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Upper School Spanish Teacher

Position Type Teacher
School Name Ranney School
City, State Tinton Falls, NJ 
Posted 03/07/2019

2018-2019 Job Opening: Upper School Spanish Teacher



Ranney School is an Age 3-Grade 12 independent, college preparatory school based in Tinton Falls, NJ. Our school serves a diverse body of approximately 620 students from across Monmouth & Ocean Counties on the northern New Jersey shore. A secular, college-preparatory day school, Ranney is guided by a strong Board of Trustees, an experienced Head of School, Dr. John Griffith, and most notably, by a powerful mission and vision. Our mission is “To nurture intellectual curiosity and confidence to inspire students to lead honorably, think creatively and contribute meaningfully to society.” We envision Ranney School as a nurturing learning community, in which families, faculty, alumni and all of Ranney’s constituents collaborate to distinguish and value every child, foster individual talents, sustain powerful connections between children and adults, and graduate resilient, globally-minded citizens. We continue to foster an inclusive community that supports a spectrum of cultures, beliefs and talents to promote the intellectual growth and moral development of all members of our community. We are inspired by an awareness and appreciation for diversity, human dignity and interpersonal acceptance.

The Upper School seeks a teacher who primarily will teach Upper School Spanish, up through, and including AP Spanish Language.

Candidates will ideally have an advanced degree in education, Spanish, or a related field. Candidates with the ability to teach French or MS Spanish, may also be given priority. Experience teaching world languages in a middle or upper school setting is also ideal.

Key Skills and Qualities:

  • A passion for educating adolescent children

  • Expertise in Spanish (and potentially French as well)

  • A passion for education itself, for inspiring meaningful and relevant learning, and for high academic standards

  • A growth mindset

  • Collegial interactions with one’s peers and kind and positive interactions with students and parents

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Teach five sections of Spanish (and potentially French), primarily at the Upper School level.

  • Participate in the Upper School’s “Maymester” program, potentially leading trips abroad.

  • In addition to a full-time teaching schedule, faculty serve as advisors, mentor students in co-curricular activities (coaching athletics, if possible), participate in division and department meetings, serve on school-wide committees and in various supervisory roles. Developing strong relationships with students and colleagues is critical for one’s success at Ranney and for the school’s successful accomplishment of its mission.

To Apply:

Please submit an application dossier compiled into one, single PDF file and emailed to Upper School Head, Dr. Greg Martin ( The dossier must include a cover letter, a CV/resume, a statement of educational philosophy, and a list of three to five professional references. References will not be checked without first notifying candidates. The subject line of the email should read “Ranney US Spanish Application.” Please name the PDF file with the following format: “[Applicant Last Name] Ranney US Spanish Application.” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and priority will be given to applicants who apply before April 1.
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