GS Spanish Teacher Leave Replacement

CGPS Mission statement

Founded in 1764, Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School balances a rigorous comprehensive college preparatory curriculum with healthy social and emotional development. We dedicate ourselves to educating students with diverse talents and backgrounds and offer them opportunities to learn, reflect and safely express their ideas and creativity. With our parent body, we share a fundamental commitment to high academic achievement and the development of social responsibility.



Teachers hold primary responsibility for the implementation and development of the CGPS curriculum and the success of its students. The Grammar School Spanish Teacher is committed to continuously improving curriculum and instruction through collaboration as part of a content area team.



  • Conduct classes exclusively in Spanish and using the Spanish immersion model

  • Teach in different settings, including whole class, push-in, co-teaching, and small groups

  • Have strong classroom management and organization, to keep track of up to 15 classes

  • Assist with preparation and teaching of lessons in Spanish in accordance with the curriculum of CGPS

  • Implement a co-teaching model with another Spanish teacher

  • Teach curricula and activities to meet academic standards

  • Assist with developing, reviewing, and updating curriculum in conjunction with Lower School Spanish department and Lower School Director

  • Use assessment data to refine curriculum and inform instructional practices

  • Maintain anecdotal and assessment records

  • Help lead differentiated and small group instruction

  • Plan and work closely with grade level teaching teams

  • Participate in collaborative curriculum development, grade-level activities, and school-wide functions;

  • Be accountable for students’ mastery of academic standards;

  • Collaborate with colleagues both intra- and cross-departmentally to share best practices and ensure student progress

  • Maintain consistent close communication with families about each child’s progress

  • Coordinate with the school faculty, families, and outside support specialists to best support student growth

  • Communicate effectively with students, families, and colleagues

  • Engage in professional development opportunities presented by school and also seek out development from reputable outside organizations

  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to, belief in, and alignment with CGPS’s mission and values



  • Belief in and alignment with Columbia Grammar’s core beliefs and educational philosophy

  • Proven track-record of high achievement in the classroom

  • Mastery of and enthusiasm for academic subjects

  • Evidence of self-motivation and willingness to be a team player

  • Bachelor’s degree is required; Master’s degree is preferred

  • Responsive Classroom Training is a plus, willingness to take the course is necessary

  • Minimum of two years teaching experience

  • Valid State Certification is helpful but not required

  • Strong knowledge of Spanish grammar and vocabulary and training in  second language/dual language instruction

  • Passionate about teaching the Spanish language and celebrating Spanish and Latin American cultures

  • Experienced in teaching a wide range of ages (from pre-k through fourth grade)

  • Able to meet the physical demands of the job (carrying materials up and down stairs, to multiple classrooms)



  • 7:45am to 3:30pm Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday; 7:45am to 4:30pm on Thursday

  • February 25 through June 7



We offer a generous compensation package.



Interested candidates should please send a letter of interest and resume to Please put “Spanish Leave Replacement” in the subject header.


CGPS is an equal opportunity employer committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, train, and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability or other classes protected by federal or state law. CGPS does not tolerate harassment of or retaliation against any employee or applicant on the basis of these characteristics, or because the individual exercised his or her EEO rights.