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Kansas Employer 2024-2025 Middle School Teaching Faculty - Spanish in Wichita, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/jobs/12939952

This position begins August 1, 2024

Our School

At The Independent School, our name conveys the very core of what drives our learning community. We inspire students to gain the knowledge, skills, and mindsets that allow them to recognize their potential, work toward success, and develop into independent and responsible citizens who make a positive impact on the world around them.

Our faculty provides authentic learning experiences that are challenging and exciting. Our students learn, laugh, and grow in an atmosphere of encouragement, care, and commitment to our school values.

Position Overview

We are in search of a passionate and committed Middle School Spanish Teacher to join our vibrant faculty. The Middle School Spanish Teacher will be responsible for fostering a stimulating and supportive learning environment, enabling students to develop proficiency in Spanish language skills while nurturing an appreciation for Hispanic cultures. The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills, a solid grasp of child development, and a dedication to instilling a love for language learning in young learners.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement engaging Spanish language curriculum and lesson plans for middle school students, ensuring alignment with educational standards and objectives.
  • Employ diverse teaching methods and instructional strategies to accommodate various learning styles and abilities, cultivating a positive and inclusive classroom atmosphere.
  • Incorporate cultural elements and authentic materials into lessons to enrich students\' comprehension and appreciation of Spanish-speaking cultures.
  • Regularly assess student progress through formative and summative evaluations, offering timely feedback to students and parents/guardians.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and contribute to departmental meetings to coordinate curriculum, exchange best practices, and foster interdisciplinary connections.
  • Effectively communicate with parents/guardians regarding student progress, upcoming events, and opportunities for involvement in their child\'s language learning journey.
  • Utilize technology to enhance instruction, communication, and student engagement in the classroom.
  • Cultivate a positive and respectful classroom community where students feel supported, valued, and motivated to achieve both academically and personally.
  • Actively participate in professional development opportunities to stay abreast of best practices in language instruction, pedagogy, and cultural competency.


  • Bachelor\'s degree in Education, Spanish, or a related field (Required).
  • Teaching certification/license in Spanish or Foreign Language Education (Preferred).
  • Proficiency in Spanish language (written and spoken) at a native or near-native level.
  • Prior experience teaching Spanish to middle school students strongly preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues, students, and parents/guardians.
  • Passion for teaching and a genuine dedication to promoting language learning and cultural understanding.
  • Adaptability and creativity in designing engaging and age-appropriate lessons and activities.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional growth and development.

Our Mission

To provide a superior, independent, college preparatory education, while serving a diverse student population in a safe, supportive community conducive to the intellectual, emotional, and physical growth of each Independent student.

Our Vision

To be the premier private college preparatory school in Kans s, where we strive for excellence in academics, activities, and athletics.


Please send a CV and cover letter to jodi.schmitz@theindependentschool.com

The Independent School is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing a workplace free from discrimination and harassment based on race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, veteran or military status, or any other status protected by applicable law. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind and encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From \$45,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

School type:

  • Private school

Work Location: In person