Girls Preparatory School (GPS) was founded to provide girls with the necessary courses to pursue a college education, GPS has proudly graduated almost 6000 young women since 1906. Currently, 131 faculty and staff serve about 600 girls in grades 6-12 with a college preparatory curriculum that includes a full complement of humanities, arts and STEM courses and co-curricular programs of leadership development, athletics, performing arts and community engagement.
With a $14M annual budget, a $30M endowment, 57 acres and 300,000 square feet of facilities, GPS aspires to create leaders by engaging the mind, stimulating the spirit, instilling values, building self-confidence and encouraging girls to recognize their membership in a global community.
The candidate should be a student of world languages and be able to demonstrate he/she has a deep educational and academic background in world languages, including pedagogy. Candidates must be able to teach upper level French through Advanced Placement. A preference will be given to those who can speak and teach Spanish or a non-Western Language as well. The ideal candidate will also have experience with interdisciplinary connections and cultivating global perspectives in students.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reporting to the World Languages Chair, the French Teacher will:
Plan, develop and execute lessons that reflect the curriculum that align with ACTFL standards
Adapt world language curriculum for individual, small group, and remedial instruction to meet the needs of identified students or subgroups of students
Evaluate the academic and social growth of students
Evaluate student progress and the ability to meet courses standards in World Language knowledge and skills
Establish and maintain standards of student behavior
Plan and develop lesson plans and teaching outlines
Employ a variety of methodologies in teaching and instructing pupils, including demonstrations, discussions, and lectures
Creates a classroom environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students.
Guides the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and objectives as indicated in the lesson plans for the lessons, units, or projects assigned.
Employs instructional methods and materials that are most appropriate for meeting lesson objectives.
Collaborate with colleagues within the department
Advisory duties-advises students in small advisory groups with all the responsibilities that this entails.
May be asked to co-sponsor or sponsor a club or school activity.
Knows emergency evacuation routes for the classrooms assigned.
Knows procedures for referring students who are disciplinary problems.
Knows school procedures and regulations.
Performs other related duties as directed by the Upper or Middle School Division Head.
Strong knowledge of Francophone culture and and history
Keen interest in guiding and inspiring girls.
Excellent planning and organizational skills, with the ability to balance the needs of the girls.
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to communicate with a diverse range of constituents using different modes.