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French Teacher-Long Term Substitute

Company: Newton Public Schools
Location: Newton
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Job Description:

Department: World Language Job Title: French Teacher FLSA Status:

(Exempt/Non-exempt) Exempt; Unit A Reports to: High School Principal, World Language Dept. Chair In compliance with state and federal laws, newton public schools is committed to equity, anti-racism and a nondiscrimination policy for students, employees and prospective applicants. All educational and employment determinations are based on an individual's qualifications and achievements without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, pregnancy, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, ancestry, homelessness, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by state and/or federal statute.


The French teacher is responsible for delivering the curriculum at various levels through an immersion-type environment as well as for assessing student learning. The teacher is also expected to maintain open communication with parents and counselors/housemasters, contribute to the regular functioning and development of the World Language Department, attend meetings for students and teachers, attend to administrative duties, and fulfill other responsibilities/duties as a member of the broader community.


Required Qualifications:

* Bachelor's or Master's Degree in French * Appropriate DESE teaching license * Ability to handle a multitude of varying and complex issues including, but not limited to meeting the learning needs of a diverse student body, split-second decision making, creative delivery of content, navigating technology, and anti-bullying curriculum instruction. * Excellent oral and written communication skills in both English and French * Ability to use technology effectively

Desired Qualifications:

The World Language Department seeks a teacher who:

* uses the target language for general instruction * can utilize the offerings of our digital language lab * has experience with people and customs from other cultures * commands strong content knowledge of grammar and vocabulary outside of textbook structures * commands knowledge of literature and other aspects of Italian culture * is flexible * can teach multiple grade and curriculum levels * is willing to share with other department members what he/she knows, is collegial with other department members * believes in helping all students to help them achieve their potential, including minority and low socio-economic students * can implement modifications and accommodations required by an IEP * has knowledge of the new Massachusetts Teacher Evaluation System

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities (Not Limited To):

* Design and demonstrate differentiated instruction to meet the needs of all students. * Plan and deliver lessons using a variety of strategies * Develop a variety of assessments to evaluate student learning * Recommend students for placement * Write a variety of student-related reports (teacher comments, college recommendations, IEP assessments) * Collaborate with colleagues on curriculum, lesson and assessment design * Communicate effectively with students, colleagues, parents and the community * Perform Homeroom and Study Hall Duties * Attend departmental and school-wide meetings * Consistent and on-time attendance is required for supervision and instruction of the students * Responsible for implementing "other job related duties" as needed.

Work Environment & Physical Requirements:

Work Environment:

Work is generally performed in a school environment during the school day, however there may be occasions for afterschool meetings (ex: Back to School Night). Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function. Rarely absent or late unless the situation is of an emergency nature.

Physical Requirements:

While performing the duties of this job, the teacher is frequently required to walk, stand, sit, talk, and hear. The teacher is occasionally required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds. The teacher must have sufficient mobility to navigate within a large school building.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Keywords: Newton Public Schools, Newton , French Teacher-Long Term Substitute, Other , Newton, Massachusetts

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