Physics & Chemistry Teacher

 
 

TITLE: Teacher

STAFF LEVEL: Faculty

CLASSIFICATION: Exempt

 

Overall Responsibilities:

The following expectations and job description are the minimal expectation for teachers at Life Christian Academy. The primary role of a teacher at Life Christian Academy is to teach students to know and love Jesus Christ through ethics, respect, academics and programs.

Qualifications:

·       Demonstrates a passion for Christian education

·       Bachelors degree required, Masters degree preferred

·       Teacher certification required (or to be attained within 2 years of commencement)

 

Principle Responsibilities:

·       Practice love, joy, patience, kindness, self-control, gentleness, faithfulness and truthfulness

·       Model Biblical principles in making choices to impact students

·       Adherence to the faculty and staff professional dress code as determined by the school administration

·       Actively supervise students in Chapel to ensure attention and engagement and assist maintain a positive culture

·       Enforce all school policies and processes, including dress policy, mobile phone policy, behavior expectations

·       Attend Friday staff devotions at 7:55am to 8:10am

·       Faithfully support Life Center Church and its ministries

·       Articulate in writing and speaking how the teacher’s Christian faith integrates with his or her teaching

·       Instructional planning, translate the school’s student outcomes into specific objectives

·       Select and use curricular materials that will help students achieve these outcomes

·       Practice integration in unit planning and teaching, both biblically and across subjects

·       Plan and use a variety of teaching strategies to match the learning styles of the students

·       Select in advance the means of assessment to measure students’ learning

·       Use class time well with activities that engage students’ attention and demonstrate a clear purpose

·       Give clear directions and well-organized examples and explanations

·       Be available to any parent or student who wishes to have a conference

·       Participate in school scheduled parent/teacher conferences

·       Provide tutorials for students before and after school as needed.

·       Use questions and explanations that promote clear thinking

·       At the middle and high school levels, compose a working syllabus for each class subject

·       Complete paperwork including: academic progress reports, report cards four times per year, bi-weekly eligibility reports for athletes (grade 7-12), complete inventories of classroom equipment/supplies/books, records of attendance, administration of achievement tests, end of year debriefing evaluation forms

·       Provide families with a comprehensive classroom supplies list for the following year before summer vacation

·       Complete summer reading tasks as assigned

·       Contribute to student events – organization, administration and supervision

·       Maintain teacher homework page in the LCA website (or similar) as determined from year to year

·       MS/HS level host an advisor period

·       Mentor assigned students as a part of the academic mentoring program

·       In relating with students the teacher is expected to: 

o   Establish a climate of love and care, define responsible Christian behavior for students, including guidelines and consequences for good and bad behavior

o   Help students learn self-discipline through appropriate correcting, counseling and role modeling, 

o   Maintain proper classroom discipline, taking care of minor problems personally and referring major problems to the principal

·       In professional growth the teacher is expect to: 

o   Respectfully submit and be loyal to the constituted authority of the school, take responsibility for all tasks related to the classroom, parent communication and the broader school community, 

o   Have a developed personal philosophy of Christian education

o   Work constructively with colleagues and administration by contribution ideas and listening, 

o   Observe Matthew 18 principle in conflict resolution, avoiding a negative, critical spirit, and taking problems to administrator if necessary

o   Maintain teaching certificate and professional development programs

o   Attend and participate in staff devotions, student chapels, teacher’s meetings, staff/student retreats, church sponsored functions, and other meetings and activities as assigned

o   Participate in Professional Learning Community efforts

o   Serve on academic committees and teams

·       In Community relations the teacher is expected to:

o   Participate actively in the community, especially in the church community

o   Model love for Christ and students beyond the school day and campus

·       Contribute to a positive and enjoyable working environment

·       Other duties as assigned

 

Lower School Schedule: Mon-Fri 8-3:30pm

MS/HS Schedule: Mon-Fri 7:50-3:15

Supervisor: Designated School Level Principal

Benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Disability and Life Insurance

Description Updated:  0904/2019