Latin Teacher
Description

Battle Ground Academy is seeking a dynamic and innovative educator to join its upper/middle school faculty in 2024-2025. Founded in 1889, BGA is a K-12th grade college preparatory school located in Franklin, TN. Serving a diverse student population from the surrounding counties, the school embodies the core values of character, scholarship, and excellence in all facets of campus life. 


The ideal candidate will have experience teaching middle or high school in an independent school setting, as well as prior knowledge of project-based learning and/or the design thinking process. More importantly, he/she will be comfortable teaching in a student-centered learning environment. A Bachelor’s degree is required and advanced degrees are preferred. Candidates should be passionate about incorporating a humanities-based approach in class, as well as developing essential skills necessary for today’s adolescent learners.


Like all BGA faculty members, the successful candidate should expect to develop healthy and lasting relationships with students, inspire them to reach their full academic and personal potential, model the school’s core values on a daily basis, and contribute to the broader life of the school community. He/she will join the faculty at an exciting time and will be instrumental in the ongoing progress and growth of the division. 


BGA is the oldest school in Franklin, a remarkable city located just 20 miles south of Nashville.  It has been referred to as “a small-town gem” by the New York Times. The downtown is filled with locally owned shops, restaurants, and Main Street is home to iconic venues such as the Franklin Theater. A key site of the American Civil War, the City of Franklin features an abundance of historical sites and parks appealing to those who enjoy history and/or the outdoors. Quaint, friendly, and welcoming. Franklin is truly a wonderful place to call home. 


Position Purpose  

  • Prepares curricula, leads instruction, develops assessments, and provides timely feedback to students, parents, and administration.

Requirements

  • Create syllabi for each of the four courses assigned
  • Plan with other members of the department for sequential curricula, with each year’s course of study building upon previous year’s work and building toward the following year’s work
  • Plan, initiate and guide the study of units of study in Latin which involve speaking, listening, writing, and reading
  • Create assessments (including comprehensive semester exams), evaluate those assessments, and promptly grade those assessments and each student’s other work (assignments, presentations, etc.)
  • Keep current each student’s attendance and grades using an online management system
  • Foster thought, discussion, a consistent work ethic, Latin skills, and a desire for learning and excellence
  • Communicate regularly and constructively with peers, administrators, students, and parents
  • Contribute to the total upper school program
  • Contribute to the World Language Department in its deliberations and collaborative efforts
  • Employees are held to the highest standards of professionalism, collegiality, and personal conduct
  • Comply with conditions as stated in the employee handbook
  • Meet deadlines on time
  • Fulfill other duties as assigned
  • Be punctual and reliable in attendance
Requirements

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or graduate degree (preferred) in Latin
  • Keen interest in guiding, nurturing, and inspiring adolescents
  • Exemplary role model
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective time-manager
  • Proficient in the use of computer applications as required
  • To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently
  • The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Work in a highly stressful environment dealing with a wide variety of challenges, deadlines, and a varied and diverse array of contacts
  • Stand or work at a desk and computer for extended periods of time
  • Work primarily in a traditional climate-controlled classroom or office environment