Spanish Teacher and Student Advisory Mentor

The Greene School

Expired
Job Category
Academic-Teaching
Overview
Posted : 2023-11-03
Description

The Greene School, an EL Education Credentialed School, is seeking a Spanish Teacher and Student Advisory Mentor for the 2023-2024 school year who is passionate about teaching, relates well to young adolescents, and desires to contribute to our learning community. We are a public charter school serving 200 students in grades 9-12. Our core values, environmental education, social justice, and community are shared by all Greene School faculty.

Our 70-acre campus, located on Narragansett land, represents four different ecosystems: forest, field, pond and stream. While The Greene School is nestled rurally, our student body is one of the most diverse in the state of Rhode Island:

  • Our students reside in 25 different cities and towns- urban/urban ring (60%), suburban (12%), and rural (28%).
  • 46% of our student body and 21% of our faculty are of color.
  • Over 30% of our students and at least 9% of our faculty identify in the LBGTQ+ community
  • We are a religiously diverse community representing many faiths, including Christianity, Buddhism, Judaism, and Islam.
  • We welcome diverse learners- with 25% of our students on the High Honor Roll, 25% on the Honor Roll, 48% AP course enrollment, 21% of students have IEPs, and 95% apply to a 2 or 4-year college.

The ideal candidate for a position in the World Language Department will have excellent subject expertise and possess the following attributes:

  • Support students growth as speakers, writers, readers, and listeners through learner-centered instruction
  • Plan, develop, and execute lessons that reflect the world languages curriculum and adapt to the needs of students as they progress
  • Interest in and demonstrated skill working with adolescents
  • Willingness to contribute to the life of the school community
  • The ability to collaborate with colleagues as part of a team
  • A desire to integrate environmental literacy into your courses and teach both within and outside the walls of your classroom.
  • Commitment to learning and implementing the EL Education Core Practices

While individual responsibilities will vary from one faculty position to another, essential job responsibilities of all teachers generally include:

Teaching: All classes are student-centered and promote instruction that is alive with discovery, inquiry, critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration. Teachers differentiate instruction and empower all students to be self-directed, effective learners in a full inclusion and academically diverse classroom. All courses work to find meaningful ways to connect their subject to issues of environmental education and engagement with the natural world.

Cultural Competency: Faculty at The Greene School are invested in contributing to a better, more equitable world through the practices of liberatory education (the practice of being anti-bias/ anti-caste, and delivering culturally responsive pedagogy and practices).

Advising: Teachers serve as mentors through an advisory model called Crew. Crew Leaders plan and facilitate a thoughtful and intentional advisory group to promote a sense of belonging within a diverse student body from varying backgrounds. Advisors work regularly to engage students with the natural world through nature-based activities, hiking, and camping.

Professional Learning: Faculty at TGS are lifelong learners who view the profession of teaching as an act of educational justice. School leaders and teachers have a growth mindset and a strong commitment to continuous professional learning in order to sustain performance, build our capacity as educators, and engage in the joy of our practice.

EL Education Best Practices- Learning Expeditions and Intensives: Faculty will individually and collaboratively develop interdisciplinary mission-aligned learning experiences. Learning expeditions consist of long-term, in-depth studies that offer real-world connections that inspire students toward higher levels of academic achievement. Learning expeditions involve students in original research, critical thinking, problem solving, and they build character along with academic skills. Additionally, year teachers develop week-long intensive elective courses. The focus of these courses, which include projects and fieldwork, range widely from aviation, local history, art, and music, and field-based science courses provide students with work-based experiences and college-ready skills.

About The Greene School

The Greene School is an intentionally diverse and inclusive public charter school serving 200 students in grades 9-12, across 25 cities and towns. Intentional diversity and inclusion increases the richness of ideas, creative power, problem-solving ability, and respect for others. Founded in 2010, our 70-acre decentralized campus feels more like a college setting than a traditional high school. We take pride in our small community, talented and committed faculty, welcoming spirit, and a rigorous cross-curricular education. The school was Nationally recognized by EL Education in 2015 and again in 2022 through a rigorous credentialing process.

The Greene School strongly encourages applicants of color, LGBTQ+ candidates or candidates from communities that are historically underrepresented in schools to apply and that will reflect and enhance the identities of our school. We will not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity (including gender expression), sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, family/parental status, income derived from a public assistance program, or political beliefs.

The demographics of our student body enable our employees to apply for and receive public loan forgiveness.

Job Location
West Greenwich, Rhode Island, United States
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