Established in 1920, Bentley School is a K-12 co-educational, independent day school located on two campuses in Oakland and Lafayette. Bentley is an inclusive community that shares a vision of transformative learning and respect for the individual.
Bentley School is seeking a creative and innovative Lower School French Teacher for grades K-5. The ideal candidate will be passionate about language and cultures and committed to connecting with and supporting students. Experience with ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines or standards-based rubrics is highly valued. Strong candidates will be well versed in educational technology and have demonstrated a commitment to inclusivity, collaboration, and professionalism.
In a culture of shared leadership where expertise is respected, deans and senior administrators created Bentley’s characteristics of professional excellence to reinforce our values as a community, inspire self-reflection and growth as professionals, and give clear direction as to how we live out the Bentley Promise. With these characteristics as our guide, the faculty at Bentley have a deep knowledge of and passion for their subject, and they continually develop their practice as educators. Engaging in continual reflection, re-assessment, and pursuit of mission-driven pedagogical practices, Bentley faculty members maintain a growth mindset by observing and learning from each other and participating in robust professional development. Teachers are expected to align unequivocally with student growth and success, establishing pedagogical objectives that are consistent with students’ development, reflecting high expectations along with demonstrated flexibility based on student achievement. Beyond the classroom, Bentley faculty members participate meaningfully in aspects of student and campus life serving as role models of compassion, respect, justice, and inclusivity as citizens of the world.
Responsibilities for this position will include, but are not limited to:
Teach K-5 French classes
Prepare course objectives, assessments, and curriculum in alignment with the school’s mission
Promote positive and effective classroom management
Implement appropriate and varied teaching techniques
Communicate effectively both orally and in written form to parents/colleagues
Complete online and in-person student assessment, both formal and informal
Create a positive learning environment where students thrive academically
Collaborate regularly with the other grade-level and World Language teachers
Attend regular faculty and grade-level meetings and various school functions
Supervise playground and traffic duties as assigned
Bachelor’s degree with a Master’s preferred in French
Minimum of three years teaching experience, preferably in an independent school environment
Oral fluency in French
Proficiency in presenting cultural perspectives of the French-speaking world
Excellent verbal and written communications skills in English as well as French
Comfort with technology appropriate to language learning
Demonstrated leadership and classroom management skills
All employees are required to be vaccinated for the COVID-19 vaccine before beginning their employment with Bentley
Bentley School is an equal opportunity employer and seeks rich diversity among faculty and administration. The School offers competitive compensation and benefits.
How to Apply
Please submit a letter of interest and CV/resume. A list with the names and contact information of three (3) references should also be included. No phone call please.