The Shipley School seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Middle School French Teacher to work with our existing Languages Department. This will be a part-time exempt position reporting to the Head of Middle School beginning August 15, 2023.
Teach three sections of Middle School French
Act as an advisor and be committed to playing an active role in MS.
The successful candidate must:
Share a deep passion for French
Have experience teaching French to middle-school students (Grades 6, 7, 8) and command of appropriate L2 strategies
Have experience in immersion-based teaching (90% + target language) and appropriate L2 strategies
Demonstrate the ability to execute lessons using authentic resources, games, and songs
Demonstrate knowledge of Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (TPRS) techniques and engage multiple modalities so that students can retain information
Have experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and work to create a supportive atmosphere and rigorous academic program in which all students will thrive.
Demonstrated competence in applying global diversity perspectives to language instruction
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
Maturity, collegiality, flexibility, humor
Excellent speaking and writing skills
3-5 years teaching experience preferred
BA in Education or related field; (MA in French, Foreign Language instruction or a related field not required but preferred)
Knowledge of Spanish would be a wonderful addition
Superior level of proficiency in French
Shipley and Its Commitment to Equity
The Shipley School, founded in 1894, is a co-educational, college preparatory, independent day school currently enrolling 835 students in grades Pre-K through 12. Located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, the school is committed to educational excellence and dedicated to developing in each student a love of learning and compassionate participation in the world. The Middle School has 195 students in grades 6-8, and a faculty of 30.
The Shipley School is committed to equal employment opportunities for all individuals. The school will make all employment decisions for employees and applicants without unlawful discrimination as to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, disability, pregnancy, age, marital status, military or veteran status, gender identity and expression, creed, genetic predisposition, victim of domestic violence or any other basis protected by law.
In addition to this position, Shipley seeks talented new colleagues across a host of full- and part-time positions ranging from teaching, to coaching, to staff support. Go toshipleyschool.org/about/employment to learn more.
Interested candidates should complete the online application. Cover letter, Philosophy of Education Statement, and Resume should be uploaded in the resume section of the application or the attention of Shane Kinsella (Head of Middle School). Applications received missing supporting documents will receive less consideration. No phone calls, please.
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