The Ethel Walker School has an opening for a full-time French Teacher beginning in August, 2021. The successful candidate will have native or near fluency in French. Candidates who are capable of teaching Spanish in addition to French are encouraged to apply. Candidates must be comfortable or willing to learn how to integrate new technology into the classroom. Experience teaching with Comprehensible Input is preferred. This position reports to Dean of Faculty & Department Chair.
Founded in 1911, The Ethel Walker School (www.ethelwalker.org) is an independent, college-preparatory, boarding and day school for girls in grades 6 through 12. Walker’s is committed to a diverse, well-rounded and joyful student body with broad emphasis on scholarship, the arts, athletics, and service. It is a foundational experience for the students yielding lifelong intellectual curiosity, academic and life success, and commitment to community. The campus is located on 175 expansive acres in Simsbury, Connecticut. Recent large-scale projects have beautified and advanced the functionality and marketability of the school and physical campus. This includes the completion of the approximately 70,000 square-foot Centennial Center, a state-of-the-art, multi-use facility housing impressive athletic facilities including a pool, squash, basketball and volleyball courts, dance studios, student center, athletic training room, and medical services. Walker’s boasts a nationally recognized equestrian program operating with over fifty horses on-site, a hundred+ acre on-campus facility with a nationally renowned head of riding and superb equestrian trainers. Recent renovations have entailed building excellent science laboratories/classrooms, middle school and residence hall updates as well as new outdoor turf and grass fields.
A highly developed sense of collaboration and a willingness to work with colleagues is required for this position; you will work closely with colleagues to make sure the School’s mission and goals are being met and you will have a large amount of autonomy in planning lessons and developing units and assessments. The successful candidate will show an empathy for and a willingness to work with adolescent girls at this phase in their development.
Fluency or near fluency in French is required. Additional fluency or strong proficiency in Spanish is preferred.
Experience teaching French at the middle and/or high school level
Ability to create a culturally responsive classroom environment
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Facility with the use of technology (preferable Apple and iPad) in learning techniques
A strong sense of community involvement and collegiality
Strong work ethic (timely adherence to deadlines and ability to self motivate)
Attend and participate in faculty and department meetings
Collaborate with colleagues on lesson planning and curriculum development
Maintain active communication with students and their parents regarding academic progress
Assist and collaborate in the guidance of problem-solving for students
Meet departmental deadlines and goals
Serve as an academic advisor to students
Attend required community events including but not limited to evening banquets, concerts and community dinners
Participate in assigned weekend team duties
Coach or direct two seasons of a co-curricular
Obtain a Public Passenger Endorsement for your driver's license to drive students to off-campus activities and/or athletic events
Exhibit a high degree of flexibility and adaptability
Participate in personal and professional development
Carry out other duties as assigned
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. The Ethel Walker School is an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution/Equal Opportunity Employer that provides equal opportunity for all and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status.
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Just 20 minutes from Hartford, The Ethel Walker School, located in Simsbury, Connecticut, excels at preparing girls to make a profound difference in the world. As a boarding and day school of 250 girls from grades 6-12 plus a postgraduate year, members of this diverse community are dedicated to global citizenship, scholarship, the arts, social justice and inclusion, athletics, wellness, and community partnerships. The satisfaction of achievement and joy of friendship are fundamental principles as the School empowers girls to lead with integrity, respect, confidence, courage, conviction and a love of learning. Walker’s provides a home away from home in an environment of support, challenge, safety, and engagement to our girls. Girls are given many opportunities to grow, learn and lead within our community and beyond.
Walker’s is dedicated to recruiting and supporting educators who are committed to their own ongoing learning process and growth in a collaborative work environment. Successful applicants are also dynamic individuals who are compelled to provide a positive, joyful, challenging learning environment for our girls.
The Ethel Walker School is an equal opportunity employer.