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Upper School Humanities Instructor

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Caritas Christian Classical Academy

Humanities Instructor

Chandler, Arizona Arizona

Position Description

This description is not intended to be a complete delineation of all the possible responsibilities of a Caritas Academy teacher. Rather, it is a general description of the basic tasks an Upper School teacher will be normally required to perform and be evaluated upon.

Spiritual Leadership

  • Consistently exhibit spiritual maturity and be a role model of Christian love, faith, truthfulness, and virtue, both in the classroom and in your personal life.
  • Relate to students by loving them with the love of Christ, encouraging them to begin and/or develop a relationship with Jesus, and challenging them to love God with all their heart, mind, soul and strength.
  • Ensure that your life example continually demonstrates how your Christian faith integrates with your teaching and all other aspects of your life.Candidates should be a member in good standing of a gospel preaching and Bible believing local church.

Classroom Management/Environment

  • Manage your class by defining responsible Christian behavior, setting clear behavioral expectations and promoting self-discipline based on Biblical principles.
  • Help students learn self-discipline through an appropriate balance of encouragement, correction, and counseling.
  • Ensure students have an orderly working atmosphere and comply with school policy in administration of behavioral discipline in the classroom.
  • Communicate clearly to and work closely with parents to resolve any behavior issues regarding their children.

Lesson Preparation and Presentation 

  • The teacher’s lesson plans should reflect extensive preparation and the utilization of all available class time.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of and interest in the subjects assigned to teach.
  • Assist in the selection and development of curriculum to fulfill the distinctives of the classical Christian model.
  • The teacher is expected to encourage the students to see how all subjects are interrelated, as parts of God’s integrated universe.

Teaching & Student Learning

  • Stay current on the best practices in education and teaching, particularly within classical Christian education, in order to promote educational excellence.
  • Teach students in a challenging, enthusiastic and age-appropriate manner using the classical Christian model. Stimulate and maintain the students’ interest in the material.
  • Evaluate each student’s progress on a regular basis and communicate this progress to the student, parents, and administrators.
  • Use class time well with activities that engage students’ attention and have a clear academic purpose.


  • Consistently and joyfully demonstrate pride in Caritas by the quality of your work, punctuality, speech, attitude, dress, and attention to duties.
  • Serve as an advocate for classical Christian education in our local  community.
  • Take responsibility for all tasks related to the classroom, parent communication, and, to some extent, the broader school community.
  • Work constructively with colleagues and administration by contributing ideas and listening to the ideas of others.

Community Relations 

  • Communicate regularly with parents about their child’s progress and needs.
  • Participate actively in the community, especially in a local church community.
  • Actively involve parents in the life of the school.
  • Place a priority on getting to know the families well, as well as letting them know what is happening in the class.

Teacher Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Be in agreement with and willing to uphold the Caritas Academy Mission and Statement of Faith.
  • Be active in a local church, with a substantial record of service and leadership in the body of Christ.
  • Live a Christian lifestyle which demonstrates a Christian worldview in all aspects of life.
  • Be passionate about educating children in a Classical Christian environment, and about the grade/subject to be taught.
    Demonstrate a personal love of learning and a humble and teachable spirit.
  • Be willing to participate in ongoing classical Christian education professional development opportunities and committed to academic excellence.
  • Be willing to work closely with parents in the education of their children.
  • Previous teaching experience is preferred, but not required.

Special Certifications/Licenses

  • First Aid/CPR Certification
  • AZ Department of Public Safety IVP Level One Fingerprint Clearance Card
  • Background Check

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