High School French Teacher (West Hartford, CT)

Connecticut, Full Time, High School,

Location: West Hartford, CT

School Name: Kingswood Oxford School 

Status: Full Time

Level: High School

Contact: Lisa Loeb - loeb.l@kingswoodoxford.org - 860-233-9631 

Upper School French Teacher
Kingswood Oxford School
West Hartford, CT

Start date: August 2024

Kingswood Oxford is seeking an Upper School French teacher who is passionate, innovative, and collaborative – an educator who models a growth mindset and is committed to equity-focused pedagogy. In addition to having a strong educational background and teaching experience in French, successful candidates will be technologically savvy, have experience with curriculum design, and model best teaching practices. Candidates should also understand the importance of involvement in the community, student engagement and empowerment, ongoing professional development, and authentic collaboration with other faculty and staff to advance the school’s mission and strategic vision. On the whole, optimal teaching candidates at Kingswood Oxford will show the following traits:
Collaborative: works well with others, pitches in, pushes others in their practice
Curious: about their subject, students, the world, teaching and learning; approaches new ideas with openness rather than judgment
Innovative: excited to try new things, willing to fail; excited to offer students agency and choice
Joyful: likes kids, enjoys being with students, sees their potential, works to understand how they operate
Self-aware: clear how they set the weather in the classroom, engages in the continuous practice of self-knowledge to create equitable/inclusive learning communities

Curricularly, successful candidates should have a background in teaching high school French.
The position involves multiple parts:
Teaching 4 classes in French, including AP French Language and Culture
Coaching/co-curricular duties for one season or the equivalent
Advising a small group of students

These duties will be determined in discussion with the Department Chair, the Director of Athletics, and the Head of the Upper School.

Located in West Hartford, Connecticut, Kingswood Oxford is a coeducational, independent day school for motivated students in grades 6-12. KO actively seeks to attract and welcome a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff, including differences in race, color, religion, nationality or ethnic origin, gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation. At KO, we believe that a diversity of ideas and perspectives enriches our community and improves our understanding. We continually work to increase equity and access within our learning community and seek candidates who are similarly committed to this work. If you would like to join us in this work, we welcome your application.

More information can be found at https://www.kingswoodoxford.org/
To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to jobopenings@kingswoodoxford.org.

Kingswood Oxford School provides equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, political belief or activity, status as a veteran, or any other status protected by law. This policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, transfer, termination, layoff, compensation, benefits, social and recreational programs, and all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.