Twelve Stones Classical School is currently seeking a teacher for the 2022-2023 school year for courses in an integrated humanities curriculum that employs a great books, seminar-style pedagogical approach to literature and history in conjunction with courses in the Trivium (grammar, logic, and rhetoric).
The successful applicant will serve as an ambassador of the school, a champion for students, and a resource for families and faculty.
The teacher is expected to consistently exhibit love, joy, peace and spiritual maturity. The teacher is expected to be a student and lover of the Bible. The teacher will use the school’s curriculum guide and the Bible in constructing daily classes. Active, joyful participation in staff meetings and school events is expected.
Works with peers and administration to engage in relational learning and accomplish the following:
- Creates a positive atmosphere in the classroom to help ensure success for individual student learning
- Models and instructs virtuous character traits and promotes growth in wisdom, virtue, and compassion in self and students
- Develops curriculum and lesson plans in line with The Twelve Stones philosophy
- Creates and administers assessments to monitor progress
- Works with parents to ensure success for each student in the classroom
- Communicates progress with parents and works together to ensure tasks are completed
- Attends meetings, conferences, and in-services as required
- Coordinates special events and field trips to enrich curriculum as opportunities present.
The teacher should set up classroom routines emphasizing the elements in the student code of conduct.
MARGINAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Performs other duties as required
Candidates must have
· A bachelor’s degree (minimum).
· A desire to form young men and women to be servants of Jesus Christ.
· Knowledge of, and educational background in, literature and the Great Books.
· Exposure to the disciplines of philosophy and history.
· A commitment to continued learning and growth as an individual and member of the faculty.
· Degree and classroom teaching experience is preferable
- Computer access
- Internet access
- Varies according to specific duties.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Energetic curiosity about learning, teaching, growth and development, Twelve Stones Classical School’s philosophy, procedures, and practices
- Knowledge and continuous search for growth and development in the content for grade level or subject area, commitment to education and profession
- Ability to demonstrate strong conceptual grasp and implementation of the directions and lessons provided to staff
- Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
- Strong communication skills
- Ability to learn school management software (FACTS SIS)
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
- Ability to work and plan with a team of several teachers
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, co-workers, and volunteers
- Ability to be flexible
- Ability to reflect a warm and caring attitude toward students, parents, and staff
SCOPE OF INTERPERSONAL CONTACTS:
- Requires contact with students, parents, volunteers, peers, and supervisors
- Contacts are generally of a nature requiring disseminating and discussing routine information, but may occasionally involve sensitive issues or situations
- Work is generally performed in a classroom setting with occasional supervision duties such as carpool line, field trips, special activities, playground, or lunchroom
- Sometimes works in inclement weather
- Work normal school hours on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays and other times as needed.
- Work from home/offsite setting as needed
The following are some of the physical demands commonly associated with this position. They are included for informational purposes and are not all inclusive.
- Stoops, kneels, crouches, bends, reaches, and balances while working or helping students
- Spends some time sitting but the majority of time standing and walking while performing job duties
- Oral, visual, and auditory capacity enabling interpersonal communication