Overview: Canterbury School is seeking a dynamic, talented, and experienced French teacher to join our faculty in the Lower and Middle School. This position is responsible for teaching French to students potentially ranging through Lower and Middle School. The exact classes to be taught will be determined based on needs and experience. This position requires strong teaching skills, a deep understanding of this age range, advanced proficiency in French, knowledge of best practices in second language acquisition, flexibility, and the ability to collaborate closely with members of the department, administration, faculty, and staff. An education degree is preferred.
Duties include: providing instruction of French at various grade-levels possibly ranging from 3rd grade through Middle School; dedication to maintaining the target language for at least 90% of the class; and fostering a nurturing, challenging, and supportive classroom environment that emphasizes mutual respect, prepares students to continue French studies in MS and HS, and positions students for a lifelong love of learning.
Foreign Language department members are expected to actively pursue professional development in the areas of pedagogy, teaching techniques, and technology relevant to the field and subject in order to provide students with a learning experience of the highest quality.
All teachers will monitor and report on the performance of students and coordinate with administration, teachers, and parents to address concerns and correct problems should they arise.
Other general supervisory duties throughout the school day, as assigned by the division directors.
May include option to be involved as a chaperone with bi-annual student trip to France taking place over Thanksgiving break.
In addition, all Canterbury faculty member responsibilities include:
Supporting Canterbury School’s Mission to “promote the total development of each child in his or her intellectual, physical, social and spiritual growth”.
Implementing lesson plans effectively.
Supervising students when in your care.
Interacting appropriately with parents..
Attending school, professional development, and faculty meetings.
All other responsibilities as outlined in the faculty handbook.
Bachelor’s Degree or higher (French or Education preferred)
Advanced to superior proficiency in French
Classroom experience teaching French at the MS or LS level
Excellent verbal communication skills and organizational skills
Outstanding written skills for communication and documentation
Knowledge about and experience with student developmental, social, emotional and cognitive needs
Ability to work successfully with colleagues on a team
Flexibility, tact and grace in talking with parents