Spanish Teacher

Goddard School

Ellicott City, MD 21043

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

A Spanish Teacher at The Goddard School® is responsible for establishing and maintaining a safe, healthy ,and nurturing learning environment. Additionally a Spanish Teacher is responsible to work together with classroom Teachers and in conjunction with the entire faculty. Daily Responsibilities: * Meeting the individual needs of the children by interacting with the children to support play, exploration, and learning. * Communicating appropriately and professionally with parents and fellow staff. * Creating a positive learning environment in their classroom where children develop a lifelong love of learning * Presenting expectations that are appropriate to the child’s age and developmental level * Planning and implementing activities that develop self-esteem and social skills * Building teamwork * Committing to continuing education. * Ensuring compliance with Goddard’s Quality Assurance Standards This may be a Part Time Spanish Teacher Only position working 5-10 hours/week, or a Full Time Spanish and Early Childhood teacher splitting time between the positions. General Qualifications A Spanish Teacher must meet the qualifications of his/her state and those set forth in the National Standards for hiring (see, including the following: * Ability to hear the conversational voice, with or without a hearing aid * Ability to see and read newsprint, with or without corrective lenses * Ability to speak and be understood under normal circumstances * Ability to lift and carry children and other items weighing up to 50 pounds * Ability to use arms, hands, legs, and feet, with or without corrective devices; this includes the ability to evacuate the building during emergencies * Ability to handle crisis situations, especially where children are involved * Ability to respond immediately to emergency situations   Educational Qualifications All candidates, who wish to be considered for the position of Spanish Teacher must meet one or more of the following criteria, in addition to any/all requirements that may be mandated by their state and/or local licensing authorities:  * An Associate’s degree or higher in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Child Development or a related field preferred.* A current CDA or Early Childhood Teaching Credential. * Proof of current and active enrollment in an accredited Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree program in Early Childhood Education or a related field. * An Associate’s degree or higher in Spanish Language    Establish positive and effective family relations * Communicate, in a professional manner, with families and faculty * Encourage families to become an integral part of their children’s learning experiences   Ensure an effective program, responsive to children’s needs * Assess supplies and materials needed to implement activities * Build teamwork * Develop lesson plan books and posted lesson plans * Manage classrooms according to GSI QA Standards   Maintain professional commitment * Promote GSI philosophy and educational objectives * Support a code of ethical conduct * Pursue professional development/continuing education * Attend faculty meetings, in-service days, conferences and professional growth opportunities   FOREIGN DEGREES * All foreign degrees MUST be converted to U.S. credits. * All foreign courses and/or credit hours must be converted to U.S. standards. Related Degrees Include, But May Not Be Limited To * Elementary Education * Home Economics * Child Development * Child Life * Psychology or Sociology with a minor in Education * Special Education * Child Psychology Relevant Coursework * Child Development * Human Growth and Development * Educational Psychology * Child Psychology * Methods: Age Birth to 8 years * Children’s Literature * Developmental Assessment of Young Children * Measurement and Evaluation * Nutrition * Health and Safety * Child Care Administration * Student Teaching: Kindergarten; 1st Grade; 2nd Grade

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