The Chicago Academy for the Arts (www.chicagoacademyforthearts.org), one of the premier arts high schools in the United States, seeks a full-time Spanish teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.
The teaching assignment will include a variety of Spanish courses, from Spanish I through AP Spanish. The ideal candidate will have several years or more of teaching experience at the high school level, a master’s degree, and a teaching license.
Successful teachers at The Academy are intensely passionate about their subject area and its pedagogy, committed to ongoing communication with parents and colleagues, believers in the ethos of independent schools, and have the interest, energy, and ability to uphold a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum.
The salary for this position is in the high $30,000’s.
Interested candidates should submit a thoughtful cover letter and resume to Jason Patera, Head of School.
The Chicago Academy for the Arts http://chicagoacademyforthearts.org/ transforms emerging artists through a curriculum and culture which connect intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity to impart skills to lead and collaborate across diverse communities. The artistic and educational philosophy of the Academy is to equip talented, emerging artists with rigorous pre-professional t...raining and a comprehensive college preparatory education so they achieve great artistic success and passionate contributions to the world as artists, scientists, entrepreneurs, engineers -- whatever their dreams become. Academy students develop a capacity for imagination that is broad, deep, and powerful, so they may expand the possibilities of their art and apply their mastery of key skills to any dream in life.
The Academy’s rigorous and comprehensive curriculum is taught by a talented faculty, in an intimate and nurturing environment, set in a culturally rich urban location, and with a deliberately socio-economically diverse student population. Our program and school design creates the conditions necessary to cultivate creativity, critical thinking, risk-taking, the ability to learn, adaptability, empathy, leadership, collaboration, communication and character – all the characteristics and skills required to succeed as artists, thinkers and doers who make an impact no matter what path they choose in life.
The Academy views diversity – socioeconomic and in thought – as a key engine in fostering the inventiveness, imagination and competitiveness integral to future-thinking individuals and organizations. For diversity across all sectors, the Academy ranks well above residential art conservatory programs and other Chicago-area independent schools. The average percentage of people of color at similar independent conservatory programs is 24% compared to over 40% at the Academy. Needs-based scholarships are imperative to attracting and retaining the best and brightest emerging artists and to ensure a diversity of talent. Over 70% of our student body is supported by tuition assistance.