Holton-Arms School invites applications for the position of Lower School/Middle School Chinese Teacher (1/2 time) for the 2021-2022 school year.
DESCRIPTION AND DETAILS:
Holton-Arms is seeking a passionate, experienced, student-centered Lower School/Middle School Chinese teacher. This person will create and implement a spiraling Chinese curriculum, provide Chinese instruction for one section each of fifth and sixth grade (possibly extending into Middle School), and support additional duties in the Lower School (for example, sixth-grade advisory). The Lower School/Middle School Chinese teacher needs to inspire a passion for the Chinese language, create a positive learning environment that supports the well-being of students, communicate effectively with students and parents, and work collaboratively with other language teachers in the department, as well as division colleagues and administrators. The successful candidate will be prepared to commit to and promote the School’s Mission as well as the institutional priorities embodied in the School’s philosophy of Learn Well, Live Well, Lead Well and the Diversity Mission Statement. Engaging in curriculum redesign towards a more deliberate anti-racist curriculum is expected.
The successful candidate for Lower School/Middle School Chinese Teacher should have:
A Bachelor's degree or higher in Education or Chinese, with a graduate degree, preferred
3 to 5 years of relevant teaching experience and curriculum development
Experience with Responsive Classroom is preferred.
Experience embedding Social and Emotional Learning, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, and Global Competencies into their curriculum
Passion for working with Upper Elementary and Middle School students
Commitment to creating a student-centered, project-based, and competency-driven classroom
Proficiency with technology and digital platforms in the classroom
Eagerness to collaborate with colleagues within and across disciplines
Professional working proficiency in other languages is preferred
Global travel experience is preferred
Understands language learning as an integral component of global competence
Believes language learning is something everyone can do
Commitment to continued professional learning
In order to be considered for this position, we ask candidates to submit a cover letter, a resume, a statement of educational philosophy, and the names of three references.
We offer a comprehensive benefits package with a competitive salary
Diversity Equity and Inclusion
The Holton-Arms community recognizes and values the uniqueness of each of its members, including current and former students, faculty, and staff. We strive to create an inclusive environment that sees and supports diverse identities and experiences, cultivates engaged and civil discourse , and empowers our students to be thriving members of the global community.
At Holton-Arms, each of us is responsible for fostering an equitable, respectful, and just community. Holton is committed to helping its members:
Discover, develop, and value their full authentic selves.
Deepen awareness of one's own personal and systemic biases and be accountable for the impact of one's words and actions on others.
Develop an understanding of the historical origins and perpetuation of systems of power and privilege.
Engage in open and brave conversations that promote growth, understanding, connection, and agency.
Be advocates for supporting the diverse identities of others in the community.
About Holton-Arms School, Inc.
The mission of the Holton-Arms School is to cultivate the unique potential of young women through the "education not only of the mind, but of the soul and spirit." Founded in 1901 by two visionary women, Holton-Arms continues to cultivate a diverse, inclusive and equitable school community, to tend to the health and well-being of its members, and to build a global curriculum that responds to the learners in our classrooms and the world around us. In this vibrant community committed to academic excellence, our students are scholars, artists, and athletes who find their voices, take risks, learn from mistakes, pursue opportunities for leadership, and build lifelong friendships.
Caring, dedicated faculty and staff inspire our 665 girls and young women in grades 3-12 to realize the School's motto, "I will find a way or make one."
We seek candidates who are dedicated to the School’s mission and will work to inspire our 665 girls and young women in grades 3-12 to realize the School’s motto, “I will find a way or make one.” within the School and in local, national, and global communities.
We believe that with intellectual curiosity, self-reliance, tenacity of purpose, and commit...ment to others, Holton women will make a difference in a complex and changing world.
We seek applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds, talents, and interests who share a dedication and commitment to helping girls learn, grow and make their way in the world.