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French Immersion Kindergarten/First Grade:
This position is 32 hours per week beginning late December 2022 or early January 2023.
Candidate must be able to teach completely in French and without technology.
Heartwood Grove School, a small arts-focused language immersion school in Richmond, is seeking an immersion teacher who can teach all K-1 subjects in French: French language, stories, social studies and other humanities, arts, music/singing, games, cooking, baking, gardening, etc. completely in the target language to K-1 classes with near native ability.
Partial relocation expenses paid.
Talents in the arts, such as music, classical dance, and/or visual arts, a bonus.
Ability to teach with minimal technology essential. Ability in Spanish would be a plus. Students take classes in both Spanish and French.
We are a small private school with multi-age/grade classes. The ideal candidate will possess and/or demonstrate the following:
Native speaker or near-native proficiency, with experience living in a French speaking country and experience working with young children
Legal right to work in the United States
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and thorough knowledge and enthusiasm for hands-on, experiential immersion methods
Immersion teaching experience preferred
Ability to teach elementary math in French
Familiarity with traditional, project-based, as well as alternative teaching methods (Montessori, Waldorf, Reggio Emilia, Concordia Language Village methods, etc.)
Ability to work in a multi-age/multi-level grade classroom incorporating projects, the arts, and games into the classroom
Willingness to cooperate with other teachers, staff, and parents; to share classrooms; to work with teachers for occasional blended lessons.
Special skills or interest in any of the following is a plus, but not essential: art, crafts, reading music, singing, classical dance, yoga, knitting or weaving, gardening, cooking, or simple and safe woodworking.
Good communication skills and willingness to occasionally present at assemblies.
Ability to work with small groups as well as one-on-one with students.
Phone policy: Teachers must not use phones at anytime while teaching. Phones must be turned off and stored in a purse or personal backpack during the school day.
Physical Requirements and Disclaimer: Classrooms may be on the second floor with stair-only access.
Work is performed in a school setting and requires moderate physical movement and energy to achieve educational goals. Frequent walking, standing, climbing stairs, sitting on the floor, performing physical activities with students, and occasional lifting up to 20 pounds may be required.
We are very flexible, allowing teachers to bring their own artistic skills, project ideas, and creativity to the curriculum. We offer partial remission for children of faculty.
Richmond, VA has nice parks, museums, theater, ballet, symphonies, universities, etc., without the traffic or high cost of living of larger cities.
Please send cover letter, resume and references to Laura Bice, Heartwood Grove School, PO Box 17644, Richmond, VA 23226 or e-mail resume and cover letter to:
Heartwood Grove School
6802 Patterson Avenue, PO Box 17644, Richmond, VA 23226
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