Full-Time French Teacher
The Waterford School, a pre-K – 12 day school enrolling 920 students in suburban Salt Lake City, seeks an outstanding educator to teach Upper School French. Waterford offers a broad, college-preparatory liberal arts program that emphasizes the fine arts in conjunction with the traditional academic disciplines. All Middle School students (grades 6-8) take Latin (levels 1-3), and then all Upper School students (grades 9-12) take one of three modern languages (Chinese, Spanish, French -- levels 1-4). A minimum of three years of foreign language in the Upper School are required for graduation, with the most advanced students achieving a level of proficiency that would allow success on the AP language exams. The new French teacher would work with all the members of the Foreign Languages Department to develop and execute an outstanding 4-year modern languages program.
The ideal candidate will have a degree in a field related to French language instruction, and will have at least two years of relevant teaching experience. Essential qualities for applicants, beyond the requisite knowledge of the French, include the ability to develop a healthy rapport with students age 14-18, and the energy to manage the demands of curriculum planning, teaching, and parent communications.
The Waterford campus is set on 45 acres at the foot of the Utah’s Wasatch Mountains, one of North America’s premier outdoor and recreational areas. The school offers an outstanding working environment. The atmosphere is collegial; both families and faculty show a genuine commitment to learning. Benefits include medical, dental, 403(b).
For more information about the school, please go to www.waterfordschool.org.
Qualified candidates should forward a résumé and letter of interest, by email or post, to
Office of the Head of School