As a member of the Modern Languages Department and Lower School Division, the lower school French teacher is responsible for teaching French to students in junior kindergarten through fifth grade. Specifically, the French language teacher introduces beginning speaking and listening skills to our youngest students along with building their knowledge of the culture. Additionally, all CIS teachers support the social, emotional and character development of each student in his/her class.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities • Teach French to students in our lower school • Update and create curriculum in conjunction with departmental goals • Create opportunities for students to understand the culture of French speakers as well as the language • Collaborate with the other modern language teachers in order to establish consistent, meaningful connections for learning • Prepare progress reports and conduct conferences for students and parents each semester • Attend faculty, divisional, and in-service meetings as scheduled • Support the mission of the school through teaching, advising, and participating as a member of the faculty Additional Duties and Responsibilities • Supervise before school, recess, lunch, and dismissal activities • Provide support for and chaperone lower school functions (socials, etc.) • Attend school related functions, when appropriate, in support of students • Attend professional development opportunities • Model life-long learning through personal and professional growth • Serve as an ambassador for the school at open houses and other admissions or public relations activities
Fluency in French • Bachelor’s degree in elementary education preferred • Minimum of 2-5 years teaching experience preferred French Teacher Position Page 2 of 2 Posted February 2021 • Demonstrated passion for working with children and an understanding of the developmental needs of the age group • Highly skilled teacher with effective pedagogical and classroom management techniques • Effective written and oral communicator • Commitment to the success of every student • Proven collaborator and team member • Innovative and optimistic thinker • Life-long learner with a growth mindset Interested candidates should submit a Letter of Interest, a Statement of Educational Philosophy, References, and a Resume/CV via email to email@example.com
About Columbia Independent School
Columbia Independent School is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory day school of 378 students in junior kindergarten through grade twelve, located in mid-Missouri near the University of Missouri, Stephens College, and Columbia College. Founded in 1998, CIS seeks to foster superior academic, artistic, athletic, and social growth for each of its students. Students come from a variety of socio-economic, religious, ethnic, and racial backgrounds from Columbia and the surrounding area, as well as foreign countries. Columbia Independent School is a member of National Association of Independent Schools, ISACS, National Association for College Admission Counseling, The College Board, Educational Records Bureau, and National Honor Society.
Columbia Independent School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.