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Upper School French Teacher

at Sacred Heart Greenwich

Posted: 3/2/2019
Job Reference #: 341
Keywords: teacher, teaching

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Openings as of 3/24/2019

  • Upper School French Teacher JobID: 341
  • Position Type:
    Upper School Faculty/World Language: French

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    Greenwich, CT

  • Date Available:

  •   Sacred Heart Greenwich provides an empowering learning environment for girls and young women from kindergarten through twelfth grade to prepare them to become confident, intelligent and compassionate global leaders. The school offers a coed program for young children at the Barat Center for Early Childhood Education. Our 700 students carry on the Sacred Heart tradition of academic excellence and development of the mind, body and spirit on our beautiful 110-acre campus in Greenwich, Connecticut. We are currently seeking an Upper School French Teacher for our 2019-2020 school year.

    Position: Upper School French Teacher
    Reports to: Upper School Head
    FLSA Status: Exempt

    Job Summary
    The Upper School French Teacher is responsible for providing a stimulating and developmentally appropriate educational environment in a way that is in accordance with the Goals and Criteria of a Sacred Heart education and the philosophy that implements it. This philosophy includes providing children opportunities to develop spiritual, cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills. The Upper School French teacher is expected to be in school from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The position of Upper School French Teacher is a ten-month position as outlined in the contract.

    Essential Functions
    • Responsible for teaching four-five sections of Upper School French
    • Organizing and providing developmentally appropriate educational programs and instruction; planning and implementing curriculum in a coordinated fashion according to the scope and sequence of the French language study program.
    • Providing activities and opportunities that encourage cultural curiosity, grammatical exploration, and oral skills practice appropriate to the developmental levels and learning styles of his/her students.
    • Planning and preparing supportive and caring classroom environment in which students can learn and interact positively with one another; overseeing instruction and authentic assessment; collaborating with colleagues who teach the same or similar courses
    • Interacting with parents; maintaining open and cooperative communication with parents and families, encouraging their involvement.

    All teachers are expected:

    • To assume serious collaborative responsibility for the educational environment of the School by conducting themselves at all times in a responsible, ethical, and professional manner
    • To be available one week before the opening of School to attend teachers' meetings, etc., and to be available one week after the Upper School's graduation to attend teachers' meetings and complete end-of-year duties
    • To attend all faculty meetings and workshop days as they are scheduled during the year
    • To assist at School functions designated by the Head of School as necessary for the operation of the School, e.g., Parents' Night, Open House, Parent/Teacher Conferences, etc. It is understood that these duties may sometimes extend beyond the normal hours for school
    • To participate fully in regular School programs, e.g., committees, assemblies, field trips, etc.
    • To share in the planning and direction of student activities and School programs, if appointed by the Head of School
    • To maintain high standards for his/her on-going professional development and to participate in the professional development programs offered by the School
    • To assume responsibilities as assigned for the supervision of students, including at times of early dismissal due to inclement weather. It is understood that these duties may sometimes extend beyond the normal hours for school
    • To use technology effectively as part of classroom instruction
    • To interact positively with colleagues in creating and imparting interdisciplinary units of study
    • To fulfill responsibilities as assigned by the Upper School Head in regard to lunch and recess duty, car and bus dismissal

    The ideal candidate will have a Master's degree in French (preferred) or a related field; 3-5 years teaching experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities of his/her grade assignment.

    As members of the international network of Sacred Heart schools, we are committed to attracting and retaining faculty with a passion for teaching who demonstrate an active faith, practice a deep respect for intellectual values, promote social awareness, build community, and value personal growth and responsibility. We seek faculty who are committed to all-girl education and who will draw upon current research to maximize student learning. Sacred Heart Greenwich is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes candidates who will enhance the diversity of our community.

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