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5th Grade Bilingual Teacher

5th Grade Bilingual Teacher

5th Grade Bilingual Teacher

AWTY International School
Houston, TX 77055

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POSITION: 5th Grade Bilingual Teacher (Spanish-English) in Math & Science OR Language Arts & Social Studies (Full Time).

At Awty, we believe that students learn best and faculty perform best in a culture of vibrant diversity. Diversity is an essential quality of our school environment; our commitment to learning and the pursuit of excellence can occur only in such a context. It helps us guide our students to become responsible world citizens. Our commitment to learning about and respecting one another’s diversity brings distinct richness to the Awty experience for students, alumni, employees, and parents.

DESCRIPTION: Our 5th grade model is semi-specialized, with teachers either teaching Language Arts and Social Studies OR Math and Science. Teaching partners (LA/SS teacher and Math/Science teacher) work with and share two groups of students. The bilingual teacher will deliver the 5th grade curriculum in Spanish to one group of students and in English to the other group.


  • BA or equivalent in Elementary Education (or related field)
  • Native or near-native proficiency in target instructional languages (English and Spanish).


  • At least three years full-time teaching experience
  • Master degree in Elementary Education (or related field)
  • Certification in bilingual elementary education and/or related subject area
  • International and/or independent school experience


  • Possess excellent teaching skills and pedagogy appropriate for young ren
  • Demonstrate a sound knowledge of the application of interactive methodologies and technology integration
  • Be well versed in current research and best practices in teaching and learning
  • Be able to integrate varied activities that develop language, motor, and cognitive skills into the daily educational experience of students
  • Foster cross-cultural understanding within the classroom and curriculum
  • Be able to create a positive learning environment that is rich in structure, developmentally appropriate and academically rigorous
  • Demonstrate understanding of, and commitment to, hood social, emotional and intellectual development within an international school setting

THE ROLE: A teacher at The Awty International School is expected, but not limited to, the following expectations:

  • Effectively teaching multiple subjects in the target language (English and Spanish), including undertaking appropriate lesson preparation and assessing and evaluating students.
  • Collaborating with other teachers on the team in unit, lesson and event planning.
  • Attending and positively contributing to grade, faculty, division and all-school meetings as necessary.
  • Performing snack, lunch, recess, dismissal and other supervision duties as required.
  • Contributing to the wider life of the school in areas such as special projects and presentations, field trips and service learning activities as well as attending curriculum nights, open houses, prospective parent meetings, and other school and parent events.


All applicants should include a cover letter, current résumé and three professional references (including your most recent direct supervisor). Direct inquiries (cover letter, CV, references) to Tim Long, Head of Lower School,

The Awty International School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ethnic or religious beliefs, disability, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and athletic and other school-administered programs or in its employment practices.

The position is a one-year renewable contract, with competitive salary and conditions. Applications should be submitted as soon as possible.

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