Job Posting - Upper School World Languages Teacher-French - McDonogh School

Upper School World Languages Teacher-French

Position Details

Title Upper School World Languages Teacher-French
Supervisor World Languages Chair
FLSA Designation Exempt
Calendar 10 month

General Summary

McDonogh School is seeking an energetic, intellectual, and caring individual to teach Upper School French. The optimal candidate is a teacher-coach capable of teaching introductory-level through Post-AP French-language learners, and is also able to teach Spanish on an as-needed basis.

Essential Functions

  • Inspiring, engaging, and encouraging students in the study of French, creating a dynamic classroom with high expectations for both French language and culture
  • Willing to guide students in active and experiential language and cultural learning, including but not limited to, cooking, music and art
  • Exhibiting a strong desire for continuing professional growth as a World Language educator
  • Demonstrating creativity and authentic cultural experiences in unit and daily planning
  • Focusing on language proficiency and oral communication in all lessons
  • Teaching diverse learners through varied instructional strategies and approaches
  • Overtly supporting and acting in accordance with the school's mission
  • Exhibiting professional standards of presentation, punctuality, professional courtesy, and discretion
  • Expressing a clear interest in becoming an active member of the McDonogh and independent school community by participating in school activities inside and outside of the World Language Department
  • Responding to the needs of the School, including, but not limited to, the advisory program, coaching, assigned supervision, and other areas as determined by the Upper School Head

Recommended Employment Qualifications

Ability to teach other languages (Chinese/Latin/Spanish) desirable, with a priority for Spanish. Degree in French Language and/or Education and speak French fluently . Experience living, working, or studying in French-speaking Africa or the Carribean preferred. Master’s Degree (preferred, but not required).

Additional Experience

  • A demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development
  • Experience working in a student-centered learning environment, with practical experience with problem-based learning
  • Prior experience teaching French is preferred

Additional Requirements

  • Ability to both learn from and encourage continual growth in a highly motivated faculty
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment and inclusive culture that values and respects difference across race, ethnicity, religion, and orientation or identity.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Exhibits a strong work ethic
  • Familiarity with independent schools and previous experience in an educational setting is preferred
  • Interest in maintaining and developing a French exchange program
  • Must be able to comply with background check, including finger prints, as required by the agency and / or state regulations.
  • Must possess personal qualifications as required, flexibility, patience, good personal hygiene and physical and mental health that do not interfere with responsibilities.
  • Subject matter expertise required, preferably through Post-AP French
  • Upholds the School's mission and philosophy, and demonstrates the School's core character values

Working Conditions

Evening and weekend hours may be required from time to time. Lifting and carrying of equipment is not typical, but may be required on rare occasions. Reaching, grasping. Sitting. Standing. Walking around campus.

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please submit your cover letter, resume, and letters of reference to Hilary McDonough at Any questions you may have regarding this position can also be directed to Janet Graham, Human Resources Manager, at 443-544-7060 or

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