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Head Spanish Teacher (Middle School)

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Mary McDowell Friends School | Brooklyn, NY
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Mary McDowell Friends School


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August 24, 2020
July 31, 2020
At least $56,000Commensurate with experience

Mary McDowell Friends School is a K-12 college preparatory program dedicated to the success of students with learning disabilities. Grounded in the Quaker values of equality, integrity, and social responsibility, we cultivate a diverse community in which all students can reach their full potential. Our specialized teaching methodologies and challenging curricula empower students to become academic achievers, creative thinkers, and contributing members of a global society.

Mary McDowell Friends School (MMFS) invites applications for a full-time Head Spanish Teacher beginning August 2020. 

Head Teachers support the mission of the school by overseeing the safety and well-being of the students in advisory, content area classes, core classrooms, and homeroom classes, by monitoring and stimulating educational and social-emotional growth within the framework of the school’s mission by designing a challenging, creative and developmentally appropriate curriculum to teach students with learning disabilities. The Quaker beliefs, testimonies, and practices are integrated into all aspects of our work with students, colleagues, families, and the broader community.

The essential duties of a Head Teacher include, but are not limited to:

  • Differentiate teaching methods, instructional materials and assessment tools to meet students' varying needs and interests
  • Implement individualized and differentiated student plans for homework, organization, and behavior; assign and provide prompt feedback to classwork and homework
  • Participate in all CSE reviews and meetings and testify at impartial hearings
  • Collaborate with division directors/academic dean, speech and language professionals, occupational therapists, and counseling team members to address students’ needs
  • Work with other teachers and administrators in the development, evaluation, and revision of school programs
  • Write, edit, and submit timely trimester reports, grades, recommendations, evaluations and other requests as needed
  • Act as the advocate for homeroom students supporting each student in their relationships with other teachers and working with the cooperating homeroom teacher to be the primary point person with parents
  • Supervise homeroom students when participating in division-wide and school-wide activities such as silence, assembly, and meeting special guests
  • Participate fully in the life of the school, including professional development, MMFS committees, weekly faculty meetings, regular supervisory meetings, and all school silence and staff meetings
  • Supervise student activities including study hall, student trips (including overnight trips), advisory, student clubs, etc.

Staff and reporting relationships

Head Teachers report to the Division Directors. They also work collaboratively with the occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, school counselors, social workers, and school psychologists regularly.

Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • MA required in the content area; special education experience a plus
  • 3-5 years of direct teaching experience; independent or charter school experience a plus
  • Commitment to equity and justice, including knowledge and skills related to cultural competencies
  • The ability to create a classroom environment where students feel safe, supported and challenged
  • Able to inspire students to converse in Spanish
  • Comfortable explaining differences in gender nouns, subject/verb agreement, and use of accent symbols
  • Provide students with knowledge of Spanish-speaking cultures through personal experience, print, video, online and other sources, and help them make comparisons to the United States.
  • Growth mindset and ability to use feedback to improve practice
  • Familiarity with new technologies; GSuite and Veracross a plus
  • Familiarity with distance learning a plus

Please visit our website for more information on our schools.

Mary McDowell Friends School is a K-12 college preparatory program dedicated to the success of students with learning disabilities. Grounded in the Quaker values of equality, integrity, and social responsibility, we cultivate a diverse…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • Master's Degree Required

Benefits

MMFS offers a full range of benefits and resources designed to keep you healthy, ensure you achieve a fulfilling work-life balance, help build your long-term financial security, and much more. Some of those benefits include:

  • Medical insurance
  • Dental & Vision insurance
  • Short and long-term disability insurance
  • Supplemental Coverage (AFLAC)
  • Retirement plans
  • Life insurance
  • Paid holidays, vacations, personal, and sick leave
  • Health & Wellness programs
  • Longevity bonuses
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Professional Development fund
  • Education & Tuition Assistant Program
  • Computer Loan


MMFS offers a full range of benefits and resources designed to keep you healthy, ensure you achieve a fulfilling work-life balance, help build your long-term financial security…

Level of Language Proficiency

Candidates should be proficient (read, write, speak) in English and Spanish.

Candidates should be proficient (read, write, speak) in English and Spanish.

How to Apply

We offer rewarding work experience in Brooklyn, NY. The school has an ongoing commitment to the principles and practices of equity and inclusion and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of the school's administration and faculty.

To apply, please upload a letter of interest, your resume, and contact information for three professional references as a .pdf (preferable) or word document to our Employment Portal. If your background and experience are appropriate for the position, you will be contacted directly by a member of our search committee.

We offer rewarding work experience in Brooklyn, NY. The school has an ongoing commitment to the principles and practices of equity and inclusion and strongly encourages…

Location

133 Summit Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

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