Position Beginning August 2023
Koinonia Academy is a Catholic, Classical PreK-12 school; we are looking for an enthusiastic upper school teacher who can teach mathematics and science classes. The specific courses may include Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II/Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Possibly Calculus, Remedial Math, Physical Science, and Physics. The candidate should have a passion for mathematics and science equal to their love of teaching and forming students in the Catholic faith.
Part-time position with the possibility of full time employment for the right candidate.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and references to the Principal, Mrs. Kinney, at [email protected] More information about the school and curriculum can be found on our website at www.koinoniaacademy.org.
- creating an atmosphere that values learning for its own sake;
- encouraging students to persevere in their studies and to cultivate the skills; motives, and knowledge needed flourish as human beings;
- sustaining student growth both academically and morally;
- establishing good rapport with the students and their parents;
- building a community characterized by civility and respect based on the person and teaching of Jesus Christ.
- Bachelor's degree or higher preferred
- Understanding of, and agreement with the mission, philosophy, and pedagogy of Catholic Classical Education at Koinonia Academy
- Teaching experience is strongly preferred, with exceptions granted for outstanding candidates with demonstrated teaching gifts and a call to the teaching vocation,
- Ability to teach well, as demonstrated by references, a demo lesson, and classroom management skills,
- Mastery of subject matters to be taught, as demonstrated by references, education, and a willingness to learn and implement the pedagogy of a Catholic Classical Liberal Arts Education.
- Credible profession of faith in Jesus Christ and acceptance of the teachings of the Catholic Church
- Practicing member of the Catholic Church
- A love for teaching and the recognition that every child is a child of God
- Views teaching as a high calling and is prompt and professional with school duties
- Self-educator and lifetime learner
- Well-spoken, teachable, and committed to grow, learn, and develop new understanding and skills
- Understanding of and ability to articulate Biblical worldview into all subject matters to be studied
- Maturity and emotional stability and the ability to communicate with faculty and parents
- Heart for elementary-school aged children, ability to interact with and lead children, strong desire to see children learn well, to know God, and to love God
Job Responsibilities with Students:
- Learn and implement the Science of Reading and Singapore math
- Demonstrate a passion for faith education, history, quality literature, and integrated learning.
- Display a genuine love for God, love of scripture, and love of learning
- Pray for each student in the class and model a positive Christian demeanor.
- Plan teaching schedule on a daily, weekly, semester, and yearly basis, with the help of the Lead teacher and Head of School
- Work through the curriculum at an appropriate pace, with ongoing assessment of how each child is progressing through the material
- Use formal and informal assessment tools to measure students' progress
- Individualize instruction according to each child's needs while moving everyone toward class high standards of achievement
Identify and address academic or disciplinary problems, document situations and/or alert the Lead Teacher/Head of School or parents when appropriate
- Respect the confidentiality of students, families, and colleagues by using the highest degree of discretion in all communication
- Complete administrative tasks to maintain smooth operation of classroom
- Present completion of Protecting God's Children prior to beginning teaching
- Complete the Praesedium Sexual Harassment Certification prior to beginning teaching
- View parents as students' primary teachers
- View parent - teacher communication as highly important and valuable; express to parents a commitment to teach and nurture their child
- Communicate with parents when issues arise with their child, whether in academics, discipline, or other matters
- Make parents aware of what is being taught at school through work sent home and other means
With Other Teachers:
- Work with other teachers to sharpen each other's teaching, share wisdom, and share experience
- Contribute to a cooperative and collegial atmosphere among teachers and staff
- Participate in teacher mentoring relationships
With the Head of School
- Bring discipline or academic problems to attention of those leaders early, keeping them abreast of general progress and specific problems that arise
- Participate in training, prayer life of KA, and other meetings and initiatives
- Respect and upholds school policies and standards delineated in the faculty and student handbooks and in faculty training
- Perform both teaching and non-teaching tasks with attention to quality, detail, timeliness, and professionalism
- Report directly to the Head of School, and members of the Leadership Team
Plainfield, NJ 07060