Job Description – 7-8th Grade Teacher
Saint Mark’s Classical Academy, established in 2012, is a classical and Christian school located in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania that offers classes from Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade. St. Mark’s Classical Academy has been established to provide an academically excellent education that is distinctively classical and Christian in the Anglican Tradition.
The 7-8th Grade Teacher is a full-time, September-Early June position with responsibilities for teaching. The ideal candidate will bring a history of collaborative, self-directed work as well as experience teaching in a classical Christian school. The position reports to the Headmaster.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Spiritual Leadership – Faculty are expected to consistently demonstrate spiritual maturity (the Fruits of the Spirit before their students and the rest of the school). Active, joyful participation in daily chapel services, any school events, and staff meetings are expected. Faculty are responsible for character, as well as academic, formation in keeping with the standards set out in the Student Handbook. Faculty are to model Christian professionalism in their work, punctuality, speech, attitude, dress, and attention to duties.
Classroom Management/Environment – Faculty are expected to maintain a neat, organized, and clean classroom environment for their students. Faculty should set up simple, manageable class routines to accomplish basic tasks, e.g., taking attendance, homework collection, materials storage, and distribution, etc.
Planning and Communications – Faculty are expected to develop weekly and quarterly plans reflecting creativity and a good use of class time; these plans should accomplish the curriculum goals set in conversation with the director of curriculum. Faculty are expected regularly to communicate with the parents regarding their students’ academic progress and behavior.
Lesson Preparation and Presentation – Faculty should have a knowledge of and interest in the subjects he or she is assigned to teach. These will normally include Mathematics, Grammar & Composition, Literature, Bible, History, and Science (including basic lab work). For 7-8th grades, students will engage in a Great Books – type approach in History and Literature; faculty should be able to engage these students in Socratic discussion about the works. Faculty should encourage the students to see how all subjects are interrelated and applicable outside the classroom. Faculty should seek to recognize and meet individual student learning needs as well as apply a variety of measures (in addition to tests) to track students’ progress.
- Teaching experience in a classical Christian school is desirable.
- Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in content area preferred.
- Ability to innovate and think creatively about education.
- Ability to work as part of a team with collegiality and humility.
- Dedication to personal and professional growth, especially in classical education methodologies.Interested candidates should send a cover letter and CV to the Head of School, Fr. Patterson, firstname.lastname@example.org.