Mirman School, a K-8 independent school for highly gifted students, has an outstanding opportunity for a Latin Teacher. The Upper School Latin Teacher is a member of the full time faculty, responsible for teaching six sections of Latin in grades 5 through 8 (levels 1A through 3). The position provides elementary and intermediate Latin instruction to gifted students using best teaching strategies; providing motivation to students to develop skills and knowledge in support of the mission, values and goals of Mirman School.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Plan, prepare and deliver creative, dynamic classroom lessons, activities and materials for gifted students under the overall guidance of the Head of the Upper School and World Languages Department Chair.
Sponsor a very active Junior Classical League chapter, including attendance at regional and state-wide conventions.
Provide coaching to students on an individual basis.
Provide a positive and creative educational climate for students to learn in.
Meet course and school-wide student performance goals.
Observe and evaluate student academic and social progress, timely submit grades and report cards according to the established procedures of the school.
Accurately complete any required reports requested by school.
Demonstrate excellent communications and collaborative skills to work with other teachers and instructional aides throughout all grade levels to strengthen community and student experience.
Utilize creative learning aids and advancing technological tools provided by the school.
Abide by and uphold the policies, procedures and ethical standards of the school.
Demonstrate social skills necessary to manage positive and productive interactions with students, parents, school administration and staff.
Participate in and support school community activities, programs, and initiatives.
Participate in meetings and professional development activities.
Maintain a safe and clean environment that assures the well-being of students.
Ability to meet the normal hours of work and attendance necessary to provide instruction to students.
CA teaching credential (preferred but no required).
B.A. (M.A. preferred) in Latin, Classics, or related field.
Experience teaching Latin, preferably at the middle school level.
Familiarity with ACTFL proficiency guidelines and standards.
Knowledge of strategies and current best language teaching practices and second language acquisition theory.
Strong understanding of independent school methods and ability to effectively integrate best practices of NAIS and CAIS.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary and excellent benefits package.
Mirman School opened its doors to educate gifted children in 1962. Motivated by a deep conviction that a dedicated and specialized curriculum and school environment are required to best educate gifted children, Dr. and Mrs. Norman J. Mirman began the school with nine pioneering students in their West Los Angeles home. Today the school enjoys a beautiful six-acre campus on Los Angeles' Mulholland D...rive. The school distinguishes itself as one of the few schools in the country devoted to the education of highly gifted children, serving 330 highly gifted students ages 5-14 from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.