The Foote School is seeking a Modern Language (French and/or Spanish) Teacher beginning in September 2021. The Foote School is an independent K-9 co-ed day school in New Haven, Connecticut. We aim to endow students with timeless values while providing the thoughtful experiences that will prepare them to learn, lead, and grow in the 21st century; the theater program has a key place in this experience.
The successful candidates will be a nurturing flexible person with a strong background in Spanish instruction and an understanding of the developmental needs of children. They should be able to communicate effectively with students, parents, and peers as well as be able to employ a variety of instructional techniques to engage young learners. The successful candidate will have a commitment to our school’s mission, to working collaboratively with others, and to upholding the values of the school community.
The Foote School is deeply committed to diversity and an inclusive curriculum and community. We actively encourage applications from candidates with broad and diverse backgrounds and from individuals of all races, ethnicities, and beliefs. We seek candidates who have a clear interest in being part of a community that challenges prejudice and is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Prepare curriculum and lessons and teach Spanish and/or French to students grades 6-9
Serve as an academic advisor in the Middle School
Participate in meetings, field trips, special activities, and rotational duties
Regularly write reports that evaluate student performance and demonstrate knowledge of students’ experiences
Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree in French and/or Spanish, and/or education preferred.
Proficiency in French and/or Spanish, priority to native or heritage speakers
Effective oral and written communication in English
Experience teaching language instruction to students preferably grades K-9
Training in best practices as it relates to modern language pedagogy
A willingness to collaborate with others and to contribute to the school community
A commitment to professional growth and innovative thinking
A coeducational school for students in Kindergarten - Grade 9 that reflects its motto, "Gladly will I learn and gladly teach" throughout its strong and varied curriculum. Seventeen-acre campus near downtown New Haven and Yale University.