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    1. TEACHER OF SPANISH NEEDED - There is an immediate need for a full time teacher at St. Vincent Ferrer in Manhattan. If you know of a teacher who may be interested, please send them the following information:
    Saint Vincent Ferrer HS, an all-girls college preparatory school located in Manhattan, finds itself in immediate need of a Spanish teacher for Levels 1 and 2. 
    I was wondering if you would have the kindness to promote our job offering via e-mail blast.
    Candidates should send a letter and CV to Sister Martha Kunesh at , and they can copy myself at .
    Title: High School Spanish Teacher - SEARCH REOPENED
    Description: EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: High School Spanish Teacher

    Mount St. Michael Academy, a Catholic all-boys, college prep Middle School (Grades 6-8) and High School (Grades 9-12) located on 22 acres in the Northeast Bronx, is reopening a search for a Spanish Teacher (Grades 9-12) for the 2023 – 2024 academic year: This is a full-time position teaching Spanish to grades 9 - 12.

    -Is fluent or near fluent in Spanish.
    -Must possess a bachelor’s degree in the subject or related field. A master’s degree and/or teaching experience would be a plus.
    -Is an energetic, mission driven, team player who is passionate about empowering young men to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes to succeed in college.
    -Is enthusiastic about teaching in a Catholic, faith based school.
    -Must be familiar with the NYS curriculum
    -Will work collaboratively with members of the department and the school administration.
    -Communicates effectively with students and parents.

    Interested candidates who are eligible to work in the USA should submit a cover letter with resume to:
    Brother Steve Schlitte

    Please include the position for which you are applying in the subject line.


    JOB TYPE: Full-time, Contract

    SALARY: Compensation commensurate with experience and in the range of$45,000 - $60,000 annually.

    -Dental insurance
    -Health insurance
    -Life insurance
    -Paid time off
    -Professional development
    -Retirement plan
    -Tuition reimbursement
    -Vision insurance

    SCHEDULE: Monday to Friday

    WORK LOCATION: Applicants must have the ability to commute to:
    4300 Murdock Avenue
    Bronx, NY 10466

    Mount St. Michael Academy is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran, or disability status.
    Start Date: 11/1/2023

    2. INFORMATION OF INTEREST- The White House recently invited a group of Salvadoreans of note to a meeting. Below you will find some articles regarding the conference. Please note. I do NOT send this information for any political reason. I send it for you to realize how the government has come to note the growth and importance of this population. You may want to share it with your Salvadorean students.


    Estimados compañeros y estimadas compañeras:

    Tenemos el gusto de invitarles a otra de nuestras actividades de formación. Mas información y registro pinchando sobre la imagen.

    18 de noviembre de 12:00 pm a 2:00 pm EST

    Como siempre, certificada, en línea y gratuita.

    Esperamos contar con ustedes.

    The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese: NY Metropolitan

    1. TEACHERS NEEDED FOR THE FALL- The following schools are requesting assistance in their searches:

    -St Jean Baptiste High School located in the Upper East Side is looking for a French teacher that can also teach Spanish.  Please send your CV and Cover letter to: Marisha Berestova at: 

    - Midwood High School, a large, high-performing public high school in Brooklyn, is seeking excellent teachers to join our world languages team. Preference will be given to candidates who can teach both Spanish and French; Spanish only and French only will also be considered. Interested candidates can email Max Pinsky at

    Staten Island high school is looking for two teachers. Teachers of Spanish/Italian or Italian. The school has a growing Italian program. If you or someone you know is interested, contact Bernie Lopez at 




    hank you so much to all the universities and educational institutions that apply to Spanish Film Club grant this past cycle to bring a Latin film festival on campus.

    We received 61 applications and, with the support of the Spanish government, we awarded a total of 32 matching grants!

    We are excited to work with so many new institutions next semester and grateful for the many universities that return year after year. Your trust means the world to us!

    And remember, next deadline October 15, 2023.

    Spanish Film Club would like to thank our supporters 


    PRAGDA is the leading educational film distributor for the newest Latin American, Spanish, and Latinx cinema. To learn more, visit


    ©2023 PRAGDA / 302 Bedford Avenue No. 136, Brooklyn NY 11249 USA /

      3. NEW YORK STATE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT is seeking proposals. See below for more information.

