Upper School represents the culmination of all which Bolles offers in educational excellence and college preparation. A highly committed faculty, consisting of teachers who are recognized as educational leaders in their subjects, presents a curriculum which promotes individual motivation and makes learning a stimulating experience. Within this accelerated academic environment, there are stirring moments of discovery and victories over difficult assignments. Each student is offered the opportunity to excel in some way by exploring personal interests and abilities. Challenging each student to feel that level of personal satisfaction is the goal of all those involved in Upper School teaching.
The Upper School curriculum is designed to prepare each student for college and beyond. All classes are taught in a demanding but exciting environment that refines the skills of each student. Honors classes and the Advanced Placement Program encourage students to reach for the highest level of their abilities while allowing students to receive advanced placement and/or college credits.
The Bolles School searches worldwide for teachers who demonstrate expertise in their field of study.
Position Purpose: Responsible for presenting subject curriculum and providing instruction to middle and upper school students. French course offerings range from I to V, including honors and Advanced Placement sections. This position will commence with the 2017-18 academic year.
Prepares course objectives and follows curriculum guidelines
Communicates course expectations
Assigns lessons, corrects papers in a timely manner, and hears oral presentations
Teaches rules of conduct
Maintains order in classroom and on school grounds
Keeps attendance and grade records as required by school
Prepares report cards and individual comments
Uses appropriate and varied teaching techniques
Prepares and conducts regular assessments
Fosters positive communication among parents, advisors, colleagues, and students
Counsels students when adjustment and academic problems arise
Discusses students’ academic and behavioral attitudes and achievements with parents and advisors
Communicates effectively both orally and in written form to parents/colleagues in response to inquiries of both student/professional nature
Coordinates class field trips, where applicable
Maintains regularly scheduled office hours in order to advise and assist students
Collaborates with colleagues and students in out-of-classroom activities
Makes full use of professional development opportunities (further education, reading, workshops, conferences, etc.) and demonstrates creative initiative in keeping current in one’s own discipline, which includes the use of technology in the classroom
Bachelor’s degree in French from a four year college or university required; advanced degree preferred
A minimum of three years teaching experience, preferably in an independent school environment
Oral fluency in French
Mastery of French grammar and awareness of current language pedagogy
Proficiency in presenting cultural perspectives of the French-speaking world
Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English as well as French
Comfort with technology appropriate to language learning
Demonstrated leadership and classroom management skills
Demonstrates and enthusiastically supports the School’s Mission
Performs in a manner that reflects positively on The Bolles School
Communicates well, work congenially, and deals effectively with all school personnel and families, as well as with the larger business and educational community