Junior High French and Spanish Teacher

  • The Paideia School
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Nov 15, 2023
Full time Teacher

Job Description

Employment Type: full time, 10 months, benefits eligible

Work Days/Hours: M-F / 8am-4pm / this position requires occasional after-school, evening and weekend commitments for special school events and meetings

Start Date: August 2024

Paideia is a K-12 college preparatory school of 1015 students in the Emory University area of Atlanta. The Junior High enrolls 182 students.  Our Junior High combines 7th and 8th grade students into homebase classes where they are taught language arts and social studies by the two homebase classroom teachers. Students leave the homebase for instruction in modern language, math, music, art and science.

The program combines close contact and support from homebase teachers with independence, individual responsibility, and a wide range of choices. It demands a lot from students, but does so in relaxed surroundings in which kids can feel at home. It does an excellent job teaching basic skills like math and writing, and it also has a creative curriculum designed to incorporate personal and social conflicts and develop self-awareness and expression. Our dedicated faculty truly enjoys and appreciates kids this age.


The main intent of the JH Modern Language program is to create a stimulating environment where students explore communicating meaningfully in the target language. We are looking for someone who has a strong French and Spanish instruction background and at least 3 years of classroom experience using a variety of teaching methods. The Modern Language department uses a communicative, proficiency-based approach grounded in cultural learning and skill development. 

Students will complete the first year of either Spanish or French attending classes that meet three days a week in the 7th grade and 4 times a week in the 8th.  


Important personal qualities include love of learning, interest in and demonstrated ability to teach and support adolescents, a sense of humor, organizational skills, energy and the ability to work effectively with a group of colleagues while demonstrating self-direction and creativity with class activities and curriculum enrichment. 


Applicants should have a degree in French or Spanish and be proficient in both languages. Some teaching experience at the Junior High level is preferred.


Interested applicants should submit a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references via our online application.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. A benefits package is offered for benefits-eligible positions. The Paideia School is an equal opportunity employer.

For more information about Paideia and our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, our focus on both social and emotional learning with rigorous academic offerings and opportunities for extra curricular learning, please visit our website at www.paideiaschool.org.