Latin Teacher Brooklyn Friends School (BFS) seeks a passionate, experienced educator to teach Latin in the World Languages departments of the upper and middle schools. The Latin teacher will help the division ensure that all BFS students graduate as self-reliant, resourceful learners well-equipped to succeed in a vigorous college academic environment, comfortable navigating the semantics and literature of Latin as well as the classical study of Latin at the International Baccalaureate level. To achieve this, the upper school Latin teacher will work in collaboration with the Head of Upper School and department members to facilitate exploration, skills, and experiential learning. guided by our mission and Upper School Guiding Principles , BFS provides an inclusive learning environment in which a vigorous grades 7-10 Latin program and the option of grades 11-12 International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme cultivate compassion, intellectual curiosity and inquiry, and confident change-makers.
RESPONSIBILITIES This position reports to the Head of Upper School and begins on 6 January.
Works in partnership and close collaboration with the Head of Upper School and the Assistant Head of Middle School and all departments to facilitate the needs and direction of Latin in the divisions.
Leverages the multitude of resources available to utilize a blended approach to teaching Latin.
Embraces an interdisciplinary, project-based approach in which students learn Latin by building
projects based on their interests and engaging in relevant learning experiences connected to today’s world.
Practices shared leadership in the classroom with students and in the division with colleagues.
Keeps abreast of, shares, and applies current research on teaching, learning, and the subject of focus.
Teaches for understanding using multiple modalities.
Helps to facilitate intra-divisional and cross-divisional exchanges to plan vertically across grades 9-12 and grades 7-12.
Examines and uses student learner profiles, in particular, those for students with learning challenges and teaches with an understanding of how to differentiate, accommodate, and modify in ways that benefit all students.
Understands how to actively participate in Professional Learning Communities engaged in the core of professional learning, i.e., in the principles of learn, practice, and reflect.
Demonstrates attention to detail while keeping an eye on discipline-based and whole-division vision.
Shares responsibility for any and all reporting or clerical duties related to the subject area.
REQUIRED PROFESSIONAL QUALITIES
Bachelor of Arts in the subject or other related area required.
Master of Arts in the subject or other field preferred.
Professional dedication to progressive education, the division, and the whole school.
Strong commitment to social justice, anti-bias education, and Quaker values.
Understanding of the International Baccalaureate program.
Demonstrates strong written and verbal communication.
REQUIRED PERSONAL QUALITIES Demonstrates . . .
Genuine ability and desire to work across difference (intellectually and socially).
Respect for the life of the child.
Joy and a respectful sense of humor.
Compassion, integrity, and open-mindedness in all interactions.
Collegiality, approachability, flexibility, and adaptability.
Interest in and willingness to use new and different, innovative educational approaches.
Consistently strong, respectful, and gracious interpersonal and communication skills.
Ability to partner and collaborate across professional statuses, i.e., with all colleagues, families,students, local and national independent school communities, and neighborhood communities.
To apply, please provide the following as one PDF:
Cover letter addressed to Lisa Arrastia, Head of Upper School. The letter should describe your interest and experience.
Statement of educational philosophy.
List of three references whom you have already notified.
Email the above as an attachment or any questions to email@example.com. Only electronic applications will be accepted. Thank you.