Middle School/Upper School French Teacher

  • Savannah Country Day School
  • Savannah, GA, USA
  • Jan 13, 2023
Full time Teacher

Job Description

The Savannah Country Day School seeks a creative, innovative, and energetic French teacher to join its learning community for the 2023-2024 academic year. This full-time position will include teaching assignments in our Middle and Upper Schools. The ideal candidate will be able to meet the varied needs of our diverse student body, to teach different levels, to bring languages to life, and to inspire students to learn more about the culture, history, and richness of the Francophone world. Commitment to ongoing professional development, including building collegial relationships in a dynamic K-12 World Language Department, as well as willing to develop warm connections with learners and their families is essential. Candidates with excellent interpersonal and organizational skills who are eager to explore collaborative and interdisciplinary teaching opportunities, and who know how to marry a CI teaching philosophy with technology are encouraged to apply. 


·        Bachelor’s degree in French or a related field, Master’s Degree strongly preferred.

·        Three (3) or more years’ teaching experience strongly desired.

·        Candidates should possess a very strong proficiency in French with a solid background in language acquisition theory and pedagogy.

·        The ideal candidate will have the ability to teach a range of French courses, from Middle School to AP level. 

·        Excellent communication skills and a willingness to function as part of the World Language Department team is desired.

·        Attendance at evening and weekend functions is occasionally required.

 Qualified applicants should email a cover letter and resume to Dr. Kevin Gavin, World Language Department Chair, at gavin@savcds.org.

About Us:

Savannah Country Day traces its origins back to the 1905 founding of The Pape School, an institution long recognized for its academic excellence and college preparatory curriculum. Led by a group of visionary parents who saw the continued need for a first-rate college preparatory school in Savannah, the founders of Savannah Country Day built upon the assets of the Pape School and created a school with a recognized tradition of academic excellence across the southeast.  Today, Savannah Country Day School is Savannah's preeminent college preparatory school providing a rigorous, yet supportive learning environment for a wide variety of motivated learners. Enrolling over 1000 students ranging from 4 month olds to 12th grade, SCDS is truly a family school.  Situated on a beautiful, 65-acre campus on the south side of historic Savannah, Georgia, SCDS has a 6:1 student to teacher ratio, an unparalleled arts program and a full range of athletic and extracurricular opportunities.  Significant funds are available for faculty professional development and our faculty average 21 years of experience with 85% of Upper School faculty holding advanced degrees.


Inclusion at Savannah Country Day School: 

The Savannah Country Day School is guided by the school’s mission statement which includes:

  • that each student's life is enriched in a diverse community where differences among people are affirmed and celebrated;
  • that the school shares with families the responsibility for fostering in each student strength of character, a sense of personal responsibility, and an attitude of faith, reverence, and tolerance;

 SCDS seeks candidates of all cultures and backgrounds who embrace the school’s mission of diversity,  are eager to engage in the work of inclusion and have a desire to join a community of diverse individuals who celebrate their similarities while also recognizing their individuality.  


Equal Opportunity Employer