Applewild School, Fitchburg, MA
Accredited by AISNE
Applewild School seeks a creative and dynamic Spanish teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. This position will teach students in grades six through nine on our Fitchburg campus. As a member of our faculty, the Spanish teacher will participate in all aspects of our vibrant independent school program, such as: advising students, participating in professional learning communities, collaborating with colleagues, communicating with parents, leading a club, coaching a sport, and possibly supporting our residential program.
- A collaborative nature and a passion for teaching
- The position requires the ability to teach Spanish
- A bachelor’s degree in Spanish or a related field and near-native fluency in Spanish
- Preferably, a master’s degree in Spanish or in education
- 1-5 years teaching experience, with some experience with middle school students
- A love of children, community, cultures, and languages
- Knowledge of 21st-century learning principles and techniques, and the desire to work in a thematic, interdisciplinary, and project based school
About Applewild School:
Applewild has been a cherished community institution since 1957 and we are courageously re-imagining ourselves to evolve our programs to offer a compelling and relevant education. We have a main campus in Fitchburg, Massachusetts which is approximately one hour from Boston. We offer preschool through 9th grade, including a small junior boarding program for students in grades 5-9. In 2014 we opened a satellite location in Devens which serves preschool through third grade and is growing. We are additionally sponsoring the creation of a new school called “Foundations at Applewild” which is located on Applewild School’s Fitchburg campus and will serve students in grades two through eighth with diagnosed language-based learning disabilities.
We are thankful to draw a broad range of students from over 32 towns and several countries, and well over half of our students receive financial assistance in order to attend. Our core values and competencies lay the foundation for a culture that encourages respect, honesty, compassion, and fairness. Our faculty have invested in their professional growth to create an educational environment that is deeply metacognitive --- our goal is to teach children to be the protagonists in their own educations. At Applewild, we know that once children feel emotionally safe and valued for who they are, then children will avail themselves to deeper and more authentic learning experiences.
When considering adult additions to our community, we are very interested in growing our diversity and in diverse perspectives and experiences. We seek smart, creative, and thoughtful professionals who are interested in trying new things knowing that some failures are intrinsic to cultivating a culture of progress. We are looking for professionals who care deeply about developing the next generation for a future we know will be marked by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. Intellectual curiosity, cognitive agility, passion, and emotional resiliency are paramount for success. We are committed to offering a progressive but proven curriculum, so professionals seeking to join our community must be keen on teaching using student-centered and project-based learning. We are a small school so everyone wears multiple “hats” to meet the needs of our community.
The School is accredited through the Association of Independent Schools of New England and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and The Association of Boarding Schools.
Applewild School is an equal opportunity employer and as such does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law. We welcome individuals that add to the diversity and vibrancy of our community.
Candidates should send a letter of interest, and resume to Amy Jolly, Head of School to firstname.lastname@example.org (please indicate position in subject line).