French American International School
French American + International is a PK-12 independent school in San Francisco. Founded in 1962, the 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, and Curiosity.
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.
The French American International School is looking for an excellent, engaged, native French speaking teacher to join our dynamic team. The teacher will teach the French National curriculum to primary school aged children (preschool or elementary). The teacher will need to be able to adjust the curriculum to the French level and cognitive needs of each child and provide a wide range of materials for the varying French levels of students. 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 ways. 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
- Plan and teach the French National curriculum to primary school age children in a bilingual setting with a team teacher and a larger bilingual team
- Work closely with other French and English faculty and staff on multiple bilingual projects
- Adapt to the bilingual environment and teaching methods of the school
- Provide skill concentration (French language across the curriculum, History, Science and Math taught in French) that would be an addition to the faculty’s talent pool and enrich the school
- Adapt teaching methods and instructional materials to meet students’ varying needs and interests
- Provide continuous student assessment, mid-year and end-of-year progress reports, and hold parent-teacher conferences twice a year
- Attend regular meetings as needed
- Successfully complete other professional responsibilities as assigned
- Bachelor’s Degree in Education or a related field
- Teaching credential or equivalent degree
- Minimum of 2 years of teaching experience
- Native fluency in French and mastery of English required
- Medical, Dental, Vision
- 403B – 5% match after 2 years of service
- Commuter Benefits.
- Long Term Disability
- 2 Personal days
- 10 Sick days
- Paid Holidays and breaks
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EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY POLICY
French American International School is committed to providing an open, fair, inclusive, non-discriminatory environment for all individuals across differences of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, socio-economic status, ethnicity, age, physical ability, or medical condition. We seek to increase the presence, representation and inclusion of U.S. historically under-represented people of color,international, bilingual and bicultural students, faculty and staff; and, to provide an environment that will attract and retain individuals identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and intersex (LGBTQQI
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