The Upper School Spanish teacher is a committed Sacred Heart educator who has a strong commitment to educating students in Spanish language and culture.
Implement into instruction appropriate educational curriculum based on the NCSSFL-ACTFL (National Standards for 21st Century Language Learning-American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages), Spanish Content Standards, the course syllabi. and focus on all levels of High School Spanish, including Advanced Placement.
Be an active member of the World Languages Department by attending meetings, developing, and updating course curricula for core as well as elective courses, and supporting the work of the department.
Plan, organize, and lead activities designed to promote academic, social, and emotional development in a supportive and engaging learning environment.
Create an emotionally responsive, caring, positive, and accepting environment supportive of the individual development of each child and family.
Supervise an US Advisory group.
Supervise children and ensure a safe and loving environment including the ability to monitor and respond to events going on at all times in the classroom, outdoor play areas, and other areas of the campus.
Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students varying needs and interests.
Attend staff meetings, serve on committees as required, seek and attend professional development opportunities
In the performance of his/her duties, Employee shall be guided by the Goals and Criteria of the Sacred Heart and the Catholic Faith. Candidates must also possess:
High level of competence using technology
Experience in a PreK – 12 environments, preferably in independent schools is a plus
Strong references to convey teaching abilities.
Successful completion of criminal offender record information and sexual offender registry information checks
Current Safe Environment training
Current CPR certification
Excellent communication skills with attention to detail
Punctuality and dependability
Ability to maintain accurate records and to maintain confidentiality.
Adherence to all personnel policies, procedures, and rules contained in the Duchesne Employee Handbook
Treat parents as partners in their child's education
Maintain productive relationships with another Duchesne faculty and staff
Possess strong people skills in order to be empathetic to children’s and parent’s needs.
Tenets of Faculty Excellence
Each of our faculty members are committed to the following:
Demonstrates an understanding of Catholic Identity, respects the tenets of Catholicism, and participates in the faith life of the School.
Models’ acceptance of and respect for other faith and cultural traditions.
Values and encourages interactive service as a life-long commitment.
Creates an inviting environment which honors rigor and relevance, and promotes critical thinking, collaboration, and the creative use of the imagination.
Demonstrates a passion for teaching or area of expertise and exhibits mastery of their respective discipline.
Nurtures intellectual curiosity, engagement, and a life-long love of learning in all aspects of school life.
Recognizes the individual needs of learners and varies teaching and learning strategies to encourage each girl to develop her talents and skills.
Embraces the importance of the integration of technology into the curriculum; supports and promotes the ethical use of all forms of technology.
Researches, reflects on, and adopts best practices to promote excellence in the classroom or area of expertise.
Continually seeks professional growth through self-reflection, observations, collegial dialogue and professional development opportunities.
Fulfills routine professional responsibilities in a thoughtful and timely manner.
Works in partnership and open communication with parents and colleagues to ensure the well-being of the school and personal growth of each student.
Contributes to a community culture that fosters thoughtful decision-making, honorable behavior, accountability, and a sense of hope.
Nothing in this Job Description restricts Duchesne’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time. This position is at will, which means that either the employee or Duchesne may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without notice and for any reason or no reason.
Duchesne Academy of the Sacred Heart is committed to providing equal opportunity in all of its employment practices, including selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation, to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex (gender), age, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law.