The Blake School seeks to hire a PK-12 Modern and Classical
Languages Department Chair to lead our outstanding department to
begin in August 2023.
The ideal candidate will have deep emotional intelligence,
extensive teaching experience in a PK-12 environment, and a passion
for sharing best practice pedagogy in the field
. Strong candidates will also demonstrate familiarity with
research about student learning, language curriculum design, second
language acquisition and constructivist teaching.
Blake’s Modern and Classical Languages (MCL) program is composed of
four languages: French, Latin, Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. Students
begin learning Spanish in Pre-K, a proficiency model that continues
through grade 5. In Middle School, students choose among the four
languages. Upper School course offerings include level 1 through
post-AP in all four languages.
Blake is particularly interested in candidates who will enrich the
diversity of identity and lived experience that strengthens our
community and empowers students to engage across differences.
The search committee will begin reviewing resumes January 21;
we warmly welcome applications after that date, as well. Blake
will cover travel and lodging costs for finalist visits to campus.