The Chapin School, an independent K-12 day school for girls located in New York City, seeks a student-centered, collaborative, and innovative educator to serve as Middle School (Class 5) Spanish Teacher and Advisor.
DEIB Chapin’s Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB): All Chapin students and professional community members are valued and appreciated for their unique identities, including their diverse backgrounds, perspectives, talents, and interests. We expect Chapin faculty to employ culturally-informed, equity-focused teaching practices in order to reach all students and ensure they are known and understood. Each individual belongs to and is an integral part of our affirming and joyful learning community. To support this commitment, Chapin actively seeks diversity in its faculty, staff, and student body.
All candidates are encouraged to be familiar with Chapin’s DEIB commitment and mission statement found on the School’s website.
Job Overview: The Middle School Spanish Teacher (Class 5), as a member of the World Languages Department, will teach four sections of 5th grade Spanish and serve as a Class 5 advisor.
The World Languages Department is a K-12 group of language educators and global citizens who are passionate about preparing students to thrive in a multilingual and multicultural world. At Chapin, our students develop a high level of proficiency in at least one language other than English. At the same time, they explore and celebrate the authentic voices of their language/s of study and gain a deeper understanding of cultural identity through art, history, literature, and other cultural products of the speakers and thinkers of those languages. The World Languages Department believes that all students can be polyglots and that the ability to communicate in languages other than one’s own is imperative if we are to become brave, compassionate, and respectful citizens and leaders in a diverse world.
Chapin’s next Middle School (Class 5) Spanish Teacher and Advisor will be:
A Spanish teacher and second-language acquisition educator with a demonstrated commitment to innovation and interdisciplinary curriculum development who…
Builds curriculum that takes a global perspective and centers voices from around the Spanish-speaking world.
Has the pedagogical skills and knowledge to teach Spanish as a second language with a FLES (Foreign Language in Elementary Schools) approach, in which the Spanish classroom mirrors the content that students experience in other subject areas.
Is an engaging educator who helps students build a foundation in Spanish and gain exposure to the many cultures of the Spanish-speaking world through a wide variety of tools, including visual arts, music, dance, theater, culinary arts, and games.
Embraces the wide range of possibilities that technology brings to the language classroom, helping our students connect with peers and classrooms across the globe.
A student-centered educator who values each student’s voice, experience, and history, and who…
Creates a safe and joyful learning environment for all students by welcoming individual voices and experiences.
Employs culturally responsive teaching practices in order to reach all students and help them feel valued, known, understood, and loved.
Incorporates play into the classroom, and encourages risk-taking and mistake-making as a part of the learning process.
Is committed to a growth mindset for all students and believes that our students’ potential is unlimited.
An educator who actively cultivates a classroom and community of belonging by…
Demonstrating flexibility in curriculum development and adapting lessons in response to feedback to target a wide range of learners.
Aligning with Chapin’s mission to empower allstudents in a continual effort to further our inclusive community.
Creating a classroom environment that invites middle schoolers to share and explore aspects of their identity and to learn about the experiences of others.
Being intellectually curious and passionate about learning and seeking opportunities for professional growth.
A partner to students, their parents, and colleagues in teaching and learning who…
Generates clear learning goals that prioritize communication, and provides focused and timely feedback that moves learners forward towards those goals.
Maintains ongoing communication about advisees' progress with teachers, class coordinators, and advisees’ families.
Collaborates with colleagues on their middle school homeroom team to design advisory curriculum.
Works with colleagues within the Spanish cluster, the World Languages team, and across departments and divisions and actively seeks opportunities for interdisciplinary work.
How to apply: Submit your cover letter, educational philosophy statement, and résumé by April 22nd, 2022 via this link: https://chapin.hire.trakstar.com/jobs/fk02hpl?source=NAIS
Native or near native proficiency in Spanish
Proficient in oral and written English
Minimum 2 years experience working with students
Master’s degree or equivalent
Additional languages a plus
K-5 teaching experience
About The Chapin School
The Chapin School is dedicated to empowering a diverse, ambitious and resolute community of young women to thrive and lead in their world. Guided by our motto, Fortiter et Recte, Chapin considers bravery, compassion, service and respect for self and others to be fundamental values. We believe that equity, inclusion and collaboration are critical to personal growth. By advancing and deepening each student’s agency, confidence and resilience within an affirming and joyful learning environment, Chapin strives to ensure that each student is emboldened to pursue distinction as a leader and contributing citizen.
The Chapin School, founded in 1901, is an independent, all-girls day school in New York City currently serving 802 students K–12.
Chapin’s signature Focus Forward strategic plan, which guided our work for more than a decade, intensified Chapin’s historic commitment to offering the most challenging academic curriculum while also teaching the social, emotional and other skills that will set the stage for its students’ success in this century. Chapin’s institutional priorities continue to be imbued with the spirit of Focus Forward. We have fine-tuned our... articulation of the School’s purpose as we approach the third decade of the 21st century. A forward-focused learning community whose symbol is a wheel will never cease to strive toward achieving its vision of cultivating in girls the skills and attributes that will allow them to be brave for themselves and for others.
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Chapin’s single building provides a unified learning environment under one roof for all students, the 128 faculty members who teach them and the 85 staff members who support all other aspects of school life. An ambitious construction project to be completed in 2020 will feature an entire floor dedicated to the arts and a gymnasium with suspended running track—all with spectacular views of our urban location. The Hayot Center for Innovation, to open in 2020, will provide our entire learning community the opportunity to extend our commitment to interdisciplinary inquiry-based investigations and explorations, deepening students’ interests through experimentation, invention and the development of out-of-the-box solutions to complex issues.
Our vibrant, inspiring and welcoming new spaces will further our commitment to a forward- focused learning environment that enables all students to embrace the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century to the best of their abilities. With these exciting new spaces as a canvas, we renew our pledge to develop curriculum and pedagogy that reflect current research and best practices, always placing each student at the center of her own learning.
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