Overview of Position

The Montclair Cooperative School seeks a part time Early Childhood and Primary Spanish Teacher to join our faculty beginning September 2017. The Spanish Teacher teaches Spanish to students in early childhood classrooms (ages 2.5 – 5) and also first and second grades. The job will be the equivalent of 2.5 days of work, teaching 6 classes per week.

The Spanish teacher is responsible for his/her students and curriculum as well as collaborating with classroom teachers and the middle school Spanish Teacher. The pedagogical approach of the Co-op’s Spanish program supports students in developing communication skills, vocabulary, fluency, expression, and an enjoyment of the Spanish language and culture. We seek a talented, creative Spanish teacher who can inspire students through singing, movement, games, stories, dialogue and other playful and engaging experiential learning activities.


In addition to fluency in Spanish and English, candidate should have knowledge of and appreciation for cultural elements and fundamental approaches to language instruction. Candidate’s pedagogy and classroom management should be student-centered and supportive of active learning. The ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and excellent communication skills with colleagues and parents are also important. A desire to integrate curriculum with other subjects and teach in a progressive context is critical. Successful teaching experience and an appropriate degree in Spanish language and/or teaching is preferred. Co-op teachers are life-long learners who are reflective about their practice.

About Montclair Cooperative School

Founded in 1963, Montclair Cooperative School (the Co-op) is an independent, progressive, co-
educational school, serving approximately 180 students from preschool through eighth grade. For more than 50 years, Montclair Cooperative School has been dedicated to providing engaging, creative, multi-disciplinary learning as a rigorous preparation for high school and beyond. Today, the Co-op remains deeply committed to creating a diverse and nurturing environment where children flourish intellectually and develop exceptional social skills, along with a deep sense of community and social justice.

To Apply

Applicants should send a current resume and a cover letter that introduces themselves, describes qualifications, and explains their teaching philosophy to Namita Tolia, Head of School, at spanishteachersearch@montclaircoop.org. No phone calls please. Please indicate how you learned of the opportunity in your cover letter.

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