World Languages Teacher (French) – Middle Division
Horace Mann School
Location: Bronx, New York
Type: Full Time
Preferred Education: Masters
The Middle Division World Languages Department is seeking an energetic and experienced French teacher for grades 6 – 8. The successful candidate must be proficient in reading and speaking both English and French; possess strong instructional, organizational, and communication skills; demonstrate experience integrating technology into classroom instruction; and have a minimum of three years middle school classroom teaching experience. The candidate should be committed to and experienced in creative pedagogical practice, teamwork, and the sharing of ideas. Our teachers also serve as advisors, so candidates should also be highly motivated and passionate about making a difference in students’ lives. Strong interpersonal skills coupled with knowledge and understanding of the cognitive, social, and emotional development of adolescents is essential.
Horace Mann School is a coeducational, college preparatory independent day school for students from Nursery through grade 12. The School seeks to stretch the imagination, intellect and insight of its students while developing the moral characteristics that impart identity and purpose. We recognize as our core values: the Life of the Mind, Mature Behavior, Mutual Respect, a Secure and Healthful Environment, and a Balance between Individual Achievement and a Caring Community. These core values guide our decision-making and govern the implementation of our curriculum and programs across all divisions of Horace Mann School. In addition to its campuses in Manhattan and the Bronx, NY, the School also owns and maintains the John Dorr Nature Laboratory, a comprehensive outdoor education facility on 320 largely wooded acres in Washington, CT. One of the nation’s 10 largest independent day schools, as of
September, 2021, the School enrolls 1,793 students representing 150 zip codes, with 46% self- identified students of color. For 2021-22, 15% of the students receive need-based Financial Aid. Thirty-four percent of School administrators, teachers, and staff members identify as people of color. Over the past five years, the School has recorded a 97% annual retention rate for students and a 92% retention rate for all employees. The school’s recent $125 million bricks and mortar campaign has provided the Middle and Upper Divisions with newly constructed and renovated state of the art science and physical education facilities.
The Middle Division is all about its students and the important transitions facing our students academically, socially, emotionally, and physically. Highly enriched with endless possibilities, the program is both structured and flexible. Within a supportive atmosphere, we encourage our students to take risks as they involve themselves in the world around them. Preparation for enrollment in a rigorous secondary program contributes to both the daily workload, the intensity of the attention to one’s studies, the need for students to self-regulate by 8th grade, and the pacing of the academic year.
Interested candidates should submit a detailed resume, including all teaching and non-teaching related experience and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mission Statement of Horace Mann School:
Horace Mann School prepares a diverse community of students to lead great and giving lives. We strive to maintain a safe, secure, and caring environment in which mutual respect, mature behavior, and the life of the mind can thrive. We recognize and celebrate individual achievement and contributions to the common good.
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