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High School Latin Teacher - 2019-20 School Year

The Classroom Teacher will be the spiritual leader in the classroom by modeling prayer and love toward students in a Christ-like manner. He/she will effectively plan and execute lessons, with appropriate strategies, for student mastery of content. The teacher will recognize all students learn differently and will implement motivating and engaging learning strategies designed to meet the needs of all learners.  This method of teaching will contribute to students’ development as mature, able and responsible Christian men and women to the praise and glory of God. He/she will also manage /monitor student learning in an encouraging classroom environment that allows for students to grow in depth of knowledge.   Teacher will engage in professional development trainings and collaborative learning opportunities for growthin professional relationships and growth in his/her craft of teaching.
The candidate shall possess characteristics that reflect:
  • A strong clear Christian testimony with a mature and godly spirit
  • A daily example of the highest Christian virtue both in and out of school
  • Commitment to faithful attendance and support of a church whose beliefs are in agreement with the Statement of Faith
The ideal candidate shall possess the following:
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Current state teaching certificate/license
  • Have completed at least 24 semester hours in subject taught for “major part of the day”
  • Have completed at least 12 semester hours in subject taught for “less than major part of the day”
  • Have completed at least 12 hours in professional education coursework
  • Meet certification guidelines required to obtain and maintain active ACSI teacher certification throughout employment
Spiritual Leadership:
  • Intentionally integrates Biblical values and morals
  • Understands and implements the Matthew 18 principle with students, parents, peers and administration in an appropriate manner
  • Assess students' spiritual leads them in spiritual growth
  • Leads students in daily prayer and devotions
  • Models a consistent relationship with Jesus Christ
Instructional Planning & Preparation:
  • Demonstrates knowledge of content and pedagogy (the art and science of teaching)
  • Designs lessons with clear, focused and measurable instructional objectives
  • Objectives provide for deliberate skill development in the high order thinking processes
  • Plans include integration of technology to enhance/accelerate learning and mastery of content
Instructional Delivery:
  • Demonstrates Biblical integration and Christian worldview
  • Establishes learning expectations with well-defined openings
  • Guides students to apply learning to real-world applications
  • Implements a variety of strategies to introduce, explain and restate subject matter concepts
  • Selects a variety of instructional aids, methods and materials that will provide for creative teaching to reach the whole child—spiritual, intellectual, physical, social and emotional
  • Employs a variety of questioning techniques that enhances critical thinking
  • Intentionally plans pre-assessments, formative and summative assessments aligned to learning objectives
  • Plans provision for student feedback through self-assessment
  • Re-teaching – Identify students in need of additional or different forms of instruction and determines effective instructional modifications
  • Uses assessment data to plan instruction
Classroom Environment:
  • Creates a learning environment promoting positive social interaction, active engagement in learning and self-motivation; creates an environment of respect and rapport through reinforcement and praise
  • Encourages students to accept God and the gift of salvation and grow in their faith
  • Provides opportunities for students to lead prayer and devotions
  • Provides opportunities for students to develop a Christian mind and lifestyle
  • Manages student behavior: implements classroom rules, routines and procedures that allow a student to assume his/her own responsibility
  • Organizes physical space: attractive, well-ordered, conducive to learning and student work displayed
Professionalism and Communication:
  • Communicates in a positive, clear manner and uses accurate grammar and spelling in written form
  • Represents the school in a favorable and professional manner
  • Maintains timely and accurate student records/grades in RenWeb and submits weekly lesson plans
  • Communicates with families about students’ progress on a regular basis and responds to family/student concerns in a timely and appropriate manner
  • Maintains teachable spirit and assumes responsibility for actions
  • Maintains confidentiality and supports, listens and views school success as a team effort
Professional Development:
  • Seeks out opportunities for professional development and participates to enhance content knowledge and pedagogical skill
  • Creates a professional growth plan demonstrating progress in content areas and instructional methods
Reporting Relationship 
The high school classroom teacher is accountable to the High School Principal.