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Brief Description of School:


Académie Lafayette is a public charter school in Kansas City, MO that serves over 1300 students and employs teachers from all over the world to offer our immersion and IB programs.  We offer the MYP and DP programs in middle school and high school.   The K-8 schools (2 elementary and 1 middle school) are full French immersion programs, it is the largest public French immersion school in the US. 

MISSION:  To educate the children of Kansas City to become globally minded, locally active, critical thinkers through immersion in world languages and cultures. 

Description of Position:


Seeking a 6-8 English Language Arts Teacher who employs a variety of teaching methods to engage different learning styles and ability levels in the classroom, prepares motivating and stimulating lessons, demonstrates knowledge of the curriculum, and encourages an inclusive classroom that accepts the different perspectives, backgrounds, and abilities of the students, and elicits a greater understanding of the world around them.

Status of Position:

This is a full-time position with Académie Lafayette. This is an exempt position pursuant to the U.S. Department of Labor.


The English Teacher reports to their campus/building principal.


  • Employs a variety of teaching methods to engage different learning styles and ability levels.

  • Prepares motivating and stimulating lessons that reflect knowledge of the curriculum, child development, and students varying abilities.

  • Encourages an inclusive classroom that accepts the different perspectives and backgrounds of students and nurtures them to

  • be globally minded.

  • Communicates effectively with parents, colleagues, and administrators and responds promptly to parents’ concerns.

  • Utilises a variety of assessments and student data to inform lessons and instructional activities.

  • Creates a learning environment that is positive and engaging, communicates clear expectations, routines and procedures for classwork, homework and assessments.

  • Maintains a culture of literacy and inquiry through the use of current literature and other instructional resources that support critical thinking.

  • Meets grade reporting deadlines and requirements and follows school-wide procedures for monitoring and providing feedback on student progress.

  • Maintains substitute plans and engages substitutes in advance when needed and when possible.

  • Continues to engage in professional development opportunities (including IB training) to update knowledge of content area(s).

  • Engages in professional goal setting and review process with assigned administrator.

  • Attends and actively participates in all divisional and departmental/team faculty meetings.


  • Bachelor’s Degree.

  • Hold or be eligible for a Missouri Teaching Certificate or equivalent in home country.

  • Proven experience as a teacher; international candidates requiring a visa must have a minimum of 2 years of teaching experience.

  • Demonstrates strong classroom management skills.

  • Experience teaching in an International Baccalaureate program, Middle Years and/or Diploma (MYP/DP) preferred.

  • Excellent communication, organization, and interpersonal skills necessary for working in a multicultural environment.

  • The ability to manage multiple projects efficiently and to meet deadlines.

  • The ability to integrate technology to augment, modify, and redefine learning tasks.

Other Requirements:

  • Be willing to provide information for background check clearance.


There are many unique benefits to working at Académie Lafayette, including:

  • French Immersion: We are the largest public French immersion program in the United States.

  • Multicultural staff: We have staff from over 14 countries.

  • Reputation and Results: We are consistently one of the top 5 charter schools in the state of Missouri for student achievement. We are an authorized IB Middle Years Program and are seeking authorization for a high school diploma program.

  • Engaged School Community: We have strong staff satisfaction and retention as well as a collaborative culture where teachers are involved in initiatives and have the autonomy to make decisions in their own classrooms. We have a high participation rate from parents in numerous school activities as well as a highly successful middle school sports program.

Additional benefits include, but are not limited to: Competitive compensation and benefits, automatic participation in the Kansas City Public Schools Retirement System, a relocation stipend, a generous budget for classroom materials, and professional development opportunities, including IB training, for staff. International candidates can be offered a J-1 or H1B visa (visas are available exclusively for positions where instruction is in a foreign language.)

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