Rochambeau, The French International School of Washington Dc
March 15, 2018
Full Time - Faculty
ELEMENTARY TEACHER JOB DESCRIPTION
Rochambeau, The French International School of Washington, DC (Rochambeau), has an opening for two Elementary Teachers with specialization in English Language Arts and an interest in Social Studies – 2 Full Time for the 2018-2019 school year.
Job Title: English Teacher
Reports To: Elementary School Director/English Language Program Manager
Grade: Salary Schedule per CBA
Terms of employment: This is a full-time position with 20 periods of 50 minutes plus no less than 80 min in recess supervision in accordance with the Elementary School schedule. Full time may include Educational projects, department responsibilities, translation, and travel between campuses.
Rochambeau, located in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, is an independent non-profit school, accredited by the French Ministry of Education and operating within the convention with the Agency for French Teaching Abroad (AEFE). As a member of this unique network of nearly 500 schools in 135 countries worldwide, we offer the best of an education system acclaimed for the breadth of its program and its teaching of skill, providing its students with critical thinking, discipline and rigor. Rochambeau is the only school in Washington DC and its surroundings to provide preschool through 12th grade education based on a unique combination of the French programs and a high quality English program.
Each teacher is responsible for all aspects of teaching and learning for those classes and students assigned to them. This involves the organization and administration of the classes, the preparation of lesson plans and teaching within the school guidelines. Each member of staff has a responsibility to promote high quality throughout their work, in particular to maintain high standards of achievement and to encourage all students to fulfil their potential through effective teaching and high expectations.
Teach students of the full range of ability with a specific focus on English Language Arts and Social Sciences.
To deliver high standards of teaching which leads to strong pupil progress for all, from those who have additional needs, to those who need high levels of challenge.
Contribute to the development of the ELA curriculum, instructional materials, assessment tools, and lesson plans according to the needs of students of differing ages, levels, and abilities ranging from beginning English-language learning to advanced proficiency in English.
Use a variety of teaching strategies which involve planned adult intervention, first-hand experience and play and talk as a vehicle for learning.
Use technology as a learning tool in the classroom and with the students.
Select and order textbooks and instructional materials for use in the classroom in collaboration with the English department.
To monitor and assess individual student performance throughout the year in order to determine each student’s current English level placement, maintain records for individual students, and prepare report cards each trimester.
Manage student behavior in a positive manner for the purpose of providing a safe and optimal learning environment.
Attend pedagogical planning meetings with French teachers as needed (i.e. classes de découverte, conseils de cycle).
Attend faculty meetings (conseils des maitres).
Participate in ELA department meetings and work collaboratively on department projects.
Participate in appropriate in-service programs or other professional development.
Participate in parent-teacher conferences as required or requested.
Perform supervisory duties other than lunch/lunch recess duty according to the duty roster (tableau de services), not to exceed the average agreed upon for all elementary school teachers at or before the first teachers’ meeting of each school year.
Act as liaison between students, parents, and school staff as regards the Elementary School English program.
Stay abreast of current educational trends and best practices as these relate to classroom instruction and effective schools.
Maintain professional manner when interacting with students, parents, community agencies and colleagues.
Perform other duties assigned.
BA or BS degree in Elementary school teaching from an accredited university or college.
Qualification in teaching English to Second Language Learners or Bilingual Education.
Elementary teaching experience is preferred.
An understanding of French is preferred but not essential.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
Energy, enthusiasm and an enjoyment of new challenges.
Considerable knowledge of second-language teaching methods, learning styles, English-language structure, usage, and academic style.
Ability to work as part of a team.
Confident user of ICT.
Strong knowledge of co-teaching methods.
Ability to work successfully with colleagues on a team.
Have proven experience in teaching the relevant age group.
Well developed and effective communication skills, written and verbal.
Skills in building an equitable classroom community.
Ability to solve everyday problems by using initiative, flexibility and creativity.
Good organization and time management skills.
Ability to use innovative, active teaching methods.
Positively support the school’s mission, policies and practices and work collaboratively in a professional organization.
Maintain confidentiality and security of information.
Some knowledge of the French Educational School System is not a must but definitely a plus.
Rochambeau, The French International School of Washington, DC, is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, generic information or any protected class prohibited by law.
About Rochambeau, The French International School of Washington Dc
The Lycée Rochambeau – French International School educates generations of bilingual, bicultural and internationally-minded students from PreK through 12th grade. Located on 3 campuses in Bethesda, Maryland, Rochambeau welcomes approximately 1000 students of more than 60 nationalities. Students can receive both the US high school diploma and the French Baccalaureat allowing them to continue their studies in top colleges and universities around the world. The school has a strong academic focus with a curriculum that is based on the French National Curriculum. Rochambeau is a truly multicultural and diverse community, one in which students no matter their backgrounds can find their place.