The Park School of Buffalo, a PreK-12 independent school with a progressive educational tradition, is seeking an experienced French Teacher to teach courses in our lower, middle, and upper school. Candidates should hold a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with a minimum of two years teaching experience.
The Park School offers French in grades K-12, with a bi-annual student exchange program in upper school. We embrace active learning and a collaborative, communicative approach to teaching. The position encompasses approximately 50% lower school teaching and 50% middle/upper school courses. This opening is more than a job. It's an opportunity to join a community of educators and families with the goal of helping children and young adults experience excellence in learning through hands-on, experiential instruction in the world languages.
Park School embraces an inclusive and diverse approach to our hiring efforts. We are committed to recruiting highly-qualified candidates that are as representatively diverse as our wonderful student body. As such, we strongly encourage candidates from groups traditionally underrepresented in teaching to apply.
Roles and Responsibilities
The Park School of Buffalo engages the whole student in a diverse and creative community that nurtures the joy and responsibility of active learning in all, from our youngest learners to our graduates, who leave with the skills essential to college success and the confidence to serve and lead. And, it all starts with faculty such as our French Teacher.
Teaching French classes in lower, middle, and upper school
Implementing strategies to help students with listening, speaking, reading, and writing in French, based on their individual needs.
Evaluating students’ French proficiency in alignment with ACTFL Proficiency Standards
Teaching an understanding of the diversity of Francophone culture
Native or near-native French fluency
Knowledge of ACTFL proficiency framework
Experience teaching students with diverse learning styles
Excellent interpersonal skills and flexible, responsive work style
Demonstration of sensitivity toward each student’s academic, social, and emotional gifts and challenges, meeting each student where they are and challenging them to grow.
Demonstration of successful experience teaching French in an elementary and/or middle school.
Willingness to seek out, value and implement cross grade-level opportunities throughout the year.
Qualified applicants must have a relevant undergraduate or graduate degree from an accredited educational institution
A teaching certificate: preferred
About The Park School of Buffalo
Founded in 1912, The Park School of Buffalo has the distinction of being one the oldest Progressive schools in the country. Park is an independent, co-educational school serving approximately 300 students enrolled in prekindergarten (3 and 4 year olds) lower school (kindergarten through grade 4), middle school (grades 5 through 8), and upper school (grades 9 through 12). Park is uniquely situated on 34 beautiful acres in Amherst, New York. The School’s campus – formerly a farm – includes a pond, marsh, gardens, and a greenhouse while being located just minutes from downtown Buffalo and easily accessible from many communities throughout Western New York. Park School’s educational philosophy embraces active, student-centered learning, delivered by exceptional teachers who design and continuously update a robust curriculum. Park faculty members approach each student as an individual within the context of a kind and respectful community. From the preschool years through college preparation, The Park School of Buffalo helps learners realize their own unique potentials and prepares them to be confident, successful, life-long learners.
The Park School is an equal opportunity employer a...nd welcomes applications from all qualified professionals regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, gender, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, or sexual orientation.
Additional information about The Park School can be found at www.theparkschool.org