Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr is a Catholic, independent college preparatory school for girls. Founded in 1865 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the school has been lay-owned and governed since 1969. Sacred Heart has a strong tradition of excellence in education as envisioned by St. Madeleine Sophie Barat.
Sacred Heart Academy, known as SHA, is part of a national network of 24 independent schools located in North America which share a common heritage and vision. There are more than 140 Sacred Heart schools around the world providing an international campus for our students at Bryn Mawr through exchange programs, summer workshops, service opportunities and use of the Sofie Network.
For more than 150 years in Philadelphia, the goals of Sacred Heart’s educational program have remained the same: to produce self-confident women, to provide a challenging intellectual education, to develop a love of God, and to create a desire to help others. A holistic approach to learning seeks to respond to the academic, athletic, aesthetic, spiritual, social and emotional needs of each girl with a curriculum that is well grounded in basic and specialized courses.
Sacred Heart is a Catholic school with a tradition of ecumenism, welcoming the enrichment that students and faculty of all faiths offer. By its religious education program, the school seeks to foster open-mindedness and reverence for differences. In 1978, Sacred Heart moved from Overbrook to Bryn Mawr where it continues to root its academic program in the liberal arts and to empower young women to develop their potential as scholars and leaders.
Guided by the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Schools and rooted in Catholic faith, Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr commits to foster a community that acts in the interests of equity and justice for each student. We strive to form a welcoming environment that recognizes and affirms the individual experience of each student.
We support diversity at Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr through curricular and co-curricular opportunities. Our school believes that an inclusive learning community is integral to achieving academic success and individual growth. In our diverse world, Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr prepares and inspires students to be active, informed, and responsible citizens at local, national, and global levels.
We aspire to nurture students to embrace their inherent value as a human being created in the image and likeness of God.
Upper School Spanish Instructor
Sacred Heart Academy seeks a thoughtful, energetic, collaborative, and experienced upper school Spanish teacher for the 2020-2021 academic school year. Candidates should feel comfortable teaching a variety of course levels and possess strong differentiation experience and skill.
The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic educator who has experience teaching a variety of upper school Spanish classes. The candidate seeks professional growth and learning every day and inspires others to do the same through optimism, selflessness, flexibility, and teamwork. The candidate possesses a willingness to collaborate with dedicated educators within the Sacred Heart faculty. The candidate will show empathy for and a passion to work with adolescent girls as well as a commitment to the development of the whole child.
- Passion for teaching and for girls’ education
- Ability to design and facilitate rigorous, empowering lesson plans that are student-centered and thought-provoking
- Intellectual curiosity and a desire to spark a love of learning in students
- Excellent communication skills, a genuine appreciation of adolescents, a sense of humor, and the ability to work well within a collaborative environment
- Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish or related field required, advanced degree preferred
- Prior Spanish teaching experience strongly preferred
- PA teaching certification in Spanish preferred
- Proficiency in the use of classroom technology
- Willingness to work with colleagues to evaluate, design, and implement world language curricula
Due to COVID-19, all applicants need to be prepared to teach in-person and completely virtually using Google Meet sessions, the school portal, and other online platforms.
Please send a cover letter and resume; applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Interested candidates should contact Dr. Cara Saraco, Director of Academics at Cara.Saraco@shabrynmawr.org.