We are currently seeking a dynamic full-time French Teacher to start at the end of August 2018 for middle and high school. The course load includes beginning through advanced levels of French language and culture. The French Teacher is responsible to collaborate with our World Language department colleagues to develop and deliver a program that is consistent with school-wide expectations and standards. Integrates authentic resources and technology into daily lessons and uses the target language as exclusively as possible (90%) during instructional time. Engages and encourages students in the active process of learning. Provides ongoing feedback, both formal and informal, including written narrative evaluations. Treats students equitably, is sincerely interested in them as individuals, and responds to their needs. Participates in regular, purposeful pedagogy meetings and professional development based on the World Readiness Standards for Learning Languages.
Bachelor’s degree in French with native or near-native proficiency required; Master’s degree preferred and 5+ years of teaching experience. Working knowledge of the ACTFL proficiency standards and ability to teach to the three modes of communication. Experienced teaching the AP curriculum with a willingness to focus on extensive preparation for success on the AP exam. Commitment to academic excellence, interdisciplinary learning, and exceptional progressive teaching focused on 21st century learning and technology skills. Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development in both subject matter and methodology.
Additional Salary Information: Competitive Salary and full benefits package offered
About Oakwood School
Oakwood School is a K-12 coeducational day school in North Hollywood, California that opened its doors in 1951. The school has remained faithful to its original mission ever since: to create a diverse educational environment where young people are partners with the adults who teach them and learn from them; where the best means of preparing students for the future is to immerse them in the present; where a healthy learning environment requires joy and humor as well as rigorous intensity; and where students’ intellectual and aesthetic depth – along with their capacity for empathy and moral courage – emerge out of authentic engagement with their teachers, one another, and the world around them.