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English Teacher

Job Description

The German International School of Portland (GIS) has an opening for a part-time English teaching position, for the 20/21 school year. We are seeking a creative, kind, compassionate educator who will support our school's commitment to cultural diversity and academic and creative excellence. In this position you will work closely with one of our grade level transdisciplinary teams to create lessons that inspire our students to inquire, learn and reflect. 

GIS values the professional and collegial contribution of all staff members and encourages participation in professional development activities as well as initiatives for continued school improvement.

Areas of responsibilities

  • Prepare and develop lesson plans according to curriculum standards from Germany, the US and PYP programme
  • Teach the curriculum using a variety of methods and media
  • Organize and create a learning environment in which students can acquire knowledge and skills independently and as part of a team
  • Reflect on learning environment and learning process of all students in order take affirmative action when necessary
  • Identify intellectual, physical, social and emotional needs affecting the students’ success in school
  • Ensure that teaching goals and objectives outlined in the school’s mission statement are met
  • Communicate proactively with parents through established communication channels

Specific requirements for this position are as follows

  • MA in Elementary Education preferred
  • Native English language skills a must
  • German language skills desirable
  • Experience with the IB program a plus
  • Teaching certificate and a minimum two years of experience teaching at the elementary level
  • Should be familiar with a student-centered, inquiry-based classroom, willingness to collaborate with subject and classroom teachers for a holistic approach to learning
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check
  • Current certification in First Aid, CPR & Food Handler's License or willing to become
  • Certified prior to school year starting

About GIS

GIS is a full-immersion language program and a non-profit organization dedicated to serving children and families. We are currently an IB candidate school. Our mission is to provide an excellent educational experience for our children while developing and maintaining fluency in the German language. We foster cross-cultural understanding that enables our children to actively participate as citizens in a global community.

Please no phone inquiries.


Stefanie Amann

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