    The New York State Education Department (NYSED) has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) #23-018.

    • RFP #23-018 is posted to P-12 Competitive Procurement Contracts
    • Questions relative to this RFP must be sent to no later than close of business on June 28, 2023. A questions and answers summary will be posted by July 12, 2023.
    • A Notice of Intent (NOI) is not a requirement for submitting a complete proposal by the proposal due date; however, please submit a simple email notice stating your organization’s intent to submit a proposal in response to this RFP. Please send the NOI to by July 19, 2023.
    • All bids are due by 3:00 PM Eastern Time on July 26, 2023.
    • For additional information, please review the full RFP documents. 


    4. OFFICE OF EDUCATION OF SPAIN is requesting your assistance with a short survey. Please see below for more information.

    Estimados amigos, 

    Estamos realizando una actualización de la información con la que contamos para poder ofrecerles formación:  

    ·         de acuerdo a su perfil formativo 

    ·         basada en sus necesidades 

    ·         teniendo en cuenta su contexto 

    ·         y el papel que ejerce en su centro 

    Para poder ser más eficaces necesitamos su colaboración contestando a este breve cuestionario. Les agradecemos de antemano su ayuda y estamos a su completa disposición para aclararles cualquier duda. 

    Reciban un afectuoso saludo, 

    Si quiere darse de baja de esta lista de distribución use este formulario.

    Formación de Profesorado

    Embajada de España en Estados Unidos

    Consejería de Educación Estados Unidos y Canadá


    5. CHAPTER WEBSITE - We were notified this week that our chapter website ( ) is a finalist in the Chapter Website Competition. If you are a member, it was noted on Wednesday's National Announcements and Reminders. Join me in congratulating our VP Regina Pires who maintains our website.


    6. ¡FELIZ DIA DE LOS PADRES!  - We salute all the fathers (and moms who do double duty) on their special day. After a long day at work you go home to your waiting children to take them to practices, to games or just to throw the ball around or in our community to kick the soccer ball around in the yard or the park. You melt when your children cry to go out for ice cream. It's always hard to say no.

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  • Port Richmond High School: Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica Induction Ceremony

    To our wonderful and amazing Members and Colleagues!

    🎊 Shout Outs to Port Richmond High School, NYC 🎉

    We have the pleasure of sharing both our students and members success on May 22, 2023 on partaking in the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica Induction Ceremony at the Port Richmond High School. These wonderful students are now members of the SHH chapter: Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz. This was Port Richmond's first induction ceremony and creation of their now chapter.  We are so proud to see such wonderful students and members working together spreading the love for the Spanish language and culture!

    We hope to see great things and future inductions from Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz chapter! Keep up the amazing work Port Richmond High School!

    We hope that this becomes a model for all our current and future members to enjoy and participate!

    All the Best,

    AATSP Metro NY ❤️🎊🎉

    The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese: NY Metropolitan
  • 50TH CONGRESO EDUCATIVO 2023 Pictures

    On April 29th, the AATSP held our 50th Congreso Educativo, where we honored and explored all the Chile has to offer.


    The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese: NY Metropolitan

    1. JOIN US FOR OUR LAST EVENT OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR. - We have made arrangements for a tour in Spanish at the Museum of Metropolitan Art of the Juan de Pareja exhibition. The tour will take place on Saturday, June 3rd. More information, as well as the registration link are on the attached flier.
    2. A WESTCHESTER SCHOOL IS LOOKING FOR A TEACHER OF SPANISH. - Kindly contact Mr. Kelton directly per the following instructions:
    My school is seeking a Spanish/Latin teacher.
    Private Catholic Prep school in Westchester County is seeking a full-time teacher for Spanish, with some Latin preferred. Please email for inquiries, etc.
    3. ¡FELIZ DIA DE LAS MADRES! - Les deseo a todas nuestras madres un día lleno de alegría y mucho amor junto con sus hijos y familia.
    The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese: NY Metropolitan

    2. THE OFFICE OF EDUCATION OF SPAIN -Would like us to share the following information with you.

    With the opportunity to access to free material, industry reports, and to win one gold invitation to attend the “Semana del Español” in Salamanca with all expenses included.


