Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is an independent coeducational, college preparatory day school serving grades Pre-Kindergarten – 12 at our main campus and Pre-K – Grade 3 at our Harbour View campus. Founded in 1966, the school has a current enrollment of approximately 900 students, 185 employees, and sits on two campuses, a 100-acre campus and a 3-acre campus, both located in Suffolk, Virginia. Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Virginia Association of Independent Schools.
This individual will be responsible for teaching and coordinating all Spanish lessons for the Lower Schools at the Main and Harbour View campuses. The Spanish program in Lower School encompasses Spanish classes for students in Pre-K2 through Grade 3 on a 7-day rotating schedule. The Lower School Spanish teacher will have significant latitude to shape the program in concert with the school’s mission. This individual will be expected to hold the highest standards of educational professionalism while engaging students in the Spanish curriculum. This individual should be able to work in collaborative atmosphere, while continuing to advance the current Spanish program, and support all other programs of the school.
We seek candidates who possess the following education, experience, capabilities and qualities:
Demonstrate a willingness to engage students in developing introductory skills in speaking, reading and writing Spanish for comprehension, communication, appreciation and interpretation.
Instruct Spanish classes once or twice in the 7-day rotation, depending on the grade level, on both campuses.
Provide after school enrichment in Spanish, as needed.
Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities that facilitate active learning experiences and lead to the development of those skills identified as being critical for living in the 21st century.
Identify and select different instructional resources and methods to meet students’ varying needs.
Lead students to develop critical thinking and process skills.
Familiarize students to the culture and history of the Spanish-speaking world.
Possess specific knowledge of the structure and content of the Spanish language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition and grammar.
Work closely with classroom teachers to provide interdisciplinary opportunities whenever possible and to select programs which are curricular related.
Work with both Heads of Lower School to order all supplies, materials, and equipment necessary Spanish-related activities.
Maintain open communication with parents, students, division heads and teachers.
Utilize technology to facilitate instruction and enhance learning.
Participate in divisional and whole school meetings and professional development activities.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Heads of Lower School at the Main and Harbour View campuses.
Support the mission and philosophy of Nansemond-Suffolk Academy.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in Elementary Education with a double major or minor in Spanish is preferred, but Spanish course-work beyond the beginning level will be considered.
Current teaching certification in the state of Virginia required.
Technology proficiency is essential including use of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and the use of SMART Boards and digital projectors preferably in an Apple environment. Proficiency with Google’s G Suite for Education and Blackbaud preferred.
Familiarity with teaching 21st Century and possesses a student centered outlook.
Understanding of the needs of students in a challenging academic independent school environment.
Ability to collaborate effectively with other math teachers and ensure cohesion of the program across divisions.
Understands the mission of the school and the need to focus on the education of the whole child.
Takes initiative and is self-motivated.
Values parents as a vital resource in educating a child.
Represents the school positively in the community.
Excellent organizational skills and communication skills, both written and oral.
Understands the critical nature of building positive working relationships with students, parents and colleagues.
Work collaboratively not only with teachers within the department but also school-wide.
Qualified applicants shall submit a letter of interest, resume and completed NSA employment application (form posted online) to Amy Morrell, Executive Administrator for the Office of the Head of School, at [email protected], for further consideration. Salary commensurate with experience.
At Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, students are engaged in personal growth, inspired to discover their passion
and empowered to make a difference in the world.
About Nansemond-Suffolk Academy
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, founded in 1966, is an independent, non-profit, coeducational, college-preparatory day school, which offers an academic program to approximately 750 students encompassing pre-kindergarten through the twelfth grade. Governed by a Board of Trustees, the Academy seeks to admit students who are prepared to enter an academically challenging educational environment. To prepare students for success in a pluralistic society, the Academy pursues diversity as a component of a selective enrollment process.
The city of Suffolk, Virginia, located twenty miles from Norfolk and thirty-five miles from Virginia Beach, retains the charm of tidewater community living while offering easy access to urban and ocean-resort attractions.
Nansemond-Suffolk Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer