Latin Language Teacher - 23 - 24 School Year

This is a salaried, exempt position with a 10-month work schedule and base standard hours of 7:30 am to 4:00 pm daily. Salary will be set annually on a performance-based schedule. Teachers will report to the head of school. 

Major Function

The Latin teacher motivates each student to develop competencies, knowledge, and skills in aurally comprehending, speaking, reading, and writing Latin, in accordance with each student’s ability.

The Latin teacher’s essential duties and responsibilities are as follows: 

  • Latin teachers concentrate primarily on the study of syntax, morphology and vocabulary with emphasis on reading and translation of classical literature.
  • Interact with the children and to encourage their involvement in activities.
  • Prepare a safe environment that is orderly, clean and appealing and permits the child to grow and to explore.
  • Develops lesson plans and supplementary materials compatible with the basic instructional philosophy.
  • Provides learning experiences which develop the basic communication skills, utilizing tape recorders and other electronic equipment as appropriate.
  • Provides individualized and small group instruction in order to adapt the curriculum to the needs of each student.
  • Instruct students in safe operation of electronic equipment used in language instruction. Makes minor adjustments and repairs as required.
  • Develops student understanding and appreciation of culture of countries where the studied language is spoken.
  • Establishes and maintains standards of student behavior needed to provide an orderly, productive classroom environment.
  • Evaluate each student’s progress in aural comprehension, speaking, reading and writing the foreign language in relationship to the level being taught.
  • Selects and requisitions books, instructional aids, and instructional supplies; maintains required inventory records.
  • Communicates with parents and school counselors on student progress.
  • Identifies student needs and cooperates with other professional staff members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude, and learning problems.
  • Supervises students in out-of-classroom activities during the assigned working day.
  • Participates in curriculum and other developmental programs.
  • Participates in faculty committees and sponsorship of student activities.
  • Any other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A degree in foreign language education.
  • Possess or apply for a Florida teaching certificate.
  • A Master’s degree in Education or Master’s degree in a related field is preferred, but not required. 
  • Ability to supervise aides and other personnel.
  • Demonstrated judgment to handle crisis situations and to use supervision constructively.

The organization is an equal opportunity employer. The organization is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in all areas of recruitment, selection, placement, training, assignment, transfer, compensation, benefits, discipline, retention, and promotion. The board commits itself to the policy that there shall be no unlawful discrimination against any person because of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin or disability. All decisions with regard to employment shall be in compliance with applicable state and federal laws.