Brookehaven, GA United States
St. Martin’s Episcopal School is seeking a culturally competent and responsive candidate to serve as an Early Childhood & Lower School Religion Teacher. The position reports to the Religion Chair and Divisional Principals and is responsible for creating an environment favorable to the religious learning and personal growth of every student, establishing effective rapport with students; motivating students to develop skills attitudes and knowledge needed to provide a good foundation for becoming a responsible citizen in accordance with each student’s ability; and establishing good relationships with parents and with other staff members.
St. Martin’s Episcopal School is a Christian school with an Episcopal identity and welcomes families of all faiths, celebrating inclusivity and diversity while fostering an inclusive culture.
The Early Childhood & Lower School Religion Teacher, under the direction of the Religion Chair and Divisional Principals will:
- Have the primary responsibility for his/her Religion class activities, as well as the management, organization, and discipline of the class.
- Teach daily classes, ranging in age groups from early childhood through early adolescents.
- Lead one weekly Early Childhood Chapel service and serve on the Lower School and Middle School Chapel Team.
- Develop lesson plans and supplementary materials compatible with the division’s basic instructional and pedagogical standards.
- Implement instructional activities that contribute to a climate where students are actively engaged in meaningful learning experiences that are appropriate to the physical, social and emotional development of students.
- Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities and materials that reflect accommodation for individual needs of students.
- Demonstrate proficiency with technology and a willingness to integrate modern technology, media and other tools into classroom instruction
- Work collaboratively with the teaching team on behalf of students, and seeks the ideas, feedback or advice of colleagues as an integral part of effective planning.
- Establish and maintain expectations of student behavior through relationship, positive reinforcement and support.
- Evaluate and document academic and social growth of students, and keeps required records.
- Attend all grade level, departmental and required School meetings, including Open House and Back to School Night.
- Work collaboratively with the classroom teacher to communicate regularly and thoroughly with parents by being available for parent conferences, updating the class web page, and planning and attending special events.
- Maintain a professional relationship with all colleagues, students, parents and community members.
- Meet professional obligations by meeting deadlines, honoring schedules and participating in the professional life of the School.
- Demonstrate interest and initiative in professional improvement through active participation in 16 hours of Professional Development each year.
- Bachelor’s degree in Religion, Christian Education, or comparable degree required
- Experience teaching young children in a church or school setting, and knowledge of Episcopal Church and its educational traditions, practices and beliefs.
- Desire to plan and work collaboratively on a team is essential.
- Master of Divinity preferred.
- 3 to 5 years of classroom experience is preferred.
- Leading worship, experience with pastoral care, and Godly Play training are beneficial.
- An engaging, positive, creative and personable attitude with the ability and desire to genuinely connect with students
This job is performed inside; the noise level can be soft to loud. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, stoop, kneel, walk, talk, read, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to type, finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The position is mobile across the campus, so must be able to switch classrooms throughout the day, moving teaching materials from class to class, and make quick transitions.
In compliance with ADA requirements, we will make reasonable accommodations for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant.
All employees are expected to support the mission and vision statements of St. Martin’s Episcopal School, and contribute to the overall life of the School.
The statements in this job description are intended to represent the key duties, essential nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be all responsibilities or qualifications of the job.
The position will follow the typical school calendar and adhere to a regular schedule of Monday – Thursday, 7:30am – 3:00pm.