Full Time Elementary Teacher
- (Number of students ranges from 12 to 16 per class)
Come experience the Willamette Valley and the beauty of the Pacific Northwest in all its creative glory, while teaching in a building built during the height of Charlotte Mason’s Educational expanse in England.
An Ambleside® Classroom 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 the Ambleside® “method of a lesson” in both inspirational and disciplinary subjects. The teacher is to master the breadth and depth of assigned curriculum, upholding a rigorous standard of quality and quantity of student-produced work. In a broad sense, the teacher 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 Classroom 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, proficient in disciplinary subjects
Role & Responsibilities
- 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 Ambleside® standards and leading children in the care of curriculum materials, classroom furniture, and school property
- Adhere and Submit to the Ambleside® 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
- Bachelor’s degree
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Basic computer literacy, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Suite
- Strong interpersonal, time management, and organizational and problem-solving skills
- CPR and first aid certification (provided by school)
- Participation in ASI’s teacher training program (provided by school, travel may be required)
- Free and clear results on federal and state background check
Monday through Friday (except school holidays), and occasional Saturday, early morning and/or evening hours according to required school events and per the current year Instructional Calendar
Compensation is at or above local per capita income and adjusted with experience. Health insurance is available if elected.