The River Oaks Baptist School Middle School Spanish program begins in 5th grade with a continuation of the Lower School program. Because classes are taught exclusively in Spanish, native or near-native proficiency in Spanish is required. In 6th and 7th grades, students are presented a more formal Spanish language experience that divides Spanish I over a two-year period, followed by a complete Spanish II course in 8th grade. A successful candidate will demonstrate both progressive and traditional elements of teaching, including innovative technology to support the curriculum. This teacher must be able to communicate with parents, other teachers, and administrators in person and in writing. He/she needs to be organized and have the ability to keep on top of an array of fast-moving, complex classroom activities and interactions. Working as a team member and enjoying teaching Middle School students is essential. We are looking for a candidate who exhibits enthusiasm, energy, initiative, and the capacity for reflection and lifelong learning. Middle School teachers are expected to serve as an effective advisor, which includes a character and spiritual component. He/she will be supported by a department chair, instructional coach, and an instructional-focused division head. As with all faculty openings, the School seeks candidates eager to support our mission of preparing students to meet life’s challenges and lead tomorrow’s world through a superior educational program undergirded by faith in Jesus Christ and Christian principles. To be considered for this Middle School position, qualified Christian candidates will have:
a Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 24 hours in Spanish and 12 hours of educational courses OR teaching certification for Spanish and for the grade-level applying.
at least two year's full-time teaching experience, preferred.