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First-Grade Teacher, Trinitas Classical School; Full-time

  • Teacher
  • Midwest

Trinitas Classical School

1934 52nd Street SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49508

Position Description

The First-Grade Teacher:
Has a strong Christian faith and commitment to classical Christian education
Demonstrates excellence and a Christian worldview in teaching
Provides classroom instruction to students in a way that cultivates faith, reason and virtue
Serves as a positive role model for students
Creates lesson plans and works closely with other teachers to implement classical Christian curricula
Instructs clearly and gives timely feedback
Differentiates lessons as needed to meet student needs
Communicates professionally with students, parents, and other staff members
Demonstrates excellent classroom management and cultivates a culture of joyful learning
Teaches and maintains rules and routines
Creates an orderly, warm, and attractive classroom environment
Shares enthusiasm for specific subjects and all learning, draws connections between subjects
Leads Morning Prayer in a regular rotation
Supervises snack, lunch, recess and dismissal as scheduled
Completes quarterly report cards and conducts semester parent-teacher conferences
Participates in weekly staff meetings
Participates in two-day staff in-services in June and August
Attends school functions outside of school hours (e.g., Back-to-School Night, parent-teacher conferences, Discover Trinitas Night, Fine Arts Night, etc.)
Positively supports the school’s policies and practices and works collaboratively in a professional organization

Additional Preferred Qualifications:
Strong foundation in teaching phonics and Singapore math
Ability to teach Bible in an ecumenical setting
Engaged in ongoing professional development and personal learning
Job Requirements – All Trinitas teachers and staff must:
Profess a personal faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and maintain a membership in good standing in a local Christian congregation
Agree with Trinitas’s statement of faith
Agree with and be willing to support Trinitas’s mission statement, standards of conduct, and related policies
Possess appropriate knowledge of subject matter and demonstrate the ability to teach well
Have familiarity with and commitment to classical education
Full-time teachers in grades 1-8 must hold a Bachelor’s degree in one or more areas of instruction or a related field
Teaching certificate is not required

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