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Upper School French Teacher

Temporary, part-time position (75%) Fall semester 2020 (August to December)

Job Summary:

Castilleja School is an all-girls school dedicated to excellence in educating young women and in cultivating young leaders. Castilleja educates girls to thrive in the culturally varied world of the 21st century, where competence in more than one language is essential for communicating with others, acquiring appropriate cultural understanding, and developing a global citizen’s perspective on world issues. To that effect, language teachers at Castilleja create a classroom culture where oral proficiency is expected of all students, planned for, nurtured and encouraged. This teacher will report to the Head of the World Languages Department and will work closely with the other French teachers, as well as with other faculty within the department. The teacher is responsible for planning and teaching two sections of French IV and one section of Advanced Topics: French Seminar. The teacher is expected to have experience using a variety of technology both in and out of the classroom.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Organizes, designs, and communicates lessons clearly, following a syllabus and purposeful plan for each course that is revised over time as the course and program develop
  • Collaborates with department colleagues, grade level colleagues, and department chair to deliver a program that is consistent with school-wide expectations and standards

  • Constructs effective oral and written communication in all classes, and encourages careful listening skills

  • Utilizes challenging, thoughtful, fair, and varied devices appropriate to the objectives of the course for evaluating and assessing student progress, performance and proficiency

  • Incorporates appropriate and varied methods, materials, and technologies into teaching

  • Incorporates topics appropriate to the developmental needs and the age of the students

  • Returns students’ work in a timely fashion with prescriptive comments

  • Stresses effective oral and written communication in all classes, and encourages careful listening skills

  • Responds to evaluations from supervisors and students professionally and constructively

  • Understands and is compassionate to adolescent realities

  • Treats students equitably, is sincerely interested in them as individuals, and responds to their needs

  • Engages and encourages students in the active process of learning

  • Holds students accountable for their actions and their learning

  • Holds high expectations for all students and communicates these expectations clearly and regularly

Key Qualifications:

  • Prior classroom teaching experience required; at the high school level is highly preferred; native speaker preferred.
  • Master’s Degree in French or teaching certification preferred

  • Committed to academic excellence, exceptional teaching, and providing a dynamic climate for lifelong learning

  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development in both subject matter and pedagogy
     

 If interested, please provide the completed application resume, and cover letter to hr@castilleja.org.
Indicate FRENCH in the subject field. Compensation is commensurate with experience. No recruiters please.