Alexandria City Public Schools is seeking dynamic bilingual educators for its elementary Dual Language program.
The Dual Language Teacher facilitates student success in academic and interpersonal skills through implementing district approved curriculum; documents teaching and student progress/activities/outcomes; addresses specific educational needs of students' providing a safe and optimal learning environment; and provides feedback to students, parents and administration regarding student progress, expectations, goals, etc.
The Dual Language Program allows students to develop high levels of proficiency in Spanish and English. This 50/50 Dual Language program model enrolls both Heritage Speakers of Spanish and students with English as their first language. Students receive half of the day’s instruction in Spanish and half in English. The program nurtures students' understanding and appreciation of diverse cultures. Students heighten their understanding of their own language and the target language they are acquiring. Alexandria City Public Schools offers K-5 Spanish-English two-way dual language programs at John Adams Elementary School and Mount Vernon Community School.
Certificates & Licenses: Valid Virginia Department of Education license with an endorsement in Elementary Education PreK-3 or PreK-6, or eligibility to obtain one.
Experience: Job related experience within specialized field with increasing levels of responsibility required. Elementary teaching experience preferred.
Key Competencies: *Academic language proficiency in both English and Spanish. Knowledge of current standards, curriculum and instructional practices in language arts and the content areas. *Commitment to the goals of dual language; previous experience in a dual language program preferred. *Knowledge of methods and strategies for teaching academic content to second language learners preferred. *Commitment and ability to work with a full range of students, including gifted students, students with disabilities, English language learners, and students from diverse cultural and social backgrounds. *A strong and positive attitude that all students can learn and have the capacity for academic excellence. *Understand and apply knowledge about cultural norms, values and beliefs in the context of teaching and learning. *Ability to integrate technology into instruction. *Remains current on research-based methods and strategies for working with culturally and linguistically diverse students.
Alexandria City Public Schools is one of the most diverse school systems in the country and we celebrate that diversity. Our students come from more than 80 different countries, speak more than 60 languages, and represent a rainbow of ethnic and cultural groups. They are economically diverse, but all are rich in that the residents of Alexandria are dedicated to ensuring that each and every student... achieves success.
Just 8 miles from Washington, D. C., ACPS offers many exciting opportunities for new teachers. The City of Alexandria was recently named one of the Top 100 Communities for Young People by America's Promise, partly because of the quality of our schools and programs. For more information on available positions please visit: https://acps.tedk12.com/hire/index.aspx