Category: Part Time;
Position Title: Mandarin Teacher
Start Date: 08/25/2020
End Date: 06/17/2021
Location: Brookwood School, One Brookwood Road Manchester, MA 01944
About Brookwood School:
Brookwood is an Early Childhood through Grade 8 independent school of about 300 students located on a beautiful 30-acre wooded campus in Manchester, MA on the coast of the North Shore of Boston. At Brookwood, kids come first—not the test, not trophies, not to-do lists. We know how kids learn best. Every day, we use our expertise to challenge kids intellectually and ensure they feel valued so that they can grow into their best selves. Our program focuses on building 21st century skills and graduating students of conscience, character, compassion, and cultural competence. Brookwood also offers a playful, collaborative work environment for 85 faculty and staff who go the extra mile to do what is best for kids.
Brookwood seeks an outstanding part-time (0.5 FTE) teacher to teach Mandarin to grades 7 – 8. This position will also be part of a rotating World Language schedule in grades 1-3 offering an introduction to the language and culture for our Lower School students. Our Mandarin program includes a focus on developing oral proficiency, reading and writing skills, and an exploration of culture throughout the Mandarin-speaking world. Students in grades 7-8 made the language choice in 3rd grade, the 6th – 8th grade program is preparing students to enter into their high school World Language courses. In addition to developing lesson plans and instructional materials, the candidate must use a variety of strategies to meet the learning needs of children, and be willing to communicate regularly with other faculty and parents about the academic, social, and emotional health of students. The Mandarin teacher reports to the Head of Upper School (grades 5-8) and works closely with other World Language faculty.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will be a fluent or Native Mandarin speaker, have strong teaching experience, a deep knowledge of adolescent child development and best practices for middle school teaching, exceptional written/verbal communication skills, and an infectious sense of fun. The candidate will put students’ needs at the center of decision-making, will be a self-reflective educator who models a growth mindset, and will be an inspiration to and collaborator with a high-performing faculty.
Contact Name: Stacey Wright
Contact email for questions: firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Instructions: To Apply
Interested candidates should email a cover letter, résumé, and statement of educational philosophy to Stacey Wright, Director of Teaching and Learning, email@example.com