Bilingual Special Education Spanish Immersion Teacher | Appoquinimink School District

  • 30 Sep 2020
  • (EDT)
  • 31 Oct 2020
  • (EDT)
  • Townsend, Delaware


  • Immersion teachers will teach two half-day sessions of Math, Science, Social Studies, and Literacy in the target language.
  • The immersion teacher will team with another teacher, who will primarily be responsible for teaching Language Arts in English and supporting math and content area instruction.
  • The two classes of children will consist primarily of English-speaking children learning the target language.
  • This is a school level position with the principal as supervisor.
  • The immersion teacher will have the opportunity to collaborate and attend trainings on district and state levels.


  • Collaborate with English partner teacher.
  • Develops and administers foreign language education curriculum consistent with school district goals and objectives.
  • Promotes a classroom environment that is safe and conducive to individualized and small group instruction, and student learning.
  • Develops lesson plans and instructional materials and translates lesson plans into learning experiences to develop pertinent sequential assignments, challenge students, and best utilize the available time for instruction.
  • Teaches knowledge and skills in a language other than English, including comprehension, grammar and syntax, sentence and paragraph structure, composition, vocabulary and proper word usage, colloquialisms, communication and translation of literature.
  • Develops student understanding and appreciation of the cultures and mores of countries where the language is the predominant or a major means of communication.
  • Adapt lesson plans for second language learners.
  • Accommodate visitors to the classroom.
  • Meet with parents from both classes for Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences.
  • Assume other duties as assigned.
  • Works with students and others to prepare materials for inclusion in literary publications, contests, etc.
  • Conducts ongoing assessment of student learning and progress, and modifies instructional methods to fit individual student's needs, including students with special needs; conducts individual and small group instruction as needed.
  • Continues to acquire professional knowledge and learn of current developments in the educational field by attending seminars, workshops or professional meetings, or by conducting research.
  • Organizes and maintains a system for accurate and complete record-keeping, grading, and reporting for all student activities, achievement and attendance as required by district procedures and applicable laws.
  • Encourages parental involvement in students' education and ensures effective communication with students and parents.
  • Ensures that student conduct conforms with the school's standards and school district policies, and establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom.
  • Coordinates with other professional staff members, especially within grade level, and participates in faculty meetings and committees.

Qualifications Profile:

  • Current Delaware Teaching License (hold or be eligible for) Special Education, Elementary Education (K-6) and World Language (K-12).
  • Oral proficiency of at least "Advanced Mid" in the immersion language (Spanish).
  • Proficient English speaker.
  • Previous teaching experience (preferred).
  • Special education certification (preferred).
  • Motor Vehicle Operator's License or ability to provide own transportation.
  • Knowledge of Delaware State Content Standards, Assessment & Accountability.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and computer skills.
  • Knowledge of best practices.
  • Criminal background check and tuberculin testing.


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