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Temporary Lower School/Middle School Spanish Teacher

Temporary Lower School/Middle School Spanish Teacher

The Opportunity:

Carolina Friends School (CFS) seeks a temporary full-time Lower School/Middle School Spanish teacher. The position will begin in August 2024 and end in December 2024. Responsibilities will include teaching Spanish to students aged five to thirteen. The teacher hired for this opening will also teach a range of elective classes based on student and teacher needs and interests.  

Carolina Friends School is a preK-12 co-ed day school inspired by Quaker values, committed to excellence in all we do. We believe the best education amplifies a child’s curiosity, courage, and creative thinking. Every day, we empower our students to question the world around them, discover their passions, think deeply, and use their voices in service of the greater good. Because when our students are taught how to think, not just what to think, they are prepared to confidently navigate their own path, advocate for themselves and others, and impact the world around them. 

Building on our roots as one of the first purposefully integrated schools in the region, CFS actively seeks students and staff from a diverse range of backgrounds.  

Strong candidates will demonstrate:

  • Experience teaching Spanish at the elementary school level
  • Spanish fluency
  • An understanding and appreciation for the Comprehensible Input (CI) teaching pedagogy as well as Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS)
  • Ability to foster positive relationships with and among students and parents
  • Rich repertoire of teaching strategies to address a variety of learning styles and needs
  • Commitment to continuous professional learning, including understanding and application of current research and participation in professional development opportunities
  • Ability and interest in collaborative work with colleagues within the school community
  • Ability to meet varied demands with integrity, enthusiasm, creativity, flexibility, and a sense of humor
  • Ability to engage in student assessment and evaluation
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Basic skills in digital communication and integrating technology in the classroom
  • Demonstrate strong intra/interpersonal organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrate commitment to understanding and exploring how power and inequality, influenced by factors such as race, class, gender, sexuality, neurodivergence, and different physical abilities, impact our students, families, and colleagues 
  • Demonstrate an affinity for and interest in the Quaker values as embodied in the CFS community
  • How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit, when possible, in one complete PDF file, the following to, with Temporary LS/MS Spanish Teacher indicated in the subject line:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Statement of Educational Philosophy
  • Names and contact information for three references

Resumes will be reviewed immediately and continue until filled out.  CFS reserves the right to close the recruitment at any time. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as all materials can be compiled.

APPLICANTS: Please review the Who We Are, Commitment to Diversity and Inclusivity, and Important Information for All Applicants sections on the CFS Employment Opportunities page.

Carolina Friends School actively strives to be a community of staff, students, and families of diverse backgrounds. CFS does not discriminate based on age, race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, socio-economic background, family structure, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, or military service in the administration of its policies and programs.

          CFS is an equal opportunity employer in both policy and practice.