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Progressive, dynamic, Caribbean international school seeks qualified teachers with international experience in project-based learning, AP/IB curricula, and progressive educational practices. ISLA Academy seeks faculty who are risk takers and innovators and who do not fear the extra work and commitment required to build transformative institutions. Intellectual curiosity, a willingness to be leaders, and a humanistic world outlook will distinguish our faculty. ISLA faculty are passionate people who desire to be agents of change, who care deeply for children and who understand the critical transformative role teachers can and must play. Our faculty practice healthy lifestyles, appreciate the outdoors and nature, and are physically active.
ISLA offers an incredibly diverse student population, with more than 30 countries represented. Our class sizes are small and personal, with no more than 15 students. The school has a supportive administration and very experienced and qualified teaching staff. The shaded, green campus is located only a few steps from the beach with outdoor classrooms, a school garden, a swimming pool, and free-range chickens. Just behind the school is a new permaculture project with walking trails and an organic garden.
ISLA is located in Cabarete, Dominican Republic, a laid-back Caribbean beach town and one of the kitesurfing capitals of the world. Cabarete and its neighboring town, Sosua, are home to many beautiful beaches and mountains, with opportunities for surfing, windsurfing, kayaking, SUP, scuba diving, and more. The Dominican people are vibrant and friendly. There is an international airport only 15 minutes from the school. Each year, our town hosts several international events, including the DR Jazz Fest, Master of the Ocean, and Cabarete Carnaval. 
Teacher packages include a very competitive salary, multiple long paid holidays, free tuition for faculty children,
 a Christmas bonus, health insurance, relocation stipends,  a gym membership, professional development, and numerous teacher excursions and other benefits. Several of ISLA’s former teachers have gone on to hold positions in leadership at other schools, based in large part on the experience gained while working here. 
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Experience and Qualifications:
  • Previous teaching or assistant teaching position required

  • Certification or degree related to Education preferred

Desired qualities:
  • willingness to work in a multi-age group classroom and devise creative ways to differentiate learning

  • the ability to work well with children, parents, caregivers, colleagues and other professionals

  • a commitment to children’s cognitive, social, and emotional development and equal opportunities

  • excellent judgment in the safeguarding of each child

  • excellent organizational and time management skills

  • creative ideas for designing learning and play activities

  • the ability to manage classes and deal with challenging behaviour

  • excellent communication skills

  • patience, a good sense of humor, and a lot of positive energy


Afterschool Club Leaders 

Do you have a hobby or speciality and a passion for teaching? Maybe you love to cook or sew, are interested in service projects, or can teach a language. 


ISLA Academy is looking for passionate, motivated members of the community to lead afterschool clubs. Previous teaching experience preferred, but not required.

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