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Humanities - Rhetoric School Teacher

  • Teacher
  • West

BRAVE Academy

Englewood, CO, Colorado

Position Description

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • None


  • Integrates biblical truth across all subjects and disciplines
  • Demonstrates consistent application and implementation of classical pedagogy within the classroom, including poetry, chants, jingles, and song
  • Collaborates through weekly faculty meetings and seeks assistance and direction from Head of School as needed
  • Understands grade level course scope and sequence and materials, including curricular pacing and implementation
  • Establishes and maintains a well-organized and beautiful classical classroom that follows provided guidelines
  • Collaborates with other faculty ensuring alignment and consistency in pacing, grading, behavior systems, projects, and special events within the grade level
  • Proactively initiates regular communication with each family that emphasizes relationship building
  • Informs and educates parents in the classical Christian education model as opportunities arise
  • Maintains an open line of communication between parents and colleagues; when concerns arise with members of the community, they are handled scripturally by going directly to the individuals involved
  • Cultivates relationships with students, modeling and assisting them through the peacemaking process as needed
  • Trains students in character, manners and respect, organization, and management and care of property
  • Establishes manageable classroom routines to accomplish basic tasks, such as taking attendance, homework collection, daily cleaning schedules, materials storage, and distribution, etc.
  • Fully embraces, trains, implements, and always enforces the published behavioral expectations inside and outside of the classroom
  • Collaborates with the head of School when handling student struggles and concerns regarding discipline
  • Consults with Head of School regarding struggling students; brainstorms possible classroom interventions, implements recommended next steps for progress, and follows published guidelines

Academic Support Policy:

  • Works with Head of School to ensure proper documentation of student and parent concerns
  • Guides and effectively utilizes school information system (SIS) to enhance instruction
  • Utilizes BRAVE Academy SIS gradebooks and maintains up-to-date course homepages as a communication direct link to families
  • Employs a variety of techniques, in addition to formal evaluation, to measure a student’s progress
  • Ensures that report cards are an accurate reflection of teacher’s professionalism by accurately communicating a student’s performance, ability, and character
  • Creates weekly lesson plans that synchronize with the course scope and sequence and objectives provided by the Academy; plans must be accessible to the administration at any time through BRAVE Academy SIS
  • Commits to systematically completing all assigned subject material for their grade level
  • Provides detailed substitute plans when needed
  • Follows all published Academy policies found in the Employee Handbook and Parent/Student Handbook

Faculty Member Expectations:

  • Exhibit BRAVE attributes of:  Bold, Resolute, Authentic, Virtuous, and Engaged
  • Public profession of faith in Jesus Christ and a lifestyle that reflects maturity and intimacy with God
  • A heart for proactively partnering with parents in their God-given role of training their children in the discipline and nurture of the Lord
  • Demonstrates eagerness for learning, and openness for professional growth
  • Demonstrates excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Contributes to a culture of respect and collaboration among colleagues

Additional Duties:

  • Completes additional assigned duties, including but not limited to lunch, recess, carline, and homeroom supervision
  • Participates in faculty morning prayer and devotions
  • Attends required faculty meetings and in-service training
  • Contributes to all-school evening events such as Back-to-School Night, Recitation Night, and Parent-Teacher Conferences
  • Works closely with the Head of School on professional development plan
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Head of School or other member of executive leadership

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent leadership, confidence and motivational skills
  • Detail oriented with ability to multitask
  • Demonstrates self-awareness, thirst for learning, and openness for professional growth
  • Demonstrates a thorough grasp and commitment to BRAVE Academy mission and vision
  • Understands and follows all published school policies
  • Loves the subject matter, students, and the toil of the day
  • Dependable, teachable spirit
  • Cooperative team player


  • Minimum Education – BA/BS
  • Expertise and experience in specified grade level
  • Skilled in applying and integrating a biblical worldview across all subjects
  • Proficient in using classical pedagogy in the classroom

Physical Requirements:

  • May be required to lift up to 15 lbs on occasion

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