CDI: 1st grade private French teacher (Mercer Island)

HGS Academy is looking for a Full Time Employee (i.e. CDI) 1st Grade – Bilingual (French/English) Teacher (Feb – June 2021) on Mercer Island. HGS Academy is a private bilingual microschool started by families living on Mercer Island.

About you: You are a bilingual French and English teaching professional with experience in elementary education.


  • Desire to provide small group (1-3 children) education in a home based setting.
  • Native French speaker or equivalent.
  • At least 2 years of experience teaching or tutoring at the K-5 level or equivalent.
  • Must have current CPR/First aid certification or agree to complete prior to start-date.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in French.
  • Washington State teaching certificate with French endorsement.
  • Experience in extensive travel, study, and/or residence in a French-speaking country

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implement a 1st Grade French curriculum that meets requirements set forth by the French National Curriculum from the French Ministry of Education.
  • Center instruction on high expectations for student achievement using clear communication and engagement in learning.
  • Recognize individual student needs and develop strategies to address those needs.
  • Foster a safe positive learning environment though creating an environment of respect and rapport, managing classroom procedures, student behavior, and organizing for small group learning.
  • Communicate and collaborate with parents through effective and ongoing communication.

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