French American School of Denver - 5 positions available

Our Mission: To develop bilingual, bi-literate learners through a French language-immersion curriculum meeting the highest educational standards of the United States and France and delivered in a highly diverse learning environment that promotes critical thinking, creativity and empathy. 

Our Vision: To be a premier bilingual educational  institution that prepares students for success in  local and international high schools and  universities; inspires them to pursue personal and  professional opportunities around the world; and  encourages them to be lifelong learners and  community leaders who can connect with others in  one of the world’s most widely- spoken and  influential languages. 

At the French American School of Denver, students from all over the metro area will benefit from a rigorous French immersion education. We are building our founding team to implement Denver’s premier public French immersion school. If you are interested in joining a team of highly motivated educators who are innovative, hardworking and longing to be part of a diverse, mission-driven and highly collaborative team committed to the academic success of all students, we invite you to apply by submitting a letter of interest and resume to: employment@FASDenver.org

 

The French American School of Denver (FASD) is seeking Francophone teachers for the following grades for the 2021-22 school year:

  • Kindergarten (Maternelle Grande Section) – 2 positions available
  • 1st Grade (Cours Préparatoire – CP) – 1 position available
  • 2nd Grade (Cours Elémentaire 1 – CE1) – 1 position available
  • 3rd Grade (Cours Elémentaire 2 – CE2) – 1 position available

FASD requires that teachers hired to teach in French be either native speaking and/or hold a teaching certificate from their respective Ministry of Education (i.e. the French Ministry of Education), or through the American Council of Teaching Foreign Languages.

 

Job Description – Francophone Teachers

Essential duties and responsibilities:

Culture:

  • Create a nurturing, safe, engaging and rigorous learning environment
  • Foster trusting collaborative relationships with families
  • Understand and implement culturally responsive teaching practices
  • Establish consistent expectations and classroom routines for students

Instruction:

  • Teach content and skills in French without converting to English
  • Establish clear learning goals and objectives related to the FASD curriculum
  • Plan, prepare and present lessons, assignments, and instructional materials aligned to French National curriculum
  • Differentiate instruction to meet varying student needs
  • Observe and evaluate student’s performance and development
  • Maintain complete and accurate records of student’s academic, language and social/emotional progress
  • Analyze student assessment data to inform instructional planning
  • Provide instruction remotely if necessary

Development and Collaboration:

  • Participate in regular feedback sessions from colleagues and school leaders to improve instructional practices
  • Participate and contribute to collaborative staff development sessions that drive school improvement and growth of school
  • Take on leadership roles to support the school mission as a founding team member of the school
  • Support the accreditation of the school by the French Ministry of Education
  • Improve skill and knowledge base in current research and best practices in language immersion, second language acquisition, culturally responsive education, classroom technology use, problem solving and interdisciplinary connections

Required qualifications:

  • Native level fluency in French
  • Fluent in English with good verbal and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of language acquisition and language immersion
  • Successful classroom experience in an elementary setting
  • High degree of cultural competency
  • Knowledge and experience of relevant technology
  • Ability to reflect on feedback and improve instructional practices
  • Embrace the presence of French language in the Francophone world
  • Deep knowledge of French curriculum to support the school in obtaining the certification from the French Ministry of Education
  • Demonstrates resourcefulness in solving problems, strong organizational and time management skills, and keen attention to detail, strong work ethic, and flexibility
  • Legally eligible for employment in the United States

Education, training and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree either in education or French required
  • Completion of a teacher preparation program and 3+ years successful teaching experience in a French language immersion setting preferred
  • Teaching certificate from The French Ministry of Education (or a Francophone Ministry of Education) or the American Council of Teaching Foreign languages preferred
  • Hold or be eligible for a Colorado Teaching Certificate
  • International Experience (travel abroad, etc…) highly preferred

The above statements are intended to be a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job.  The incumbent may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those stated in this description.  In addition, the incumbent may be requested to occasionally perform other tasks.

Physical Demands:

  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds
  • Occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee may occasionally be required to bend, stoop or kneel

The French American School of Denver does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status or other characteristic protected by law with regard to public assistance, disability, sexual orientation, age, family care leave status or veteran status. French American School of Denver also makes reasonable accommodations for disabled employees.