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French Teacher - Long Term Substitute

Position Type Teacher
Start 08/28/2019
School Name Lakeside School
City, State Seattle, WA 
Posted 06/11/2019

Lakeside School, an independent 5-12 coeducational day school located in North Seattle is currently recruiting for an Upper School Long Term Substitute French Teacher to cover a leave of absence. This 1.0 FTE position will begin mid- to late August 2019 and continue to November 20, 2019. There may be the possibility that the position will continue, part time, through the first and/or second semester.

The French teacher position, reporting to the Upper School Language Department Head, will join a department that consists of 10 faculty members, teaching approximately 34 language sections each year (Latin, French, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese), with a maximum class size of 18 students per class.

  1. Teach four sections of French, including classroom instruction and assessment, with an emphasis on building oral proficiency, promoting students' ability to read and write in the language, and exploring the culture and history of the French-speaking world. There is an existing curriculum and LMS for the courses.
  2. Coordinate with the teacher on leave.
  3. Written evaluation of students.
  4. Maintain class webpage on Haiku on a regular basis.
  5. Conference with students and colleagues.
  6. Actively participate to a degree appropriate for a leave replacement in the work of the Languages Department on curriculum development and pedagogy.
  7. Attend relevant department and faculty meetings as scheduled.
  8. Actively participate in the life of the school community.

Requirements and Qualifications

  1. Local resident of the Seattle metropolitan area.
  2. Bachelor's degree in French or other relevant field.
  3. Computer literate on the PC platform.
  4. Possess native or near-native proficiency in both French and English (must be able to interact with colleagues, students and families proficient in English).
  5. Experience teaching French in high school or at the late middle school level using communicative and task-based pedagogical practices are preferred.
  6. Experience working collaboratively on a teaching team.
  7. Demonstrated cultural awareness, including knowledge of themselves and the cultural lenses they bring to interactions. The candidate will understand different perspectives; interact respectfully with cultures other than their own; and cultivate meaningful relationships with people that have different cultural frameworks.
  8. Candidates must satisfactorily complete two criminal background checks.
Working At Lakeside
At Lakeside we are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community. To learn more about working at Lakeside, including our professional development and mentoring programs, benefits, diversity and inclusion, and opportunities for involvement in non-academic programs, please visit our Careers page on the Lakeside School website.
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