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Upper School French Teacher

Company: The Bear Creek School
Location: Redmond
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description

Job Title : Upper School French Teacher

Position Type : Faculty, Non-exempt, Full-time, 10-mo.

Reports to : Upper School Division Head

Closing Date : When Filled

Start Date : August 2022 for 2022-2023 Academic Year

Salary : Dependent on Experience

Benefits : Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement

The Bear Creek School is a classical Christian School for Preschool 12th grade. We are a nondenominational, private, day school accredited by the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS) and Cognia (formerly AdvancEd). Please see our website,, for additional information.

Upper School French Teacher - Job Summary

Teaches French using a Christian Classical Education model to implement a highly academic enriched curriculum. Teaches all subjects and approaches daily activities from a Christian Worldview.

Required Experience

Upper School French Teacher - Subject Specific Responsibilities
Teach using the target language, creating a full classroom immersion experience
Teach by observing native expression and proceed by steps to comprehension
Present vocabulary and new structures in authentic contexts
Target listening comprehension. oral production, reading and writing
Provide opportunity to listen and comprehend native speakers
Use different media to provide a variety of contacts with native culture

Upper School French Teacher - Primary Responsibilities
Prepare weekly lesson plans, available for review by Division Head and Department Chair
Maintain classroom management conducive to learning
Actively ensure academic growth in every student by utilizing a variety of instructional techniques
Inform Division Head and parents of students academic or behavioral difficulties, work together as a team to plan and implement success strategies
Keep accurate attendance records
Complete progress and grade reports for each student in a timely manner using school guidelines
Keep accurate and detailed records of each students progress to substantiate reports
Arrange and direct field trips as appropriate
Participate in collaborative evaluation processes with Division Head and VP for Academic Affairs
Collaborate with department chair and faculty to develop and coordinate specific plans for implementing school curriculum and policy
Increase professional knowledge by participating in professional development opportunities
Attend weekly teachers or departmental meetings
Attend school events outside regular school hours including, but not limited to: ice breakers, curriculum night, new family events, fine & performing arts performances, student socials, open houses, & professional development sessions
Provide supervision for an advisory group, break periods, or other supervision as necessary
Participate in and give input on policy and curriculum decisions; staff and faculty selection; end-of-year evaluative discussions
Request authorization for all expenditures
Provide Department Chair with list of specific curriculum purchases necessary for upcoming school year
Dress in a professional manner
Keep classroom neat and pleasant in appearance

Upper School French Teacher - Job Requirements
A minimum of a Bachelors degree
A degree in the specific content area and/or a teaching credential preferred
Experience working with post-elementary students preferred
Familiarity with classical methodology and Christian Worldview integration preferred
Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States for any employer. No sponsorship is available for this position

Upper School French Teacher - Critical Performance Competencies
Positively support the schools policies and practices and work collaboratively in a professional organization
Truthful, positive, and purposeful when communicating with others
Able to use strong written and oral communication skills to transfer thoughts and express ideas
Flexible and adaptable in dealing with new, different or changing requirements
Maintain confidentiality and security of information.
Hold self and others accountable to accomplish results
Effective in handling multiple concurrent tasks
Familiar with Microsoft Office Suite, ability to learn and work with the schools integrated data-based software package and online curriculum tools as needed
Adhere to biblical standards in all areas of conduct

Upper School French Teacher - Physical Requirements
Ability to lecture, and move freely about the classroom
Able to make visual and auditory evaluation of student work and performance


The Bear Creek School is an equal opportunity employer and is required by law to perform background checks on selected qualified candidates. All employees of The Bear Creek School must agree to carry out their responsibilities in a manner that is consistent with The Bear Creek Schools Mission Statement, Statement of Faith, Employee Handbook, and conduct themselves in a manner consistent with Biblical standards.

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the employee must possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Continued employment remains on an at-will basis.

All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees and students.

Keyword: french, upper school, high school, classical, christian, teacher, languages, language, private

Keywords: The Bear Creek School, Redmond , Upper School French Teacher, Education / Teaching , Redmond, Washington

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