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Lower and Middle School Spanish Teacher

Position Type Teacher
School Name Willow School
City, State Gladstone, NJ 
Posted 07/31/2019

Lower and Middle School Spanish Teacher 

The Willow School, an independent school for Pre-K through grade 8, seeks a full-time Spanish Teacher for grades preschool through 8th grade beginning in the 2019-2020 school year.

This job is for you if:

  • You’re a terrific teacher. You’re positive, upbeat, collaborative, and you work intentionally to create mutually respectful relationships.  You have the energy that engages and inspires students of this age to work hard, believe in themselves, and achieve more.

  • You’re excited about Spanish, and you can’t wait to share this excitement with students. You embrace richness of language and want to engage student in a multi-sensory approach to language instruction.

  • You’re aspirational. Your idealism is showing! You set big goals for yourself and for your students, and you’re always looking for ways to improve your own game. 

  • You’re willing to get in the trenches. You understand that learning a new language takes not only hard work and good habits on the part of a student, it also requires patience, purpose, and day-in/day-out passion on the part of a teacher.

  • You believe in the power of community. You know that the best education engages many partners working well together. You’re eager to collaborate and learn from colleagues and students alike. 

  • You are an ethical person.  At Willow, the bar is high for teachers and students as we all aspire to live a virtuous life.  You readily embrace this expectation and the engagement required from us all.  

  • You have a proven track record of doing challenging things. You know how to plan, collaborate with others, persevere, and stay positive.

  • You’re eager to integrate our incredible buildings and 30+ acre campus into your teaching. Willow has a rich devotion to sustainability, and a respectful relationship with nature.  You’re brimming with ideas for how to use this campus toward meaningful language development.

  • You have a wide range of interests and are ready to engage with students. While Spanish will be your primary activity, you’re also eager to jump into other activities, like coaching, advising, running an elective or after-school club, or organizing special events on campus.

Does this sound like you? Then submit your materials right away. Please supply a resume, cover letter and two references to our employment line at A bachelor’s degree in Spanish or Foreign Language instruction is preferred, and great enthusiasm for teaching and learning Spanish is necessary.   In your cover letter, please reflect on how you might contribute to Willow’s mission and momentum.  

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