The Pingry School seeks a dynamic and intellectually engaging Upper School Spanish/French teacher to join a diverse academic community. The ideal candidate is committed to guiding young people as they construct their understanding of Spanish and French in a student-centered classroom environment. This educator is a collaborator with an appreciation for the teachable moment, when moral and ethical questions arise in and out of the classroom. A person with consistently high standards, the candidate of choice seeks growth and learning every day, both personally and professionally, and inspires others to do the same through optimism, selflessness, flexibility, and teamwork. Open to also teaching in the Middle School, the selected candidate has a real desire to contribute to the school community by sharing their passions and through additional efforts, such as advising students, coaching teams, directing clubs, or supervising activities.
Required qualifications include: a bachelor’s degree, native or near-native proficiency in spoken and written Spanish and French, strong background in Spanish and French cultures and literatures, fluency with Spanish and French language pedagogy, capacity and commitment to teach beginning Spanish and French through post-Advanced Placement, proficiency with technology, dedication to working cooperatively with world language teachers to maintain a strong language program, and robust interpersonal skills. In addition to honor and character, commitment to intellectual engagement, and appreciation for stewardship and sustainability, especially important is the candidate’s ease with diverse constituencies and demonstrated commitment to an inclusive school community.
About The Pingry School
Founded in 1861, The Pingry School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for students in Kindergarten through Grade 12. Situated on two spacious campuses in Basking Ridge and Short Hills, New Jersey, the school draws students of varied talents and diverse backgrounds from over 100 communities in the central New Jersey region.
Together, our two campuses in Short Hills (K-5) and Basking Ridge (6-12) serve approximately 1,080 students. Pingry students participate in a challenging and engaging academic program, complemented by extensive co-curricular opportunities.