St. George’s is seeking an experienced French Language Teacher to work with students in the Lower School and Middle School during the 2020-2021 academic year. St. George’s has small class sizes and emphasizes differentiation for our students’ strengths and challenges. We recognize that every child is a unique learner. He/She will report directly to the Division Heads, but will also receive feedback and assignments from the World Language Department Chair.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Teach French Language classes to students in 3rd through 8th grade
Develop French curricula that is highly engaging and challenging and focuses on students’ needs
Complete progress reports twice a year and report cards twice a year for students
Provide a variety of ongoing assessments
Conduct Parent-Teacher Conferences; effectively communicate students’ progress and needs with parents and teaching team
Manage time to meet deadlines and adhere to a daily schedule, and structure classes to maximize opportunities for student learning
Foster student learning by including students in their educational plans
Lead students to use their own critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Guide classroom behavior through respect and a positive approach
Collaborate with other teachers to regularly support students’ educational needs
Consult with outside professionals as needed to support students’ educational progress
Mentor students in small-group advisory program
Help develop and plan field trip experiences for students
Chaperone an overnight field trip
Be an active member in the life of the St. George’s community
Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Education and/or French Language
Fluent in the French language: reading, writing, and speaking
At least two years of experience working with children
Knowledge of French curriculums and assessments, ability to differentiate for advanced and struggling learners
Ability to work well in a team and collaborate
Outstanding organizational and time management skills
Exceptional oral and written communication skills which prove effective in communicating with parents and establishing a team approach with the child’s family
A desire to respond to and initiate the solving of problems through clear and open conversation
A growth mindset; open to feedback and able to take risks
Highly interested in pursuing professional development opportunities; dedicated to lifelong learning and possessing a growth mindset
Proficiency with Google Apps, Microsoft Office, and technology-based educational tools
A sense of integrity, ethics and ability to carry out responsibilities in accordance with the school’s policies and procedures
St. George’s aims to employ a collaborative, creative, joyful and diverse faculty and staff. We hire without consideration to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other category protected by applicable law. We are committed to an inclusive school culture and to recruiting and hiring faculty of diverse backgrounds and experience.
Please send a resume and cover letter to Ms. Perrin Jones, Director of Middle School, at email@example.com.
About St. George's Episcopal School
St. George’s Episcopal School is a coeducational, independent school serving approximately 370 students from age one through eighth grade and employing approximately 100 faculty and staff. Here, each child grows academically, creatively, emotionally and spiritually while developing a sense of self-worth and moral responsibility. This is a family-like atmosphere of care and concern with a highly trained and dedicated faculty. Educational excellence at St. George’s begins with the simple premise that each child is unique—that is, each child’s strengths are worth cultivating and celebrating, and each child’s challenges are worth identifying and embracing, for only then will grit and perseverance accompany growth and development. This is why our graduates develop into lifelong learners and consequently find acceptance and success in the finest high schools in New Orleans. This is also why our parents, grandparents, alumni, friends and students have an enduring love for the school.