Lake Ridge Academy, an independent K-12 college preparatory school, is seeking a full-time upper school and middle school French teacher for the 2020-2021 school year. As a member of the LRA World Language Department, the teacher will be responsible for teaching a variety of levels of French, from novice/Level 1 up to and potentially including AP French; therefore, candidates must be comfortable designing developmentally-appropriate lessons for students in grades 6-12. We welcome culturally literate applicants who have lived abroad or are very well-traveled, and who have a passion for the French language and francophone cultures. Candidates should have native or near-native fluency and a strong commitment to and love for working with students. Excellent communication skills and a willingness to contribute to a collaborative and close-knit teaching environment are a must. Special consideration will be given to candidates who have experience implementing a Comprehensible Input-based curriculum into their classes.
In addition to teaching their classes, the teacher will be assigned other duties as determined by the Directors of the Upper and Middle Schools. The teacher can expect to share in the sponsorship of student activities, be available to students for individual help outside of class as needed, participate in faculty committees and meetings, serve as a mentor to a group of 8-10 students ranging from grades 9-12, and lead (or co-lead) the annual 8th grade class trip to Quebec. Salary is commensurate with other independent schools in the Midwest and benefits include a generous tuition remission package.