The Mandarin Chinese Language Teacher is a part-time position in the Lower School, providing a dynamic Mandarin language education to Mirman School’s highly gifted students. Additionally, this person nurtures each student’s passions and talents in language learning and supports the overall mission of Mirman School.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Collaborates with the other language teachers, and World Languages Dept Chair and follows best practices of second language acquisition to design and implement a sustainable Mandarin program
Plans, prepares and delivers creative, dynamic classroom lessons, activities and materials for gifted students under the overall guidance of the Division Head and World Languages Department Chair.
Provides a positive and creative educational climate for students to learn in.
Provides coaching to students on an individual basis.
Meets course and school-wide student performance goals.
Uses effective teaching techniques and materials to implement established curriculum goals and objectives.
Observes and evaluates student academic and social progress, timely submitting grades and report cards according to the established procedures of the school.
Accurately completes any required reports requested by school.
Demonstrate a strong understanding of the academic, social, and emotional development of highly gifted children
Demonstrates excellent communications and collaborative skills to work with other teachers and instructional aides throughout all grade levels to strengthen community and student experience.
Utilizes creative learning aids and advancing technological tools provided by the school.
Abides by and uphold the policies, procedures and ethical standards of the school.
Demonstrates social skills necessary to manage positive and productive interactions with students, parents, school administration and staff.
Participates in and support school community activities, programs, and initiatives.
Participates in meetings and professional development activities.
Maintains 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.
Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree
2-3 years teaching experience
Fluency in English and Mandarin
Able to pass state and federal background checks and have clear TB results upon hire.
CA teaching credential (preferred) Advanced proficiency in Mandarin
About Mirman School
Mirman School opened its doors to educate gifted children in 1962. Motivated by a deep love and concern for these children, Dr. and Mrs. Norman J. Mirman began the school with nine pioneering students in their West Los Angeles home. Today, with a newly expanded campus serving all dimensions of childhood, Mirman School is a thriving and diverse community home to 330 students. Mirman continues to distinguish itself as one of the few schools in the country devoted to the education of highly gifted children, particularly serving all dimensions of childhood — academic, artistic, kinesthetic, and more.
We cultivate the boundless potential of highly gifted children, nurture their passions and talents, and develop a diverse community of creative and constructive lifelong learners.
Our 6 acre campus is home to both Lower and Upper Schools, beautiful outdoor community spaces including regulation-size athletic fields and basketball courts, handball and Ga-Ga courts, innovative play yards, and office and classroom spaces. A faculty lounge creates a warm convivial space for gathering, collaborating, and all the coffee one could want. Recycling initiatives and fast-fi...ll water stations throughout campus, in addition to energy efficient office spaces, combine to create a greener community.
Mirman is made up of students and their families, a dedicated and passionate Parent Service League, and a Board of Trustees made up of community leaders. In the Lower School, lead teachers are supported by part-time Assistant Teachers, while Upper School teachers specialize in disciplines such as English, science, Latin, Mandarin, History, etc. Dynamic specialists in science, STEM, technology, math, art, music, choir, theatre and more round out the fabric of our faculty. Mirman is also home to a collegial and collaborative group of administrators who work to facilitate the ideal teaching and learning environment.