French Teacher - Upper School

Req No.
Regular Full-Time


The Kinkaid School is seeking a dynamic, innovative French Teacher to join its Upper School team at the start of the 2018 school year. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching upper school age children with proven success in connecting the content to students’ innate inquisitiveness and critical thinking skills. The Upper School French Teacher will be called on to promote high levels of learning in an engaging and effective manner using a variety of instructional methodologies and curriculum resources.


The Kinkaid School is a co-educational non-sectarian day school enrolling over 1,400 students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. Located on a sixty-five-acre campus in the heart of Houston, Texas, the School offers a thriving intellectual community in the midst of a vibrant, urban, diverse culture. With enrollment of about 610, the Upper School fosters a learning environment centered on academic excellence, intellectual curiosity, and personal attention. The Upper School faculty enjoys small class sizes and a collegial, collaborative environment centered on intellectual curiosity and continuous professional development.


  • Ability to teach five academic classes in French (including beginning and AP levels). Typical class size is 16.
  • Duties as an advisor to ten to fifteen upper school students
  • Participation in the World Language Department by attending meetings, developing and updating course curricula, and working in collaboration with fellow French teachers
  • Support of the School, its mission, and its leadership
  • Engagement in the school community by attending athletic and art events
  • Additional responsibilities such as coaching a sport or sponsoring a club and participating in Interim Term during the month of January.
  • Collegiality and high professional standards
  • The natural ability to model Kinkaid’s four core values (honesty, responsibility, respect, and kindness) in interactions with all members of the community.


  • Bachelor’s degree in French or a related field (Master’s degree preferred)
  • A minimum of three years of experience teaching at the Upper School level or above with proven proficiency in effectively delivering French language content
  • Mastery of the French language at the level of a native speaker
  • Core knowledge about the development of upper school age children
  • Passion for and experience with integrating technology into the curriculum
  • Strong communication skills in French and English (written and verbal)
  • Eagerness to grow professionally and remain current within the field


The Kinkaid School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.  In addition to federal law, The Kinkaid School complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.


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