Middle School French Teacher, Beginning 2019-2020 Academic Year

Collegiate School seeks an energetic, experienced and committed Middle School French teacher who will inspire students’ love of learning by providing a developmentally appropriate environment where students flourish.  This position will use the curriculum to encourage the social, physical, emotional and intellectual development of students and enrich the daily experience of each child through creative and innovative activities. Strong relationships with students, parents and colleagues are the foundation of the experience.  This is a full-time, benefited, 10-month faculty position.
Responsibilities will include:
  • Fostering a climate of respect for each child as an individual
  • Creating and executing well-designed, meaningful lesson plans, mindful of best practices of teaching and learning including inquiry-based models
  • Maintaining a safe, healthy and inviting learning space
  • Collaborating with other teachers to plan and implement lessons
  • Planning and implementing activities that develop self-esteem and social skills
  • Providing parents with ongoing information related to assessment, growth, and confidence 
  • Identifying and pursuing professional opportunities that enhance and extend one’s teaching
  • Serving on committees and engaging in professional group work as necessary
  • Supervising lunch, recess, carpool and other duties as required
  • Participating in all required School events
Qualities of a successful candidate will include:
  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree or Virginia teaching certification preferred)
  • Strong commitment to students with all learning styles
  • Ability to inspire students’ love of learning and critical thinking
  • Enthusiasm for professional growth, academic excellence and creative teaching
  • Passion for French language and culture
  • French teaching experience
  • Commitment to broad participation in school life
  • Experience in and commitment to the ongoing development and maintenance of an inclusive campus community
Collegiate School is an independent, JK-12 college preparatory, coeducational school with over 1,600 students in Richmond, VA. The School is a community of learners committed to seeking and welcoming students, faculty and staff who represent the multicultural community and world in which we live.  We believe that the education we offer in our school is greatly enhanced when many traditions, backgrounds, and perspectives are given expression in school activities.  We aspire to create an inclusive environment that promotes engaged citizenship and encouragescompassionate leadership.  Our concept of diversity and multiculturalism is dynamic and serves a vision at Collegiate where all members of the community find in our school a sense of belonging and a supportive place to reach their full potential.
The School is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, gender (including pregnancy), age, religion, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, disability, veteran or military status, marital status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable law. Employment decisions at the School are based on merit, qualifications and skills.
Please upload cover letter, resume and copies of unofficial transcripts with your online application.
Collegiate School is an equal opportunity employer.