World Language Teacher Mandarin Grades 5-8

Faculty / Temporary

The Park School, Brookline, MA

The Park School is a Pre-K to Grade 8 independent school in Brookline, MA dedicated to excellence in education. The cornerstone of Park’s program is academic excellence, combining both high standards of scholarship and the encouragement of each child to develop to his or her greatest potential. Our school community fosters a nurturing environment in which children develop curiosity, express creativity, appreciate the value of hard work and discipline, and experience the joy of learning. Park’s faculty encourages each student to strive for intellectual, physical and moral growth and to become contributing members of the community.

The Park School seeks a dynamic, flexible,  patient, and technologically adept Modern Language Teacher to teach Mandarin in a one year leave coverage position.  The Modern Language Teacher is a member of the School’s Upper Division and reports to the Head of the Upper Division. The ideal candidate will have a strong background teaching Mandarin to middle school-aged students as well as experience creating projects that make language come alive for students.

 

Roles & Responsibilities
  • Teach four sections of Mandarin in Grades 5-8
  • Serve as an Upper Division Advisor
  • Participate in the school community, including faculty and committee work, weekly school duties, and activities
  • Demonstrates deep understanding of the relationship between curriculum, subject matter, and child development
  • Implements creative and innovative curriculum, instruction, and assessment
  • Uses technology tools to advance student learning and growth
  • Differentiates instruction
  • Fosters a classroom environment where students feel comfortable to take risks, make
  • mistakes, and be curious
  • Works in partnership with students and their families
  • Strong interpersonal skills with students, colleagues, and other adults; team skills, such as lesson planning with others
  • Strong communication skills, including experience in writing student comments and other school-related documents
  • Interest in professional development, including MaFLA and ACTFL events
  • Experience teaching cultural topics in a project-based learning curriculum
  • Integrate diversity, equity, and inclusion as a core value of the School and classroom learning
  • Previous experience and/or interest in athletic coaching or supporting student-led clubs organizations and events
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Master’s Degree preferred.
  • 3-5 years of teaching experience at the middle school level.

 

Application Instructions
  • To apply, visit the posting on our careers page and click apply. Please submit a cover letter, resume, and statement of teaching philosophy with your application.
  • The Park School offers competitive salaries and benefits, including a strong professional development program.
  • We welcome candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and who have demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in their teaching and learning.
  • The Park School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or family composition or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its employment, education, admission, financial aid, and other policies and programs.

The Park School

Brookline, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
Day
All Gender