Waddell Language Academy will be looking to fill two full-time elementary (K-5) French teaching positions, starting August 2019.

Waddell Language Academy (WLA) is a public K-8 magnet school in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School (CMS) district, located in Charlotte, North Carolina. Waddell offers students the unique opportunity to become proficient and literate in a second language. Second language immersion instruction is offered in the elementary school in Chinese, French, German, and Japanese. 


In 2012, WLA was honored with the Melba D. Woodruff Award as Exemplary Elementary Foreign Language Program. The award was sponsored by ACTFL (American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Language). In 2017, it received the LabelFrancEducation seal by the Agency for French Education Abroad (AEFE) for its incredible program and dedication to the French language. The seal is granted to schools for promoting French language and culture as part of their curriculum. In 2017, it was also named a North Carolina Global-Ready school by NC-DPI. In 2018, the FACE (French American Cultural Exchange) Foundation granted WLA a French Dual Language Fund to put towards an extension of leveled French classroom libraries. Most recently, WLA was labeled a 2019 Magnet School of Distinction by Magnet Schools of America. 


If you are interested in a full-time teaching position in a French K-5 immersion classroom, you can contact Waddell Language Academy’s principal, Dr. Felicia Eybl at felicia.eybl@cms.k12.nc.us.