Updated: May 2
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I am looking for an outstanding Christian to be an instructor at Maricopa Christian Academy. Someone who wants to be a part of an amazing school. Someone who will eventually be a partner in making this school the best place in Arizona for Christian parents to send their children.
The obvious first criteria is the teacher must be a Christian. Someone who understands it was Christ alone their salvation relies on. Faith alone. This Christian teacher must be an active member of a church. Being accountable and supporting other Christians is how Christ set-up his church.
The teacher must have a college degree, just not in education. A college degree implies some general knowledge of basic liberal arts skills. People with education degrees as a strong general rule have a very difficult time with looking at a student as an individual learner with individual needs.
This future teacher has to have a strong work ethic. I need each teacher to set an example for his/her students.
New teachers will as a general rule have smaller class sizes. It usually takes about six months to two years for a teacher to begin to understand my teaching expectations and to be comfortable with those expectations. While eventually an experienced teacher may have up to seventeen students and ask for more, a new teacher may only instruct thirteen students and feel quite challenged with that.
Our teachers need to be people who like people. It is very important to have teachers who accept the idea we are all unique creatures made in the image of God with different experiences, backgrounds and hopes.
I don't hire the best looking teachers necessarily or the most athletic. But I do have teachers with excellent character, patience, knowledge, stamina, love and faith. All important character traits for the person who spends a lot of time with your child and represents my school and God.
This teacher will communicate with parents. Some daily. You are here to support the parents in the training of their children. Communication, though different with each family, is a very important aspect of your job.
The teaching position will be one of instructing a multi-grade class of kindergarten through third grade students.
If you are interested, give me a call.