Where you can make a difference
We have provided educational and personal development to our students since 1966. We are always looking for enthusiastic educators and team members to add to our community.
If you are a dedicated educator, that enjoys adventure, working in a close community and wants to make a difference in the world, you have come to the right place!
Head of School - July 2021
The Head of School is the chief administrator reporting to the Board of Directors, with the responsibility to implement the school’s mission and to carry out the Board’s policies and expectations. For the full position description and profile please follow the link below. https://www.searchassociates.com/leadership-vacancies/head-of-school-the-pan-american-school-of-porto-alegre-brazil-2020/
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PAS POA fully embraces and implements the International Child Protection Standards and Expectations as created by the ITFCP. As such, all candidates will be required to submit confidential references from current and past supervisors, self-declare any past criminal charges and provide comprehensive background checks before any contract is offered. All previous employers will be contacted. Failure to fully disclose any pertinent information will nullify any agreements made with the school.
There are many advantages to working with us! We offer competitive salaries, health insurance, transport vouchers, and other benefits!
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply to work at Pan American?
We participate in several job fairs throughout the year, but
you can also apply to open positions via our website.
How safe is Porto Alegre?
Porto Alegre is a major city in Brazil, and similar to any other large city it is important to remain attentive. We advise everyone to take proper precautions with your belongings in order to avoid unwanted encounters.
What professional development do you offer?
In addition to weekly collaborative PYP and MYP planning,
Pan American teachers have the support of curriculum coordinators
and instructional coaches. Also, there are funds allocated to professional development
in the school budget.
What is the average class size?
The average class size is
16 students, with a maximum number of 22 students in primary classrooms, and 25 in secondary classrooms
What is a typical teaching load?
We are a small school and teachers wear many different hats, however, there are several opportunities during the day for planning both individually and collaboratively. The last Friday of every month is a half day for students. This allows teachers the chance for vertical and horizontal curriculum articulation time.
How is the work/life balance?
Pan American school hours are from Monday through Friday,
8:15 to 3 pm in preschool and 8 am to 3:15 pm for all other grade levels.
On Tuesday and Thursdays, teachers remain until 4:30 pm
for planning and collaboration meetings. Additionally, teaching staff
may be required to work some Saturdays in accordance with Brazilian law.
Who can I contact about teaching and learning questions??
For teaching and learning questions, please contact
our instructional coach Kristen Moreland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is there to do in Porto Alegre?
Porto Alegre is one of Brazil’s major capitals with the largest number of wooded areas and parks. The most famous of these parks is the Farroupilha park. There you will find the Viana Araujo Auditorium where several political presentations and concerts have taken place. On Sundays, the parks hosts a street fair on the older side streets, that the locals refer to as Brique da Redenção.
In addition to the many other parks, the city also offers a variety of art, science and technology museums. The Casa de Cultura Mário Quintana, the home of local writer Mário Quintana offers visitors a great rooftop cafe to enjoy the sounds of the city. The Fundação Iberê Camargo art museum, sits on the shores of the Guaíba river where you can relax and watch the sun set.