As a full-time classroom teacher, you will be responsible for teaching sections of French and Spanish in our World Language Department. The Dunn School world language curriculum is taught in grades 7 through 12 and seeks to build conversational and academic language proficiency in all Dunn students. The department employs the TPRS (Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling) approach to build linguistic competencies and to create a joy of learning language. As a Dunn School world language teacher, you will teach sections of French and Spanish at different levels. As a full-time faculty member, you will be involved with other facets of the Dunn School boarding community such as coaching, advising, and residential duties.
At Dunn School, teacher effectiveness and impact are measured and aligned to the Dunn School Characteristics of Professional Excellence (follow this link for more detail), The CPEs describe an educator who is committed to the following: Professional Growth, Collegiality/Community, Mission and Core Values, Student-Centered, Academic Excellence, Individualized Instruction.
Roles and Responsibilities
Teach 4 to 5 sections of French and Spanish
Teach 1-2 Wednesday afternoon enrichment classes
Coach 1 season of after-school athletics or activities
Residential duty in the dormitories (2-3 nights/month Sunday-Thursday)
Weekend duty (approximately five weekend duty shifts and five Friday night duty shifts)
Student advisor (4-6 students)
Participation in the Dunn School Leadership Program
Other duties and roles to be determined
The ideal candidate for this position will have the following professional skills and characteristics:
French and Spanish language teaching experience (certification is not required) in a 9th- through 12th-grade educational environment.
Ability to work collaboratively
Strong writing skills
Academic computer literacy
A desire to learn and grow professionally
About Dunn School
Dunn School is a private boarding and day school located in the Santa Ynez Valley of California’s beautiful Central Coast. Dunn School is ideally suited for a candidate who seeks to offer a positive contribution to a residential educational community and build meaningful relationships with students and staff.
The mission of Dunn School is to educate the whole student to his or her fullest potential in preparation for a life of learning and responsible leadership in society. To accomplish our mission, we as students, teachers, staff, parents, trustees, and friends are committed to understanding and living by five core values: Academic Excellence, Emotional Wellness, Physical Readiness, Social Responsibility, and Moral Courage.