St. Luke’s School, a secular, college-preparatory day school serving grades 5 through 12 in New Canaan, Connecticut, seeks to add a Mandarin Teacher to its Fellow Program.
The Fellows Program is an incredible opportunity to learn from experienced, master teachers at a school that leads the way in educating educators. Fellows have a two or three class course load and are a part of a robust cohort of creative, flexible, and high-energy early career teachers. With equal focus on teaching and learning the craft of teaching, this two-year program provides structured time during the day to plan, observe, and reflect. With our consistent and constructive feedback, generous professional development, academic technology support, and immersion in constructivist pedagogy, Fellows leave the St. Luke’s program as experienced and highly marketable educators.
We are looking for individuals with strong content knowledge, sharp communication skills, an inherent drive to be productive and involved, and a pronounced enjoyment of students, their lives, interests, and goals. Candidates with summer camp, coaching, or any experience in which strong connections with students are forged, are encouraged to apply.
The St. Luke’s World Language team is comprised of 6 Spanish teachers, 5 French teachers, 2 Classics teachers, and 2 Mandarin teachers. The WL program is known regionally and nationally for its innovations, use of cutting-edge technology, and total immersion modern language classes. Since 2015, the St. Luke’s French program has consistently been awarded the status of “AATF Exemplary French Program with Distinction”: the highest rank of French programs nationally.
Primary Job Responsibilities:
Teach two Mandarin classes in either the Middle or Upper School (TBD).
Meet regularly with the Fellows Director and other members of the Fellows cohort.
Participate in an after-school activity each season (athletic coaching preferred).
Serve as a Co-Advisor for 5-8 Upper School students.
Assist with supervisory duties, such as study hall proctoring, lunchroom supervision, detention duty, and chaperoning events outside school hours.
Key Skills and Qualities:
Inspiring, positive, high-capacity/bandwidth, and adaptable
Ability to manage a complex calendar and meet deadlines
Eagerness to pursue continuous improvement with feedback
Superb oral and written communication skills
Bachelor’s or Master’s degree with strong content knowledge in the discipline
Highly developed cultural competency skills, with demonstrated commitment to furthering the creation of an equitable and inclusive school community that supports a sense of belonging for all students
Proof of full covid vaccination required upon hiring. All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
To apply, please include a cover letter, resume, and references as a single pdf file addressed to Abby Abbott, Fellows Program Director and Jim Foley, Assistant Head of School for Leadership & Innovation.
Located in New Canaan, Connecticut, St. Luke’s attracts families from 25 towns throughout Connecticut and New York. A combination of challenging academics and truly exceptional community support distinguishes St. Luke’s and encourages our students to go above and beyond their own expectations. St. Luke’s offers an inclusive environment where differences in race, culture, and personal beliefs are embraced as assets that enhance education. St. Luke’s prides itself on being a forward-thinking school where students hone their own distinct leadership skills - developing a strong moral compass, the commitment to serve, and the confidence to lead.
St. Luke’s School is an equal opportunity employer. St. Luke’s School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law with regard to hiring, terms and conditions of employment or educational programs. We strive to provide a welcoming educational environment where the value and dignity of every member is respected.
St. Luke’s attracts families from 25 towns throughout Connecticut and New York. A combination of challenging academics and truly exceptional community support distinguishes St. Luke’s and encourages our students to go above and beyond their own expectations. St. Luke’s offers an inclusive environment where differences in race, culture, and personal beliefs are embraced as assets that enhance education. St. Luke’s prides itself on being a forward-thinking school where students hone their own distinct leadership skills by developing a design mindset, an inclusive ethos, a global perspective, and a service orientation.