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We are seeking an accomplished, imaginative, team-oriented & adventurous educator to teach German classes to students in grades 6-8. Cary Academy offers an innovative, proficiency-based curriculum in German, French, Spanish & Mandarin Chinese that is designed to help students build communication skills in a new language while developing an understanding of and appreciation for the cultures surrounding the language. This position is currently a part-time teaching position with benefits, but could possibly increase to full-time dependent on enrollment and/or other teaching and extracurricular assignments. START DATE: July 2021
Cary Academy seeks a German teacher in our Middle School to work alongside a dynamic group of educators dedicated to serving the unique needs of middle school students. Cary Academy faculty work within a professional culture of self-reflection, growth, and a passionate pursuit of our mission. This position is currently a part-time teaching position but could possible increase to full-time dependent on enrollment and/or other teaching and extracurricular assignments.
Cary Academy's Beliefs about Learning
As an independent school, we have a clear and distinct perspective on what learning should be at its best. This perspective has been further defined through our belief statements. As members of the CA Learning Community, we believe:
Learning is an iterative and interdependent process.
Taking risks, embracing struggle, and developing resilience are essential to deep and life-long learning.
Individuals must develop self-awareness as learners and take ownership of their learning.
Clear, ongoing, and timely feedback elicits self-reflection and drives growth.
Physical, social, and emotional balance is essential for learning and well-being.
The most impactful learning occurs where people, disciplines, and ideas connect to address human and community needs.
Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, Cary Academy encourages applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to create working and learning environments that are safe and inclusive.
The Cary Academy Diversity Mission Statement
"Cary Academy fosters a learning community where the richness of diversity is recognized, respected, and embraced. Our view in diversity includes, but is not limited to ability, age, appearance, gender, national origin, personal qualities, race, religion, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic status. Our vision is to nurture and sustain an equitable and inclusive environment where everyone is valued.”
We are seeking an accomplished, imaginative, team-oriented and adventurous world language educator to teach German classes to students in grades 6-8. Cary Academy offers an innovative, proficiency-based curriculum in German, French, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese that is designed to help students build communication skills in a new language while at the same time developing an understanding of and appreciation for the cultures surrounding the language. Classes are conducted in the target language and are highly interactive and communicative, with cultural content that is relevant to the age group being taught. A highlight of the world language curriculum is an international exchange program in the tenth grade. This experience greatly enhances students’ cultural understanding and improves their language proficiency.
Teaches 6th, 7th and 8th grade German classes in a manner consistent with the mission and educational philosophies of Cary Academy.
Provides personal and academic guidance to a group of student advisees.
Leads and/or supports extracurricular activities, including a Middle School club (if full-time).
Works collegially in teams in ways that foster professional collaboration and exchange.
Is readily available to students for extra help and guidance outside of class.
Communicates effectively with parents and responds to concerns in an appropriate and timely manner.
Participates in grade level trips.
Seeks out and engages in ongoing professional development.
Language Ability:Native or near-native fluency in German. Fluency in another language offered by the department (Spanish, French or Chinese) would be a strong plus.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in the content area (advanced degree preferred).
Experience: At least 3 years of full-time teaching experience in the content area with Middle School students.
Equivalency: Directly related experience or a combination of directly related education and experience may be considered in place of the above requirements.
Cary Academy reserves the right to close this position at any time, even before any stated deadline for applications. We encourage candidates to apply as soon as they are able. Clicking through our careers page at www.caryacademy.org will take you to an "application page" that is linked to the school's HR system. You do not need to fill out any of the optional skills, motivations or behaviors on that page. You will see one or two mandatory questions as part of the application process; this helps us get to know you a bit better early in the process. While not required, we would also encourage you to submit a PDF version of your resume, even if you are applying through a third-party agency. This allows us to have easier access to your materials to share with our internal hiring teams.
Once you complete the application on our internal pages, we will begin a review of your materials. You may be contacted at that point for a follow-up, which could include a one-way video interview. This process, again, will allow us to get to know you better and to share your application with a hiring team.
Thank you for considering Cary Academy!
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
About Cary Academy
Cary Academy is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory day school for students in grades 6-12 located on a beautiful 65-acre campus in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill). Since opening in 1997, Cary Academy has been steadfast in its mission to create a diverse and inclusive learning community committed to discovery, innovation, collaboration and excellence. Cary Academy believes strongly in educating the whole child and strives to create a learning environment that will serve as a model for all schools in the use of technology to support student and teacher learning, skill development, and creativity. The school currently enrolls 775 students.