St. Mary’s Ryken is a Catholic, coeducational, college preparatory school community operated under the Xaverian Brothers’ sponsorship. We are dedicated to academic excellence and individualized student growth. St. Mary’s Ryken has a student population of 700, with an exceptionally high rate of graduates attending colleges and universities. Located in the heart of Leonardtown, Maryland, St. Mary’s Ryken is situated on 87-acres of beautiful Breton Bay waterfront. Our college-like campus setting with 7 buildings, stadium, health and wellness center and chapel, promotes maturity and independence and prepares students for life after high school.
St. Mary’s Ryken seeks is a creative and energetic Mandarin Chinese teacher for students in grades 9-12. Strong candidates will possess native or near-native proficiency in Chinese, an in-depth knowledge of Chinese culture, and experience teaching high school students. They should also be skilled in the integration of technology as a tool to advance student learning. Likewise, he or she will demonstrate a commitment to character and leadership education for all students, giving equal priority to their character and intellectual development. Teacher will also serve as an advisor to a small group of students.
School Community and Mission
Teaching at St. Mary’s Ryken means you are part of a school community that is committed to high standards and students’ long-term success. Teachers participate collaboratively and professionally with other faculty and staff to promote the general well-being of the St. Mary’s Ryken and the school community in a manner that supports and promotes the mission of the school.
Outside of the Classroom
The teacher will join a vibrant, experienced faculty. The teacher will be expected to be actively involved in the school’s full program which involves advising, sponsoring clubs, chaperoning field trips, being on faculty committees and attending school events.
St. Mary’s Ryken is committed to staying on the cutting edge of technology and using technology to enhance teaching and learning. To prepare students to take their place in a world that is increasingly global and continually changing, St. Mary’s Ryken utilizes a 1:1 iPad program, a student, faculty and parent portal, and a 100-percent Wi-Fi-enabled campus.
Generous 403 B retirement plan
Term Life Insurance (100% employer paid)
Long Term Disability (100% employer paid)
Medical and Dental insurance (50% employer paid)
Worker’s compensation insurance
Tuition Assistance for Dependents of full-time employees
10 days annual leave for the first ten years, then 15 days annual leave
12 days of annual sick leave per year
2 personal days per year
Tuition Remission for 50% of graduate coursework. Zero interest loans for the remaining cost.
Coach one of 17 different sports
Be a summer camp counselor as part of the SMR summer camp program
Receive a 50% discount off of SMR summer camps
Practice your Catholic faith at work
Supportive, work environment on a beautiful waterfront campus
A master’s degree in Chinese is preferred. Candidates with a bachelor’s degree in Chinese will also be considered, as will native speakers with degrees in other fields who have significant experience as middle and/or high school Chinese teachers.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience in and enthusiasm for teaching both middle and high school Mandarin courses.
Native or near-native proficiency in English and in Mandarin Chinese. Strong oral and written communication skills are required in both languages.
Knowledge of varied teaching strategies to differentiate learning
Fluency with a variety of technology tools to advance learning
Passion for the subject matter and for working with young people
The ability and the desire to collaborate with colleagues
About St. Mary's Ryken High School
St. Mary’s Ryken is a Catholic, coeducational, college preparatory school community operated under the Xaverian Brothers’ sponsorship. We are dedicated to academic excellence and individualized student growth. St. Mary’s Ryken has a student population of 700, with an exceptionally high rate of graduates attending colleges and universities. Our school is located in the heart of Leonardtown, Maryland and is situated on eighty-seven acres of beautiful Breton Bay waterfront. SMR is a proven and respected leader in the integration of technology and instruction and is in its fifth year of a one-to-one student iPad program.