1st Grade Teacher

Website Norfolk Christian Schools

PK-12 Independent Christian School

Posting Title: 1st Grade Teacher
Norfolk Christian Schools Teacher Job Description

Scripture tells us, “Not many of you should presume to be teachers, my brothers,
because you know that we who teach will be judged more strictly” (James 3:1). There
is a tremendous amount of responsibility in the teaching ministry: to the Lord, to the
students, to the parents, and to the greater school community. In light of that
privilege and honor of responsibility, a teacher is to perform his or her duties with
grace and professionalism.

1.0 Qualifications

● college graduate
● licensed and endorsed by the Commonwealth of Virginia
● called of God to the teaching profession and to the ministry of Norfolk Christian
Schools
● spiritual maturity with academic and leadership abilities that will allow him or
her to daily “train up a child in the way he should go.”

2.0 Organization

● Contracted by the Head of School upon recommendation of the school
administrator for one year.
● Responsible to School Director
● Supervises Students, aides, and volunteers

3.0 Responsibilities:

3.1 Spiritual: The teacher shall on a daily basis

1. Seek to model in attitude, speech, and actions a consistent daily walk with
Jesus Christ.
2. Show by example the importance of Scripture study, prayer, witnessing, and
unity in Christian fellowship.
3. Follow the Matthew 18 principle in dealing with students, parents, staff, and
administration. The Scriptures teach us to resolve any and all conflicts as
quickly as possible while exercising discretion and refraining from gossip.
4. Motivate students to accept God’s gift of salvation and grow in their faith.
5. Lead students to a realization of their self-worth in Christ.

3.2 Instruction: The teacher shall on a daily basis
1. Recognize the role of parents as primarily responsible before God for their
child’s education and assist them in the task.
2. Integrate biblical principles and the Christian philosophy of education
throughout the curriculum
3. Differentiate instruction for students with varying abilities.
4. Use a variety of assessment techniques when evaluating learning or skill
development.
5. Design assessment techniques to measure student knowledge or skills related
directly to curriculum goals and objectives.
6. Call attention to the needs of students with learning or behavior problems.
7. Demonstrate mastery of subject content and appropriate academic planning.
8. Deliver directions, explanations, and instructional content in a manner
understood by students and appropriate to the subject matter.
9. Stay abreast of current developments in the general field of education as well
as the chosen subject matter of emphasis.
10. Prepare in advance for a substitute teacher.
11. Make use of school-related resources such as other teachers, media specialist,
staff, and administration.
12. Use assessment information in a timely manner to provide students with
feedback which is corrective and informative.
13. Facilitate student learning by supplementing regular curriculum materials
with a variety of instructional materials and activities; e.g., field trips and
media presentations.
14. Be objective and consistent in student evaluation.
15. Be responsive to directives given by the administration for improved
instruction.

3.3 Professionalism: The teacher shall on a daily basis 

1. Exhibit punctuality while attending all faculty meetings, committee
assignments, prayer meetings, school chapels, in-service meetings, parent teacher fellowships, and graduation ceremonies.
2. Maintain professional behavior as well as a positive attitude in relationships
with students and parents.
3. Perform necessary clerical responsibilities in a timely manner.
4. Report student performance effectively to parents or guardians.
5. Maintain positive professional interactions with other educational personnel.
6. Refrain from transacting personal business on school time or using school
computers / internet for non-school business or personal communications
unrelated to job responsibilities.
7. Be able to solve professionally related problems independently.
8. Accept evaluation and redirection and make necessary changes or
adjustments.
9. Accept change in a positive professional manner.
10. Remain current in the educational field through course work, in-service
activities, professional literature, conferences, workshops, and action
research.
11. Keep all licensure and certification up to date.
12. Follow school’s policies and procedures including all emergency procedures.
13. Perform any other duties that shall be assigned.
14. When stating a problem or challenge to the administration, the teacher shall
offer a proposed solution or solutions.
15. Inform the administration in a timely manner if unable to fulfill any assigned
duty.
3.4 Classroom Management: The teacher shall on a daily basis 

1. Manage a positive classroom environment.
2. Maintain the classroom in accordance with the school’s discipline policy.
3. Reinforce appropriate social and academic behavior in the classroom.
4. Prevent behavior problems by maintaining mobility in the classroom,
interacting with students, redirecting student attention to tasks, and
responding promptly to needs.
5. Maintain control of student behavior in the classroom.
6. Provide general supervision throughout the school.
7. Demonstrate a positive professional attitude toward students.
8. Organize the classroom environment to efficiently meet educational needs of
students and to invite learning.
9. Have high, yet reasonable expectations for student behavior.
3.5 Personal: The teacher shall on a daily basis –
1. Model the character traits and work habits he or she demands of his or her
students.
2. Demonstrate the character qualities of enthusiasm, courtesy, flexibility,
integrity, gratitude, kindness, self-control, perseverance, and punctuality.
3. Meet everyday stress with emotional stability, objectivity, and optimism.
4. Develop and maintain rapport with students, parents, and staff by treating
others with friendliness, dignity, and consideration.
5. Respectfully submit and be loyal to authority.
6. Maintain a personal appearance that is a model of cleanliness, modesty,
good taste, and in agreement with school policy.
7. Use exemplary English in written and oral communication. Speak with clear
articulation.
8. Recognize the need for good public relations. Represent the school in a
favorable and professional manner to the constituency and general public.
9. Make an effort to appreciate and understand the uniqueness of the
community.
4.0 Evaluation

Performance of these responsibilities will be evaluated on a regular basis by
administration throughout the school year in accordance with school policy.

To apply for this job email your details to hr@norfolkchristian.org

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