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The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School in Rockville, MD is seeking an outstanding middle school Hebrew language educator to join our Middle School faculty for the 2021-2022 school year. Our Hebrew program is based in the proficiency model guided by the ACTFL standards for second language instruction.
Successful candidates will have at least three years of demonstrated success teaching Hebrew as a second language to middle school students, and will have familiarity and experience with teaching the proficiency model. The ideal candidate is passionate and charismatic, and uses a student-centered approach to teaching. They are experienced in effective methods of assessment of second language skills, and are familiar with recognized standards of language instruction, in particular with ACTFL standards. Candidates demonstrate a willingness to participate fully in the life of a vibrant school community, and have demonstrated success in working collaboratively as part of a team.
Teaching Hebrew to students in grades 6-8, including identifying appropriate authentic texts, lesson planning and unit planning;
Teaching a weekly advisory or other experiential education course;
Participating in team meetings to plan curriculum and to discuss student progress;
Demonstrated commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice (DEIJ);
All other duties as assigned.
The candidate must possess a BA in Hebrew language, education or comparable certification; training with the proficiency method and/or MA in Hebrew Language Education strongly preferred. Candidates should have at least three years of successful teaching experience in collaborative working environments. Experience in differentiated instruction,project based language learning, Collaborative Problem Solving and working with students with diverse learning needs preferred. Fluency with technology required.
Faculty may be asked to perform their work responsibilities on campus and/or at home. In both settings, the teacher is required to maintain a professional environment.
While on campus, classes may be operating either in person or in an alternative setting. Teachers are expected to be present and accessible for the entire school day (contracted hours), regardless of the setting.
In accordance with the School's duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, the School has adopted a mandatory Vaccination Policy to safeguard the health of our employees and their families and the community at large from infectious diseases such as COVID-19 and the flu, which may be reduced by annual vaccinations. This policy complies with all applicable laws and is based on guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local health authorities, as applicable.
Qualified candidates may apply here at https://www.cesjds.org/about/work-at-cesjds.
The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate all applicants without unlawful consideration of race, color, age, religion, gender, marital status, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The School encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.
About Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
We are the one of the largest independent Jewish day schools in North America, located in Rockville, Maryland. Our two expansive campuses are just 10 miles from the Nation’s Capital, and we take advantage of Washington, D.C. as an extension of our classroom.
We are an institution committed to excellence and anchored in Jewish values. Everything we do is through the lens of our core values, from the classroom to the athletics fields to the cafeteria. We are developing mensches, people of integrity and honor. Respect and courtesy precedes all learning at CESJDS.