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Middle School French Teacher

Part-time Position:  Middle School French (75%)
Expected Beginning Date: August 2014
Application Deadline:  4/28/2014
Position Description:
Athenian Middle School is seeking a ¾-time faculty appointment teaching French 1A, 1B, and 1C and one Middle School elective per trimester. Athenian Middle School teachers also teach a percentage of focus days commensurate with their teaching percentages. Assumes all duties of a Middle School teacher.
Core Qualifications:
Demonstrated excellence in teaching French at the middle school level (minimum three years); fluency in French and English (written and oral); extensive knowledge of French literature and culture.
Bachelor's degree or at least 3 years teaching experience in relevant field is required; master's degree and/or teaching credential is preferred.
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 years or more experience teaching middle school
  • Graduate degree in French or education
  • Teaching certificate

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 440 students, including 42 boarding students, 30 of whom are international students.  We ask that applicants take time to read about Athenian’s history and philosophy (visit our website:         
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, 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.
Please send letter of interest, current resume, and three references via email to:
Address your letter of interest to: Jessica Lee, Middle School Head. Please also include the particular source through which you learned about this position: Job search website (which one?), professional referral organization (which one?), Athenian website, friend/colleague, etc.

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