Middle School Language Arts Teacher (4th-8th Grade) – full Time

DESCRIPTION (in addition to the general guidelines and expectations): Plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program in an elementary or secondary learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. Work is performed under the supervision of the principal

The English Language Arts teacher is responsible for creating a classroom environment that develops in each student the skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing that are fundamental to literate citizenship; the ELA teacher supports the development and appreciation of good literature of all types; motivates students to read widely for information and recreation; develops standards for critical judgment of written and oral communications; discovers and develop special talents of students and is attentive to student special needs.

Supervisor: Head of School and Chief School Administrator
Job Classification: Faculty-Exempt

  1. Able to teach the Word of God to students.
  2. Prepare exciting, practical, and applicable academic and Biblical lessons.
  3. Have a genuine desire to work with and care for children.
  4. Develops schemes of work, lesson plans and tests that are in accordance with established procedures.
  5. Instruct and monitor students in the use of learning materials and equipment.
  6. Use relevant technology to support and differentiate instruction.
  7. Manage student behavior in the classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures.
  8. Maintain discipline in accordance with the rules and disciplinary systems of the school.
  9. Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students and use information to adjust teaching strategies.
  10. Maintain accurate and complete records of students’ progress and development.
  11. Update all necessary records accurately and completely as required by laws, and school policies and regulations.
  12. Prepare required reports on students and activities.
  13. Communicate necessary information regularly to students, colleagues and parents regarding student progress and student needs.
  14. Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.
  15. Prepare classroom for class activities. that facilitate active learning
  16. Provide a variety of learning materials and resources for use in educational activities.
  17. Observe and evaluate student’s performance and development.
  18. Assign and grade class work, homework, tests, and assignments

Other functions of the job include but are not limited to the following

  1. Demonstrate preparation and skill in working with students from diverse cultural, economic and ability backgrounds.
  2. Encourage parent and community involvement, obtain information for parents when requested, promptly return phone calls, and answer emails.
  3. Participate in appropriate professional activities.
  4. Participate in extracurricular activities such as social activities, sporting activities, clubs and student organizations as directed.
  5. Other duties as assigned

Knowledge Skills and Ability Required: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. B.A/B. S degree in from an accredited institution
  2. Ohio teaching or Non-tax certification required
  3. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
  4. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  5. Must have the ability and proven ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis.
  6. Perform all other related work delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the total school program.
  7. Knowledge and implementation of relevant technology.
  8. Meet professional teacher education requirements of school, district, and state.

Physical Requirements
Regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer, hand-held learning devices and other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.