The Waterford School
Opening for full-time Middle School Latin Teacher
The Waterford School, a Preschool through Class XII day school enrolling 900 students in suburban Salt Lake City, seeks a Middle School Latin teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. Waterford offers a broad, college-preparatory liberal arts program that emphasizes the fine arts in conjunction with the traditional academic disciplines. Latin is a required course over the three years of Waterford’s Middle School. The curricular expectation is that training in Latin through the Middle School years will provide a solid foundation for modern language learning and a rich understanding of classical culture, and that it will also facilitate student learning in English and the sciences. Waterford is looking for a teacher who can join an established Middle School Latin program and work well with colleagues to sustain and develop the program into the future.
The ideal candidate would hold an advanced degree in Classics or a related Humanities field, with substantial training in Latin, and would have at least 2-3 years’ appropriate teaching experience. Essential qualities include the ability to develop a healthy rapport with students age 11-14 and the energy to manage the demands of curriculum planning, teaching, and parent communications. A full-time course load entails 4 or 5 classes, each meeting for one hour four times per week (i.e., 16-20 classroom hours/week), plus a 15 minute advisory or homeroom meeting twice a week.
The Waterford campus is set on 43 acres at the foot of Utah’s Wasatch Mountains, one of North America’s premier outdoor and recreational areas. The school offers an outstanding working environment. The atmosphere is collegial; both families and faculty show a genuine commitment to learning. Benefits include medical, dental, 403(b).
For more information about the school, please go to www.waterfordschool.org.
Qualified candidates should forward a résumé and letter of interest by email to:
Mrs. Lee Bromley
Assistant to the Head
The Waterford School
1480 East 9400 South