Current Openings


Spanish Teacher

Would you like to teach in a highly engaged learning community that features class sizes no larger than 16 students?   


Bergman Academy is accepting applicants for an enthusiastic, highly motivated, creative, intellectually engagedSpanish instructor for the 2022-2023 school year. The Bergman Academy Spanish program is highly successful and uses a story-based and storytelling, comprehensible input approach that immerses students in practical usage of the Spanish language for all grade levels. The lower grade Spanish instructor will regularly collaborate with the upper grade instructor who is well-known in the Spanish teaching community for innovative and effective teaching practices.  


Bergman Academy develops lifelong learners with a strong sense of independence and self. Our intentionally small class sizes facilitate partnerships grounded in a commitment to excellence, inquiry-based learning, and service. Bergman offers teacher-leadership opportunities and the chance to work with involved parents and a staff of dedicated professionals.   


The ideal candidate will:   

  • Hold a valid teaching license (Iowa licensure preferred) with K-8 Spanish endorsement  

  • Have experience planning and facilitating differentiated instruction   

  • Collaborate flexibly with teaching colleagues   

  • Foster a classroom environment where students feel comfortable to take risks, make mistakes, and be curious   

  • Design creative ways to make learning visible   

  • Prioritize partnerships with students, colleagues, and families   

  • Communicate effectively and thoughtfully in both written and verbal form   

  • Find joy engaging with learners of all ages and their families  

  • Desire an environment that challenges, supports, and expects each member of the community to reach their potential - this includes students and teachers.   

Bergman Academy is an independently accredited, state-recognized, secular school offering Preschool through 8th grade. We are located in the heart of Greenwood Park in Des Moines. We emphasize individualized learning, mastery of the Iowa Core Curriculum standards, and the ability to think critically, collaborate effectively, and communicate courageously. We have a team of professionals who have chosen education as a career and a passion, knowing that their work shapes students who will shape our future. Our families and staff value academic excellence while encouraging all students to work toward becoming self-motivated young adults ready to become leaders of tomorrow. 
We believe that each child should be challenged and supported to reach his or her own individual potential. The students interact across grade levels academically and socially, which fosters a family atmosphere core to our culture. At Bergman Academy you will join a team of teachers who possess flexibility, strong content knowledge, respect for developmentally appropriate practices, a sense of humor, growth mindsets, and a passion for teaching.  


If you can see yourself making this type of difference in the lives of young children, we would love to meet you!