The French American School of Puget Sound is a bilingual French and English school located on Mercer Island for students in Young Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8.
FASPS is currently accepting applications for a Middle School Humanities teacher.
This is a full time (100%) annual position.
The teacher reports to the Division Head or Head of School.
Start Date: August 22, 2019
And most of all, enjoy teaching
The duties are:
Ensure student safety at all times
Teach every student
Prepare classes, participate in curriculum development and harmonization with colleagues
Supervise every student during teaching times
Supervise students during recesses and lunches assigned
Participate in meetings
Participate in events or educational trips
Participate in student life
Hold an advisory role
All duties above are included in the teacher contract.
A schedule of meetings is provided to teachers.
In addition to the general teaching duties, the Secondary Humanities Teacher will:
Align teaching to English Language Arts, Literature and Social Studies (humanities) learning objectives such as NCTE, the Common Core and/or other reputable sources
Harmonize these objectives with the French National Education competencies when collaborating with colleagues of other subject areas, showing a particular regard for language, literature and social studies components
Have an interest in teaching in a bilingual, multicultural environment
Put in place class management and project organization
Stay informed of current trends in language, literature and social studies, and share them with students, inspiring innovation
Impart a personal passion for the public speaking, reading, writing and creative work
Rely on knowledge of pedagogical practices to differentiate, engage in portfolio work, interdisciplinary learning and learn in mixed age groups
Use varied assessment models adapted to the subject of humanities, and according the FASPS Assessment Policy
Respect Middle School guidelines and deadlines for assessing and reporting
Communicate with families through a variety of forums
Organize field trips within Seattle area and beyond
Use knowledge of pedagogical practices, portfolio design, interdisciplinary learning and mixed age groups
Leverage technology in the classroom
Show engagement in collaboration and teamwork
Maintain order and cleanliness of space and storage
Place orders to keep stock in place according to project needs
Ability to do the duties assigned
Other Desired Skills and/or Interests:
Bilingual or multilingual
Interest or experience with Yearbook creation
Interest of experience with WA State History Requirement
Interest or experience with journalism or school newspaper
Interest or experience with film and/or drama
Applicants should have at least three years of grade level teaching experience, a desire to be part of an internationally diverse community of teachers and learners and a willingness to adapt to the unique program at FASPS.
A Washington State teaching certificate is not required.
Successful candidates will be passionate about working with students, have knowledge of current educational practices and strategies and be able to use flexible and innovative pedagogical techniques appropriate to a variety of learning styles.
Bilingual skills to include French are a plus.
The ability to be employed in the United States and to pass a background check are required.
Required language: English
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Stacy Chandler, Middle School Head
The Mission of the French American School of Puget Sound (FASPS) is to challenge students to excel academically and thrive in French, American, and international cultures.
Our Vision is to inspire the next generation of global citizens to learn, understand, and act wisely in a multicultural world.
Our Core Values guide our work and shape our students' educational experience, are excellence, integrity, cultural agility, and community.