Website: www.ransomeverglades.org/

The World Languages Department at Ransom Everglades School is seeking faculty members who have a passion for languages and cultures, and who enjoy sharing that passion with others.  Our proficiency-based program relies on faculty members who can inspire students to appreciate the joy and value of communicating in other languages. Working together, faculty members in the World Languages department collaborate with colleagues to create dynamic and innovative curriculum and programs.  If you love speaking, thinking, and working in Spanish, and want to join a collegial department that inspires students to appreciate the value of languages, we encourage you to apply for this position.

At Ransom Everglades, all middle school students study Spanish in our proficiency-based program that offers six levels of Spanish, challenging students of all backgrounds and abilities in Spanish. Students at the highest level of the middle school Spanish program complete the AP Spanish Language and Culture curriculum and exam at the end of 8th grade. Our vision is that all students will attain and demonstrate a level of proficiency after three or more years of studying Spanish, and that many students will study another language (Chinese, French or Portuguese) in the upper school. Thus, many students will graduate from Ransom Everglades able to communicate comfortably and effectively in three languages: English, Spanish, and a third language. Our own “Seal of Biliteracy” recognizes the achievement of our most outstanding students in world languages.

Faculty members contribute to the department’s work developing curriculum and pedagogy and school-wide conversations about interdisciplinary and project-based learning, innovative assessment, and the creative integration of technology in teaching and learning. RE welcomes candidates who embrace the school’s value for inquiry-based, student-centered learning and share the school’s commitment to equitable, inclusive, culturally responsive education. Ransom Everglades expects its faculty members to be accessible to students, collaborate with peers, participate in department meetings and student activities, be committed to professional growth, and engage in the life of the school beyond the classroom. Applicants must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish, language education, or a closely related field; a Master’s degree in Spanish or language education is strongly preferred.

Previous middle school teaching experience in Spanish is preferred, as are independent school teaching experience, familiarity with proficiency-based curriculum and assessment, the ability to teach a second world language (French, Portuguese, and/or Chinese), and strong skills using technology in language education.

Position Start Date: August 2022

To Apply, submit:

  • a completed employment application
  • a cover letter addressing your interest in teaching in an independent school and fit for Ransom Everglades
  • a current CV, and
  • unofficial transcripts

To:  careers@ransomeverglades.org

Initial interviews will take place by video conference. Finalists either will be invited to campus for an in-person interview and teaching demonstration, or will have a “virtual campus visit,” and will be asked to submit at least three references and/or letters of recommendation.  For more information about Ransom Everglades School, see our website: www.ransomeverglades.org



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