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Posted
December 29, 2018
School
Position
Lower School English Teacher
Description
LOWER SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHER

MISSION
Guided by the principles of academic rigor and diversity, French American + International offers programs of study in French and English to prepare its graduates for a world in which the ability to think critically and to communicate across cultures is of paramount importance.

OPPORTUNITY
Working at French American + International opens up a myriad of opportunities – both personal and professional. Critical to our Strategic Plan in creating a proud, engaged community, we appreciate our faculty and staff by fostering a community of ongoing learning, respect and collegiality and by providing competitive compensation and benefits.

It is also of paramount importance to us that we continue to foster an environment of diversity, equity and inclusion as we build a school community of individuals who are an actual representation of the world we live in.

If this appeals to you, here is what we can guarantee:
A chance to work in a truly multicultural, multilingual environment
Transformative professional development opportunities, including International Baccalaureate, bilingualism and international education
World class IB training that strengthens both teaching skills and CV’s alike (High School)
Opportunity to work at a school which offers both French and International Baccalaureates to our high school students
Access to cutting edge teaching and learning experiences
Ability to participate in international travel through our Global Travel Program
A chance to work in a truly multicultural, multilingual environment
A supportive school community and the world’s best colleagues

At French American + International, we encourage everyone to think internationally and to grow professionally. Are you up for the challenge?

POSITION
The French American International School is looking for an excellent, engaged, native English speaking teacher to join our dynamic team. The teacher will teach an American curriculum to primary school aged children. The teacher will need to be able to integrate into a bilingual teaching team, where French and American curricula are blended to provide one curriculum in two languages. They will need to possess a familiarity with many ways of approaching a subject, willingness to develop one’s own materials and be open to learning new methods. Due to the diverse nature of our School, the teacher will need to be sensitive and open to the multiple cultural backgrounds of the students, to be collaborative and exhibit a sense of internationalism in the work environment.


FOCUS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Create a nurturing, safe classroom community with, and for, students
Implement French American curricula in a way that fosters student engagement, collaboration, creativity and curiosity
Adapt to the bilingual environment and teaching methods of the school
Utilize continuous formative assessment to inform the teaching practice
Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students' varying needs and interests
Collaborate with teaching peers to foster student support and curricular alignment
Communicate frequently with families
Attend regular meetings as needed
Successfully complete other professional responsibilities as assigned


QUALIFICATIONS
Teaching credential or Masters required
Three or more years of successful teaching experience
Commitment to student social-emotional well-being; experience with Responsive Classroom preferred
Experience with Reading and Writing Workshop strongly preferred
Experience with an inquiry-based science approach preferred
Experience teaching with various digital resources to promote student engagement and autonomy prefered
Ability to understand French a plus


HOW TO APPLY:
Please go to https://applyinternational.com/public/schools/104037/vacancies/1290 to apply for this position.
**Please note that during the application process you are required to send a request to two (2) professional references. If you do not wish to provide your references at this moment, please enter email addresses of contacts you are comfortable with listing.

ABOUT OUR SCHOOL
French American + International School is a PK-12 independent school in San Francisco. Founded in 1962, our school is a multicultural, multilingual educational institution with over 1,100 students across an urban campus in the heart of the city. Guided by the principles of academic rigor and diversity, the French American International School offers programs of study in French and English to prepare its graduates for a world in which the ability to think critically and to communicate across cultures is of paramount importance. Our international community brings together people from many backgrounds. Together we strive to create a shared culture that develops compassionate, confident and principled people who will make the world better. We base our community on these values: Respect, Integrity, Inclusion, Collaboration, Curiosity.

Contact
Kandi Craddock
[email protected]

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