Spanish Teacher - The Governor's Academy

The Governor’s Academy is the oldest continuously operated boarding school in the U.S. More than 400 students in grades 9 through 12 from 23 states and 18 countries create a vibrant, fascinating global community. Students flourish in a diverse community distinguished by enduring relationships with teachers and defined by a commitment to learning and a thoughtful balance of academics, athletics, arts and service to others. The Academy offers a full range of visual and performing arts, more than 50 interscholastic athletics teams, and dozens of service, leadership, cultural, and recreational activities.

The faculty and staff at The Governor's Academy constitute a dedicated group of professionals who provide students with the academic, artistic, athletic, and personal challenges and opportunities that can only be offered in a family-like atmosphere. All faculty and staff interact with students throughout the day across the campus and most of our faculty members live on campus. Academy community members are committed to learning in a dynamic environment that fosters lifelong intellectual independence, responsibility, teamwork, service, and respect for others.

 

Position Summary

This full-time Spanish teaching position will have ongoing contact with and direct responsibility for the academic and social life of students on campus (in loco parentis) and will involve specific responsibilities that include coaching or other afternoon commitments as well as chaperoning duties. With Teaching Faculty status comes the expectation of total involvement in the lives of students on campus. Campus housing may be available.

 

Responsibilities

Teaching:

  • 4 sections of Spanish, including upper-level section(s) and/or AP Language or Literature

 

Afternoon Program:

  • 2 seasons of coaching or equivalent

 

Residential Life Program:

  • Dorm parenting or equivalent

 

Student Life:

  • Advisor

  • Chaperone duties

 

Qualifications

B.A. in Spanish, M.A. preferred; Spanish teaching experience preferred; native or near native fluency in Spanish preferred; experience in coaching and/or playing interscholastic athletics or afternoon programs preferred; must be able to work collegially; must be committed to working in a diverse community and have the ability to communicate effectively with diverse populations; must enjoy working with young people in a boarding school environment and have a valid driver’s license.