Padua Academy seeks a Teacher of Spanish for a long-term parental leave substitute position beginning in January 2018. This full-time position requires teaching five Spanish classes, including courses in AP Spanish Language & Culture, Honors Spanish IV, and College Preparatory Spanish II.
Overview of Padua Academy Padua Academy is a Catholic, college preparatory, secondary school for girls located in Wilmington, Delaware. Founded in 1954, Padua is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and has been named a National School of Excellence by the United States Department of Education. Padua Academy is a four-time recipient of the State of Delaware’s “Superstars in Education” Award and was named as a Top 50 National Catholic High School. Padua Academy currently enrolls 660 young women in grades 9 - 12. The student/faculty ratio is 13:1 and more than 71% of our faculty members have earned masters or doctoral degrees.
Mission of the World Language Department The World Language Department challenges students to build connections across cultures, developing their awareness of and appreciation for diverse communities. Learners will participate in their broadened worldview as confident global citizens through proficient communication in and comprehension of the target language.
Preferred Qualifications ⋅ A commitment to the values of the Catholic faith ⋅ A master’s degree in Spanish, second language instruction, or related discipline ⋅ Previous teaching experience at the secondary level ⋅ Near-native fluency in the Spanish language with strong command of Spanish grammar and vocabulary, and knowledge of Hispanic cultures ⋅ A strong commitment to student-centered pedagogy ⋅ Proficiency in 21st-century classroom technologies and instructional strategies ⋅ Delaware Certification in Secondary World Language Education
Job responsibilities ⋅ Designing and executing lessons and assessments to maximize student learning ⋅ Evaluating student work to provide meaningful feedback ⋅ Creating a classroom environment that facilitates communication in the target language ⋅ Differentiating instruction to meet student needs ⋅ Partnering with Administration, counselors, faculty, and parents for student success ⋅ Establishing goals and an action plan to achieve professional growth ⋅ Participating in extracurricular school activities or meeting other responsibilities as needed