Website NCCL School (Newark Center for Creative Learning)

Small Classes. Big Ideas.

NCCL School is seeking an innovative, dynamic, collaborative part-time Spanish teacher who will be responsible for teaching Spanish language and culture in grades kindergarten through eight. Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree and at least three years experience teaching Spanish in a school setting. We are looking for someone who is experienced, energetic, patient, and flexible and who has the ability and desire to develop and implement curriculum, with outside interests that will add enrichment to the school program. This is a unique, exciting opportunity for a passionate teacher who wants to work in a well-established institution that remains true to its progressive roots.

Founded in 1971, and located in Newark, Delaware, NCCL School (Newark Center for Creative Learning) is an independent, progressive elementary and middle school with an enrollment of 80 students, kindergarten through 8th grade. Small, multi-age classes are led by expert teachers  (10:1 ratio). Graduates leave as creative problem-solvers prepared to thrive in our complex, 21st-century world.

Our Mission is to provide a rich academic and cultural foundation, which insures the joy of discovery in each child and fosters curious, creative, critical thinkers.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume by April 17 to Lauren Evans at To learn more about our school and progressive education, visit our website:


8:15am to 3:30 pm, Tuesdays and Thursdays
Tuesday staff meetings from 3:15-5 pm
Half-day Friday staff meetings – 1:00 -3:00 pm

Classroom Schedule

  • 5 classes per day
  • Tuesdays: 7th/8th 8:45-10 am, 7th/8th 10:30-11:45 am, 5th/6th Conversation 12:45-1:15, K/1 1:15-2:45
  • Thursdays: 5th/6th 8:45-10 am, 5th/6th 10:30-11:45 am, 7th/8th Conversation 12:45-1:15, 2nd/3rd/4th 1:15-2:45
  • Maximum of 13 children per class


Written reports are done for each child, three times per school year.

Staff Responsibilities other than Teaching

There is a staff meeting every Tuesday afternoon from 3:15 pm until 4:30 pm. Teachers are asked to attend and are paid for doing so. This is the time when the staff discusses all issues pertaining to students and to running the school.

All staff members help with and attend the Kids’ Greenfest in the spring.

Teacher Inservice Days

Each staff member attends three teacher days at the beginning of the year and one teacher day at the end of the year. These are staff business meetings to discuss plans for the upcoming year and school and building needs, etc.

Work Days

Each part-time staff member attends four hours of a work day at the beginning of the year and four hours of a work day at the end of the year.  During this time the teacher directs and helps parents get his/her room set up, cleaned, or packed away.


Each teacher helps out in some way with the needs of the school. Some teachers do this by being part of a committee.  Others do this by taking responsibility for an area such as sports equipment or recycling.

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