Middle School French Teacher

Wichita, KS

Wichita Collegiate School (WCS), a thriving Independent School located in Wichita, KS, is adding a French Teacher to our Middle School team. Our teachers are responsible for providing a supportive and collaborative learning environment for our students. Our teachers have a forward-thinking approach to education and a willingness to experiment in the classroom in ways that challenge educational norms.

Wichita Collegiate School is a coeducational, college preparatory, independent day school for students in Early Childhood 2-year-olds through Grade 12. Located in East Wichita on a 42-acre campus, Wichita Collegiate is home to over 900 students in four divisions. These divisions are named Early Childhood, Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School.

Founded in 1963, Wichita Collegiate School has shaped our students into inquisitive thinkers and compassionate citizens prepared to impact the world positively. In keeping with our current and historic mission, Collegiate provides our students with a challenging and supportive academic environment alongside robust opportunities in the arts and athletics. 

Wichita Collegiate School is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest (ISAS), is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and is a member of Independent School Management (ISM). 

Position Description

The Middle School French Teacher is responsible for preparing an enriching and diverse curriculum, instilling a passion for the French language and culture while creating a dynamic learning environment in the classroom.  Promote the importance of becoming global citizens who share appreciation and empathy for others.  Teachers are also expected to facilitate conversation, reflection, and understanding of concepts and diverse perspectives through a variety of teaching methods.  The Middle School French teacher will teach French 1A (7th Grade) and  1B (8th Grade) and have one Advising group of 12-16 students. 

The primary responsibilities:  As a Collegiate Educator, the primary responsibilities of a classroom room teacher include, but are not limited to, the following:  

  • Classroom Instruction of French 1 and all the necessary preparation for effective student-led learning. 
  • Differentiate instruction, assessment, and feedback to students of all abilities.
  • Effectively integrate technology into the classroom to enhance instruction.
  • Collaborate with students, teachers, and parent community.  
  • Support division-specific student activities with your time and talents. 
  • Attend and participate in faculty, grade level, and departmental meetings. 
  • Attend and participate in scheduled professional development coursework, both led by the school and outside opportunities as identified. 
  • Additional responsibilities that enhance the student experience as assigned. 

Minimum Qualifications: Successful Collegiate Educators have a Bachelor's degree in Education or a subject area specific to the curriculum and at least three years of classroom experience. Advanced education or relevant professional experience may be substituted for classroom experience. 

Ideal candidates demonstrate the following knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion work. 
  • A commitment to equitable and culturally responsive teaching practices. 
  • Understand the importance of detailed and rigorous feedback to students and parents/guardians.
  • High levels of accountability, expectations, and communication with all stakeholders.
  • Ability to differentiate instruction, assessment, and feedback to students of all abilities. 
  • A passion and commitment to creating a supportive, fun, and enriching classroom culture that reflects Wichita Collegiate School’s core values and teaching philosophy.
  • A curiosity for professional growth, development, and leadership opportunities.
  • Integrates technology as a tool for engaging students and enhancing instruction. 
  • Willingness for experiential/project-based learning and innovative thinking.

Working Conditions: Collegiate Educators are expected to be on campus from August 1 through May 31. During the school year, school hours of operation are 7:30 from 4:30 pm; the classroom schedule varies by department. Faculty members are expected to participate in school activities to foster our sense of community. 

About Wichita

Not only has Wichita been named an All-American City four times since 1962, it also consistently ranks among the top cities nationally for the quality of life. These accolades communicate affordability, short and easy commutes to work, and a high level of public safety for your family - attributes you simply can't find in most metro areas.

Every one of us is different, together we are Spartans. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state, or local laws.