academic offerings for students to explore their interests, understand their strengths, and develop their critical thinking and communication skills. Tabor graduates are leaders, adaptable, and exceptionally skilled at navigating the 21st century.
Tabor Academy seeks a compelling and passionate educator to teach Spanish core and elective classes in the Modern and Classical Languages Department. As a residential school, Tabor considers the work of faculty broadly, and we engage with students both during and beyond the academic day. Faculty at Tabor can expect to contribute to the co-curricular and/or athletic program and to be responsible for weekly evening and monthly weekend supervisory duties. This position can include housing.
The successful candidate will:
- embrace an initiative-driven faculty culture focused on advancing Tabor Academy’s mission
- possess an understanding of current teaching pedagogies and adolescent development
- plan lessons, teach, evaluate and provide feedback for mastery— communicative and intercultural
- have native or near-native fluency in Spanish
- understand the essentials of and possess a desire to learn more about comprehensible input
- understand the essentials of teaching for communicative and intercultural competency, as well as be committed to developing curricula to suit the department’s initiatives
- possess a high degree of cultural competency and demonstrated experience working with diverse populations and perspectives
- demonstrate fluency with academic technology that advances learning for students and a willingness to integrate technology into classroom experiences
- enjoy collaborating with colleagues within and across subject areas, and all aspects of school life
- invest in the community and participate in the lives of our students outside of the classroom
- convey patience and empathy with adolescents
- be self-reflective, able to work independently, and committed to professional growth
Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and interest in working with teenagers
Preferred: Experience in residential oversight and/or secondary or post-secondary instruction.
Electronic materials only, please. If interested, please send letter of interest and resume to email@example.com with “Spanish” in the subject line.
Tabor Academy is eager to consider applications from people traditionally underrepresented in independent boarding school communities.
Tabor Academy is committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community – and hiring and retention processes, more specifically – informed by the NAIS Principles of Good Practice – Equity and Justice. Additionally, across all areas of school life, we prioritize practices based on Mind Brain Education (MBE) research; the relational skills of active listening, empathic understanding, critical thinking, and genuine inquiry; and pursuits that actively seek out and invite in diverse perspectives. At Tabor Academy, 540 students come from all over the United States and over 21 countries to be part of an engaging community. Our diverse and inclusive student body welcomes individuals from all races, religions, and economic backgrounds and fosters students becoming engaged and committed global citizens with a disposition to act in service to the common good.
Located 15 minutes from culturally rich New Bedford, home to the Whaling National Historical Park; stories from when the city was a station on the Underground Railroad and home to Frederick Douglass; a hub for Blue Economy Corridor innovation; seafood from America’s #1 fishing port; and a landscape that attracts sailors, bikers, and golfers, Marion and the Southcoast are teeming with opportunity.
Tabor Academy does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, disability, or national or ancestral origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other Academy-administered programs, or in the administration of its hiring and employment practices.