The Greenwich Country Day School seeks a French and Spanish Teacher, Grades 7-9 to start August 2018. In addition to classroom teaching, the French and Spanish Teacher will have coaching responsibility in our interscholastic sports program for students in Grades 6-9.
The ideal candidate will possess a passion for the teaching of world languages along with a desire to actively participate in our school community.
Instructional responsibility for teaching middle school level French and Spanish
Selection of appropriate materials and resources to enhance curriculum
Assessment of all students’ progress in both written and verbal reports
Coaching interscholastic sports teams two seasons per year
Serving as an advisor for 6-12 students
Supervision of a homeroom
Daily hosting of a lunch table
Fluency in French and Spanish
Bachelor’s Degree in French and Spanish
Minimum of 3-years prior experience teaching in a classroom with a similar age group
Familiarity with classroom technology including Google Docs and with internet resources for the teaching of French and Spanish
Ability to develop trusting, supportive relationships with students in this age group
Travel experience to French- and Spanish-speaking countries a plus
Commitment to being part of a diverse, equitable and inclusive school community
Ability to work collaboratively as a member of the World Language Department and Grade Level teams
Willingness to take on multiple roles within the school
Cultural competency skills to successfully collaborate across difference
Personal traits appropriate for nurturing the growth of children - must be energetic, creative, flexible, patient, and have an inexhaustible sense of humor
About The Greenwich Country Day School
The Greenwich Country Day School is an independent, co-educational day school with current enrollment of 900 students in grades N-9 and a faculty and staff of over 200. As of September 2019, GCDS will expand to include a high school program (GCDHS) for grades 9-12, resulting in a projected overall school enrollment of up to 1200. The new high school will be housed on a separate campus, less than two miles from our existing property. Founded in 1926, The Greenwich Country Day School is a traditional family school where creative teaching is encouraged and used to foster a love of learning and motivate children toward academic excellence. The school’s emphasis on developing the whole child results in attention to the development of character, values, creativity, and sportsmanship along with strong academic skills. GCDS is fortunate to have built a large endowment, which helps to fund competitive salaries and benefits for faculty, including reimbursement for graduate school tuition. The school provides housing for over 70% of the academic faculty and offers a robust professional development program. GCDS offers a substantial need-based financial aid program to support students from a r...ange of socio-economic backgrounds. Diversity is a core value at GCDS and we seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion.