• Part Time
  • San Jose
  • June 30, 2024

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Presentation High School

Position Title: French Language Teacher PT
Part-time/Full-time: Part-time – FTE .40 – 10-month
Reports to: Vice Principal of Curriculum and Instruction
Classification: Exempt
Pay Range: $29,000-43,000 (depending on experience)
Supervises: None

About Presentation High School
Presentation High School is an independent Catholic college preparatory school for young women. We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a close-knit professional community. We seek talented and innovative professionals who have a commitment to excellence and passion for our mission.

About the Modern Language Department at Presentation High School
Modern Language classes at Presentation High School connect students to a greater global community. While learning the basic skills of listening, reading, writing, and speaking, students develop cultural literacy and an in-depth understanding of the regions where the language is spoken or used. Our curriculum is directly connected to Presentation’s DEI statement. We teach students the products, practices, and perspectives of the cultures where the language is spoken while developing empathy, humility, courage, and societal awareness.

Position Summary
Presentation High School in San Jose, California is seeking a part-time French instructor to join the Modern Language Department in the 2024-2025 school year. We are looking for an experienced, innovative teacher who is eager to develop classrooms of belonging where students are ready to take intellectual risks and put their learning into action in the “real” world.

Duties and Specific Responsibilities
Model for students the Catholic mission and values of Presentation High School
Demonstrate subject matter competency and the ability to communicate that to high school students.
Devise a system of classroom order and discipline that contributes to the learning of all students.
Create meaningful connections with students through culturally responsive teaching.
Utilize provided lesson plans to deliver dynamic and engaging lessons and assignments using Universal Design for Learning and other engaging pedagogical strategies.
Model a spirit of innovation, creativity, and intellectual curiosity.
Be available to students who need assistance.
Exercise professionalism at all times with students, parents, and colleagues.
Participate in professional development activities of the subject area, pedagogy, and technology.
Education & Experience
B.A. degree
Single-subject teaching credential or Master’s Degree in the subject area, preferred
Relevant teaching experience, preferably 5 or more years at the high school level
Familiarity with Culturally Responsive Teaching and Universal Design for Learning is a plus

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Total resonance with the mission, vision, and values of Presentation High School and the Catholic education tradition including a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
A commitment to the educational philosophy of Presentation High School.
Willingness to adapt to an existing curriculum, as well as enhance the respective academic programs.
Ability to work well with students, colleagues, and parents.
A willingness to be an active, enthusiastic member of the Presentation community.
A deep commitment to professional growth and interest in educational technology.
Strong, proven teaching ability and passion for the academic subject.
Knowledge of the latest pedagogy for effective classroom instruction and student learning.
Excellent organization, verbal, and written skills, as well as outstanding interpersonal skills.
Commitment to equity and inclusion.
Available and willing to work on occasional co-curricular events, including overnight field trips.

Physical Demands
The physical demands described below represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, the California Fair Employment & Housing Act, and all other applicable laws, Presentation High School provides reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities. A qualified individual is a person who meets the skill, experience, education, or other requirements of the position and who can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.

The Part-Time Modern Language Teacher must be able to:
lift and/or carry a moderate weight of 10 pounds
sit, stand, walk, climb stairs, reach, perform repetitive hand motions
some time is spent at a desk using a computer terminal
work with frequent interruptions

Work Environment
Classroom/Office Setting

EEO Statement
Presentation High School is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion. In this spirit, it particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category under applicable law. The school will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

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