The Pennington School seeks a full-time French and German teacher for the Upper School for the 2021-22 school year. This position includes teaching approximately 2 sections of French and 2 sections of German.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Teach a range of students in Upper School French and German courses from levels 1 to 5, following a curriculum guide;
Embrace student-centered teaching practices;
Favor a linguistic communicative approach where permanent interactions promote higher proficiency levels in students;
Create learning environments where students are challenged;
Foster the Pennington School community;
Demonstrate warmth, collegiality, humor, and industry in interactions with students and colleagues;
Lead at least two extracurricular and/or athletic endeavors in addition to classroom duties;
Contribute to school life outside of the classroom on a lively boarding school campus.
Degree in foreign language (French or German) or related subject area, with at least two years of teaching languages as a foreign or second language experience preferred;
Native or near-native fluency in French and German;
Knowledge of French and German-speaking cultures, preferably from experience living abroad;
Ability to work with a variety of learning styles;
Experience integrating technology into the foreign language curriculum;
Ability to communicate effectively with students and parents;
Experience leading at least two extracurricular and/or athletic endeavors.
This position is full-time, ten (10) months per year, exempt from overtime, and eligible for all benefits afforded to full-time Pennington School employees.
The position may be available as a residential faculty member to assist with the supervision of students in the dormitories based on the needs of the School.
Founded in 1838, The Pennington School is an independent, coeducational school of 525 students in grades 6 through 12 (100 in Middle School), representing over 43 countries on a 55-acre campus in Pennington, NJ. Boarding students make up 23% of total enrollments and the School has an impressive 6:1 student to teacher ratio. Pennington has just over 5,000 alumni of record.