Boston Trinity Academy, Boston, MA
Accredited by NEASC
Boston Trinity Academy is a young independent Christian college prep school – we are entering our 17th year of operations – with big aspirations. We aim to provide an education of outstanding quality to a broad cross section of Boston urban and suburban students. We believe that by emphasizing high quality in our programs we will provide students with the inspiration to commit themselves to doing well not just in areas they find comfortable. We expect students to learn to risk and to risk to learn. To that end we seek teachers who are masters of their disciplines and who are willing to maintain the expectation of high achievement. This should be not just with enthusiastic well prepared students, of whom we have many, but with students who are full of uncertainty and fear because of poor foundations or who lack the preparation necessary for acting with confidence in unfamiliar situations. Bridging the span of students requires the ability to challenge students at the highest level of achievement, while simultaneously coaching disadvantaged students in fundamental study skills appropriate to each discipline. The faculty are flexible, collegial, collaborative, willing to try new ideas, but grounded in traditional goals of excellence for all students.
Mission: Boston Trinity Academy educates students from diverse backgrounds in an academically demanding, Christ-centered community, inspiring them to lead lives of faith, integrity, and service.
The ideal candidate will have a strong background in the language and cultures of the Spanish speaking world. An ability to pursue high-level language skills while ensuring that students love learning is essential. All students are required to take a minimum of 3 consecutive years of a world language in the upper school. Ambitious students can expect to take the AP course.
Education and experience: A Bachelor’s degree in Spanish is expected, although there is some room for alternative degrees for native speakers. Non-native speakers will ideally have spent at least 6 months living and studying in a Spanish speaking country. Preference is given to those with an advanced degree and experience teaching at the middle and high school age. A minimum of 3-5 years of experience is preferred. Knowledge of the AP courses is a definite advantage.
Above all the ideal candidate will demonstrate an ability to inspire students to a love of Spanish language and culture and to a willingness to take risks to achieve excellent results beyond their imagined capacity.
Major responsibilities: The teaching load (4 classes) may include any of the levels of Spanish offered at the school. Other duties necessary to the successful functioning of the school are also expected.
To apply: Send a letter of interest, resume, and list of three references to Tim Belk (firstname.lastname@example.org).