International Spanish Language Academy, ISLA is an IB Spanish Immersion K-6 school located in Minnetonka MN. It’s current enrollment is around 340 students. 
Mission: ISLA, a K-6 Spanish immersion community, empowers the whole child by nurturing the development of personal growth, strong character, academic excellence, and global vision.

POSITION DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Carry out all responsibilities associated with elementary immersion teaching assignment.
  • Conduct classroom instruction of all basic subjects in Spanish.
  • Interweave Hispanic cultures into student activities throughout the school year.
  • Infuse global-mindedness into the curriculum on a continual basis.
  • Develop multi-cultural curriculum materials and instructional strategies for elementary students as a part of a grade-level team.
  • Communicate closely and encourage parental involvement regarding program goals, classroom activities, homework and school functions.
  • Create a safe classroom environment.
  • Collaborate with grade-level team members, program specialists, program coordinator, director and other staff regarding program implementation.
  • Maintain knowledge of current and emerging trends, procedures and evaluation processes in immersion programs.
  • Participate in regular program planning and staff development activities.
  • Participate in all training programs required for immersion, the International Baccalaureate Organization Primary Years Programme and Responsive Classroom.

 
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
A valid Minnesota elementary teaching license is required.  The candidate must have native or near native proficiency in the Spanish and English languages.  A minimum of one year of elementary school experience is preferred.  A minimum of six months of living in a Spanish speaking country is preferred. 
                                                            
Prior immersion classroom teaching experience is preferred.  Familiarity with the International Baccalaureate Organization Primary Years Programme is also preferred. 
 
KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Ability to relate positively to elementary-age children
  • Enthusiasm and a strong commitment to the full immersion teaching philosophy
  • Enthusiasm and a strong commitment to the International Baccalaureate Organization Primary Years Programme
  • Excellent proven communication skills (non-verbal, oral, written, and listening.)
  • Ability to implement creative and innovative teaching strategies
  • Good organizational skills and flexibility in relating to students, parents, peers, and supervisors
  • Enthusiasm to work well in a team environment through cooperation and participation
  • Ability to appropriately teach children with different ability levels and learning styles
  • Ability to understand that students are individuals, and the skill to work effectively with individual strengths and needs of students
  • Knowledge and ability to creatively instill the love of learning in students
  • Ability to incorporate international cultures into lesson plans throughout the year
  • Effective classroom management
  • Enthusiasm for high level of parent involvement