Burgundy Farm Country Day School is a progressive school on a pastoral 25-acre campus near Alexandria, Virginia, serving 280 children in junior kindergarten through 8th grade. Burgundy believes children learn best in an inclusive, creative and nurturing environment that engages the whole child. Our innovative, hands-on approach to education cultivates independent thinking, promotes academic excellence, instills respect for diversity, and teaches responsibility for self, for others, and for the natural world. For more information, visit www.burgundyfarm.org.
Burgundy seeks a dynamic and fun-loving part-time French teacher for our elementary grades. We are looking for a teacher who enjoys children ages 7-11, who has genuine interest in world languages and cultures, and who can tap young children’s natural curiosity and joy in discovery. Applicants with experience teaching integrated, culturally based and hands-on curricula are desirable. Our elementary World Language program offers students a solid foundation in language and culture and prepares them for our middle school program. The teacher reports directly to the Assistant Head of School/Lower School Head.
The qualified candidate will have:
Genuine love of learning and desire to work with children as a facilitator of learning
A degree with a major in Elementary Education, French or a related field
An ability to help students develop a joy for language learning
Collaborative spirit; interest in team-teaching and planning
Good oral and written communication skills
Ability to organize and manage a positive classroom grounded in a belief that all learning begins with attending to children’s developmental social and emotional needs
An interest in teaching a student-centered, inquiry-based curriculum that responds to student interest and need
Commitment to teaching diverse learning styles and differentiated instruction
Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity, both in teaching and in your work with colleagues and families
Interest in outdoor, hands-on and environmental education
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Maintain an emphasis on preparing students for the joys and challenges of learning
Participate in curriculum development, committee, and task force work
Perform necessary administrative tasks and attend required meetings and events
Engage in reflective practice and various professional growth activities
The hours for this position are somewhat flexible. The position is approximately 30% time.
While small in number, some before and after school responsibilities come up during the academic year, in addition to weekend events.
The School is closed for most national holidays, as well as Winter and Spring Break.
Salaries are based on a competitive independent school scale with increases for advanced degrees and experience.
How to Apply: Please submit a letter of interest, specific to this position, and resume to Elizabeth Lener at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Burgundy Farm Country Day School actively maintains its commitment to equal opportunity for all employees. To fulfill this commitment, we recruit, hire, promote, and retain individuals in all job titles without regard to race, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, military status, or disability.