- To prayerfully teach and help students to learn attitudes, skills, and subject matter which will contribute to their development as mature, able and responsible adults and Christians.
- To plan, organize and implement an appropriate instructional program that helps students to reach their academic potential and to develop Christ-like character.
- Classroom teachers are assigned to a single grade or combined grade class.
- Specialist teachers are assigned toteach a specific subject (i.e. Advanced Math, Chinese, Art, Music, Physical Education, etc.) and may teach a variety of single grade or combined grade classes.
- Reflects the purpose of the school, which is to honor Christ in every class, and in every activity. Motivate students to accept God’s gift of salvation and help them grow in their faith.
- Plans a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students, challenging each to do his/her best work.
- Employs a variety of instructional aids, methods, and materials that will provide for creative teaching to reach the whole child: spiritual, mental, physical, social, and emotional.
- Makes purposeful and appropriate weekly lesson plans that provide for effective teaching strategies and maximize time on task. Weekly lesson plans are required to submit to the principal the Friday before lessons are deliver the following week.
- Integrates Biblical principles and Christian philosophy throughout the curriculum and activities.
- Plans through approved channels the balanced classroom use of field trips, guest speakers, and other media.
- Uses homework effectively for drill, review, enrichment, or project work.
- Prepares adequate lesson plans and materials for a substitute teacher.
- Plans and prescribes purposeful assignments for paraprofessionals, tutors and volunteers as needed.
- Keeps proper discipline in the classroom and on the school premises for a good learning environment. Establishes in-class rules that are consistent with the school’s discipline policy. Applies appropriate discipline, when necessary.
- Maintains a clean, attractive, well-ordered classroom.
- Shares responsibility during the school day for the supervision of students in all areas of the school.
- Evaluates accomplishments of students on a regular basis using multiple assessment methods such as teacher made tests, samples of students’ work, mastery skills check lists and standardized tests.
- Keeps students, parents, and the administration adequately informed of progress or deficiencies and give sufficient notice of failure.
- Makes appropriate adjustments in the instructional program and as required by the principal.
- Maintains classroom records including attendance and grades. Respects the confidentiality of records and information regarding students, parents, and teachers in accordance with accepted professional ethics, and state and federal laws.
Public and Working Relations
- Recognize the need for good public relations. Represent the school in a favorable and professional manner to the school’s constituency and the general public.
- Works cooperatively with parents, other teachers and administration to strengthen the educational program for their children.
- Seeks the counsel of administrators, colleagues, and parents while maintaining a teachable attitude.
- Follows the Matthew 18 principle in dealing with students, parents, staff and administration as outlined in the Employee Handbook.
- Informs the administration in a timely manner if unable to fulfill any duty assigned.
- Continues professional growth through attendance at workshops, seminars, conferences, and/or advanced course work at institutions of higher learning.
- Cooperates with the administration in planning appropriate inservice training programs at the school.
- Attends staff and committee meetings are required.
- Supervises Homework Club or After School Care as assigned.
- Supervises extra-curricular activities, organizations, and outings as assigned.
- Cooperates with the School Board and administration in implementing all policies, procedures, and directives governing the operation of the school including Employee’s Handbook
- Participates in all-school activities such as graduation, evening programs, curriculum nights, etc.
- Perform any other duties, which may be assigned by the administration.
- Bachelor’s degree in education and relevant Illinois State Certifications required for classroom teachers and strongly preferred for specialist teachers.
- Able to teach in a multi-cultural school setting.
Required Personal Qualities
- As our school is distinctly Christian in purpose and character, teachers are expected to believe, teach and model the Christian life. Teachers should:
- have received Jesus Christ as his/her personal Savior
- be a Christian role model in attitude, speech, and actions toward others. This includes being committed to God’s biblical standards for sexual conduct. Luke 6:40
- be a member in good standing at a local, evangelical church, which has a Statement of Faith in agreement with Pui Tak Christian School’s Statement of Faith.
- be in whole-hearted agreement with the school’s Statement of Faith and philosophy of education. Believe the Bible is God’s Word and standard for faith and daily living.
- have a spiritual maturity, academic ability, and personal leadership qualities to “train up a child in the way he should go.” Prov. 22:6
- Have a passion for working with children in a Christian school setting.
- Be able to work independently, relate well with other staff, solve problems, make good decisions, adapt to less-than-ideal classroom environment, and have good verbal/written communication skills.
(updated May 2012)