Tempe Preparatory Academy is now accepting resumes to fill a vacancy in its Modern Languages department. Tempe Prep is a prestigious 6-12th grade college preparatory charter school with an emphasis on the Great Books and the Socratic method. Students at TPA study the history, literature, philosophy, and arts of Western Civilization. The current opening is for a 9th through 12th grade French teacher. A successful candidate must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree in the subject area or be highly qualified in the subject matter. 9th and 10th grade French are classes focused on the basics of everyday conversation, as well as reading, writing, and listening. 11th and 12th grade French use authentic French literature and media as a basis for further developing these four communicative modalities. The expectation at all levels is that instruction be almost entirely in the target language. Student language production in French should be at 90% or better by the end of 10th grade. Candidates with multiple language proficiencies is highly desirable.
Teaching: The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills, and problem-solving skills. The candidate should be able to work collaboratively with colleagues in order to develop and deliver a challenging and innovative curriculum using adopted course maps.
Classroom Management: The candidate will be able to create, monitor and sustain a disciplined school culture of high academic and behavioral standards, and provide structure in the classroom by developing and reinforcing school-wide rules and expectations. Ideally the candidate should have experience in managing high school students.
Data Analysis: The candidate will be able to develop and use a variety of assessment data to refine curricula and instructional practice in order to ensure the success of all students.
Student Support and School Culture: The candidate should be able to communicate effectively and maintain strong relationships with students, families and colleagues as well as develop and maintain a positive and strong classroom culture.
Teachers at Tempe Prep must have a 4 year degree in the subject area taught, hold a teaching certificate, or be considered highly qualified by the state of Arizona. In addition, all teachers must hold a state issued fingerprint clearance card.
Please email cover letter, resumé, and transcripts to apply.
Additional Salary Information: All salaries are dependent on education and years of experience.
About Tempe Preparatory Academy
Tempe Preparatory Academy is a public charter school with a liberal arts, Great Books curriculum. TPA is founded on the history, philosophy, and culture of the Western Tradition. The mission of TPA is to educate students in the lifelong pursuit of truth, beauty, and goodness. Tempe Prep graduates are well-rounded, thoughtful, and prepared to succeed in college and beyond.
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