    Dear collaborator,


    We are pleased to inform you that FEDELE (Federation of Schools of Spanish as a Foreign Language) will be in New York with some of its federated centers from April 26 to April 28 with the mission of developing an agenda of activities in the city. 

    On this occasion Fedele would like to make an appointment with you or the person responsible for the programs “Study Abroad” in your school in order to establish a professional relation between both institutions and offer you the possibility of benefiting from the following:
    -    Didactic material for ELE teachers compliment of Difusion Publisher.
    -    Free promotional codes to the Platino Educa platform, compliment of EGEDA.
    -    Didactic material, information on the sector in Spain, digital reports and studies.
    -    A draw of 6 gold invitations amongst all participants to attend the II Week of Spanish in Salamanca (prize includes flights, full board and event fees).
    -    Free merchandising material from our federated centers.
    -    Scholarships for Spanish teachers from our federated centers.
    -    Draw of scholarships to digital courses for teachers from our federated centers.
    -    Free access to Fedele tools, materials and templates from our Fedele centers.

    Please indicate in the following form your availability to visit your center during the dates from April 26 to 28:


    Should you have any question, we remain at your disposal:



    This is a message from the Tourist Office of Spain in New York

    (60 East 42nd Street, Suite 5300, New York, NY 10165)


    Visit us at Spain.Info


    3. 50th CONGRESO EDUCATIVO - There is still time to register for this exciting day of professional development. What is the only Latin American country that has had two Nobel prize winners? Open the attached flier to find out and to register.
    The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese: NY Metropolitan

    1. 50TH CONGRESO EDUCATIVO - Last week I indicated that the Office of Education of Spain is providing two $250 scholarships to be raffled at the Congreso. I must correct this information. The Office is actually offering the following:

    - One $450. scholarship to study at a university in Castilla or León this summer (July) which includes food and lodging for five days.

    - One $250 scholarship for a virtual course (30 hours) with a Spanish university to be taken this fall. 

    We will have two separate raffles for the scholarships. Attendees to the Congreso will let us know if they wish to enter both raffles or one or none. 

    ¿Have you registered for the Congreso? See the attached flier for more information.



    Participa en la celebración del Día Internacional del Libro el 23 de abril con la Consejería de Educación @SpainEdOffice y @SpainEdOfficeCa. En la 4ª edición de la Lectura Colectiva, puedes colaborar enviando un vídeo con de la lectura de un texto en español:

    • duración máxima de un minuto
    • formato .mp4 .mov, o formato de vídeo habitual
    • orientación horizontal (apaisada), sin ruidos de fondo
    • en la imagen puede aparecer la persona lectora, la página del libro, un paisaje, o cualquier elemento visual relacionado con el texto
    • pueden participar personas de cualquier nacionalidad, edad y nivel de español.   

    Envía tu vídeo a: antes del 14 de abril. El 23 de abril difundiremos las colaboraciones recibidas en nuestras redes sociales (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube).  

    Si lo prefieres, comparte el vídeo en tus redes sociales el día 23 incluyendo las etiquetas #diadellibro y #ivlectura 

    Puedes ver en YouTube las experiencias de años anteriores: 20212022

    ¡Colabora con la difusión de la actividad y comparte esta información con tus contactos!

    The Education Office of the Embassy of Spain @SpainEdOffice and @SpainEdOfficeCa invites you to celebrate International Book Day on April 23 with the activity IV Lectura Colectiva. You may participate by sharing a video of a reading in Spanish:

    • maximum length of one minute
    • .mov or .mp4, or any common video formats
    • landscape, horizontal orientation; no background noise
    • readers may show on camera their image or any other graphic element: the book, scenery, or images related to the text
    • activity open to participants of all ages, nationalities and Spanish proficiency levels

    You may send your video to by April 14. On April 23 we will share all the contributions in our socials (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube).

    If you prefer, share your video on April 23 from your social media accounts using the hashtags #diadellibro and #ivlectura 

    You may see previous years´ results here: 20212022.

    Please share this activity with your contacts!

    Let´s celebrate International Book Day in Spanish! ¡Celebremos el día del libro en español!


    1. SOCIEDAD HONORARIA HISPANICA - Board director Sonia Veloz and I were invited to the induction ceremony of students at the Bronx School for Law, Government and Justice. The chapter is named after Rubén Díaz Jr., the former Bronx Borough President. Mr. Díaz was present for the ceremony. The guest speaker was the Honorable Judge Llinet Rosado, Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York. It was a beautiful ceremony. I have attached some photos of the ceremony. We thank Principal Johannie Hernández, Ms. Tapia, Ms. Paredes and Ms. Glass for the invitation.


    The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese: NY Metropolitan

    1. OUR 50TH ANNUAL CONGRESO EDUCATIVO - will be Saturday, April 29th at Mercy College (Manhattan Campus). 
    We will be honoring Dr. Marlene Gottlieb, Chair of Modern Languages of Manhattan College, Shannon DiStefano of Vista Higher Learning will receive the Ruth Bennett Award for Contributions to Hispanic Studies and Culture, and Francisco García Quezada, our treasurer, will receive the Theodore Huebener Award for Service to the Chapter.
    Entertainment will be provided by Raíces Chilenas and Wilma Cárdenas and her group. They will perform folkloric dances and songs. 
    Kindly see the attached flyer for the agenda and registration information. Six hours of CTLE credit will be given. Please share with your colleagues.
    For Registration Please Click Here --> OUR 50TH ANNUAL CONGRESO EDUCATIVO  
    2. PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS - The deadline is Saturday, April 1st. For more information follow this link: 
    3.NEWS FROM THE OFFICE OF EDUCATION OF SPAIN -  FORMATHON. Talleres de éxito para el éxito docente. ¡¡Ya está aquí!!


    Hasta el día 9 de abril tienes a tu disposición la grabación de una selección de nuestros talleres de mayor éxito. ¡¡Sácales el mayor partido!! 

    Haga clic aqui para más información --> Formathon: Talleres de Exito...

    4. TEATRO SEA - Is presenting a bilingual, family-friendly take on Cervantes' classic epic "Don Quijote de la Mancha." The play will be put on from March 21 to May 13th. Teatro SEA is located on Suffolk St. on the Lower East Side. Due to the pandemic Teatro SEA is not doing well financially and is in desperate need of our assistance. For more information go to 




    English Version Below

    Fecha límite: 15 de abril de 2023

    El Instituto de Estudios Dominicanos de CUNY (CUNY DSI, por sus siglas en inglés) del City College of New York (CCNY), se complace en invitarle a presentar su solicitud al programa de becas 2023-2024, para personas dominicanas cuya integridad física, profesional o imagen pública se ha visto amenazada o en riesgo por defender la democracia y la libertad expresión en sus espacios sociales de incidencia. El CUNY DSI ha recibido fondos de la Fundación Andrew W. Mellon para el financiamiento de dichas becas. Estas becas están destinadas para personas de la República Dominicana, que se desempeñan como intelectuales, profesores, escritores, artistas (en el campo de la plástica, audiovisual, fotografía, de la música), periodistas y comunicadores sociales y en otras áreas en el ámbito de las humanidades, y cuyo trabajo es amenazado, sancionado, censurado o suprimido por cuestionar o ir en contra del estatus quo, las elites económicas y gobernantes, la religión y, en general, la normativa cultural tradicional de la sociedad dominicana. Con estas becas el CUNY DSI persigue:
    (1) ofrecer un espacio en la academia y en la sociedad norteamericana a las personas estudiosas y productoras de conocimientos humanísticos en la República Dominicana cuyo trabajo parte de un pensamiento crítico, contestatario y rebelde, pero confronta amenazas, exclusión y mordazas, afectando la estabilidad y la seguridad económica y el derecho a una vida digna en la sociedad dominicana.

