Woodlands Academy is seeking a full-time French teacher for the 2021 - 2022 academic year. The teacher will report to the Principal, and join a highly collaborative, innovative, and experienced faculty. Language teachers at Woodlands Academy are passionate educators who inspire students to reach their full potential. Our curriculum encompasses language proficiency, as well as cultural awareness, stressing the importance of precision to achieve fluency, and ultimately to become active, multilingual citizens of our world. Dedication to the independent school setting is a must. Woodlands Academy believes that a multicultural perspective is an essential element of a 21st century education, and values diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart is one of 24 Sacred Heart schools in the United States and Canada. Sacred Heart education at Woodlands Academy is distinctive and emphasizes best practices for the education of girls and innovative practices for academic excellence. Established in 1858, the school forms global citizens and transforms young women within a dynamic of relationships that respond to the dignity of each member of the school community.
Maintain Woodlands’ excellent international language program by instructing 5 full credit courses of French at all levels including college preparatory, honors, and AP
Advising approximately 8 -10 girls (academic counseling, community building, parent communication, conferencing.)
Engaging in the life of the high school (presence at assemblies, meeting, events, etc.)
Chaperoning/supervisory duties approximately three times a year
Participating in school-wide, departmental, and mentor team meetings
Writing college letters of recommendation for students when appropriate
Coaching, not required, but a plus
Commit to understanding and upholding the values of a Sacred Heart education
Develop and implement lesson plans and assessment tools]
Perform all other duties, as assigned
Requirements and Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree in the subject or related subject matter. Master’s Degree is preferred
Minimum 2 years’ experience teaching high school, preferably in a single-gender setting
A passion for the French language and the French-speaking world, as well as for interacting with high school-aged students in and outside of the classroom
Sound knowledge of current pedagogical theory and practice, including differentiated instruction, and an eagerness to continue learning
The ability to develop and implement an effective and engaging curriculum; a highly competent teacher
A knowledge of adolescent development and effective classroom practices for the single-gender high school classroom
The ability to build positive relationships with high school students; a powerful student mentor
The ability to draw people in for collaboration, curriculum development, and problem-solving; a trusted and sought-after colleague
High-level of familiarity and competence across cultures and multiple perspectives
Genuine understanding or willingness to learn/understand the culture, community and the demands students feel on a daily basis
Differentiate classroom instruction for students with varied learning styles or specific learning challenges
Familiarity and competence in technology skills; should be proficient with current educational technology and willing to develop more technological skills as needed
Superb communication skills and excellent verbal/written skills to collaborate with Student Support Team, parents, students, and faculty
Possess strong people skills in order to be empathetic to the needs of students and parents
A willingness to be an active, enthusiastic member of the WA community
Completion of Virtus: Protecting God’s Children training
Successful completion of criminal offender record information and sexual offender registry information checks
Why you should join our community:
We offer generous health/dental/vision plans, 403(b) with 5% contribution of annual salary, and flexible spending account
Special holiday breaks, including five days off for Thanksgiving, two weeks off for Christmas, and two weeks off for Spring Break
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart is an all-girls, Catholic, college preparatory day and boarding school in Lake Forest, IL. Visit the school’s website at www.woodlandsacademy.org and the website of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools at www.sacredheartusc.education to learn more.
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion*, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, genetic information, age, disability, status a veteran or being a member of the Reserves or National Guard, or any other classification under state of federal law.
*The School reserves the right to use religion as a hiring criterion for selected positions and nature of a school as a faith-based institution as permitted by law.
About Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart
Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart, founded in 1858, is an independent, Catholic, boarding and day, college preparatory school for young women, grades 9 – 12, who wish to pursue a course of study committed to academic excellence within the context of a faith- based community. Woodlands Academy is a member of the Network of Sacred Heart Schools in the United States.