La Lumiere School is excited to welcome applications for the position of Spanish Teacher for the 2023-2024 school year. The ideal candidate would be comfortable teaching high school Spanish courses at the beginning level and should be passionate about igniting students’ interest in exploring the world around them through languages.
At La Lumiere, we believe in encouraging students to go beyond content mastery and develop a sense of wonder and an appetite for lifelong learning. To that end, our teachers strive to meet students where they are, differentiate instruction effectively, and support students’ academic and personal growth.
Teach four or five sections of classes each semester (two to three preps)
Coach or sponsor a co-curricular activity (as needed)
Serve as an advisor to a group of approximately six to eight students
Potentially serve on residential duty teams (responsibilities vary depending on the constellation of duties and living arrangement)
Equity and Inclusion
La Lumiere School is dedicated to equity and inclusion; the successful candidate will be knowledgeable about research on how implicit biases in race, ethnicity, gender identity, and socioeconomic class can shape curricula and pedagogy in the history and the social sciences, and will have demonstrated experience developing and reinforcing equity in teaching and learning.
Faculty compensation packages are competitive and commensurate with experience. If a faculty member resides on campus, the school provides year-round housing and meals when school is in session for the faculty member and his/her family as a part of the benefits package. Other benefits include an optional health plan, a contribution to a TIAA-CREF retirement account, and professional development opportunities.
Ten-month appointment (August through May). Reports to the Academic Dean.
Please submit a résumé, cover letter, and a list of three-five references to Jamie Denten (email@example.com). Two letters of recommendation are optional but encouraged. References will only be contacted after permission is granted by candidates.
About La Lumiere School
We challenge our students to thrive in all facets of their lives and we support them in that endeavor. Here on our wooded campus near La Porte, Indiana (an hour southeast of Chicago), we meet our freshmen where they are, carefully stretching them out of their comfort zones while developing an intentional, supportive environment. By graduation, our seniors are well on their way to growing into the best versions of themselves, comfortable in their own skin and hungry for the next challenge—students who have grown in character, scholarship, and faith, and who believe that they’re at the helm in their own journey.
We believe that character is best formed in a community founded on authentic relationships and trust. We structure experiences that encourage students to develop the agency, grit, and self-discipline to take ownership of their own lives and the empathy, integrity, and courage to advocate for others. Through both success and failure, we teach students to act ethically and prudently with an orientation toward the common good.
As a community of learners, we engage in civil discourse, listen charitably, work to be responsibly informed, and encounter the world with genuine interest. Our faculty guides students as they hone academic skills and habits of mind, and we have high expectations for how all students will grow and learn. Meaningful learning takes place when the dynamic between teacher and pupil is close-knit, and personal connections foster a process which engages students’ experiences and interests to draw forth their best efforts. Beyond content mastery, our scholars develop a sense of wonder and an appetite for lifelong learning.
Earnest exploration of faith is an integral part of education at La Lumiere. Here, we strive to practice and live out our own faith lives, even as we explore our beliefs. No matter what their religion, each member of our school family belongs. Together, we seek spiritual understanding through an appreciation of the beauty of the natural world, a commitment to justice and service, and the pursuit of an active and authentic spiritual life centered on reflection, self-awareness, and hope. The Catholic faith serves as the bedrock of this pursuit, and its vision of the dignity of the human person gives us faith in one another, informing what we value and how we act.
Bachelor’s degree in the relevant academic discipline (master’s degree preferred)
Two or more years of teaching experience at the secondary level
Experience working with students outside of the classroom through coaching, mentorship, or other activities preferred
At La Lumiere, we form character, cultivate scholarship, and explore faith in order to grow into more complete versions of ourselves.
That means that we challenge our students to thrive in all facets of their lives and support them in that endeavor. Here on our wooded campus near La Porte, Indiana (an hour southeast of Chicago), we meet our freshmen where they are, carefully stretching them out of their comfort zones while developing an intentional, supportive environment. By graduation, our seniors are well on their way to growing into the best versions of themselves, comfortable in their own skin and hungry for the next challenge—students who have grown in character, scholarship, and faith, and who believe that they’re at the helm in their own journey.