The Brearley School, an independent girls’ school serving over 770 students K 12, seeks a Teacher of Mandarin for the Middle and Upper Schools (grades 5-10). This is a leave replacement that begins April 11, 2023, and ends May 20, 2023.
teaching the Mandarin curriculum in grades 5, 7, 9 and 10
participating in and/or leading planning meetings with Modern Language colleagues
attending to the social and emotional growth of students
participating in the life of the school outside of the department
supporting and advancing the School’s commitment to equity, inclusion, and anti-racism.
The ideal candidate will:
have at least three years of teaching experience
have a strong interest in the use of technology in the classroom
have knowledge of and experience in working with elementary-aged students
have a Bachelor of Arts degree
native or near-native proficiency in Mandarin and a genuine passion for teaching it
possess competence in inclusive, anti-bias, anti-racist pedagogy
commit to helping students think independently and develop confidence in their own abilities
possess excellent communication skills
collaborate eagerly, and
bring to their work a collegial spirit and a positive attitude.
About the School
Founded in 1884, the school is a center of intellectual exuberance, attracting students from across and beyond New York City. Our mission has long combined outstanding academics with an insistence on a larger purpose: to cultivate in our students a commitment to the greater good. In pursuit of this goal, we actively strive to build, nurture and sustain a diverse faculty and student body. We are committed to creating an inclusive, equitable and antiracist school community, and we expect our faculty, staff, students, parents, and trustees to pursue meaningful change through deliberate and measurable actions.
The base salary for this position ranges from $66,150 to $75,300 depending on experience and will be prorated to the number of weeks worked.
The Brearley School is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to hiring exceptional, dedicated teachers of diverse backgrounds. We consider qualified individuals for employment with the School regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability or any other state or federally-protected classification.
The Brearley School, an independent school for girls, was founded in 1884 to provide its students with a college-preparatory education equal in rigor to that of boys, and, in the words of the mission statement today, to prepare them for “active responsible citizenship in a democratic society.” Within a highly articulated 13-year curriculum, and with a 6:1 student-faculty ratio, teaching methods are varied, flexible and pragmatic, taking into account individual patterns of development and ways of learning. The School’s program is designed to challenge eager, able students intellectually, and to give each one the opportunity to gain competence, self-reliance and self-knowledge through academic achievement as well as experience in the visual and performing arts, sports, community service and a wide variety of extracurricular activities.
Brearley’s K-12 enrollment is divided into Lower School, Middle School and Upper School, and consists of about 747 students from throughout the New York metropolitan area who represent a diversity of backgrounds, experiences and points of view.