Location: Potomac, Maryland
Type: Full Time
4 Year Degree
Bullis School seeks a full-time Middle School Chinese & French Language Teacher to contribute to our vibrant learning community starting in the 2023-24 academic year. This unique candidate will be proficient in both French and Chinese languages and should understand the cultures associated with each. Qualified candidates will be capable of teaching language to a range of learners in grades 6-8 with a specific focus on the development and implementation of an engaging curriculum. This position involves teaching five classes, as well as co-curricular activities including advising eight to twelve students. This position reports to the Head of Middle School and involves teaching five classes, as well as co-curricular activities including advising eight to twelve students.
The Bullis Middle School cultivates independence and leadership in a supportive academic environment. Teachers create the conditions for discovery both inside and outside of the classroom supporting and encouraging students to take risks, collaborate and explore. Middle School teachers are fully invested in all students' growth mindset by engaging in events, clubs, and other opportunities that go beyond the classroom. Successful Middle School teachers at Bullis are committed to ongoing professional development and a wide range of teaching approaches to reach a diverse student population. In line with the school’s culture of innovation and a student-centered approach, curriculum development and lesson design are continuous endeavors and an opportunity to work in subject- as well as grade-aligned teams. The Bullis World Languages program emphasizes acquisition, teaching toward proficiency, and assessing performance using Integrated Performance Assessments (IPAs). Guided by the theory and principles of Comprehensible Input (CI), teachers build lessons that engage and challenge students as they grow toward an ability to function in the target language. Teachers employ their creativity to form interdisciplinary, cultural, and personal connections by incorporating a variety of media in the target language.
Bullis is a community that welcomes new people and ideas, embraces diversity, and shares a common vision of kindness, challenge, and reflective learning. Bullis is proud of its culture of innovation and growth and supports faculty with ample professional development opportunities that include a commitment to Equity and Inclusion training and education. Bullis School is an independent coeducational college preparatory day school for students in grades K-12 situated on a beautiful 102-acre campus in Potomac, MD, and is home to a full range of state-of-the-art facilities for learning, arts, discovery, and athletics. To learn more about teaching and learning at Bullis School please click here.
Qualities of a Bullis Middle School Teacher
- An appreciation and respect for middle school-aged students as learners and people, through challenging and joyful moments alike
- Use of reflection and feedback aimed at continued growth in the field of teaching and working with young people
- Commitment and knowledge to work with, teach, and lead groups of diverse individuals in respectful, equitable, and inclusive ways
- Good cheer, humor, and warmth, balanced by professionalism and sound judgment
- Detail-oriented, with the capacity to effectively and efficiently manage multiple tasks and demands on attention
- Bachelor’s Degree in Chinese, education or relevant field (required)
- Master’s Degree in Chinese, education or relevant field (preferred)
- Minimum of two years teaching experience in middle or secondary education (preferred)
- Experience with Integrated Performance Assessments is highly desirable
- Teaching certificates are not required
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and current resume along with an application through the Bullis Career site. The Search Committee will begin reviewing candidate materials immediately. Applications will be considered until the position has been filled.
Bullis School is committed to staff diversity, equality, and continued professional growth. Bullis School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Bullis School complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.
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About Bullis School
Bullis School is an independent coeducational college preparatory day school for students in grades K-12 situated on a beautiful 102-acre campus in Potomac, MD, and is home to a full range of state-of-the-art facilities for learning, arts, discovery, and athletics.