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Arborbrook Christian is a K-12 school located in Matthews, NC.

5th Grade Teacher
Hours: 4 days per week* (Monday-Thursday; 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. for teachers; school day is 8:45-2:45)
Start Date: March 13, 2023 (or as soon as possible)
End Date: May 24, 2024
Arborbrook Christian Academy in Matthews, NC has an immediate opening for a fifth grade teacher. We are looking for teachers who can teach our robust and rich curriculum to fifth graders.
Our school is a four-day a week Christian school, and our hours are 8:45-2:45. Our school uses the Charlotte Mason philosophy of education. Class sizes are intentionally kept small, spending time outdoors is valued, and partnering with our families in a positive way are a few of our values at Arborbrook.
The basic job description includes the following:
-Teach small class(es) of students every day, Monday-Thursday. Subjects to be taught include math, phonics & language arts, inspirational studies (composer study and poet study), history & geography or science, and teaching a Bible class at the end of the day.
-Follow the curriculum guide, use materials provided, and complete any required training. –Lesson plans are required for the first two years of employment.
-Assess students on a regular basis according to school assessment standards, best practices, and authentic assessment principles. An online SMS gradebook is to be updated weekly.
-Prepare electronic report cards and mid-term progress reports (on a trimester basis).
-Meet with parents before/during/after school as needed/requested.
-Send out a weekly newsletter to parents to fill them in on what has been happening that week in class and assign Friday work. Communicate with parents concerning poor grades or behavior as appropriate.
-Plan and organize class events, communicating with your room mom(s).
-Lead a K-6 assembly 1 time a year.
-Attend Wednesday morning faculty meetings (7:55 a.m. every Wednesday)..
-Other duties as assigned, including lunch duty twice a week.
-Adhere to school handbooks and maintain classroom expectations, discipline, and dress code.
All teachers must have:
-A heart for God. They will be born-again, Bible-believing Christians in a growing relationship with our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
-A love for children. They will be kind, nurturing individuals who enjoy spending time with young people and respect them as persons.
-An ability to be a positive role model. They will do their best to live a life that is pleasing to God and therefore serve as a model for our young people.
-A call on his or her life to be a teacher. They will feel that teaching is one of their spiritual gifts and feel a call on their lives to teach and impact the next generation of Christ followers.
-A dedication to the vision and mission of Arborbrook. They will have a thorough understanding of and be in agreement with the vision and mission of the school. This includes a good understanding of Charlotte Mason’s writings. Some training will be provided, but independent learning will also be necessary.
-A teachable spirit. They must be open to training from a supervising teacher and the academic director. A positive attitude and cheerful demeanor should accompany their teachable spirit.
-A four-year college degree, preferably in Elementary Education. Previous classroom experience in an academic setting is preferred.
-Competency with technology, including our online school management system (SIS/FACTS) and Google Suite.
-Excellent communication skills, including grammar and the ability to write well.
-Willingness to work collaboratively with other teachers and staff.

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