The French American School of Puget Sound is a bilingual French and English school located on Mercer Island for students in Young Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8. The School’s program satisfies requirements set forth by the Common Core of State Standards and the French National Curriculum from the French Ministry of Education.
FASPS is looking for a full-time Elementary English teacher and accepting applications. Elementary Teachers are responsible for implementing the mission and philosophy of the School. Subjects taught are Reading, Writing, Speaking, Mathematics, and Social Studies.
Applicants should have at least three years of prior elementary grade level teaching experience, a desire to be part of an internationally diverse community of teachers and learners and a willingness to adapt to the unique program at FASPS. A Washington State teaching certificate is not required. Successful candidates will be passionate about working with students, have knowledge of current educational practices and strategies and be able to use flexible and innovative pedagogical techniques appropriate to a variety of learning styles.
Bilingual skills to include French are a plus. The ability to be employed in the United States and to pass a background check are required.
Required language: English
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Communicate effectively and in a timely manner with team members, parents and administration regarding curriculum, classroom activities, and student progress
Attend all scheduled faculty and community meetings, which may take place outside of regular school hours
Keep records and reports as required by the administration
Familiarity with procedures for emergency situations
Ability to work with an international and culturally diverse student population
Students and Classroom
Implement curriculum appropriate for grade level and appropriate and effective classroom practices and management techniques
Provide a variety of learning opportunities, methods, and materials
Acknowledge and plan for the diversity of abilities and learning styles within the classroom
Encourage the growth of the ethical character of students
Impart enthusiasm for learning to students
Provide and maintain a stimulating, safe environment
Practice appropriate and effective classroom management techniques
Supervise students in all areas of the building
Prepare individual progress reports for each student and prepare for Parent-Teacher conferences
Provide written guidelines for substitutes when needed
Organize and supervise field trips
Maintain effective communication with parents to keep them informed of students’ performance, curriculum, and classroom activities
Conduct regularly scheduled yearly conferences (or as needed) with parents/guardians of each student
To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume.