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Teacher, Grade 8/7-8 Bible (FLEC)
Job Code:2019-ANTB36-CG-006
Location:Forest Lake Education Cen
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
  

Location:

Forest Lake Education Center (FLEC) is a Pre-k-8th grade school located in Longwood, Florida, just 8 miles north of downtown Orlando. The school has 680 students and 43 full- and part-time classroom teachers. FLEC thrives to be an impactful school and is an ideal destination for a top quality teacher. All of the attractions in Orlando, the beach, Forest Lake Academy, and Adventist Health Systems headquarters are only a short distance away. For more information about Forest Lake Education Center visit the school website at https://myflec.com or email the principal at chris.juhl@myflec.com and copy murray.cooper@floridaconference.com.


Job Summary:

FLEC has an opening for a full-time seventh and eighth grade Bible teacher. The school is seeking an innovative Bible teacher who will help to guide students to develop a personal relationship with Jesus. This is accomplished by learning to serve and love others. The ideal candidate will be passionate about young people and be willing to work with school administration to create opportunities to serve others on our school campus, at our churches, and in our community. Responsibilities will include teaching three seventh grade Bible classes, three eighth grade Bible classes, and a homeroom eighth grade class. In addition, the teacher must be a team player and willing and able to work with the other middle school teachers in managing a holistic program for seventh and eighth graders. Communication within the team, with administration, and with parents is vital. Applicants for this position must model Christ-like behavior and attitudes which will positively impact students in leading them to Christ. She/He must be able to deliver instruction to students on the indicated subjects or grade levels using a variety of teaching methods and activities. The selected employee will also be responsible for other school duties as may be assigned.


Skills, Education, and Experience Required:

Applicant must be a tithe-paying Seventh-day Adventist church member in good standing and possess a minimum of a Bachelor's degree. North American Division (Denominational) Teacher Certification is required and must be maintained. Must be trained or willing to be trained in the Encounter Bible Curriculum. Successful classroom experience is preferred. Must have a service-oriented attitude, possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, and be able to work with students and families of diverse backgrounds. Possessing competent technology skills using current educational software and hardware is essential. Additional traits should include organization, attention to detail, self-directed, and motivated. Absolute confidentiality is required. Curriculum familiarity, content knowledge, as well as proficient instructional delivery are crucial. Most importantly, the applicant must possess a love for God, a love for working with children, and a desire to see each child in Heaven.


Job Responsibilities:

The teacher will be expected to:
  1. Promote the Seventh-day Adventist philosophy, ensuring that all subject matter is taught from a Seventh-day Adventist perspective based on curriculum guidelines and requirements of the North American Division, Southern Union Conference, and Florida Conference.
  2. Develop and submit weekly lesson plans to the principal as required. Lesson plans are to include Objectives, Procedures and Evaluation for each learning style. Must also demonstrate evidence of lesson/unit planning and preparation that honors individual diversity and builds upon prior knowledge.
  3. Select subject matter that is academically and developmentally appropriate for diverse abilities and interests.
  4. Employ a variety of teaching techniques and activities appropriate to student learning styles and subject matter, stimulate critical and creative thinking, and monitor student understanding.
  5. Use a variety of evaluation techniques to provide feedback and communicate progress, providing opportunities for students to learn from mistakes as well as successes.
  6. Utilize appropriate classroom management routines that facilitate student engagement and continuity.
  7. Provide for individual differences through diagnostic and prescriptive teaching.
  8. Communicate challenging expectations that encompass critical and creative thinking as well as problem-solving skills.
  9. Maintain a classroom climate conducive to student learning, allowing sufficient time for academic activities.
  10. Utilize effective behavior management techniques which promote self-discipline.
  11. Systematically involve all students in the instructional process and encourage intellectual risk taking.
  12. Maintain accurate and organized student class records (attendance, grades, etc.) on the school's Student Information System in compliance with administration.
  13. Communicate with parents regularly, keeping them well-informed.
  14. Be willing to grow professionally.
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