The Valley School of Ligonier is seeking a Latin Teacher (grades 7-9) for the 2018-2019 school year.
Valley School of Ligonier invites applications for the position of Middle School Latin teacher beginning with the 2018-19 school year. Valley School students begin their study of Latin I in grade 7 and complete their Latin I studies by the end of grade 8. (An alternative class that teaches English word-building skills based on Latin roots, prefixes, and suffixes is also offered in grade 8 to those students for whom the traditional program proves too challenging.) Latin II is taught in grade 9. Candidates should have a degree in Classics and some experience teaching Middle School students. This position requires someone with a strong background in Latin who is able to design lesson plans that are academically rigorous yet age-appropriate for students in grades 7-9. Familiarity with the Ecce Romani Latin program or the Cambridge Latin Course is desirable.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach Latin I, Latin II, and Alternative Latin
Serve as Homeroom teacher and Advisor to a group of Middle School students
Teach one Elective course per year
Preside over a lunch table daily with students
Attend faculty meetings and fulfill other faculty obligations
Participate in school-related conferences, training, and committee work
Bachelor's or Master's degree in Classics
1-2 years teaching experience in a classroom setting
Passion for working and engaging with energetic Middle Schoolers
Desire to work with collaborative and dedicated colleagues
Valley School of Ligonier, founded in 1946, is a coeducational day school located on a 400-acre rural campus southeast of Pittsburgh. Valley School aims to provide a balanced and strong program of study for a diverse group of children. The school has roughly 200 students in grades K-9 with about half of those in the Middle School division. VSL is committed to the professional growth and development of its faculty and staff.
Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and references to: David Kirkland, Division Head; Valley School of Ligonier email: email@example.com
The Valley School of Ligonier seeks to attract qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds to its faculty, staff and student body. The School does not discriminate against any individual in admissions, educational programs, personnel policies, general practices or employment, on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender, national or ethnic origin, physical disability or age.