Social Studies Teacher
This individual will be responsible for teaching a range of high school social studies courses, including Geography, World History, U.S. History, American Government, Economics and Personal Finance.
The teacher shall prayerfully help students learn attitudes, skills and subject matter that will contribute to their development as mature, able and responsible Christians to the praise and glory of God.
The teacher shall be a born-again college graduate, certified or certifiable by the state of South Dakota and the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI), who feels called of God to the teaching profession. Other qualifications may be added as deemed appropriate.
REQUIRED PERSONAL QUALITIES
The teacher shall:
1. Have received Jesus Christ as his/her personal Savior.
2. Believe that the Bible is God's Word and standard for faith and daily living.
3. Be in whole-hearted agreement with the school's Statement of Faith and philosophy of education.
4. Be a Christian role model in attitude, speech, and actions toward others.
5. Faithfully attend an evangelical church that is in agreement with the school’s Statement
ADDITIONAL PERSONAL QUALITIES
The teacher shall:
1. Recognize the role of parents as primarily responsible before God for their children's education and be prepared to assist them in that task.
2. Demonstrate the character qualities of enthusiasm, courtesy, flexibility, integrity, gratitude, kindness, self-control, perseverance and punctuality.
3. Meet everyday stress with emotional stability, objectivity and optimism.
4. Maintain a personal appearance that is a Christian role model of cleanliness, modesty, good taste and in agreement with school policy.
5. Use acceptable English in written and oral communication.
6. Respectfully submit and be loyal to constituted authority.
7. Notify the administration of any policy he/she is unable to support.
8. Appropriately handle all confidential information.
9. Place his/her teaching ministry ahead of other jobs or volunteer activities.
10. Make an effort to appreciate and understand the uniqueness of the community.
JOB DESCRIPTION - ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The teacher shall:
1. Reflect the purpose of the school which is to honor Christ in every class and in every activity.
2. Motivate students to accept God's gift of salvation and help them grow in their faith through their witness and Christian role modeling.
3. Lead students to a realization of their self-worth in Christ.
4. Cooperate with the Board and administration in implementing all policies, procedures and directives governing the operation of the school.
5. Teach classes as assigned and in accordance with the prescribed scope and sequence.
6. Integrate biblical principles and the Christian philosophy of education throughout the curriculum and activities.
7. Keep proper discipline in the classroom and on the school premises for a good learning environment.
8. Maintain a clean, attractive, well-ordered classroom.
9. Plan broadly through the use of semester and quarterly plans and objectives, and more currently through the use of a Lesson Plan Book.
10. Plan a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students, challenging each to do his/her best work.
11. Utilize valid teaching techniques to achieve curriculum goals within the framework of the school's philosophy.
12. Employ a variety of instructional aids, methods and materials that will provide for creative teaching to reach the whole child: spiritual, physical, academic, communal and emotional.
13. Plan, through approved channels, the balanced classroom use of field trips, guest speakers and other media.
14. Use homework effectively for drill, review, enrichment or project work.
15. Assess the learning of students on a regular basis and provide progress reports as required.
16. Maintain regular and accurate attendance and grade records to meet the demands for a comprehensive knowledge of each student's progress.
17. Keep students, parents, and the administration adequately informed of progress or deficiencies and give sufficient notice of failure.
18. Recognize the need for good public relations. Represent the school in a favorable and professional manner to the school's constituency and the general public.
19. Develop and maintain rapport with students, parents, and staff by treating others with friendliness, dignity and consideration.
20. Follow the Matthew 18 principle in dealing with conflict with students, parents, coworkers and administration.
21. Seek the counsel of the administrator, colleagues and parents while maintaining a teachable attitude.
22. Attend and participate in scheduled devotional, in-service, committee and faculty/staff meetings, including Parent-Teacher Conferences.
23. Attend Wednesday evening chapel and other required events during the year as listed
in the Faculty/Staff Handbook.
24. Know the procedures for dealing with issues of an emergency nature.
25. Inform the administration in a timely manner if unable to fulfill any duty assigned. Prepare adequate information and materials for a substitute teacher.
JOB DESCRIPTION - SUPPLEMENTAL FUNCTIONS
The teacher shall:
1. Supervise or otherwise assist with co-curricular activities, organizations and outings as assigned.
2. Utilize educational opportunities and evaluation processes for professional growth.
3. Provide input and constructive recommendations for administrative and managerial functions in the school.
4. Support the broader program of the school by attending co-curricular activities when possible.
5. Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the administration.