Spanish Immersion Elementary Teacher (K-5)

Las Americas Aspira Academy

Job Category
Academic-Teaching
Overview
Posted : 2023-11-10
Description

POSITION TITLE: Spanish Immersion Elementary Teacher

GRADES: K-5

STATUS: Full-Time, 10-month position

School Mission:

Las Américas ASPIRA Academy (LAAA) was established to educate and empower each student to realize their full potential and positively impact their communities.

Position Description:

Spanish Immersion Teachers follow a 50/50 immersion model and provide core instruction in content areas to two homeroom classes on alternating days providing instruction entirely in Spanish while their counterpart provides instruction in English.

Responsibilities:

  • Spanish Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science.
  • Plan daily academic, differentiated lessons and implement specific strategies to meet the language acquisition needs of all students.
  • Working knowledge of the Common Core State Standards for Literacy and Mathematics, Arriba la Lectura Reading and Writing Curriculum, Columbia University Teachers College Reading and Writing Workshop models, Engage New York Math Program, and Next Generation Science Standards.
  • Use technology to create personalized and blended learning experiences.
  • Be accountable for students’ academic growth and achievement.
  • Design and implement summative assessments to measure progress towards academic standards and formative assessments to drive instruction.
  • Use assessment data to inform curricular and instructional practices.
  • Create a positive, achievement-oriented learning environment following the responsive classroom approach.
  • Reflect on successes and areas of growth as a teacher, seek to improve performance, and respond to feedback.
  • Participate in curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions.
  • Collaborate with others in weekly meetings including grade level team members, instructional coaches, and administration.
  • Communicate regularly with parents regarding their children’s academic success.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Fluency in Spanish and English.
  • Preferibly previous experience in Dul Language Instruction
  • Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and/or Elementary Bilingual Education.
  • Possession or eligibility for a valid State of Delaware teaching license (for more information, please visit the website of the Department of Education at: http://regulations.delaware.gov/AdminCode/title14/1500/1510.shtml.
  • Successful completion of Praxis I and II exams.
  • World Language Praxis (Spanish)
  • Strong instructional skills and classroom management.
  • Ability to reflect upon teaching practices and respond to constructive feedback.

Professional Attributes:

At ASPIRA, we believe every team member must possess the following professional attributes to be successful in our school:

  • Commitment: A genuine passion for education and students with an inner drive to close the achievement gap and ensure that every child, regardless of background or circumstance, receives an excellent education.
  • Leadership: An ability to push yourself and motivate others to maximize individual potential to achieve the school vision and mission.
  • Focus on Data-Driven Results: An ability to deliver quality instruction based on student performance, and to be driven by a desire to produce quantifiable student achievement gains.
  • Innovative Problem Solving: The ability to see opportunity in challenges by taking the initiative to explore issues and find potential innovative solutions.
  • Adaptability: To excel in constantly changing environments and to remain flexible by shifting responsibilities or priorities to meet the needs of the overall school community.
  • Teamwork: To increase the effectiveness of the overall team through collaboration, constant learning, and supporting others. To be sensitive to diversity in all its forms and committed to learning from others.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance

Schedule:

  • 8 hour shift
  • Monday to Friday

License/Certification:

  • DE teaching license (Preferred)

Work Location: In person

Job Location
Newark, Delaware, United States
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