    (2) ampliar y fortalecer significativamente el derecho de la sociedad civil a la libertad de pensamiento y expresión en naciones con una larga trayectoria de sistema democrático plenamente establecido, como la República Dominicana, los Estados Unidos y otras partes del mundo.
    Las personas seleccionadas de la República Dominicana tendrán la oportunidad de continuar su trabajo en el CUNY DSI, un instituto de investigación de renombre dedicado a la producción de conocimiento sobre las personas de origen dominicano. El Instituto de Estudios Dominicanos es parte del City College de Nueva York, la institución pública de educación superior más antigua de la ciudad de Nueva York y una de las primeras manifestaciones de valores democráticos en la educación postsecundaria en los Estados Unidos.
    Para leer Quiénes Cualifican - Beneficios y Compensación - Responsabilidades de las Personas Becadas - Requisitos para Solicitar
    Para consultas
    Si tiene preguntas sobre la elegibilidad, los requisitos de la beca o los documentos que se deben enviar, comuníquese con el Dr. Pierre Losson, Subdirector del Instituto de Estudios Dominicanos de CUNY, escribiendo a o llamando al (212) 650-7496.

    Fechas importantes
    Fecha límite de solicitud: 15 de abril de 2023
    Fecha de notificación: 2 de mayo de 2023
    Fecha de inicio de la beca primer semestre: 25 de agosto de 2023




    Deadline: April 15, 2023

    The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute (CUNY DSI) of the City College of New York (CCNY) is pleased to request applications for the 2023-24 Fellowship for Threatened Dominican scholars, a pioneering program in Dominican Studies, generously funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Fellowship for Threatened Dominican scholars seeks to broaden the scope of current conversations on censorship and suppression of civil liberties by examining the limits on people’s freedom to think and speak in fully-established and long-lasting democratic nations. The Fellowship will substantially increase and deepen current discussions about intellectual freedom—particularly freedom of thought and expression— in the Dominican Republic, the United States, and worldwide. Selected candidates from the Dominican Republic will have the opportunity to continue their work at the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, a reputable research institute devoted to the production of knowledge about people who trace their ancestry to the Dominican Republic. The CUNY Dominican Studies Institute is located within the City College of New York, the oldest public institution of higher education in New York City and one of the first manifestations of democratic values in post-secondary education in the United States.

    The Fellowship for Threatened Dominican Scholars will provide an institutional visiting-residence at the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute to intellectuals, artists, journalists, writers, and other professionals and producers of knowledge who feel harassed, vulnerable, and in fear of losing their livelihood because their work challenges the status quo and the prevailing social order in the Dominican Republic. These threats include the risk of losing job promotion, denying or delaying of loans sponsored by the government, discredit and harm of reputation in social media, loss of employment for unknown or unclear reasons, social isolation, and police harassment and brutality for participation in peaceful demonstrations, among others.
    To Read Who Can Apply - Benefits & Compensation - Fellow Responsibilities - Application Requirements
    For Inquiries:
    For questions regarding eligibility, fellowship requirements, or the documents to be submitted, please contact Dr. Pierre Losson, Associate Director of the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, via email at or by phone at (212) 650-7496.
    Key Dates
    Application deadline: April 15th, 2023
    Notification date: May 2nd, 2023
    Fellowship start date: August 25th, 2023
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  • AATSP Spring Professional Development at the MET 03/18/2023: Lives of the Gods: Divinity in Maya Art

    To our wonderful and amazing Members and Colleagues!

    Yesterday our members enjoyed a well and thorough tour at the MET for an exclusive exhibit, "Lives of the Gods: Divinity in Maya Art". We had a wonderful tour guide that explained the meaning and the history behind each piece of art presented in this exhibit. 

    This exhibit will be closing soon on April 2, 2023. If you'd like to check it out for yourself and bring your family, it is well worth the experience!

    Please use this link for more information: Lives of the Gods: Divinity in Maya Art

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  • AATSP Winter PD 03/04/2023: Kim Haas-Afro Latinos: 500 Years of Glory and Greatness

    To our wonderful and amazing Members and Colleagues!

    This past Saturday, March 4th, we had a wonderful winter Pd and explored the Afro-Latino roots of Latin America with Kim Haas. We all took away something amazing and we look forward to seeing Kim Haas and her series on PBS!

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The American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) promotes the study and teaching of the Spanish and Portuguese languages and their corresponding Hispanic, Luso-Brazilian and other related literatures and cultures at all levels of education. The AATSP encourages, supports and directs programs and research projects involving the exchange of pedagogical and scholarly information. Through extensive collaboration with educators, professionals, and institutions in other countries, the AATSP contributes to a better and deeper understanding between the United States and the Spanish-and Portuguese-speaking nations of the world.