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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:


Provide all students and faculty with an enriched library environment containing a wide variety and range of materials that will invite intellectual growth, promote literacy and technology integration into the teaching and learning process. Provide services and resources that allow students opportunities to develop skills in locating, evaluating, synthesising and using information to solve problems.

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 Librarian reports to their campus/building principal.


  • Create a library environment that is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students; manage discipline in accordance with district procedures and board policy.

  • Understand curriculum design and implementation, particularly as it relates to the integration of information literacy, inquiry and technology.

  • Coordinate and manage all activities pertaining to the library such as author visits, book fairs, or specific literacy programming, etc.

  • Work collaboratively with other librarians in the district to ensure an aligned K-12 library program through attendance and participation in library meetings.

  • Prepare, administer, manage and maintain accurate records related to the library budget.

  • Support and provide guidance regarding district policies and guidelines for media use.

  • Manage the acquisition, processing, organisation, distribution, maintenance and inventory of all campus library resources.

  • Conduct annual library inventory; compile and submit annual data for campus library report to principal and head of school.

  • Participate in campus committees as appropriate and as requested by the supervisor.

  • Collaborate with teachers to integrate information problem-solving skills into subject areas and team teach as appropriate.

  • Provide teachers with professional development.

  • Collaborate with students on extended essays.

  • Communicate effectively with colleagues, students, parents and supervisors maintaining a positive and helpful relationship.

  • Develop and coordinate a continuing evaluation of the district library program and implement changes based on findings.

  • Comply with federal, state, district and school regulations and policies in the area of library services.

  • Demonstrate regular and prompt attendance to ensure a consistent focus on student learning.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • 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, organisation, 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 authorised IB Middle Years Program and are seeking authorisation 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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