Middle School (6th-8th Grade) Spanish Teacher
The Academy for Global Citizenship is seeking a full-time Middle School Spanish Teacher. This position is for sixth through eighth grade. The 6-8 Spanish Teacher teaches Spanish as a second language. Teachers are responsible for helping our children learn, classroom management, participating in professional development, assisting in the development of and improvements to curriculum, and communicating to staff and parents regarding student performance. This position is ideal for a passionate educator seeking a collaborative and open environment for whole-student learning.
Teaching: Uses various modes of learning to accommodate different learning styles to teach Spanish. Teach through inquiry, real-life experiences, current events, technology, the arts and other engagement opportunities.
Content: Teaches middle school students assigned content area according to IB Middle Years Program principles and student data.
Collaboration: Meets weekly with the middle school team. Collaborates with special education teachers and other grade level teachers to differentiate instruction.
Technology Integration: Incorporates technology across all disciplines as much as possible, where appropriate.
Professional Development: Participates in coaching cycle, stays abreast of latest techniques and demonstrates an eagerness to learn new skills and share experiences with others.
Curriculum Development: Works with coaches and grade level team to align curriculum with Common Core Learning Standards, the IB MYP, and AGC’s unique mission.
Performance Assessment: Sets high and measurable goals for student achievement and evaluates student progress using both summative and formative assessment data.
Community: Encourages the use of community resources, cooperates with families in welcoming them to our community and maintains solid communication with all community members.
Advisory Teacher: Leads a small group of students through social emotional learning every morning in 40 minute blocks. Acts as the primary point person/contact for the student and family during the year. Co-plans advisory activities with the middle school team. Co-leads (with student) parent conferences.
We are looking for staff who…
Have a big heart to match a big brain
Are bilingual in English and Spanish
Want their work to define best practice
Respect and thrive in a dynamic, changing, and growing environment
Know extraordinary things can happen when people work hard together
Want to participate in a laboratory for innovation in education
Working at AGC means…
Being surrounded by thoughtful, inquisitive students and hard-working, like-minded colleagues
Thinking outside of the box to do what is best for our students
Being held to high standards for continuous personal and school improvement, and being given the time and support to do so–AGC teachers receive twice as many professional development hours as their peers, and coaching from an Instructional Leadership Team with a combined experience of 13 advanced degrees and 78 years in 26 schools
Promoting student profile qualities of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (MYP): inquirers, thinkers, communicators, risk takers, knowledgeable, principled, caring, open-minded, well-balanced, and reflective.
Gaining experience with interdisciplinary International Baccalaureate Units of Inquiry, balanced literacy, arts integration, and constructivist Mathematics approach
Having high academic expectations for every student in the school everyday
Getting your hands dirty in our school garden
Enjoying 100% organic, scratch made meals prepared by our on-site chef
Working in an environmentally sustainable school culture
Preferred Skills and Experience:
3+ years (ideal) experience as an educator
Strong leadership skills and personal drive
Familiarity with IB (MYP) (ideal)
Familiarity with inquiry-based teaching
Believer in culturally relevant teaching
Strong leadership, communication skills and personal drive
Ability to maintain a safe, orderly environment, in accordance with restorative justice practices
Experience with MTSS process and accommodating students diverse learners in the classroom
Bachelor Degree in Education
Middle School Endorsement
Spanish Foreign Language teaching endorsements
State of Illinois Teaching Certificate in relevant area
Certification in Bilingual Education, ESL Endorsement or extensive experience in ELL instruction (ideal)
The Academy for Global Citizenship (AGC) is a non-profit Chicago public charter school, located on the Southwest side. Our mission is to develop mindful leaders who take action now and in the future to positively impact their communities and the world beyond. Our innovative and holistic approach aims to foster systemic change and inspire the way society educates future generations.
Competitive salary based on experience and level of education. Full benefits, free breakfast and lunch, wellness fund, and professional development funds offered.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender, age national origin, or disability.