Teacher- Spanish

Elm Community Charter School
Queens, NY
$50k - $75k
World Languages
Kindergarten - 4th

About Elm CCS We are an interdisciplinary and collaborative learning environment focused on cultivating civically engaged student leaders. Essential to our school’s philosophy is a relevant hands-on curriculum, along with the commitment to nurture each student’s social and emotional intelligence. Elm seeks to achieve authentic, ongoing integration of diverse student perspectives, assets, and ideas to enhance an equitable learning environment that serve students with all types of needs. We are looking for a team of individuals committed to fostering an environment that is innovative, collaborative, and equitable for both students and staff. Join us!

Language Teacher: Spanish Elm CCS is looking for a proficient and creative Spanish Teacher dedicated to developing and teaching an interdisciplinary curriculum that includes: the Spanish Language, history and culture, and language as a powerful aspect of culture and identity. The Spanish teacher is part of our Creative Course Team, providing courses that challenge our students to “Do and Make to Think Differently.” We believe teaching language is not simply about teaching mechanics and grammar, but about perspective, worldview, culture, and ultimately, ability to connect with others.

Responsibilities: ● Create a Spanish curriculum with speaking, listening, and writing fundamentals, history and culture of Spanish-Speaking countries, and language as an expression of culture, identity, and social movements. This includes the scope sequence, unit overviews, and lessons for content-specific subject, integrating history and culture into the curriculum. The curriculum should focus more on verbal communication than just written; ● Building a classroom culture in which students love learning; ● Establishes a positive classroom environment through proactive methods, a clear discipline system, and strong student rapport; ● Collaboratively work with teachers to ensure the content-specific subject is horizontally aligned to Elm’s Humanities and STEM curriculum ● With support from the leadership staff, providing literacy instruction to a small group of 6-8 students; ● Supports in daily school duties including breakfast, lunch, and recess duty; ● Holds all students to high expectations, with the fundamental belief that students with special needs and emergent bilingual learners are capable of incredible growth and achievement; ● Actively monitors and assesses student achievement and progress based on short-term and long-term goals and objectives; ● Provides timely and frequent feedback for students, based on formal and informal assessments, and aligned to lesson and unit objectives and quarterly goals; ● Proactively builds relationships and collaborates with other staff members to meet team goals, share best practices, and solve grade team concerns; ● Engages and contributes in professional development; proactively applies professional development material into classroom and teaching; trains with colleagues and leaders to receive targeted, in-the-moment feedback on instruction; ● Communicates regularly with families regarding the academic performance and behavior of students.

Qualifications ● Hold certification in Elementary Education; ● Master’s Degree in Education with a specialization in Spanish preferred; ● Majored in the content-specific subject is highly preferred; ● Minimum of 2 years teaching experience in elementary education, preferably in urban education; ● Demonstrated ability in adapting curriculum and lessons to various student needs; ● Experience in interdisciplinary studies and inquiry-based learning highly preferred.

Successful candidates should also have the following experiences and characteristics. They: ● Are an inspiring team player who continually pushes themselves and others to higher levels of achievement; ● Deeply embed themselves into the community of the school, ensuring strong relationships, high engagement, and great operational results; ● Are a champion of Elm’s belief that all members of the school community must be active learners and resourceful problem-solvers in order to ensure a high quality education for all our learners; ● Are reflective, self-aware, and actively analyzes student work and data to provide a high quality education that is accessible to all students; ● Have a growth mindset.