Full-Time Grammar School Teacher
Website Cedar Classical Academy
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Cedar Classical Academy seeks a full-time Teacher in the Lower School (Grades K-6). Cedar Classical Academy is located in Lansing, MI. It opened in 2019 with grades K-6 and is adding one grade each year to grow to K-12. In the 2024-2025 school year, Cedar anticipates 119 students in grades K-10.
The Lower School Teacher will cultivate moral and intellectual virtue within the students, and prepare them for the increasing rigor of the classical curriculum. The Teacher will report to the Dean of Lower School Faculty and to the Head of School. The Teacher will be the homeroom teacher for 20-24 students and teach classes as directed by the Head of School. The subjects taught may include, but are not limited to: math, science, literature, orthography, etymology, history, grammar, phonics, theology, Latin, or writing. The Teacher will work closely with other faculty to enforce a cohesive discipline system across all grades, including enforcement of the uniform policy and homework policy. The Teacher will model a love of the content and tenacity in the face of difficulty. The Teacher will wisely and efficiently use school hours to instruct the students in rich content in an engaging manner using vivid language. The Teacher will assign meaningful and challenging homework. The Teacher will represent and vigorously enforce the Academy’s code of conduct. The Teacher will attend all staff meetings. The Teacher will enthusiastically attend all required school events outside of normal school hours.
In addition to these specific duties, it is expected that the Teacher will model the Christian faith to students and as a representative of the school’s mission. The Teacher is expected to address poor behavior in their students when it is observed and to regularly incorporate Christian themes in their classes and in conversation with parents, staff, and students, such as the Gospel, forgiveness, virtue, and redemption. The Teacher is expected to pray with and for students on a regular basis.
This position is a full-time, salaried position with a start date of July 1. Prior to the start date, the Teacher will attend a training conference in June with the rest of the staff. Teacher training is provided on campus in August. Teacher mentorship from the Head of School and the Dean of Lower School Faculty will be provided throughout the year.
The Teacher will have a bachelor’s degree and prior classical teaching training and/or experience.
The Teacher shall be a born-again believer and a member in good standing of a local church. Belief in our Mission Statement, Vision Statement, and Statement of Faith is required. We require background checks and fingerprints for all employees and volunteers. Download the application here.
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