The Elementary School Teacher is a key member of the school staff and works together with other staff members to support the mission, vision and values of TDCA. He/She is responsible for the operation, administration, and teaching of a designated elementary combined grade-level classroom. The Elementary School Teacher is committed to offering a
high-quality education for students while promoting the culture of TDCA and upholding the family partnership model. He/She creates an open and honest work environment that inspires professionalism and rewards creative, innovative teaching.
Monday-Thursday, 8am-3pm + All Required Meetings (This includes a weekly staff meeting on Tuesdays from 3:30-5:00pm and a monthly. staff meeting on one Thursday a month).
Length of Assignment: 10 months (Teaching) + Additional Teacher Training
• Minimum 2 years teaching experience preferred
• Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree at a college or university.
• Preferred active and valid CA Teaching Credential.
• CPR certification
1. Teaching Responsibilities:
• Physical Environment: Work with parent helpers to incorporate creative displays in classroom that showcase student work. Ensure that physical space (classroom and playground) is clean and safe.
• Provide an attractive and welcoming space for students to learn in (ie. bulletin boards organized by subject area, clearly labeled areas for centers).
• Create and maintain spaces for students that encourage inquiry-based learning.
• Establish and maintain a print-rich classroom environment.
• Maintain and build a classroom library.
• Respond to students with love, kindness, and patience.
• Pray for students regularly.
• Provide parents and students with a parent handbook at the beginning of year outlining classroom expectations and classroom management.
• Drive experiential and inquiry-based learning.
• Demonstrate effective classroom management.
• Teach and implement Common Core standards in a combo classroom.
• Teach Next-Gen Science standards in a combo classroom.
• Teach and expand on a Bible curriculum.
• Assess student learning and provide feedback regularly.
• Prepare students for standardized testing in May.
• Return graded homework assignments to students bi-weekly.
• Prepare for and conduct Parent Teacher Conferences quarterly.
• Lesson Planning:
• Submit year-long lesson plans before the start of the school year.
• Submit quarterly lesson plans & details in a timely manner.
• Prepare a homework sheet for students and families with the following week’s assignments by Friday of each week.
• Integrate community helpers to enrich curriculum.
• Proactively involve students in opportunities to give back to the community.
• Encourage students to pray for the community and the world.
• Family Partnership:
• Establish clear classroom expectations and encourage parent involvement in student learning.
• Provide parents with ideas and resources for homeschooling days.
• Communicate with parents on a weekly basis regarding homework and announcements.
• Listen to parent feedback to improve and enhance curriculum.
• Respond to parent concerns and requests within 2 business days.
• Ability to interact with families in a nurturing, compassionate, and sincere manner.
2. Team-Centered Responsibilities:
• Team leadership – actively participate in regularly scheduled staff meetings. Consult with the Principal and Administrator to proactively address concerns as they arise.
• Attend all staff and teaching training.
• Attend all weekly staff meetings.
• Communicate with staff regularly through electronic and verbal communications.
• Fundraising: Support school fundraisers by encouraging families and staff to participate.
• Marketing / Outreach: Continually promote TDCA as a high-quality educational program.
3. Individual Responsibilities:
• Arrive on time for work and contact the administrative team when delayed.
• Attend and participate in morning prayer meetings.
• Be reliable in attendance and give ample notice for absences.
• Dress professionally and appropriately.
• Come to work with a positive attitude.
• Approach criticism with a learning attitude.
• Communicate directly and avoid gossip.
• Be flexible in scheduling to meet the needs of the school.
• Live a consecrated lifestyle of purity.
• Live a lifestyle of prayer with weekly time spent in prayer room (4 hrs/week)
• Demonstrate honesty, integrity and commitment to confidentiality.
• Show initiative in problem solving and be open to new ideas.
• Approach challenges with imagination and a sense of humor.
• Create a welcoming, positive environment school-wide by:
• Being actively engaged with children.
• Speaking to children at eye level.
• Being friendly, warm and affectionate.
• Using appropriate voice and tone.
• Encouraging children’s independence and self-help skills.
4. Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
• Assist in classrooms as needed.
• Able to lift up to 50 pounds.
• Able to walk, bend, stand, squat or sit on the floor (with children) throughout an 8-hour day.
• Able to walk up and down steps several times each day.
• Able to physically respond quickly in an emergency.
• Understand the risk of exposure to blood and bodily fluids and use universal precautions in such instances.
• Able to travel to various locations for field trips or outings. On these occasions, public transportation or other acceptable modes of transportation may be employed.
• Valid CA driver’s license and clean driving record for past three years.