Classroom Teacher - Cornerstone Christian Academy
Position: Classroom Teacher
Subject Area: Language Arts (English)
Job Title: Middle School English Language Arts Teacher
Job Location: Cornerstone Christian Academy
Beginning: May 09, 2022
Deadline: Jul 08, 2022**
District: Cornerstone Christian Academy
Philadelphia, PA 19143
Telephone: 215-724-6858
Job Description:
Position Title: Middle School English Language Arts Teacher
Cornerstone Christian Academy is a faith-based, non-denominational, co-educational, urban Christian school serving children in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Established in 1988, Cornerstone is an ACSI/Middle States-accredited independent school with an annual average enrollment of 170 students.  Amid a strong charter-school presence, Cornerstone is committed to being a curriculum-driven, high-performing, technologically proficient school with a strong emphasis on responsive classroom practices and social emotional learning.
Position Overview and Qualifications
Cornerstone Christian Academy is seeking a Middle School English Language Arts teacher to join our staff beginning at the start of the 2021-2022 school year. The ideal candidate will possess knowledge and pedagogical methods that will enhance the english language arts instructional program for 5th through 8th grades. Candidates must have prior experience working with children. A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university—preferably in education—is required at minimum.
All Cornerstone teachers are required to profess faith in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Candidates should demonstrate Christian character, love for children, collaborative spirit, and the ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, co-workers, and all school constituents.
Instructional Responsibilities
The English Language Arts teacher is expected to:
  • Create a classroom environment that develops students’ skills of listening, speaking, reading, writing and skills that are fundamental to literate citizenship.
  • Support the development and appreciation of literature of all types.
  • Motivate students to read for information and recreation.
  • Teach grammar and mechanics.
  • Teach the skills of writing text-dependent analysis and essays.
  • Develop literacy skills through the reading/teaching of grade level novels.
  • Prepare weekly lesson plans following a prescribed curriculum.
  • Adhere to the curricular scope and sequence, integrating Biblical principles and Cornerstone’s philosophy of education throughout the curriculum.
  • Gather student data through observation, dialogue, testing tools, etc. and design strategies to meet student needs.
  • Integrate technology as a tool to engage students in academic content. (Google Classroom, Google Suite, etc.)
  • Assign and incorporate a variety of instructional and assessment strategies to enhance learning.
  • Use Cornerstone’s Curriculum Map, Common Core, and Cornerstone’s Expected Student Outcomes to implement a rigorous curriculum relevant for all students.
  • Employ a variety of instructional methods, aids and materials that will provide for creative teaching to reach the whole child: spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially, culturally, and morally.
  • Plan a balanced use of field trips and guest speakers.
  • Regularly assess the learning progress of students via formal and informal assessments.
  • Review and return student assignments in a prompt manner.
  • Be available to meet with students before or after school for additional instruction and help.
  • Implement Responsive Classroom tenets and strategies.
Non-Instructional Responsibilities
All Cornerstone Christian Academy teachers are expected to:
  • Know and adhere to the policies and procedures in the Cornerstone Christian Academy Employee Handbook and Faculty and Staff Handbook.
  • Maintain respect for—and appropriate relationships with—every student.
  • Establish and maintain regular contact and communication with parents.
  • Maintain daily oversight of student discipline, preparing written reports as required.
  • Maintain accurate attendance and grade records.
  • Maintain oversight of student health and safety, including before and after school yard duty.
  • Model the school-wide principles to (1) Respect and celebrate yourself, (2) Respect and celebrate others, (3) Come prepared and willing to serve/learn, and (4) Keep our environment safe and clean.
  • Model a consistent faith and daily walk with Jesus Christ in attitude, speech, character, and quality of work.
  • Attend all-school programs (Back to School Night, Christmas Program, etc.)
Professional Responsibilities
All Cornerstone Christian Academy teachers are expected to:
  • Hold—or obtain within two (2) years of employment—certification with the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI).
  • Identify and/or participate in opportunities for professional growth.
  • Attend teacher in-service days and bi-weekly faculty meetings.

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