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Latin Teacher Grades 6-9

Fairfield Country Day School seeks applicants for the position of Latin Teacher for grades 6-9. Candidates should have a passion for teaching, a strong command of Latin, and experience teaching middle school children. The successful candidate will possess excellent content knowledge; a passion for working in an all-boys environment; creativity and a sense of humor; a high level of energy and flexibility; and a growth-oriented mindset.
She or he will be able to inspire and empower students to learn; collaborate and engage in daily conversations and experiences with students and colleagues; possess excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills; and commit to ongoing professional development and lifelong learning.
Responsibilities:
  • Build upon an established Latin program in grades 6-9.
  • In partnership with the World Language Department, develop appropriate curriculum and lessons to prepare all students for Upper School language classes.
  • Provide classroom experiences that are developmentally, linguistically and culturally age- appropriate for the children served.
  • Assess student progress and adjust teaching plans accordingly; provide students with regular and timely feedback about their progress.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to design interdisciplinary and project-based learning curricular experiences.
  • Actively pursue professional development in the teaching of foreign language, teaching with technology and/or teaching in interdisciplinary project-based approaches
  • Maintain strong communication with colleagues, families, and administration.
  • 6th grade homeroom teacher/advisor preferred.
  • Middle School coaching preferred.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree and course work in related field; Master’s Degree preferred
  • Fluency in Latin
  • Minimum 2-5 years of teaching experience
  • Strong content knowledge in all relevant areas as well as background, beyond the language, in cultural traditions and history of the Classical Era
  • The ability to teach language through communication, culture, connections, comparison, and communities
  • Creative, energetic, and positive approach to teaching
  • Demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive classroom community and to working actively to introduce students to diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives
  • Experience with student-centered teaching, project-based learning, interdisciplinary curriculum planning, and authentic measures of student learning
  • Experience integrating technology, including Google applications, laptop/iPads, SMART Board, etc., into teaching practice to support learning and deepen projects
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
TO APPLY
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to contact FCDS in confidence.  Please provide:
• A cover letter expressing their interest in this particular position;
• A current résumé;
• A list of five professional references with name, relationship, phone number, and email address of each (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission) to:

Margot Pearce
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Fairfield Country Day School (FCDS) is a private, all-boys day school in Fairfield, Connecticut.

Founded in 1936 by Laurence W. Gregory, the school has admitted only boys since its inception. As per our mission: Fairfield Country Day School provides an educational community dedicated to the development of impactful young leaders of character and purpose; ready to face the everyday challenges and pivotal turning points of their lifetime with confidence, courage and compassion. Its balanced and challenging program is designed to help each student expand his desire and ability to acquire knowledge, capture his imagination, stimulate his curiosity and creativity, and enhance his self-esteem and respect for others. Each boy’s individual growth is encouraged in an environment that anticipates the future while appreciating the past.

FCDS admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

FCDS is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status.