Anticipated Opening 24-25 - Upper School Spanish Teacher

Worcester Academy

Job Category
Posted : 2023-11-04
Job Tracking ID : 512692-867008
Job Location : Worcester, MA
Job Level : Mid Career (2+ years)
Level of Education : BA/BS

Job Type : Full-Time/Regular
Date Updated : October 25, 2023
Years of Experience : 2 - 5 Years
Starting Date : August 15, 2024

We are looking for a teacher who is committed to the ideals and
joys of teaching upper school students and who can inspire a love of
learning in their students through the development and application
of thoughtful, meaningful learning experiences for students.

The successful teacher in this role also will understand the value
of working cooperatively and collaboratively with adults in a
team-based setting as well as have the ability to work
independently. We are looking for an educator who embraces a growth
mindset for their own professional development and who can help
students to do the same.


  • Teach four sections of Upper School Spanish
  • Develop units and lessons that support the goals of the WA
Language Department

  • Support student learning through project-based, multi-modal
approaches to teaching and learning

  • Maintain discipline in accordance with the student handbook
  • Provide appropriate, actionable feedback on student work and in
term reports

  • Complete grading, comments and progress reports in a timely manner
  • Serve as the academic and developmental advisor to a small group
of upper school students

  • Lead two other student activities
  • Attend required meetings (all-school, department, divisional,
parent, etc.)

  • Participate as a day faculty member in 5 weekends of programming
throughout the school year


  • Maintain classroom and shared spaces as conducive to teaching,
learning, and working

  • Maintain daily student attendance and adhere to tardiness procedures
  • Attend and participate in school trips
  • Maintain mature and age appropriate judgment and boundaries
  • Demonstrate a commitment to professional development and
integration of new learning into practice

  • Follow accident & illness procedures
  • Participate in all safety drills, including fire, lockdown and evacuation
  • Represent the school and what it stands for positively at public
events, admissions events, community events, development events,
etc., some of which take place outside of the regular school day and calendar

  • Develop and sustain relationships with colleagues that benefit
their students and further one another’s professional growth

  • Develop and sustain relationships with parents that support each
student's well-being and increasing autonomy

  • Serve as a role model for students and colleagues
  • Affirm and defend the dignity and worth of each member of the
community and maintain an environment that fosters respect

  • Other duties as assigned by the Division Head and Department Chair
Experience and Skills:


  • Minimum: Bachelor’s degree in Spanish
  • Preferred: Master’s degree in Spanish or in Education (or both)

  • At least 2-3 years’ experience in teaching Spanish in an academic
setting at the upper school level

  • Scaffolding and differentiation of content and skills, including
executive functions

  • Classroom organization and management
  • Innovative and project-based curriculum design and pedagogy
  • Multicultural curriculum design and pedagogy
  • Collaboration with colleagues
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to prepare cohesive teaching units and daily
lesson plans

  • Knowledge of best practices in multicultural curriculum and pedagogy
  • Demonstrated skill in working with students and colleagues from
diverse backgrounds

  • Ability to apply best practices for integrating technology into
curriculum and pedagogy

  • Ability to implement problem-based learning and assessment
  • An understanding of the value of working cooperatively and
collaboratively with adults in a team-based setting and the ability to
do so

  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to communicate tactfully, thoughtfully, and in modes
appropriate to the audience

  • Flexibility
  • A commitment to one’s own learning and professional development
  • Campus Housing may be available with active participation in the
residential program

  • Potential for start date to be this academic year, second semester


  • Upper School faculty are supervised in curriculum and pedagogy
through the partnership of the Department Chair and the Head of the
Upper School

  • Upper School faculty are supervised in the execution of critical
duties by the Head of the Upper School


  • Work full-time and maintain regular and predictable attendance
  • Ability to move throughout the campus during all weather conditions
  • Ability to effectively communicate in person and digitally with
faculty, staff, parents, students and external contacts


Competitive Benefits Package Included
Job Location
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
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