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Head Spanish Teacher (Middle School)

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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 Head Spanish Teacher for the 2022-23 academic year.

Position Overview

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 our teaching roles 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. 

Diversity and Equity Commitments:

  • Understand and participate in all school-wide diversity and equity initiatives
  • Examine teaching practice through the lens of race, identity, equity, and privilege. 
  • Develop a curriculum that provides students with an opportunity to recognize their many identities 

Staff and reporting relationships

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

Requirements

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities for Head Spanish Teaching Roles

  • MA required in the content area with a specialization in Spanish; special education experience a plus
  • 3-5 years of direct teaching experience; independent or charter school experience a plus
  • Strong oral and written communication with parents, children, and colleagues
  • Commitment to equity and justice, including knowledge and skills related to cultural competencies
  • Familiarity with new technologies; GSuite and Veracross a plus

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

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    August 23, 2022
  • Application Deadline
    June 30, 2022
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Experience Level
    Mid-level/Managerial
Salary
At least USD $72,000
/ year
commensurate with verified experience

Benefits

  • Medical (in and out-of-network plans, HDHP's)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts ( FSA, Dependent Care)
  • Health Savings Account (Employer Contribution)
  • Dental (in and out-of-network plans)
  • Vision
  • Paid Time Off
  • Professional Development Funds
  • Paid Family Leave
  • Supplemental Disability Plans
  • Supplemental Specified Illness Plans
  • Long-term Disability
  • Voluntary Life/AD&D Insurance
  • Retirement Benefits
  • Education & Tuition Assistance Program
  • Wellness Reimbursement
  • Commuter & Parking Benefits
  • Medical (in and out-of-network plans, HDHP's)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts ( FSA, Dependent Care)
  • Health Savings Account (Employer Contribution)
  • Dental (in and out-of-network plans…

Location

On-site
Brooklyn, NY, USA

How to Apply

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

Interested candidates must submit the following materials through the dedicated application portal:

  • Cover letter expressing interest in the Mary McDowell Friends School
  • Current résumé
  • List of three references including name, title, phone number, email address, and professional relationship (references are contacted only with the candidate’s permission)
  • Statement of educational philosophy and practice that expresses who you are and how you connect to this work (no more than 2 pages) - optional

We offer rewarding work experience in Brooklyn, NY with a competitive salary and benefits package. The school has an ongoing commitment to equity and inclusion and strongly…

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