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SPANISH TEACHER (HALF TIME - 0.5 FTE) - PORTLAND HIGH SCHOOL

Portland High School

Portland Public Schools

Portland, ME (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 4013316
  • Application Deadline: October 4, 2022
  • Re-posted: September 20, 2022

Job Description

HALF TIME Spanish Teacher (0.5 FTE) - Portland High School

Seeking a dynamic Spanish teacher for the 2022-23 school year who is eager to share their passion for the Spanish language and Spanish-speaking cultures of the world with Portland HIgh School students.

The ideal candidate will engage students in rigorous and communication-based instruction in the target language.  Students will include novice/beginning level to advanced learners, including heritage Spanish speakers who are seeking to improve literacy in their primary language of education.  Candidates will receive support in aligning language instruction to ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines and Standards. We seek someone with excellent interpersonal skills in order to collaborate effectively with colleagues.

Requirements:   

  • Maine State fingerprint (CHRC) authorization.  Website: http://www.maine.gov/doe/cert/fingerprinting/index.html

  • Maine State Spanish 440 (K-12) certificate.  Website: http://www.maine.gov/doe/cert/initial/application/index.html

  • Advanced-Low Oral Proficiency in Portuguese as measured by the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) preferred;

    Portland Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.
     

  • Position Type: Part-time
  • Job Category: Classroom Teacher > Language: Spanish
  • Employer Description

    Maine’s largest school system has 10 elementary schools, three middle schools
    and four high schools serving nearly 7,000 students in kindergarten through grade 12
    and about 4,700 adult learners.

    The district takes full advantage of its location in a vibrant city with a thriving arts life. Schools draw on the resources offered by museums, theaters, local businesses and the city’s colleges and universities.

    Portland has a highly trained teaching staff. Many teachers hold advanced degrees. All of the district's teachers continue their education by pursuing professional development activities on a regular basis.

    The district provides technology to support instruction, including laptops for each student in grades seven through 12 and wireless access at all schools.

    Volunteers, parent-teacher organizations and businesses donate generously of their time and money to the district – an estimated 100,000 hours per year.

    Graduates of the Portland Public Schools attend the country’s top colleges and universities. See www.portlandschools.org for colleges attended by recent graduates.

    The Portland Public Schools gives parents an array of program choices. The district as one of the first in the country to offer project-based Expeditionary Learning from kindergarten through 12th grade.

    High school students have access to one of the broadest selections of Advanced Placement courses in Maine. Qualified high school students may take up to two college courses with tuition paid by the state. A regional arts and technology high school provides hands-on courses in growth fields such as health care, robotics and “green” construction.

    More than 60 languages are spoken by students attending the Portland Public Schools. Multilingual students represent about a quarter of the district’s enrollment. The district’s diversity prepares all students for their roles as world citizens.

    Portland residents can pursue lifelong learning and professional success through the academic, jobs skills and enrichment courses offered by Portland Adult Education.

    Most of Portland’s middle and high school students participate actively in co-curricular activities such as athletics, drama, music and service clubs. Portland students regularly excel in academic and athletic competitions at the regional, state and even national level.

    See a list of recent honors, awards and recognition for the Portland Public Schools at: www.portlandschools.org. Join Portland ME Public Schools on Facebook. A focus on service learning-- connecting the schools to the wider community—results in students undertaking many projects that benefit greater Portland. Learn more about us...

    Location Description

    Portland High School, home of the Bulldogs, is the most diverse school in the state of Maine. The 1,000 students at PHS come from 41 countries and speak 26 languages. Founded in 1821, Portland High is the second oldest operating public high school in the United States. Located in downtown Portland, Maine, PHS takes advantage of the beautiful city. PHS teachers partner with many community organizations and the Bulldogs compete at some of the finest athletic facilities in the state. Portland High has a long standing tradition of excellence in the classroom; our students attend the best colleges and universities in the country. In addition, the school offers numerous programs and support systems to ensure that students have every opportunity to succeed.

    The Portland High School community is incredibly special. Staff and students at PHS describe the school as unique, safe, exciting, energizing, welcoming, and inclusive. Students and staff consider themselves to be part of the Portland family. There is a shared sense of purpose at PHS, as the school community is dedicated to promoting understanding, tolerance, and inclusiveness in its dedication to academic achievement. Learn more about us...

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    Portland Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

    Contact Information

    • Barbara Stoddard, HR Director
    • 353 Cumberland Ave
    • Portland, Maine 04101

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