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Middle School French Teacher

Prospect Sierra School, a prominent East Bay independent school, is seeking a full-time Middle School French Teacher for the 2014-15 school year.
Prospect Sierra is an independent, coed K–8 school located on two campuses in El Cerrito, California. Our mission “inspires students to seek deep, meaningful understanding; to develop strong academic skills; and to become creative and independent thinkers.” The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) recently featured Prospect Sierra as a Model School of the Future, among only seven schools worldwide, in its publication A Guide to Becoming a School of the Future. Please visit our website,, for more information about the school.
Overview of Position:
The successful candidate will report to the Middle School Division Head and work with students in 5th– 8th grades.

Primary Responsibilities:
§  Plan, deliver, and evaluate daily French lessons
§  Communicate effectively with parents
§  Collaborate with the rest of the World Language Team to ensure cohesive delivery of the language program
§  Teach a weekly elective (topic of your choice)
§  Lead a 6th grade student advisory and ‘family’ group
§  Work with the technology and library departments to integrate various media into curriculum
§  Participate in an overnight student field trip
§  Participate in other school-wide activities throughout the year, such as committees, team and staff meetings, and occasional evening or weekend school events
The candidate must have:
§  Three or more years of experience teaching French language and culture, preferably at the middle school level
§  Commitment to early adolescent education and social/emotional development
§  Ability to effectively communicate in English, both written and verbal, with prospective and current parents and colleagues
§  Commitment to creating an inclusive classroom community that allows for a multitude of perspectives to be heard and respected
§  Strong organizational and record keeping skills
§  Ability and willingness to work in teams
§  Willingness to work with technology and library departments to integrate various media into curriculum
§  Initiative
§  Excellent interpersonal skills
§  Awareness of differentiated learning and teaching styles
§  Sense of humor
§  Flexibility
Prospect Sierra School’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is reflected in our hiring process; people of color and GLBT candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
The salary is competitive.
How to Apply:
Send a resume (including written recommendations and/or contact information for three references) and one-page cover letter to:
Heather Rogers, Middle School Head
Attn: French Teacher Position
Prospect Sierra School
960 Avis Drive
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Email:  (Please put “French teacher” in the subject line)

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