We are seeking educators interested in growing a dynamic learning program, living in the natural world, and connecting with the greater community in support of our diverse group of students…
Living and Learning at TASOK
At TASOK we BELIEVE in – Excellence, Integrity and Inclusivity
Our Mission for Excellence: The American School of Kinshasa provides dynamic and individualized educational challenges and opportunities that promote diversity and empower each of its students to develop into independent global community leaders.
Set in a charming campus environment in the heart of the DRC, TASOK is a warm, caring and learning focused community on a beautiful forested 42-acre space. TASOK was founded in 1961 by the missionary and diplomatic communities to provide an American education to expatriate families living in Kinshasa. TASOK is accredited by the Middle States Association of Schools and Colleges, and is sponsored by the US State Department Office of Overseas Schools. Currently TASOK is seeking authorization for the International Baccalaureate Diploma program with implementation planned for the 2017-2018 school year.
The context of TASOK allows us to carefully consider how we connect with the natural environment and engage with service learning – both aspects of our curriculum that have the potential to provide our students with a unique learning experience developing skills that they can transfer to their lives beyond TASOK in the global community. Creating an inclusive learning environment where students think critically, apply their learning in different contexts and where feedback is provided as a means of constructive growth and development are the ultimate goal of our program.
Kinshasa, the second-largest Francophone city in the world, is a bustling environment with a rich art and music scene. While poverty is widespread in the DRC, including Kinshasa, and pockets of insecurity persist and tend to dominate news headlines, the vast majority of the DRC is stable and experiencing slow but steady economic growth since 2004. Despite troubled times in the DRC since the early 1990s, TASOK has remained open continuously, with only temporary closures. A current period of stability in the DRC has produced an influx of new students and a steady growth in the school’s population. At its peak, the school operated close to the campus capacity of 575 students in the 1980s. Today’s enrollment of 325 students represents slow, sustained growth since 2004. Although the political situation in the DRC has been challenging with upcoming national elections in 2016, signs of continued improvement allow the TASOK community to look forward with cautious optimism.
Available Positions and Application Process
To apply for one of the positions below email firstname.lastname@example.org with a letter of interest and resume… Applicants that are a match to the positions will be contacted to arrange a Skype interview. TASOK will be represented at the Search Cambridge and the University of Northern Iowa recruiting fairs in January/February 2017…
Openings for the 2017-2018 School Year have been filled