Modern Language Teacher (Grades 6-8) (French and Spanish)
The Park School
February 6, 2018
Full Time - Faculty
4 Year Degree
The Modern Language teacher is a member of the school’s Upper Division (Grades 6-8) and reports to the Head of the Upper Division. This teacher is responsible for working with faculty and staff in support of the school’s mission and curricular goals.The ideal candidate will have a strong background teaching French and Spanish to middle school-aged students. The ideal candidate will also be a collaborative team member who has had experience creating teaching materials and hands-on projects to make language come alive in a classroom rich with differentiated instruction. This search is primarily for a French teacher, however, candidates who have taught French and Spanish are preferred. This is a .75 teaching position with the opportunity for additional stipend(s) for co-curricular programs and activities.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES
Teach three sections of French in Grades 6-8
Serve as an Upper Division advisor
Participate in the school community, including faculty and committee work, weekly school duties, and activities
Experience with planning for, organizing and leading overseas language-based travel
Previous experience and/or interest in athletic coaching or supporting student-led clubs, organizations and events
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Fluency in French required; additional fluency in Spanish preferred
Demonstrates deep understanding of the relationship between curriculum, subject matter, and child development
Implements creative and innovative curriculum, instruction, and assessment
Uses technology tools to advance student learning and growth
Fosters a classroom environment where students feel comfortable to take risks, make mistakes, and be curious
Works in partnership with students and their families
Strong interpersonal skills with students, colleagues, and other adults; team skills, such as lesson planning with others
Strong communication skills, including experience in writing student comments and other school-related documents
Motivation and interest in professional development, including MaFLA and ACTFL events
Experience teaching cultural topics in a project-based learning curriculum
Experience working in a diverse community
Integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion as a core value of the School and classroom learning
Bachelor’s Degree required
Master’s Degree preferred
3-5 years teaching experience preferred
Middle school level teaching preferred
Please visit The Park School Employment page to complete an application and upload your resume, cover letter, educational philosophy statement, and names of three references (optional).
Competitive salary and benefits, including a strong professional development program, will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Park School welcomes candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and who have demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in their teaching and learning.
The Park School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or family composition or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its employment, education, admission, financial aid, and other policies and programs.
About The Park School
The Park School is a Pre-K to Grade 8 independent school in Brookline, MA dedicated to excellence in education.The cornerstone of Park's program is academic excellence, combining both high standards of scholarship and the encouragement of each child to develop to his or her greatest potential. Our school community fosters a nurturing environment in which children develop curiosity, express creativity, appreciate the value of hard work and discipline, and experience the joy of learning. Park's faculty encourages each student to strive for intellectual, physical and moral growth and to become contributing members of the community.
Park is committed to being a metropolitan, co-educational day school of diverse races, religions, cultures, and backgrounds. Central to its mission is an appreciation of similarities and differences of perspective and the interdependence of all people. As a family school, Park is a community in which the dignity of each child, teacher, and parent is respected.