Bullis School, a co-educational, K-12, nondenominational day school in Potomac, Maryland, seeks energetic and dedicated candidates to teach Middle and Upper School Chinese. The position begins in August 2017. This position involves teaching five classes with five preparations. Bullis teachers embrace our core educational values – Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Creativity, Communication, and Resourcefulness – and work to embed the skills into curriculum and to exemplify them in all areas of school life.
Successful modern foreign language teachers at Bullis are focused on proficiency, energized by curriculum development and grounded in current learning theory and practices. They have the desire and mastery of the techniques, including the thoughtful use of technology, to engage students in active learning and teaching for proficiency both inside and outside the classroom.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in teaching beginning through intermediate Chinese language to non-native learners of Chinese. The department seeks a team player who will advocate and promote second language acquisition in the school community. The successful candidate must have demonstrated positive classroom leadership skills and effective classroom management. Bullis values teachers who plan student-centered, hands on, innovative lessons and who employ a variety of structures and techniques which nurture a positive growth mindset.
Candidates must have a guided focus embodying proficiency-based learning and be able to craft and implement curriculum to the needs and skills of their individual students. Candidates must, therefore, exhibit comfort in being less book-dependent and more able to create activities and programs for group and individual projects that can be taken beyond the classroom. The goal is to develop student proficiency, both oral and written, in all modes of communication – Interpretive, Interpersonal, and Presentational. The teacher must be able to coach students to think on their feet and become comfortable taking risks in their second language.