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Upper School Latin Teacher

Aristoi Classical Academy
Published
June 9, 2020
Location
Katy, TX
Category
Job Type

Description

POSITION: Upper School Latin Teacher

REPORTS TO: Headmaster and/or Assistant Headmaster

EMPLOYEE STATUS: Exempt

JOB SUMMARY: Teachers are responsible for the classical education of their students. As examples to their students, teachers are expected to demonstrate high moral character and embrace the virtues of a classical education. Design, plan, and implement effective lessons based on a classical education philosophy, content, scope and sequence, and the state TEKS.

Teachers are employed at-will and operate as professionals within the guidelines established by the School Charter, the Board of Directors, Mission, Vision, and Philosophy of Aristoi Classical Academy.
Adherence to Aristoi Classical Academy’s Mission, Vision, and Philosophy

Develop the intellect of each student to the utmost of his/her ability using differentiation and the academic rigor of classical education
Understand and adhere to the principles and practice of classical education, apply the principles of the high expectations of the Trivium to his/her level of teaching
Develop the personal character and disciplined culture of excellence of every student
Present a virtuous role model for students that reflects the vision of the school in conduct and behavior professionally, ethically, and responsibly
Learn and implement the "Teamwork” approach, collaborating and cooperating with other members of the staff
Loves the subject and age group of students assigned to teach
Commit to a lifestyle of learning

Knowledge of Academic Discipline(s) and Teaching Abilities

Submit a year long scope and sequence to Headmaster before parent orientation during in-service
Assess each child's skills at the beginning of the year (or upon his/her first arrival) and throughout the year through formal and informal assessments
Develop and implement lesson plans that follow a classical education including the TEKS. Lesson plans are due at least by the Friday before the following Each lesson plan will include and identify each skill being taught, including planned differentiation.
Set up a file for each child, or add to his/her existing file, that reflects his/her mastery of skills and attributes, examples of his/her work, results of conferences, and all test results
Assist students in improving study habits
Promote learning by modeling and demonstrating appropriate behaviors
Report students struggling with any subject or skills to the Response to Intervention (RtI) Coordinator for strategies in guiding the student and informing the parents
Provide extra tutoring for any student struggling with a subject or
Compile, maintain and file all reports, records, and other documents required by the business office and administration
Communicate frequently with students and their parents

Maintenance of Classroom

Create a classroom that provides a welcoming, nurturing, and stimulating

environment appropriate to the intellectual, emotional, and behavioral development of students

Build appropriate relationships with the students that help them develop a passion for learning
Model the Character Building virtues of humility, honesty, charity, prudence, respect, responsibility, perseverance, and temperance to provide the students the means to become men and women of virtuous character
Enforce the dress code
Require students to speak in turn
Prevent any student from disrupting the class by
     1.  Setting the limit of your classroom core values once
     2.  Follow through immediately with loving action
Require students to be respectful to the teacher and others
Be persistent in engaging students, training them to be attentive and participatory
Teach, by modeling, students to treat others as he/she would want to be treated
Tolerate no bullying or cruelty among students
Be sensitive to and aware of problems as they are developing and intervene immediately

Knowledge, Skills, and Qualifications

Depth of knowledge in academic disciplines hired to teach
Breadth of understanding across the curriculum
Ability to speak and write lucidly and grammatically
Ability to correct students in writing and in speaking
Ability to convey knowledge to students
Moderate to proficient use of computers (Mac and/or PC)
Be a lifelong learner

Parental Relations/Overall Attitude

Collaborate with individual students and their parents to develop an individual success plan for each student in his or her classroom
Encourage volunteerism
Develop positive professional communication and relationship

Other Teacher Requirements

Punctuality and attendance
Professionalism in appearance and actions
Attendance to other assigned duties
Always choose safety. Take precautions to protect students, yourself, other staff, equipment, materials, and facilities. Immediately report any unsafe or suspected conditions of any kind
Immediately bring students to student care and fill out an incident report for students with injuries or illnesses
Cooperate with the special education teacher to modify curricula as needed for special education students according to guidelines established by their Individual Education Plan
Participate in staff development and professional improvement programs
Comply with all charter school policies, procedures, state regulations, and policies for classroom teachers
Communicate with the Team Leader, Assistant Headmaster/Dean of Students, or Headmaster regarding students, parents, lesson plans, curriculum, needed materials, extracurricular activities, field trips and any other concerns
Perform any additional duties related to ongoing effectiveness of program as directed

Minimum Job Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree from a four year, accredited
Highly qualified
Ability and willingness to teach a range of subjects
Willingness to teach and model moral character
Conviction in the values of a rigorous liberal-arts education
Ability to maintain an orderly classroom
Liberal Arts education preferred
Texas Teacher Certification preferred
Previous teaching experience preferred

 
Other Requirements

Be able to travel on school business, attend in and out of the area trainings, meetings and /or conferences as required
Maintains confidentiality of information as required by school personnel policies and/or state and federal regulations
Maintain one’s self at all times so as not to discredit himself/herself or the school

Aristoi Classical Academy is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or ability. This job description summary does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed. This job description is subject to change in response to funding variables, emerging technologies, improved operating procedures, productivity factors, and unforeseen events.

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