Lakeside School, an independent coeducational day school located in North Seattle, is currently recruiting for a part time Chinese teacher (.5 FTE) for our Upper School starting with the 2020-2021 school year (beginning in mid to late August 2020). At Lakeside School, we are focused on developing global citizens, educational excellence, and building a diverse and inclusive community.
Responsibilities The Chinese Teacher position, reporting to the Upper School Language Department Head, will join a department that consists of 10 faculty members, teaching approximately 34 language sections each year (Latin, French, Spanish & Mandarin Chinese), with a maximum class size of 18 students per class. Specific responsibilities include:
Teach two sections of Chinese. Teaching includes classroom instruction and assessment, with an emphasis on building oral proficiency, promoting students’ ability to read and write in the language, and exploring the culture and history of the Chinese-speaking world.
Working with a diverse student body who come to school with different and evolving lived experiences and levels of preparation. This work includes providing academic support for students outside of class time (answering questions and one-on-one work, etc.), as needed to achieve equitable support and outcomes for all students.
Collaborate and participate in the Languages Department to develop innovative, equitable, and inclusive curricula, pedagogy and assessment strategies.
Attend department, language specific teams, and faculty meetings, and school community events.
Provide Education on culturally relevant social emotional topics to students about the Chinese speaking world.
Requirements and Qualifications
Successful candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree in Chinese (Masters preferred) or a related field.
Should possess native or near-native proficiency in oral and written Chinese and English (must be able to interact with colleagues, students and families proficiently in English).
Has experience teaching Chinese in high school or middle-school to a diverse student body.
Teaches using communicative and task-based pedagogical practices.
The ideal candidate will have experience living in China or Chinese speaking regions.
Familiarity with computers and internet resources, as well as an interest in technology integration in curriculum are essential.
Demonstrates cultural awareness, including knowledge of themselves and the cultural lenses they bring to interactions. The candidate will understand different perspectives, and seek to learn about the diverse experiences, identities and backgrounds of our community.
Candidates must satisfactorily complete a nationwide criminal background check and a Washington State Patrol background check.
Working At Lakeside
At Lakeside we are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community. To learn more about working at Lakeside, including our professional development and mentoring programs, benefits, diversity and inclusion, and opportunities for involvement in non-academic programs, please visit our Careers page on the Lakeside School website.
Lakeside School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.
About Lakeside School
The School’s Mission and shared commitment of all Lakeside employees is to develop in intellectually capable young people the creative minds, healthy bodies, and ethical spirits to contribute wisdom, compassion, and leadership to a global society. We provide a rigorous, dynamic academic program through which effective educators lead students to take responsibility for learning. We are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community and in the joy and importance of lifelong learning.