Full-time IB French/Beginning Spanish Position (World Languages Department)
High School Foreign Language Teacher (French/Spanish)
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Location: Sedona, AZ, USA
Employer: Verde Valley School
Type: Full time in a boarding school setting
Category: Language Faculty
Preferred Education: Masters
Verde Valley School seeks a skilled and enthusiastic language teacher with the ability to teach French at the advanced levels (high school years 2-5) and beginning Spanish in a rigorous academic setting. IB French ab initio, SL and HL classes include in-depth instruction, in French. These courses progress each year developing greater grammar, vocabulary and fluency through immersion in culture and literature with a heavy emphasis on independent thinking and comparative analysis. Teachers at Verde Valley School use an innovative approach to teaching language--including experiential, student-centered methods; the use of technology and many modalities such as music, food, dance, media, etc. Faculty lead one extracurricular sport/activity twice each week. Faculty supervise students one evening per week and one weekend per month. On-campus housing and meals at the dining hall are provided.
Preference is given to candidates who have:
IB program experience and training
Are native speakers of French
Experience using higher-order thinking activities daily
Previously worked in a residential setting
The ability to coach sports or activities offered at VVS
Experience leading multi-day, outdoor trips
As VVS courses are inherently international, experience and comfort with a variety of cultures is highly valued. The position begins August 2019. Please send cover letter and resume, with the subject heading ‘Language Position Application’ to email@example.com. No phone calls please.
Candidate must be willing to wholeheartedly engage in all facets of boarding school life including advising, coaching, weekends, and dorm parenting.
A Masters degree and prior experience teaching high school is preferred, but not essential.
About Verde Valley School
Verde Valley School is a small, independent, boarding and day school serving grades 9-12. The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program is our main curriculum, and the student body is 50% international. VVS’s guiding principles include academic excellence, intercultural understanding and service to others. Please visit our website for more information at www.vvsaz.org.