McDonogh School is seeking an energetic, intellectual, and caring individual to teach Upper School Latin. The optimal candidate is a teacher-coach capable of teaching introductory-level through Post-AP Latin-language learners.
Inspire, engage, and encourage students in the study of Latin, creating a dynamic classroom with high expectations for both Latin language and culture and Roman history
Willingness to guide students in active and experiential language and cultural learning, including but not limited to, cooking, music and art
Exhibit a strong desire for continuing professional growth as a World Language educator
Demonstrate creativity in unit and daily planning
Focus on growing students' language proficiency through reading comprehension and written comprehensibility
Teach diverse learners through varied instructional strategies and approaches
Overtly support and act in accordance with the school's mission
Exhibit professional standards of presentation, punctuality, professional courtesy, and discretion
Express a clear interest in becoming an active member of the McDonogh and independent school community by participating in school activities inside and outside of the World Language Department
Respond to the needs of the School, including, but not limited to, the advisory program, coaching, assigned supervision, and other areas as determined by the Upper School Head
Ability to teach other languages (Chinese/French/Spanish) desirable, with a priority for Spanish. Degree in Classical Languages and/or Education. Master’s Degree strongly preferred, but not required.
A demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development
Experience working in a student-centered learning environment, with practical experience with problem-based learning
Prior experience teaching Latin is preferred
About McDonogh School
McDonogh School is a community that finds joy in work, in play, and in the discovery and realization of personal potential. Strong, mutually respectful relationships among and between students and teachers inspire a passion for learning, a dedication to personal integrity, and a commitment to excellence. Embracing diversity of background, culture, and thought, the school builds upon its founder's original mission to provide a life-altering opportunity to develop in its students the will "to do the greatest possible amount of good."
Founded in 1873 and situated on an 820-acre campus, McDonogh is a day and boarding institution that employs 330 faculty and staff; serves 1,370 students in grades PK-12; has a substantial operating budget and endowment; and just completed a $75 million capital campaign, the largest of any independent school in Maryland. Long been recognized as one of the finest schools in the nation, McDonogh has a reputation for being highly innovative and "on the move."
McDonogh School strives to employ a faculty, administration, and staff exhibiting sound ethical standards and character traits such as moral courage and self-reliance, intellectual confidence ...and curiosity with a love of learning, and the ability to think critically, communicate effectively, and engage in a wide scope of educational, athletic, and artistic endeavors.
Members of the McDonogh community strive to have the highest of moral principles, and to exhibit cooperativeness, loyalty, open-mindedness, and sensitivity, as well as attention to physical, mental, and emotional health, growth, and well-being of self and others.