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Faculty and Staff Positions


Les Lilas French Bilingual Community School is seeking the following positions for the 2019-2020 school year. If you would like to learn more or believe we should talk with you, please send your resume and a brief introductory email to: virginie@les-lilas.com.

Assistant French Teacher

Pre-k through 5th Grade


Les Lilas is a warm little school where the notions of conviviality, fun to learn, and openness to others are ubiquitous in everyday life. Located just minutes from Microsoft in Kirkland, Les Lilas French Bilingual Community School welcomes children from the age of Pre-K to 5th on a campus filled with inspiring child-centered learning spaces.

We are seeking candidates who understand and appreciate the power of childhood and the possibilities of children as unique individuals learning in a social context. We hire teachers committed to collaborative teaching within a vibrant adult learning community.

Job Description

You will be assisting in a cooperative school of 40 students aged Pre-K to 9 alongside a French teacher and an English teacher. Primary responsibilities include assisting with recesses, cooperation with Lead French/English teachers and various duties as needed. Focus will be on setting up this cooperative class and helping to build a caring and constructive relationship with children, families and other members of the school's teaching team. Collaboration with parents, artists, craftspeople, and other educators to build a new innovative school module are a must to meet the challenges of tomorrow. You will be collaborating weekly work plan adapted to the rhythm of each child and individualized within the framework of the objectives of end of Cycle 2 determined by the French National Education.

Strong candidates must have the following professional and personal attributes and commitments:

  • An excitement for teaching and learning alongside young children
  • An appreciation for the complexity and uniqueness of children’s developmental timetables
  • A commitment to collaboration and building partnerships with children, colleagues and families
  • A sense of humor and a love of the life of school
  • The ability to work hard and have fun simultaneously
  • Strong verbal, written, planning, organizational and relational skills
  • The ability to learn from direct and honest feedback
  • Creativity, intellectual agility and initiative
  • A willingness to pitch in when/where needed
  • Understanding of and commitment to progressive education ideals and practices, democratic values, equity, inclusion and social justice.

Requirements

  • Strong writing and speaking skills in French (native speaker required).
  • A French elementary teaching certification or an equivalent degree in education (or working towards)
  • Candidate must have significant experience (at least 3 years) with children aged 3-10.
  • Passion for providing the best education to all children.
  • Interest in the Montessori method of teaching (experience preferred).
  • Experience working in multicultural settings and be able to adjust your teaching style to the needs of the children.
  • Focus on the children, provide a warm and caring environment.
  • Strong communication skills to make yourself heard, adapt to your audience, and express yourself with ease.
  • Enjoy working in a team and collaborating with your colleagues on curriculum development and sharing best teaching practices.
  • Motivated, open-minded, dynamic and creative, but also rigorous, patient and organized.
  • Prepared to participate in the development of curriculum and activities
  • First Aid Certification or willing to obtain certification before your hire date.

We offer you the best possible working environment to allow you to focus on the core of your practice: ensuring the well-being and development of each child. Want to invent a new school model with us? Send us your application!