Required Certification(s) and/or Degree: NJ Certificates Teacher of Spanish / TOSD or TOH
Reports to: Principal, Executive Director
The Teacher of Spanish position is responsible for creating a school classroom environment that develops in each student skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing that are fundamental to effective communication and literate citizenship; that develops appreciation of good literature of all types; that motivates students to read widely for information and recreation; that develops standards for critical judgment of written and oral communications.
Primary Function: Instructs assigned pupils in accordance with curriculum adopted by The Center School.
Major Duties and Performance Responsibilities (not exhaustive)
- Teaches content and skills in Spanish language, literature, composition, reading, journalism.
- Adapts Spanish material and methods to develop relevant sequential assignments and lesson plans that guide and challenge students.
- Assess students’ skills to determine their needs and to develop teaching plans.
- Adapt lessons to meet the needs of students.
- Develop Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for each student.
- Plan, organize, and assign activities that are specific to each student’s abilities.
- Teach and mentor students as a class, in small groups, and one-on-one.
- Implement IEPs, assess students’ performance, and track their progress.
- Update IEPs throughout the school year to reflect students’ progress and goals.
- Discuss student’s progress with parents/guardians, teachers, counselors, and administrators
- Develops lesson plans and supplementary materials compatible with the division’s basic instructional philosophy and congruent with course standards; provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student and subgroups of students.
- Evaluates academic and social growth of students, prepares report cards, appropriate records to include attendance reports, checklists, census forms, and other recordkeeping activities as necessary.
- Encourages students to think independently and to express original ideas.
- Evaluates each student’s progress in meeting the course standards for Spanish skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing).
- Administer standardized ability and achievement tests, and interpret results to determine student strengths and areas of need.
- Demonstrates competence in subject field(s) assigned.
Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment
- Implements the school’s goals, objectives, and policies, and the state's goals and requirements.
- Implements personal, building, and department goals.
- Instructs students as outlined in the school approved curriculum.
- Creates lessons and instructional opportunities taking into consideration the planning process, classroom environment, and instructional needs of the students.
- Administer standardized ability and achievement tests, collect data, interpret results, and determine students’ strengths and areas of needs.
- Create and administer performance-based assessments in order to evaluate students’ learning progress and use data to drive instruction.
- Recommends to the immediate supervisor updates to or changes in policies and/or procedures relating to the implementation of the educational program in the school.
- Creates a positive image of the school and promotes the best learning and teaching climate possible.
- Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity, interests, and special needs of students.
- Employs instructional methods and materials that are most appropriate for meeting stated objectives.
- Monitors administration of assessments to ensure that students are following procedures as outlined as well as maintaining security and confidentiality for all assessments.
- Prepares for classes assigned and develops lesson plans related to established curriculum and IEP goals and objectives.
- Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students.