An Augustine Academy Teacher is first and foremost a lover of Jesus Christ, children and knowledge. Within this relational context, the Teacher is responsible to set and maintain a positive (high-joy), inspirational, and peacefully authoritative atmosphere in and out of the classroom. Every day the teacher is to instruct, expect, uphold, shepherd and specifically train students in “the habits of the good life” (students’ ways of relating to work and persons). Through provided ongoing training, regular observation and feedback, study and practice, the teacher is to become highly skilled in Charlotte Mason’s “method of a lesson” in world language instruction. The Teacher is to master the breadth and depth of the world language curriculum, upholding a rigorous standard of quality and quantity of student-produced work. In a broad sense, the Teacher also represents the school in and out of the classroom and acts on behalf of the school by professionally and warmly interacting with all students, parents, teachers, staff and visitors. The Teacher reports to the Principal and/or other designated senior-level leadership staff.
Spiritually mature in Christ, service and other-oriented, teachable, loving towards all persons (especially children), joyful, peaceful in/under authority, psychologically strong, growth-oriented, patient, hungry to know and share knowledge, intelligent, thorough, punctual, flexible, collegial, articulate, enthusiastic; fluency and literacy (cultural and grammatical) in the world language of instruction
Duties include but are not limited to:
- Establishing and pursuing positive relationships and communication with each student and parent in their class, protecting the privacy and confidentiality of each
- Preparing and maintaining an optimal classroom atmosphere (physical and relational) according to The Augustine Academy’s standards and leading children in the proper care of curriculum materials, classroom furniture, and school property
- Adhering to The Augustine Academy’s philosophy and practice and faithfully following the provided ASI curriculum, resources and standards for student work
- Tracking and reporting student progress in all academic work and relationships, assisting in areas of weakness through after school tutoring, meetings (with the principal and/or parents) as needed
- Ensuring the health, welfare and safety of children, reporting suspected misconduct as required by law
- Encouraging parents to maintain a pleasant and inspirational atmosphere at home for the students’ homework days, apt to offer creative suggestions and to communicate about struggle or challenge in classroom as needed.
- Bachelor’s degree
- Comfortable and with proven ability to be in front of a classroom, coming alongside students in their growth
- A natural curiosity and quick-willingness to share it with others
- Abiding joy that creates a consistently positive classroom atmosphere
- Teachable-spirit, open to instruction and learning the “on-method” delivery and instruction
- Ability to joyfully exercise authority in classroom and with students individually, and work peacefully and responsively under authority
- Appreciation of children as persons made in the image of God and worthy of respect, generosity, and kindness—and proven ability for this appreciation to show itself in action
- Thoughtful approach to personal spiritual life and commitment to The Augustine Academy Statement of Faith
- Alignment with The Augustine Academy Mission Statement and willingness to uphold it
- Cultivation of gospel-integration into every subject taught
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Solid business acumen, management, and problem-solving skills
- Basic computer literacy, including working knowledge of an email interface, Microsoft Office and Google Apps
- Strong interpersonal, time management and organizational skills
- Introductory knowledge of Charlotte Mason’s educational philosophy from the following essays: “Three Instruments of Education” and “Children as ‘Persons’”
- Participation in ASI’s teacher training program (provided by school, travel may be required)
- Free and clear results on federal and state background check
For part-time daily classroom instructors: Full class day on site, Monday/Tuesday/Thursday, 7:55am-4:00pm (instruction from 8:20am-3:45pm) plus one day/week required staff meeting (4:00-5:00pm Tuesday) and one day required availability to spend with parents or students who need additional assistance (3:50-4:30pm). Occasional Saturday, early morning and/or evening hours according to required school events and the current year Instructional Calendar. Preparation time also required for Wednesday/Friday student home lessons.
The Augustine Academy admits students of any race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, hiring of faculty and staff, and athletic and other school-administered programs.