Spanish Teacher

Peddie School

Job Category
Academic-Teaching
Overview
Posted : 2023-11-05
Description
The Modern Language Department seeks a creative, enthusiastic, collaborative full-time Spanish teacher for the 2024-25 academic year. This position includes teaching, coaching a junior varsity or varsity level sport, and supervising students in the dorm. An MA is preferred. On-campus housing is available. Peddie offers an excellent benefits package. Please send materials to Department Chair Jose Ruiz at jruiz@peddie.org and to Associate Head Catherine Rodrigue at crodrigue@peddie.org.

Teaching Faculty Responsibilities and Expectations

    • TEACHING FACULTY RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS: Peddie is a complex residential school community, and it takes the proverbial village to educate our students. Most teaching faculty positions include classroom teaching, residential responsibilities, and arts, athletic, or significant co-curricular responsibilities. While it is impossible to capture all faculty responsibilities, the list below provides information regarding the general job description for teaching faculty.
    • We subscribe to the belief that the Peddie Mission is primarily accomplished through a dedicated faculty and staff, and it is necessary for faculty and staff:
    • To foster a school which attracts and sustains a faculty of individuals with diverse talents and backgrounds and with the ability to engage and excite adolescents and who exemplify the habits of intellectual curiosity, hard work, responsibility, honesty, compassion and community that we want to develop in our students.
    • To foster a school that expects and enables the faculty to accomplish the mission.
    • To foster a school that places strong emphasis on a close connection between students and faculty.
    • Embrace and reflect the school’s commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
    • To foster a school community that honors and exhibits Peddie’s Core Values: respect, honesty, scholarship, balance, and courage.
    • Teaching Faculty responsibilities include the following:
    • Overtly support and act in accordance with Peddie’s Mission and Core Values.
    • Recognize that teaching happens everywhere in our community—classrooms, fields, stages, dorms, dining hall, Chapel, etc.—and use those teaching opportunities to help our students develop the intellectual, interpersonal, and ethical qualities that will benefit them as adults.
    • Teach 3 to 4 classes each trimester, coach, supervise, advise and/or direct co- curricular activities, and contribute to the residential program.
    • Demonstrate thoughtful planning and preparation for classes.
    • Demonstrate enthusiasm for and curiosity about teaching in all areas of school life and show respect for individuals and for the community.
    • Create a safe and nurturing environment for all members of the Peddie community.
    • Serve as role models for Peddie students and help them aspire to the highest qualities of citizenship.
    • Communicate with students, parents, and colleagues appropriately in the role of classroom teachers, advisors, dorm faculty, coaches, etc.
    • Uphold professional standards of personal presentation, punctuality, professional courtesy, and discretion.
    • Comply with the policies and procedures as articulated in the Employee Handbook.
    • Respectfully interact and collaborate with colleagues in order to cultivate a culture of continuous improvement and to provide Peddie students with a superior academic and co-curricular program.
    • Participate in professional development here on campus or off-campus with the support of Peddie’s professional development funds. Honor the confidentiality of school and student information.
    • Peddie meets for Saturday classes, and faculty teach most Saturdays during the school year. In addition, coaching responsibilities and dorm responsibilities include scheduled Saturday and Sunday duties.

    • The above is not intended to be exhaustive, but to offer a broad-brush of faculty responsibilities and expectations. Individual faculty responsibilities will vary.

Peddie is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory school for students in grades 9 through post-graduate. Peddie provides a rigorous academic and extracurricular experience both inside and outside the classroom, focusing on preparing students for a lifetime of learning, citizenship, continual growth and opportunity. With a beautiful campus in Hightstown, NJ, and a distinguished history dating back to 1864, the school prides itself on a curriculum that balances tradition with innovation in a genuinely supportive community atmosphere.
Job Location
Hightstown, New Jersey, United States
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