HS English Teacher
Website Gilbert Christian Schools
The high school English teacher works with students in grades 9 through 12, instructing them on how to read and interpret English literature and in the craft of writing, all through and toward a biblical worldview. The position involves developing lesson plans and exams, grading papers, assigning readings, facilitating discussions, instructing on vocabulary, and working with colleagues and parents as necessary to foster student success.
- Serve as a Christian witness and role model to them in order to help them grow in their faith and, when necessary, encourage students to accept God’s gift of salvation.
- Lead students to a realization of their value and purpose in Christ.
- Ensure that the classroom environment is Christian-based, nurturing, wholesome, and loving.
- Serve as a small group leader weekly.
- Know and understand the Christian philosophy of education that guides the school’s development of and commitment to a Christian worldview.
- Know school’s mission, standards, and curriculum broadly and specifically in the subject area.
- Teach 6 classes daily as assigned following the prescribed curriculum.
- Plan and implement units and lessons according to the prescribed curriculum.
- Integrate biblical principles and the Christian worldview throughout the curriculum and activities.
- Employ a variety of instructional resources, best practices/methods, and materials that will provide for effective teaching to reach the whole child—spiritual, mental, physical, social, and emotional.
- Plan a program of study that as much as possible meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students, challenging them to do their best work.
- Apply knowledge of the physical/emotional development of children to shape instructional practices and classroom management.
- Regularly assess the learning of students and provide progress reports to parents and students as directed by school leadership.
- Participate in continuous professional development in the content area and pedagogy through professional reading, college coursework, in-service professional development, workshops, and conferences.
- Accomplish the goals and objectives assigned by the school administration and school policy.
- Maintain regular and accurate records of attendance and grades to meet the demands for a comprehensive knowledge of each student’s progress.
- Keep students, parents, and school leadership adequately informed of student progress or deficiencies and give sufficient notice of failing grades.
- Supervise students in a variety of environments and as directed by school leadership, including in hallways, chapels, assemblies, and other gatherings.
- Work with parents, counselors, and school leadership to proactively to help students who are struggling academically, behaviorally, socially, etc.
- Work collaboratively with school leadership to address disciplinary issues inside and outside of the classroom.
- Attend all staff meetings and grade level or department teams to ensure coordination of programs and prompt problem resolution. Serve the team by faithfully contributing and following through on assigned roles/projects.
- Participate in beginning-of-year staff meetings, staff devotionals, staff meetings, and other meetings as directed by school leadership.
- Arrange for substitute teachers when needed, as far in advance as possible, and provide thorough lesson plans that advance student learning. Maintain a substitute teacher emergency folder.
- Respect professional ethics that require confidentiality concerning the sharing of information about children, parents, or staff. Speak with honor and respect of children, parents and GCS staff.
- Know the procedures for dealing with emergency situations in the classroom and school. Conduct required emergency safety drills in coordination with school leadership.
- Report any campus safety, health, maintenance, and technology issues to the appropriate individuals/departments.
- Inform school leadership in a timely manner if unable to fulfill any assigned duty.
Deal directly and frankly with school leadership in an earnest effort to resolve differences of opinion when they exist.
- Participate in the end-of-year school closing processes, such as the inventorying of textbooks, furniture, and equipment as directed by school leadership
- Represent the school in a favorable and professional manner to the school’s constituency and the general public.
- Maintain a clean, attractive, and well-ordered classroom or workspace.
- Supervise extracurricular activities, organizations, and outings as assigned by school leadership.
- Support the broader program of the school by attending extracurricular activities (e.g., athletic events, performing arts productions, Student Council activities) when possible.
- Perform any other duties that may be assigned by school leadership
- Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in English Education, English, or a related field; Master’s degree preferred
- Teaching certificate in English at the secondary level
- 3 years or more of teaching experience at the high school level preferred
- Experience in and commitment to teaching English from a biblical worldview
- Knowledge of effective teaching methodologies, instructional technology, assessment methods, classroom management rapport building, and mentoring
- Growing in his or her personal relationship with Christ
- Must align with the vision and values of Gilbert Christian Schools and the Statement of Faith.
- Adhere to and encompass the qualities and characteristics required of Gilbert Christian Schools, students, employees, defined by the Employee Handbook
To apply for this job please visit gcsaz.org.