PSMLA Executive Council Elections, Conferences and Job Openings

Created on Tuesday, 23 Aug 2016 00:42:05

PSMLA News Update

Read below for information about PSMLA Executive Council elections, future conferences and current job openings.

PSMLA Executive Council Elections

Shortly after midnight September 1, 2016, all PSMLA members will receive a ballot via email. You must have a valid email address on the PSMLA website in order to vote. Voting is done by following the link in the email and members will be asked to choose three of the four candidates. Balloting will begin on September 1, 2016 and end at midnight on September 15, 2016. Please visit the following link to learn more about the candidates.


PSMLA Fall Conference - October 13-15, 2016

Registration is now open for the PSMLA Fall Conference! Come join us at the Ambassador Banquet and Conference Center in Erie where this year’s theme is Languages: The Flagship to Opportunities. The conference begins on Thursday with a Pre-Conference Workshop: “Using Integrated Performance Assessment (IPA) to Improve Instruction and Learning” conducted by Dr. Bonnie Adair-Hauck. The Schedule of Sessions for Friday and Saturday is now available on the website. There is also an optional Winery Tour planned for Friday after the conference. Be sure to register for the conference prior to September 16, 2016 to take advantage of lower rates. Book your hotel room before September 12, 2016 to use the PSMLA Code for a reduced rate. We hope to see you in Erie!

Job Openings

The Abington Heights School District (Scranton area) is in need of teachers for the following positions:

  • Full time Arabic teacher

  • Full time Chinese (Mandarin) teacher

  • Full time German teacher

All certificated candidates should send a letter of intent, resume, standard Pa. application, Act 34, Act 151 and Act 114, Act 31 and Act 168 clearances, transcripts and praxis scores to Abington Heights School District, Human Resources Office, 200 E Grove St, Clarks Summit, Pa 18411. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Ad Prima Charter School, located in Philadelphia, is in need of an elementary Spanish teacher for the 2016-2017 school year. Please contact Niya Blackwell at 215-883-0638 for more information.

Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy (CDTCA) (Pittsburgh area) has a vacancy for a part-time Spanish teacher. The position involves teaching two days a week (ideally Mondays and Wednesdays) teaching grades K through 4 once a week and grades 5 through 8 twice a week. Pennsylvania Certification in Spanish is required. Application packets should include the following information:  Pennsylvania Standard Teacher Application, resume, cover letter, current Act 34, 151, and 114 (through Pennsylvania Department of Education), clearances, copy of transcripts, copy of Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate, and two letters of professional reference.  Application packets may be emailed or sent by regular mail to:  

Mr. Mark Grgurich, Principal
Christ the Divine Teacher Catholic Academy (CDTCA)
205 Brilliant Street
Aspinwall, PA  15215

Lackawanna Trail School District (Scranton area) is seeking a High School French Teacher.  Candidates must possess a valid Pennsylvania Instructional I or II French certification for this assignment. Interested and qualified candidates should send PA standard teaching application, cover letter, resume, transcripts, 3 references, and clearances to Lackawanna Trail School District, Attn: Matthew Rakauskas, P.O. Box 85, Factoryville, PA 18419.

Penncrest High School in the Rose Tree Media School District (Philadelphia area) is seeking highly-qualified candidates for a full-time, contracted, Spanish vacancy in its PSMLA Golden Globe award-winning World Language Department. Candidates should possess PA Spanish certification and an advanced oral proficiency rating in Spanish.  Study abroad and/or student travel experience is preferred due to the department’s bi-annual immersion trip to Costa Rica and exchange with a high school near Barcelona.  Candidates should be prepared to teach using a high level of target language with a focus on authentic communication. Interested applicants should complete the online application at

Woodland Hills (Pittsburgh area) is seeking a full-time, permanent French Teacher for the Woodland Hills Junior/Senior High School, Grades 7-12. Content Certification is required. This position is available immediately. Candidates interested in being considered for the above position should submit a PA Standard Application, letter of interest, resume, copy of transcripts and certification, Praxis scores, Act 34, Act 151, and FBI clearances, and three letters of reference on or before 3:00 p.m., August 31, 2016, to the Personnel Department, Administrative Office, 531 Jones Avenue, North Braddock, PA 15104. Candidates may also send application packets via email to Cheryl Muiter, Personnel Coordinator, at, or fax to the Personnel office at 412-273- 3604.

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