Elementary Teacher
Description

 

The elementary teacher must communicate effectively through a relational approach, encouraging students to take risks in learning and demonstrate learning in innovative ways. The ability to build partnerships with parents and colleagues is paramount to success in this position. Elementary teachers report to the elementary principal. All faculty members are expected to contribute to chapel and other spiritual development activities and other duties as assigned.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Prepare appropriate weekly lesson plans, including instructional objectives, learning activities, and assessments integrated with biblical foundations
  • Utilize appropriate educational technology
  • Maintain appropriate pacing per the curriculum guide
  • Maintain a collaborative relationship with all members of the faculty
  • Demonstrate the maturity to inspire student learning and understanding of the age group
  • Maintain a positive classroom environment conducive to learning yet open to questioning and participation
  • Effectively communicate and partner with parents in the educational and spiritual development of students
  • Support school initiatives and show support for student interests outside of the school day
  • Participate in professional development opportunities as available
Requirements
  •  Possess a minimum of a bachelor's degree in elementary or early childhood education
  • Possess a Professional Teaching Certificate from the Florida Department of Education
  • Exhibit a strong faith and exemplary lifestyle
  • Must have an understanding of child development and age-appropriate strategies for learning and classroom management
  • Must be able to establish and maintain effective professional relationships
  • Have experience using classroom technology, electronic resources, programs, and platforms
  • Ability to accept direction and professional development
  • Ability to exercise good judgment
  • Must submit to a background check

Preference will be given to applicants who are members of a congregation of the churches of Christ. All applicants must be members of a local church and able to sign and abide by the MDCA Statement of Faith to be considered