Convent of the Sacred Heart is an independent, Catholic day school for girls from kindergarten through grade 12 with a coed preschool and prekindergarten. Our 730 students carry on the Sacred Heart tradition of academic excellence and development of the mind, body and spirit. We are currently seeking a Lower School Chinese teacher for the 2017-2018 school year.
The Chinese teacher in the Lower School is responsible for providing a stimulating and developmentally appropriate educational environment in a way that is in accordance with the Goals and Criteria of a Sacred Heart education and the philosophy that implements it. This philosophy includes providing children opportunities to develop spiritual, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills. |
Position: Lower School Chinese Teacher Reports to: Head of Lower School FLSA Status: Exempt
Responsible for teaching four Chinese classes in the Lower School and being available for a school duty.
Organizing and providing developmentally appropriate educational programs and instruction; planning and implementing curriculum in a coordinated fashion according to the scope and sequence of the Chinese Studies program.
Providing activities and opportunities that encourage cultural curiosity, grammatical exploration, and oral skills practice appropriate to the developmental levels and learning styles of his/her students.
Planning and preparing supportive and caring classroom environment in which children can learn and interact positively with one another; overseeing instruction and authentic assessment; supervising children in the classroom
Interacting with parents; maintaining open and cooperative communication with parents and families, encouraging their involvement.
All teachers are expected:
To assume serious collaborative responsibility for the educational environment of the School by conducting themselves at all times in a responsible, ethical, and professional manner
To be available one week before the opening of School to attend teachers' meetings, etc., and to be available one week after the Upper School's graduation to attend teachers' meetings and complete end-of-year duties
To attend all faculty meetings and workshop days as they are scheduled during the year
To assist at School functions designated by the Headmistress as necessary for the operation of the School, e.g., Parents' Night, Open House, Parent/Teacher Conferences, etc. It is understood that these duties may sometimes extend beyond the normal hours for school
To participate fully in regular School programs, e.g., committees, assemblies, field trips, etc.
To share in the planning and direction of student activities and School programs, if appointed by the Headmistress
To maintain high standards for his/her on-going professional development and to participate in the professional development programs offered by the School
To assume responsibilities as assigned for the supervision of students, including at times of early dismissal due to inclement weather. It is understood that these duties may sometimes extend beyond the normal hours for school
To use technology effectively as part of classroom instruction
To interact positively with colleagues in creating and imparting interdisciplinary units of study
To fulfill responsibilities as assigned by the Lower School Head in regard to lunch and recess duty, car and bus dismissal
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Chinese or a related field; teaching experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities of his/her grade assignment. As members of the international network of Sacred Heart schools, we are committed to attracting and retaining faculty with a passion for teaching who demonstrate an active faith, practice a deep respect for intellectual values, promote social awareness, build community, and value personal growth and responsibility. We seek faculty who are committed to all-girl education and who will draw upon current research to maximize student learning. Convent of the Sacred Heart is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes candidates who will enhance the cultural diversity of our community.
Sacred Heart Greenwich is an independent, Catholic day school for girls from kindergarten through grade 12 with a coed preschool and prekindergarten.
Part of a Network of more than 200 Sacred Heart Schools in 28 countries, the 22 Sacred Heart schools in the United States share a common set of Goals and Criteria that bind us together, both philosophically and spiritually, in a common educational... mission. The Sacred Heart Goals and Criteria provide an enduring framework within which we are free to develop curricula and programming appropriate to the needs of our student body.
With a beautiful view of Long Island Sound from Sacred Heart’s 118.4-acre campus in Greenwich, Connecticut, the 730 students carry on the Sacred Heart tradition of academic excellence and development of the mind, body and spirit.