Middle School Science

The Habersham School
May 21, 2020
Savannah, Georgia
Job Type


Middle School Science


Qualified candidates must have an interest in classical Christian education, as well as an earned degree in secondary science education. State certification in 7-12 science is preferred. Three years of teaching experience is preferred and experience in a classical Christian school would be a benefit, but not necessary. Please visit www.thehabershamschool.org to review our mission statement and other pertinent documents for applying. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to jmanley@thehabershamschool.org


Personal Qualities

  • Credible profession of repentance and faith in Jesus Christ
  • Godly character (pastoral and other character references may be required)
  • Membership or regular attendance at a local church
  • Gift of teaching
  • Views teaching as a high calling 
  • Self-educator and lifetime learner
  • Well-spoken, with excellent grammar, diction, and vocabulary 
  • Understanding of and agreement with the mission, philosophy, and pedagogy of The 
      Habersham School, including classical  framework and Charlotte Mason influence
  • Teachable and committed to grow, learn, and develop new understanding and skills
  • Understanding of and ability to articulate biblical worldview 
  • Ability to integrate the Gospel into all subject matters to be studied
  • Maturity and emotional stability 
  • Authentic heart for middle-school aged children; ability  to interact with and lead
  • Strong desire to see the fullest expression of humanity developed in students:
      Integrating faith and practice by developing in students values of thoughtful
      engagement, cultural awareness, and community mindedness.


 Job Responsibilities With Students

  • Displays to students genuine love for God, love of scripture, and love of learning in the field of science
  • To teach middle school science, grades 6, 7, and 8.
  • Plans teaching schedule on a daily, weekly, trimester, and yearly basis
  • Works through the curriculum at an appropriate pace, with ongoing assessment, both formative and summative, of how each child is progressing through the material
  • Individualizes instruction according to each child’s needs while moving everyone  toward class high standards of achievement 
  • Identifies and addresses academic or disciplinary problems, documents situations and/or alerts supervisor or parents when appropriate
  • Respects the confidentiality of students, families, and colleagues by using the highest degree of discretion in all communication
  • Completes administrative tasks to maintain smooth operation of classroom
  • Appropriately curbs personal conversations and contacts at school
  • Prays for students


 Job Responsibilities With Parents

  • Views parents as students’ primary teachers
  • Views parent-teacher communication as highly important and  valuable; expresses to parents  a commitment to teach and nurture their child 
  • Communicates with parents proactively 
  • Communicates with parents when issues arise with their child, whether in academics, discipline, or other matters
  • Communicates with parents, making them aware of what is being taught at school through work sent home and other means


 Job Responsibilities With Other Teachers

  • Works with other teachers to sharpen each other’s teaching, share wisdom, and share  experience 
  • Contributes to a cooperative and collegial atmosphere among teachers and staff
  • Participates in teacher mentoring relationships 
  • Avoids gossip or slander by eschewing idle conversation about students or others and brings problems up only with the appropriate persons 


Job Responsibilities With Departmental Chair and Division Director

  • Brings discipline or academic problems to attention of those leaders early, keeping them abreast of general progress and specific problems that arise 
  • Participates in training, devotionals, and other meetings and initiatives
  • Respects and upholds school policies and standards delineated in the faculty and student handbooks and in faculty training
  • Follows Matthew 18:15-17 model for handling conflicts and disagreements 
  • Performs both teaching and non-teaching tasks with attention to quality, detail, timeliness, and professionalism 


Reporting Relationships

Reports directly to science chairperson in collaboration with division director(s).


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