The Shipley School, founded in 1894, is a co-educational, college preparatory, independent day school currently enrolling 835 students in grades Pre-K through 12. Located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, the school is committed to educational excellence and dedicated to developing in each student a love of learning and compassionate participation in the world. The Middle School has 200 students in grades 6-8, and a faculty of 30.
The Shipley School is committed to equal employment opportunities for all individuals. The school will make all employment decisions for employees and applicants without unlawful discrimination as to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, pregnancy, age, marital status, military or veteran status, gender identity and expression, creed, genetic predisposition, victim of domestic violence or any other basis protected by law.
The Shipley School seeks a qualified candidate for the position of full-time French teacher to support our Middle and Upper School program. The ideal candidate will:
Have experience teaching French to middle school-aged students using 100% target language and appropriate L2 strategies (Grades 6, 7, and 8)
Demonstrate the ability to execute lessons using authentic literature, games, and songs
Demonstrate knowledge of Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS) techniques and engage multiple modalities so that students can retain information
Successful applicants should possess the following qualifications:
Maturity, collegiality, flexibility, humor
Excellent speaking and writing skills
3-5 years’ teaching experience preferred
BA in Education or related field; (MA in French, Foreign Language instruction or a related field not required but preferred)
Knowledge of Spanish would be a wonderful addition
Superior level of proficiency in French
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and complete the online application for the attention of Shane Kinsella (Head of Middle School) at firstname.lastname@example.org.