Position: Extended Term Substitute Grade 2 Teacher, Dual Language (Spanish/English)
Available January 2024 through no later than April 2024
Amigos School Community:
La Escuela Amigos está dedicada a una sólida tradición de excelencia en la educación bilingüe del inglés y el español.
Two-way immersion develops high levels of academic achievement, bilingualism, and cultural competencies among students and contributes to the long-term preparation of students for the global economy. Bringing culturally diverse students together in situations in which each has equal status spurs motivation and promotes cohesion, community building, and cooperation.
The Second Grade Extended Term Substitute will provide students with instruction in Spanish (60%) and English (40%) in a self-contained classroom. The successful candidate will work cooperatively with grade level, cluster and whole-school teams of teachers, including specialists in the areas of ESL, SSL, and Special Education. The successful candidate must plan and implement an academically and linguistically active curriculum that is developmentally appropriate and socially/culturally responsive to the needs of the dual language student population. They will have experience planning, implementing and adapting ongoing curriculum, which is based on the Massachusetts State Frameworks, as well as the local Cambridge Learning Expectations for second grade. They will work collaboratively with parents and guardians to engage them in classroom activities and school-wide events. Other duties as assigned.
Your Skill Set:
As the incoming Extended Term Substitute Second Grade Teacher you will possess many, though perhaps not all, of the following characteristics and qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university required, including coursework in first and second language acquisition.
High levels or native language proficiency in Spanish and English, including listening, speaking, reading, grammar and writing.
Familiarity with and appreciation of Second grade students, their needs, and interests.
Previous and successful experience working in a multicultural environment and demonstrated implementation of culturally responsive practices that includes students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds.
Familiarity and experience with a variety of online platforms.
Creativity and passion for dual language and anti-racist teaching.
Preferred: Massachusetts Certification in Foreign Language Certification 1-6 (Spanish) and/or Elementary 1-6.
Cambridge Public Schools is committed to slowing and/or stopping the spread of COVID-19. Therefore, as a condition of employment with Cambridge Public Schools, all new hires will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 no later than their first day of work. Written requests for either a religious exemption from this requirement based on sincerely held religious beliefs, or for a medical exemption based upon clear documentation from a medical provider should be submitted to the attention of the Chief Talent Officer.
How to Join Our Team:
Please upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills, experience, and commitment to equity in education meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity.
At the Cambridge Public Schools, we are committed to cultivating an environment where diverse perspectives and backgrounds are embraced, acknowledging that a team reflecting diversity of race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, and veteran status allows us to serve our communities better. To that end, we welcome and encourage applicants to bring their authentic selves when considering employment opportunities within our school district.
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