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Teacher, Kindergarten (NTCA)
Job Code:2018-ANTB2C-CG-008
Location:North Tampa Christian Academy
Department:N Tampa Christian Academy
FT/PT Status:Regular Full Time
  

Location:

North Tampa Christian Academy is a new school campus on 43 acres with 4 learning communities serving students from early childhood through academy. This innovative school combines the advantages of Adventist education with the latest advances in facilities design, instructional practice, technology, and entrepreneurial leadership. It will open in the fall of 2018 with a vision for inspiring higher level learning for the families in the Greater Tampa area and for leading the transformation of Adventist education worldwide. Instructional practices include blended learning, competency-based grading, collaborative teaching, and project-based learning. More information can be found on our website at www.NorthTampaChristian.org and on our Facebook page at www.Facebook.com/NorthTampaChristianAcademy.


Job Summary:

The kindergarten teacher will serve as a member of the K-2 Creative Team. While the primary responsibility is within the kindergarten classroom, the teacher will also plan collaboratively with K-2 teachers, developing shared units and teaching multi-age groups in reading and math which reflect the students’ current level of performance. The ideal candidate will have a love of nature, follow a constructivist approach, and hold children’s natural curiosity and open-ended learning as a top priority. Serious candidates should investigate the Reggio-Emilia approach to determine whether they might be a fit before applying. Applicants for this position should exhibit a love children and model Christ-like behavior and attitudes which will positively impact students in leading them to Christ. She/He must be a team player, creative, and 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 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. 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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Select subject matter that is academically and developmentally appropriate for diverse abilities and interests.
  • 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.
  • Use a variety of evaluation techniques to provide feedback and communicate progress, providing opportunities for students to learn from mistakes as well as successes.
  • Utilize appropriate classroom management routines that facilitate student engagement and continuity.
  • Provide for individual differences through diagnostic and prescriptive teaching.
  • Communicate challenging expectations that encompass critical and creative thinking as well as problem-solving skills.
  • Maintain a classroom climate conducive to student learning, allowing sufficient time for academic activities.
  • Utilize effective behavior management techniques which promote self-discipline.
  • Systematically involve all students in the instructional process and encourage intellectual risk taking.
  • Maintain accurate and organized student class records (attendance, grades, etc.) on the school's Student Information System in compliance with administration.
  • Communicate with parents regularly, keeping them well-informed.
  • Be willing to grow professionally.