Middle School Spanish Teacher (January 2019)

1227 4th Street NE, Washington, DC
Jan 23, 2019
Feb 27, 2019
Full Time

Middle School Spanish Teacher

Two Rivers Public Charter School is looking for a dynamic, dedicated, experienced educator to join our school as a Spanish Teacher.  The Spanish Teacher will teach Spanish to middle school students and will work with classroom teachers to integrate Spanish throughout the educational program.  This position is available now!


About Two Rivers

Two Rivers Public Charter School serves a diverse group of learners across three locations in Wards 5 and 6. Staff at Two Rivers create an exciting educational environment in which students and staff become a community of learners on a journey of discovery. Two Rivers uses the EL Education model, which emphasizes interactive, hands-on, project-based learning. The school focuses on the whole child, recognizing the importance of character education and the social-emotional needs of children while helping them achieve academic excellence.

The Two Rivers staff shares a strong belief that all children can learn and be high achievers. The curriculum at Two Rivers is rigorous, standards-based, and provides opportunities for students to excel in all areas. An integrated arts program and a content-based Spanish program augment the school’s demanding academic program. These elements come together through learning expeditions that allow students to incorporate and apply their classroom learning through real world experiences. The mission of Two Rivers is to nurture a diverse group of students to become lifelong, active participants in their own education, develop a sense of self and community, and become responsible and compassionate members of society.



The Spanish Teacher at Two Rivers will become part of an energetic and caring team devoted to creating an incredible school.  Ideal candidates will possess the following qualities/skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to read, write, and speak Spanish fluently
  • Passion for teaching a second language
  • Demonstrated ability to contextualize the acquisition of Spanish language in expeditions
  • Demonstrated ability to teach in ways that are interactive, hands-on, project-based, and promote self-discovery and critical thinking
  • Demonstrated ability to excite students and make content relevant
  • Demonstrated ability to guide students to achieve high academic expectations
  • Demonstrated ability to use data to inform instruction on an on-going basis
  • Clear understanding of curriculum, instruction, and child development
  • Commitment to meet the needs of every child in a diverse population
  • Capability to nurture students and work collaboratively with families
  • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to work as a member of a team
  • Commitment to develop and contribute to a community of educators
  • Ability to create a structured and engaging classroom
  • Flexibility, commitment, and enthusiasm

Candidates should have a master’s degree in education and at least two years of classroom experience; middle school experience is preferred.  Certification in Spanish instruction is preferred.  Urban teaching experience is preferred.  Exceptional candidates who do not meet these qualifications may be considered.



Two Rivers values its team of amazing educators. Teachers at Two Rivers receive:

  • A competitive salary and benefits package
  • The support of a welcoming and appreciative group of families
  • A class of students who are eager to learn and grateful for their school
  • A leadership team that values teachers and provides feedback, encouragement, and accountability
  • An administrative team that provides support for children with challenges
  • Professional growth opportunities on-site and off-site
  • Membership in a professional learning community that will challenge and excite eager educators—the staff’s work was featured in the book Data Wise in Action from Harvard University
  • A strong, established school culture that supports academic and social learning
  • Fun colleagues—people who care about their work, work hard, and want to have a good time while they’re doing it.

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