Green Hedges School seeks an experienced middle school world language teacher to instruct Latin for the 2021-2022 school year. An independent school located 14 miles west of Washington, DC in Vienna, VA, Green Hedges has an enrollment of approximately 150 students in preschool through Grade 8. All students learn French from preschool through Grade 5, then continue with Spanish or French through Grade 8. All students take Latin in Grades 6, 7, and 8.
Note: For qualified candidates, this position may be combined with additional responsibilities or instruction in another subject to create a full-time position at Green Hedges.
A successful candidate for the middle school Latin position will have: Undergraduate degree (masters preferred) in Latin• Minimum of 2 - 5 years of related teaching experience • Proficient knowledge of the academic and social-emotional development of middle school age children • A high level of energy • Good time management skills • Initiative • Collaborative skills
Candidates must successfully complete a required background check.
Implement developmentally appropriate and engaging curriculum, using Green Hedges’ Mission and Curriculum Overview as a guide
Create positive learning communities within the classroom that acknowledge and respect children’s social, emotional and behavioral interactions and growth
Effectively integrate professional standards of Latin language and culture education into everyday classroom instruction.
Prepare and implement lesson plans, using Comprehensible Input as a primary method of instruction
Collaborate with faculty in all disciplines with an eye toward providing interdisciplinary opportunities
Employ a variety of teaching methods to ensure optimal learning for all students and tailor instruction to the needs of a variety of students with different learning styles, strengths, and weaknesses
Build on an expanding knowledge of how children learn best through professional development
Work diligently and promptly to maintain positive and constructive home-school communication
Demonstrate competency with school related technology
Maintain a class web page which includes news, homework information, and resources
Keep current with curriculum mapping
Conduct parent-teacher conferences
Use assessment and evaluation tools to guide instructional decisions; maintain accurate, up-to-date records and communicate results to students, parents, and appropriate others in a timely manner with regard to student progress and performance
Serve as a facilitator for a multi-age middle school advisory group
Perform all professional duties efficiently and punctually, manage resources effectively, and meet deadlines and meeting schedules set by the School
Attend and participate in faculty meetings and department meetings
Perform professional duties as assigned by the Head of School or the Assistant Head of School. These duties include but are not limited to recess duty, lunch duty, and dismissal duty
Reports to: Head of School, Assistant Head of School
Interested candidates should submit 1) letter of interest, 2) three references and 3) resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Green Hedges School is committed to equal employment opportunity. The School does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis including, but not limited to: veteran status, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age or physical or mental disability.
About Green Hedges School
All children embark on their own educational journeys brimming with potential, informed by nature, and nurtured through personal experience. We believe each journey is better and more nourishing if, during these formative years, it takes place within a deeply-connected and diverse community. Such a community provides children a supportive, physically- and emotionally-safe environment where they become confident learners who take risks and actively engage in their world. Green Hedges is this community.
In 1942, Frances and Kenton Kilmer, children of international artists, founded Green Hedges School to provide a learning environment that emphasizes excellence in the core subjects while reflecting their passion for the arts and languages and their appreciation for cultural and religious diversity. Building on their vision, we teach a robust liberal arts program from the earliest ages–providing context, encouraging connections, and inspiring creativity. Our approach creates a strong foundation and allows students to achieve a deeper and broader understanding within all disciplines.