2021-22 Upper School Spanish Faculty
About Gulliver Preparatory School
Established in 1926 by Arthur Gulliver in Coconut Grove, Gulliver was likened to the prestigious academies of the northeast and initially attracted families who wintered in Florida. In late 1953, Marian Krutulis purchased the school. A pioneer in education, Mrs. Krutulis envisioned Gulliver as grand home where both students and teachers would feel part of a caring, inspiring family of learners. Over the course of 25 years, she relocated the school to Coral Gables, built an upper school for high school students in Pinecrest and achieved ‘Blue Ribbon School of Excellence’ designation by the US Department of Education. In 2000 Gulliver became a non-profit. Today, Gulliver Preparatory School serves approximately 2,200 students in Grades PK–12 on three campuses. Despite its significant growth over the last 60 years, Gulliver still upholds Marian Krutulis’ vision to maintain the physical and social-emotional health of its students and trains them to become people of integrity in everything they say and do.
Gulliver Prep’s Upper School is seeking a Spanish teacher to join its World Language Department for the 2021-22 school year. This position involves teaching Spanish 1, Spanish 2 and Spanish 3, courses that target a student audience with a Novice to Intermediate low Proficiency level in Spanish. Qualified candidates with a wide range of experience are welcome to apply, including capable recent graduates who meet the minimum qualifications. Candidates must be bilingual in English and Spanish, having a native or near native proficiency in Spanish reading, writing, and speaking.
Candidates for this position are required to develop lesson plans and original assessments and must be adept at keeping accurate records of student progress and communicating with students, parents, and counselors to discuss any concerns or issues. Also, candidates are required to perform school duties, collaborate with other teachers in the World Languages department on a regular basis and participate in school-wide initiatives and events. Additionally, although classes will be in person, candidates for this position must be comfortable using Zoom and have experience teaching in a 1:1 technology environment. Being comfortable operating in a block schedule and relying on student-centered pedagogy are also required for this position.
- Bachelor’s Degree in education or related field.
- Bilingual in English and Spanish
- Master’s Degree and/or Education or State Certification in the subject area.
- Native speaker is a plus!
Criminal Background Check, Level II Fingerprint Screening(s), and Drug screen.
Gulliver is deeply committed to the principles of equity and diversity and seeks to create an inclusive community for all faculty and staff. Gulliver is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and a Drug Free Workplace.