New Roads is a K-12 college-preparatory, independent school in Santa Monica, California. At the heart of New Roads’ philosophy is the belief that all children deserve access to education that places traditional academic pursuits in contemporary context, engaging students’ hearts and minds to prepare for the challenges of our ever-evolving world. Unique among private schools, New Roads strives to have a student body and faculty that reflect the diversity of Los Angeles by prioritizing socio-economic, racial and cultural diversity. Weaving together the kaleidoscope of communities that makes up Los Angeles, we inspire our students to become creative thinkers, committed citizens, and compassionate human beings.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Teach Upper School French (Grades 9-12)
Teach reading comprehension skills and building verbal vocabulary and French verbal skills.
Implement appropriate, authentic assessments in support of individual student learning styles
Effective, proactive and timely communication with varied school constituencies, including administration, students, and parents on students progress
Communicate respectfully and thoughtfully with parent/ guardians remaining sensitive to different families’ cultures, values and needs.
Make French meaningful and relevant by inspiring students
Plan curriculum in conjunction with other members of the Foreign Language Department
Perform additional duties, as needed and assigned
Consistently communicate high expectations and boundaries in a kind, clear and respectful manner.
Maintain a climate of trust and mutual respect, which encourages students to risk asking questions, expressing their opinions, and making mistakes necessary to the learning process.
Show a commitment to supporting the holistic development of the student, both inside and outside of the class.
B.A. degree required/ M.A. degree preferred in French, Education, or related field
Minimum five years teaching experience is required.
Thorough knowledge of subject matter, including grammar, and effectiveness in teaching.
Experience and interest in differentiated instruction, project-based, constructivist approach to teaching and learning, as well as portfolio, authentic, and performance assessment.
Solid organization, communication and writing skills.
Excellent classroom management skills.
Willingness to adapt and change instructional approaches based on peer and supervisory suggestions and recommendations
Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team.
A firm commitment to social justice and working with a diverse community.
An understanding of, and commitment to, New Roads’ philosophy and approach to education.