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February 27, 2019
Middle School French Teacher
Middle School French Teacher
Expected Beginning Date: August 2019
Application Deadline: 3/31/2019

Position Description:

French at The Athenian School is a key way that students realize learning outcomes in multilingual fluency. The program begins in the Middle School division with French 1A and continues into the Upper School where students move towards AP French and beyond. The Athenian School has a strong international component as travel to and from French speaking countries as part of Round Square, exchange programs fostered through that partnership and service projects related to French are ways in which Athenian students have put what they have learned to practical use.

The Middle School French teacher will teach French 1A, 1B, and 1C and a percentage of Focus Days commensurate with their teaching percentages and elective or flex classes each trimester. This position requires additional co-curricular duties.

Core Qualifications:

• Demonstrated excellence in teaching French at the middle school level (minimum two years); fluency in French and English, and extensive knowledge of French literature and culture.
• Bachelor's degree or at least 3 years teaching experience in relevant field is required
• Demonstrated commitment to education for democracy, justice, equity, inclusion, community service, and environmental stewardship
• Energy and enthusiasm for young adolescents. Positive attitude. Ability to collaborate across disciplines.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Two or more years of experience teaching in a middle school
• Master's degree in French or education and/or teaching credential
• Familiar with the use of technology in class
• Native speaker or near-native fluency

School Description:

The Athenian School is a distinctive independent school that prepares its students for college and for lives of meaning and purpose. Athenian encourages students to become life-long learners and infuses them with confidence, independence, personal responsibility and a sense of community. Enrollment in grades 6-12 is 515 students, including 59 boarding students, 50 of whom are international students. We ask that applicants take time to read about Athenian’s history and philosophy (visit our website: www.athenian.org).

Every employee is an Athenian community member, and as such, embraces the cornerstones of Athenian’s philosophy: respect; open, direct communication; honesty; fairness; responsibility; and dedication to the students in their intellectual and personal growth. Additionally, active support for environmental conservation, international understanding, equity, inclusion, justice, participatory government, outdoor education, and service is essential. Cultural competence is an expectation of employment for all professional staff at Athenian. As a school that from its founding has valued the worth and integrity of each individual, we are particularly interested in candidates with a proven commitment to teaching and working in a diverse, multicultural setting.

Athenian School strives to attract and retain a faculty and staff of the highest caliber. We have a unique community here, filled with many differing opinions, backgrounds, ideologies and experiences. We have students from all over the globe our families include a mom and a dad, two moms, two dads, single parents, guardians and stepparents. We have many faiths and those who are non-observant. We represent all income levels. What we share is a belief in Athenian’s mission. By embracing diversity in all forms — gender and gender identity, sexuality, faith, nationality, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status — we encourage students to take intellectual risks, to challenge their own assumptions and to learn to work collaboratively as global citizens and advocates for positive change.

The Athenian School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, faith, sex, gender or gender expression, age, ability, sexual orientation, familial or marital status. The Athenian School is actively seeking to create a more culturally diverse school community and as such, we encourage people of color and members of the LGBTIQ community to apply.
Athenian’s salary and benefits are competitive and include medical, vision, and dental insurance, a retirement plan, a smoke-free environment, and a daily prepared lunch.

The Athenian School Commitment to Equity, Inclusion and Diversity
Athenian is committed to upholding and protecting the dignity and worth of all people, recognizing everyone’s shared humanity. Equity, inclusion and diversity are much more than social principles at Athenian; they are educational imperatives. These imperatives are at the core of Athenian’s philosophy and the School counts on its community members to support this ideal.

Please send letter of interest, current resume, and three references via email to: [email protected]
Address your letter of interest to Lauren Railey, Middle School Head. Please also include the source through which you learned about this position: Job search website (which one?), professional referral organization (which one?), Athenian website, etc.
Lauren Railey
[email protected]

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