Classroom Teacher - Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Foreign Languages
Job Title: Middle School Spanish Teacher
Job Location: MICDS - Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School (Saint Louis, MO)
Beginning: Jun 23, 2022
Deadline: Jul 30, 2022**
Certificate: Foreign Language - Spanish
District: Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School
St. Louis, MO 63124
Telephone: 314-995-7417
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Job Description:
Position Start Date: 2022-2023 school year

About MICDS
MICDS has a rich and distinctive history spanning more than 150 years. A leader in independent education, MICDS is a college-prep, coeducational school for grades JK-12. Our mission is to help students discover their unique talents, preparing them for higher education and a life of purpose and service as engaged citizens in our ever-changing world.

Employee Benefits
MICDS offers employees a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits plan, including a generous 403(b) retirement plan where the school contributes 8% of salary with an employee’s 3% contribution; medical, dental and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts and long-term care insurance; life insurance and short-term and long-term disability insurances; tuition benefit; paid leaves; access to a fitness center; and free lunch.

Application Process
For immediate consideration, complete our online application at https://micds.org/our-school/career-opportunities/ and upload a copy of your cover letter, resume, and statement of teaching philosophy.

JOB SUMMARY

MICDS is seeking a full-time middle school Spanish instructor for the 2022-23 academic year. The ideal candidate should bring a collaborative nature and a student-centered approach to the classroom and to the broader community.  The ideal candidate should also have at least three years of teaching experience and hold a bachelor's degree in Spanish, master's preferred.  Experience teaching Spanish using immersion pedagogies as advocated through ACTFL Standards is essential and native or near native fluency is required. Experience with and willingness to work in a 1:1 laptop environment is necessary for this position, as is experience with and commitment to working with Middle School students. Our school community encourages ongoing professional growth that supports a strong interest in implementing new curriculum and pedagogies aligned with highly effective teaching practices as well as a commitment to meeting the needs of a diverse group of learners. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Works with the department chair and curricular team to plan, document, evaluate, and revise curriculum.
  • Selects and develops related print and online course materials.
  • Creates effective assessment tools to support student achievement and growth.
  • Implements effective classroom management strategies to ensure a productive learning environment.
  • Evaluates, documents and communicates student progress through reporting systems and conferences.
  • Attends faculty, grade level and departmental meetings and supervisory duties.
  • Serves as grade level advisor for 10-12 students and implements grade level programming and advisory curriculum. 
  • Assists and supports students outside of class as needed.
  • Communicates student progress consistently with parents and guardians.
  • Collaborates effectively with departmental and grade level teams as well as student support service personnel.
  • Participates in the MICDS professional development framework and pursues outside opportunities to stay current with best practices.
  • Serves on divisional and school-wide curriculum and program committees.
  • Other projects and responsibilities may be added at the school’s discretion.

JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor degree in subject matter required and Masters preferred.
  • Ability to work in an environment that embraces a diverse community of students, educators, parents, and alums.
  • Experience working in a one-to-one laptop environment or relevant technology skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must enjoy working and learning with children.
OTHER INFORMATION
  • A criminal history and background check is required and must be successfully completed prior to employment.
  • May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time.
  • Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled classroom environment.
  • Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold.


 

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.

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