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Middle School Spanish Teacher (Begins Late August 2019)

Job Summary:

Francis W. Parker School is a renowned JK-12th grade independent day school. Founded in 1901 on the tenets of progressive education, the school currently enrolls 940 students and employs 200 dedicated faculty and staff members who, in addition to assistant teachers, substitute teachers and coaches, work together to ensure that the School lives up to its Mission to “educate students to think and act with empathy, courage and clarity as responsible citizens and leaders in a diverse, democratic society and global community.”

We are currently seeking a dynamic, innovative, and experienced Spanish teacher to join our expert faculty. Responsibilities include teaching four sections of Spanish as well as advisory and chaperoning duties. Opportunities to coach, participate in our community service program, and lead student extracurricular activities are also available.

Required Qualifications:

  • B.A. in Spanish, Latin-American Studies, or a closely related discipline required; M.A. preferred
  • Minimum 2 years teaching experience required; middle-school classroom experience strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of and experience teaching a wide range of Spanish and Latin American literature
  • Strong interest in Spanish and Latin American art and culture
  • Significant travel, work, and/or living experience in Spanish-speaking countries strongly preferred
  • Facility with teaching students with varying learning styles, needs, and abilities
  • Excellent communication skills, sound judgment, and emotional maturity
  • Experience in and a commitment to developing one’s own cultural competency and seeking, continually, greater levels of diversity, equity and inclusion in practices and in curricula
  • A strong desire to engage in ongoing professional development and collaboration


Commensurate with background and experience; comprehensive benefits package.

To Apply:
Please submit cover letter with resume by mail, email, or fax to (no telephone inquiries please):

Laureen Sweers, Director of Human Resources
Francis W. Parker School
330 W. Webster Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614

fax: 773.549.4430

The faculty, staff and administration of Francis W. Parker School are integral parts of the School’s community. Through their passion, dedication and commitment to the School’s mission, they create and support an environment where exceptional child-centered learning can occur.

Francis W. Parker School is committed to cultivating a community of dedicated students, parents, faculty and staff, trustees, administrators and alumni, who acknowledge, respect, and esteem diversity in our school; and who reflect, through their presence, the diversity of Chicago communities and the wider world.

Francis W. Parker School is an equal opportunity employer.

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