Millbrook School seeks a World Language Department Chair beginning in the 2021-22 academic year. Department chairs primarily:
generate and garner support around a department specific vision for the future of language education at Millbrook within the context of Millbrook’s mission
build and foster a collaborative atmosphere in which formal and informal discussions of best practices are frequent
support the development of teachers through goal setting, observations, feedback and our evaluation process
Additional tasks include supporting hiring, determining teaching assignments, representing the department internally and externally, and other administrative tasks.
The World Language program promotes student language proficiency through a curriculum that emphasizes authentic language starting at the novice level. Millbrook is eager for a leader who will embrace its strengths and further its development. Interest in proficiency driven pedagogy through ACTFL standards, integrated performance assessments, and continued professional growth are essential. We seek educators who value creating inclusive classrooms and curriculum. Prior teaching experience is required. Department Chairs teach 3 sections in addition to the duties outlined above. This position includes coaching or supervising an afternoon program for two out of three seasons, serving as an advisor for up to six students, and living in a dormitory and/or participating in the residential life program. Energy for adolescents, adaptability, humor, and integrity are the hallmarks of Millbrook's faculty. Housing is provided; salary is competitive.
A Bachelor’s Degree, native speaker or proficiency in spoken and written Spanish or French, and fluency with modern language instructional pedagogy. Prior teaching experience required; prior coaching and residential life experience preferred.
About Millbrook School
Millbrook School is a co-ed boarding high school of 320 students, located in the Hudson Valley, New York, about 90 miles north of New York City. More than 80% of the students and faculty live on campus. The school's mission is known to all and is genuinely lived through all facets of the curriculum. The School educates its students to succeed and serve in college and beyond. In a community where every student is known and needed, Millbrook prepares its students for college and lives of meaning and consequence by instilling the values of respect, integrity, stewardship, service and curiosity. We promote the intellectual, emotional, spiritual, creative, and physical growth that will lead to a life satisfying to the individual and valuable to the great good.
Additionally, the Trevor Zoo is an integral part of Millbrook School and has grown so that it accommodates more than 180 exotic and indigenous animals, including eight endangered species, within facilities that extend over six acres and include a veterinary clinic. In 1989, the zoo was accredited by the A.Z.A. (Association of Zoos and Aquariums). As a part of the science and community service programs and overall curriculum... of Millbrook School, the Trevor Zoo encourages its students to act as stewards of the natural world and to serve others. The zoo offers unique opportunities for Millbrook students to develop an appreciation for wildlife and a conservation ethic through direct contact with living animals, through associated academic classes, and through research.
The school community is close knit, and students have a real responsibility for life on campus and in the world beyond.