The Kinkaid School is seeking a dynamic, student-centered Spanish teacher to join the Lower School team at the start of the 2017 school year. Spanish instruction aims to assist students with language acquisition as well as exposure to culture. After consistent, daily exposure to the language, students should have a commensurate degree of fluency and cultural awareness.
The Kinkaid School is a co-educational non-sectarian day school enrolling 1,400 students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. Located on a sixty-five-acre campus in the heart of Houston, Texas, the school offers a thriving intellectual community in the midst of a vibrant, urban, diverse culture.
With an enrollment just above 400 students, the Lower School fosters a learning environment centered on innovation, creativity and personal attention. Teachers in each grade work as a close-knit team to support each other and collaborate on curriculum development. The Spanish Teacher will be part of a team of specialists who support the grade-level teaching teams. The teacher will have access to generous resources including material and supplies, state of the art technology and regular professional development experiences.
Provide daily instruction for students in grades 1-4
Collaborate with fellow teachers on curriculum development
Collaborate with teachers to foster a learning environment congruent with the specific educational objectives set by the administration and the grade team
Communicate with parents, counselors and specialists regarding students’ educational objectives
Attend and help organize parent-teacher conferences and school events as needed.
Support the School, its mission, and its leadership
Additional responsibilities as deemed necessary by the administration
Bachelor’s degree in education. (Master’s degree preferred)
A minimum of three years of experience teaching Spanish at the Lower School level (pre-K through 4th grade), preferably in a private school setting
Core knowledge about the development of elementary school age children
A passion for and experience with integrating technology into the curriculum to serve the needs of all learners
Proficient, organized, with great attention to detail
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
A demonstrated eagerness to grow professionally and remain current within the field
A commitment to collaboration and high ethical professional standards
Lauded experience working with students, parents, and colleagues
A collegial, energetic, and engaging demeanor
An interest in and commitment to being a full member of the community
In addition, one must exemplify Kinkaid’s four core values of honesty, responsibility, respect, and kindness in interactions with all members of the community