Georgetown Day School, an independent day school in Washington, D.C., seeks a part- time Middle School French teacher for the 2021-2022 school year. Primary job description includes teaching French and serving as a middle school advisor. Rich content, creative pedagogy and authentic relationships are essential components of a GDS classroom. The ability to provide those elements, work collaboratively with colleagues, and place children’s interests and experiences at the heart of the classroom are essential components of the job. As a diverse, inclusive school devoted to preparing our students to live and work in an increasingly globalized and multicultural society, GDS is particularly interested in professionals with demonstrated interest and experience in working in such a school setting.
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications and background:
Demonstrated strong written and verbal fluency in both French and English
Experience successfully teaching an oral proficiency-based French language program to middle school-aged students
Ability to establish a comprehensible target language learning environment fostering fluency by presenting the language in context
Working understanding of ACTFL standards and assessments
Commitment to leveraging effective, research-informed instructional practices and teaching through a lens of equity and inclusion
A love of middle school-aged students
About Georgetown Day School
Georgetown Day School offers an educational program that fosters a love of learning while providing serious instruction in the academic disciplines, the arts, and physical education and athletics. Over the past 67 years, GDS has grown from a school of seven families to a pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade school with more than 1,000 students and a faculty of 165 on two separate five-acre campuses in Washington, DC.
Georgetown Day School honors the integrity and worth of each individual within a diverse school community. GDS is dedicated to providing a supportive educational atmosphere in which teachers challenge the intellectual, creative, and physical abilities of our students and foster strength of character and concern for others. From the earliest grades, we encourage our students to wonder, to inquire, and to be self-reliant, laying the foundation for a lifelong love of learning.