Classroom Teacher - Academie Lafayette
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Foreign Languages
Job Title: Part-time High School Mandarin Teacher
Job Location: Academie Lafayette
Beginning: Aug 01, 2021
Deadline: Open until filled **
Certificate: Foreign Language - Chinese
District: Academie Lafayette
Kansas City, MO 64113
Telephone: 816-800-8771
Job Description:
Teach Mandarin language arts, develop curriculum, plan lessons and attend grade level meetings. The curriculum covers grammar, literature, written and spoken expression.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES (other duties may be assigned):
  • Seeks to actively know students’ strengths and weaknesses and responds promptly and with care to parent concerns. Communicates effectively with parents, colleagues, and administrators.
  • Employs a variety of teaching methods to engage different learning styles and ability levels in the classroom.
  • Prepares motivating and stimulating lessons that reflect knowledge of the curriculum, child development, and student abilities.
  • Encourages an inclusive classroom that accepts the different perspectives and backgrounds of the students and elicits a greater understanding of the world around them with a global perspective.
  • Utilizes a variety of assessments and uses data in the classroom to develop lessons and instructional activities as needed.
  • Creates a learning environment that is motivating, setting clear expectations for class work and homework while maintaining current books and instructional resources that support the classroom learning.
  • Needs to move about inside the classroom or campus to monitor students as necessary.
  • Maintains an accurate and organized system for monitoring student grades and records.
  • Meets reporting deadlines and requirements and follows school-wide procedures for reporting grades.
  • Prepares well-thought-out and thorough conference reports and written documentation on student progress.
  • Maintains substitute plans and engages substitutes in advance when needed and when possible.
  • Continues to update knowledge of content area(s) taught.
  • Engages in goal setting and review process with assigned administrator.
  • Attends and participates appropriately in full, divisional, and departmental/team faculty meetings.
  • Fluency in Mandarin
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Valid Missouri Teacher’s Certificate or eligible to become certified in grades 6–12 Mandarin Education required.
  • At least 3 years experience.
  • Demonstrates strong classroom management skills.
  • Passion for Mandarin language and culture.
  • Experience teaching in an International Baccalaureate program, Middle Years and/or Diploma (MYP/DP) preferred.
  • Experience teaching upper level Advanced Placement Mandarin courses preferred.
Mental/Physical/Environmental Demands:
  • Needs to move about within the campus as necessary
  • Occasional standing, stooping, bending, pulling and pushing
  • Occasionally requires lifting up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work schedules of others on short-term basis
STATUS OF POSITION: This is a part-time position with Académie Lafayette. This is an exempt position pursuant to the U.S. Department of Labor.

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