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EFL Elementary School Teacher

Pinecrest International School
Mexico City, Mexico
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  • Elementary, Middle School
  • Licensed Teacher, University Graduate, ESL Instructor
  • Bachelor
  • 2 years of teaching experience
  • Teacher certification (Education, Primary Education) is a plus.
  • For candidates who are natives of non-English speaking countries, we require C1 certification.
  • For this particular position, teachers who already have a work visa for Mexico will be given preference. The school will give all the letters and documents required for those who don't have a visa yet, but who are interested in the position and complete the hiring process.

Insurance and monetary benefits

  • 13th month pay in December ("aguinaldo")
  • Private Medical insurance for you and your underage children
  • Approx. 100USD in food vouchers monthly (Edenred https://www.edenred.mx "Vales de despensa")
  • 9% savings account, matched by the school and paid in full during December (each fortnight 9% of your salary will be withheld and put into a savings account. This amount is matched by the school, so if $2 were deducted from your paycheck, $4 will be put into the account)

Days off & Vacation

  • All bank holidays
  • SEP (Ministry of Education) specific holidays
  • At least 3 weeks over the summer (depending on SEP calendar)
  • At least 2 weeks over winter break (depending on SEP calendar)
  • 2 weeks during spring break (corresponding with Holy Week and Easter Week)
  • Law mandated vacation: 6 days for the first year, increasing by two days with each passing year up to 14 days; after which the 2-day increase will come at every 5 years.

Other benefits

  • Parking space at no cost
  • Professional development opportunities

We are looking for an amazing EFL teacher to join our team teaching upper elementary students. You would be joining a highly dynamic and energetic team that seeks to bring out the best in each student. Our classes range from 10 to 29 students, and you would be working with two classes at the most, on the same grade level.

Our English teachers are expected to plan their lessons covering the main areas of the language (reading, writing, speaking, and conventions), as well as grading. We are currently using the Pearson Reading Street materials, which facilitate planning and resource creation. Along with English, our team also covers the Science curriculum, at least twice a week, using National Geographic materials.

Working hours are 7:30-3:30 (although, because of the pandemic we are having dismissal at 2:20, so you are going home around 2:50 this school year). A typical day starts with motor lobby duty every other week from 7:30 to 7:50. On the weeks where you are not required to be on duty, you will be at your classroom greeting the students as they arrive and making sure they are safe until classes start.

Class periods range from 45-to 50 minutes, and for upper elementary, we have four periods before lunch break (45 minutes long) and three periods after lunch. On most days you will have at least one "free" period while students have other classes (technology, religion, music, sports), some days you will have even two or three such periods on alternating weeks. You are responsible for getting your students to and from these special classes (except for music and religion which are taught in your classroom, and the teacher will come to you).

Again, because of the pandemic, you will be teaching in two different classrooms, as opposed to having your classroom and the students coming and going (we hope to go back to this model next school year). Both classrooms are shared with the Spanish teacher.

Other duties you would be expected to cover are lunch/recess according to a rotating schedule among all teachers and dismissal which is covered by all teachers daily and takes about 20 minutes, after which you can go home even if it is before your "official" school day.

We offer gender-separated education, in mixed environments. This means that classes are taught in single-gender classrooms but all other activities are co-ed. You could even design lessons in which the girls present their work to the boys and vice versa, or have a joint project which would be worked on by each class and the put together.

We are currently shifting from traditional education to active-learning environments, so any ideas you have that make our students work in a cooperative, active, and reflective way are welcome! We favor differentiation and gamification, and we are sure that your ideas will benefit the community!

Being Catholic is not a requirement for the position, but you would be required to support the activities carried out by the school and attend functions such as First Friday Mass and Daily Communion with your students as a chaperone.

Payment is on the 15th and last day of the month.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

We are a Catholic, bilingual school that seeks to train Christian leaders with the tools to unleash their full potential, capable of facing the challenges they will have in life and contributing to the good of their family and society.

We celebrate the talents of each student, which make them who they are, as well as the rhythms in which they learn, develop, and excel. We believe that the student is the protagonist of their learning and the entire educational community, together with their family, accompanies and guides them to reach their best version.

We are part of the Semper Altius Network, an international network of Catholic bilingual schools that implement the educational model of the Regnum Christi movement in 19 countries in America, Europe, and Asia. We have 65 years of experience and more than 70,000 graduates.

We are accredited by COGNIA®, the largest educational accreditation institution worldwide. This recognition validates compliance with standards for school leadership, learning, and resource management related to the proper functioning of the institution, the creation of effective learning environments, and the achievement of educational results.

Having this accreditation allows us, in addition to complying with international standards, to issue school reports and certificates valid in other countries, and it is, to a large extent, what endorses us as a true International School.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

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