Start Date: August 2017
Reports To: Middle School Head
Position Purpose: The French teacher prepares curriculum and teaches courses to Middle School students.
Prepares course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments and handouts for 5 class sections
Maintains student attendance records, grades, and other required records
Evaluates and grades students' class work, assignments, and papers
Plans, evaluates, and revises curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction
Uses effective class management techniques to insure effective learning
Acts as an academic advisor to 11-14 students a school year
Develops and implements a professional growth plan
Leads professional development and parent workshops
Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence
Contribute to the school community (examples are after school clubs, volunteer for Shorecrest sponsored events, coaching)
Collaborates with other Faculty and Staff
Performs other duties as assigned by the Middle School Head
Expertise in the field of French and second language instruction
Bachelor’s degree in French, French Education, or post graduate work in subject matter required
An affinity for working with children with 3-5 years of Middle School teaching experience preferred
Committed to supporting the school’s strategic initiatives, including a commitment to inclusion and issues of social justice and equity
Strong verbal and written communications skills
Passion for working with pre-teens and early teenage groups with patience and understanding for the age group
Positive, high energy and demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment
Passionate about teaching and learning
Warm, friendly, outgoing and committed to excellence
Proficient with using technology particularly a 1:1 iPad for instruction as well as student use
Able to utilize inquiry-based teaching methods
Experience with teaching teams, project work, and proven teacher/leader who can participate in developing grade level projects and service learning opportunities
Collaborative, able to work and communicate well with students, parents, and colleagues
Highly organized and possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
Possesses enthusiasm for embracing the independent school model of mentoring and advising
Physical Requirements and Work Environment
Works in an active environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines and a varied and diverse array of contacts
May work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time
Be able to occasionally lift up to 20 lbs
Work primarily in a traditional climate controlled classroom environment
Work intermittently in outside weather conditions, including heat and cold
LEAD students by embracing the independent school model of mentoring, advising and supporting students in and out of the classroom.
DESIGN an innovative world language curricula that will connect the French program to other disciplines across the Middle School.
ENGAGE students with a combination of educational best practices -- cooperative learning, technology, labs, projects -- while also offering positive reinforcement and support.
CONNECT with students, families, and faculty both inside and outside the classroom to foster the strength of the Shorecrest community.
EDUCATE not only students but also colleagues through professional development opportunities.
COLLABORATE with the seventh grade team to create a cross curricular program that challenges and supports students.
GUIDE an advisory of students through the challenges of modern adolescence.
PARTNER with established community or educational organizations while building new connections in and beyond the local community.
INNOVATE your teaching by evaluating content, materials, as well as instruction methods to remain an outstanding educator.
INSPIRE the school community to grow and Be More.
POLICY OF NON-DISCRIMINATION
Shorecrest Preparatory School welcomes candidates for admission or employment, regardless of age, race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socio-economic status, national or ethnic origin, and does not discriminate on the basis of any category protected by law in the administration of any of its programs. Shorecrest is a designated drug-free workplace.
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