Global Village Academy
  • Colorado Springs, CO, USA
  • Part Time



Global Village Academy is an innovative charter school. Students learn core content through language immersion in their choice of French, Spanish, Mandarin, German or Russian (depending on the school). GVA is truly a "global village." Our immersion teachers come from all over the world, each bringing their unique culture and language into the classroom. United by a common core, students are challenged to become world class thinkers, capable of engaging ideas using multiple languages and cross-cultural perspectives, through internationally benchmarked curriculum spanning each language village.

Position Summary:

As a Spanish Immersion Teacher, you must possess native or near native fluency in Spanish; teach elementary grade language, literature, writing and other core subjects to immersion students; established individual performance goals; have good student management skills; work with other Immersion team members and administration.  


  • Highly Qualified teacher requirements for this position include:
    • Having a Bachelor's Degree or higher in Elementary Education
    • Must have passed the PLACE or PRAXIS exam in the content area.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Non-English speaking teachers must become bilingual and be able to work effectively in a multi-ethnic setting. Must have knowledge of literacy strategies in the native language, comply with the national standards for second language acquisition as outlined by ACTFL.
  • Integrated and trans-curriculum lesson planning in collaboration with your teaching team; meet regularly with the team to discuss/evaluate the effectiveness of the program.
  • Create a positive and effective school and classroom environment that supports the School's philosophy and goals and meets students' individual needs, supporting differentiated learning. This also includes creating routines, rituals and celebrations that support a sense of class and school community as well as student self-esteem and increasing independence/self-sufficiency.
  • Carry out daily formal or informal assessments of student achievement via various instruments, observation checklists, rubrics, testing tools, and student portfolios, and documenting student achievement through these instruments. 
  • Integrate the assessment to design appropriate lesson planning and effective teaching strategies to accommodate diverse student needs and learning styles.
  • Participate in ongoing staff development that supports the curriculum and differentiated instruction, as well as the hands on problem based immersion language approach; pursuing advanced studies, certifications, and/or endorsements in bilingual, cross-cultural and language diversity education.
  • Maintain accurate attendance and other student records, including report cards, permanent records, etc. Assess and report any special needs and/or services the student may require in a timely fashion. Follow the law in reporting immediately any suspected child abuse.
  • Maintain the highest level of student and colleague right-to-privacy guidelines (and refrain from any form of gossip or backbiting). Maintain strict confidentiality of your personal and others private (personal) or personnel information. 
  • Be a role model of respectful behavior at all times.
  • Work closely with the administration and maintaining excellent communication with parents and supporting public relations.
  • Attend school activities and supporting the school community. Assisting whenever possible in school events and fund raising projects.
  • Perform other duties as requested.

"This description is not intended, and should not be construed, to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job".


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