High School Computer Science, Robotics & Maker Space Teacher

Whitestown, IN

Traders Point Christian School is seeking candicates for a High School Computer Science, Robotics & Maker Space Teacher.

Primary responsibility: Providing daily instruction in the subject area to all assigned students in a manner that is effective, appropriate, and fitting with the mission of Traders Point Christian Schools. This includes preparing students in the transition process to a career or post-secondary education.  Each teacher should have a complete understanding of the social, emotional, physical and, most importantly, spiritual changes that will occur during these years.

Reports to: Upper School Principal

Position goal: The goal of this position is to support Traders Point Christian School’s mission to challenge and educate students within the framework of a Biblical worldview while leading them to a personal faith and transformed life in Jesus Christ.

Educational and Experience Requirements: Candidates must be professing and maturing Christians enthusiastically supporting the School’s statement of faith and mission statements.  A bachelor’s degree and an ACSI teaching license in the content area is required.  Candidates should demonstrate a successful career in teaching Computer Science in an academic setting.  The ideal candidate will excel at developing collaborative relationships with all constituencies. Excellent communication skills are a must, including writing and presentation abilities.  In addition, the position requires the ability to organize and prioritize work, resolve problems, follow through, and manage multiple priorities to ensure that goals are met in a timely manner.

Qualifying Characteristics: The teacher has a clearly biblical testimony of salvation with an authentic and a mature personal relationship with Jesus Christ in both their professional and personal life with a calling and commitment to Christian education. The ideal teacher must have the desire to work closely and nurture a positive relationship with students, teachers, parents, staff, school administrators and community members. The teacher must demonstrate respect for all students and community members. The ability to exercise good judgment, set a good example and comply with school standards is a must as well as the ability to deal with sensitive and confidential issues in a tactful and professional manner. Must be able to address concerns and offer suggestions in an appropriate and confidential manner. 

Instructional Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for working with students as they navigate through social, personal, academic and most importantly spiritual growth. 

  • Meet and successfully instruct assigned classes in the locations and at times designated.

  • Develop and maintain a classroom environment conducive to effective learning within the limits of the available resources.

  • Encourage students to set and maintain standards of classroom behavior.

  • Employ a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media consistent with the available resources.

  • Take reasonable precaution to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities.

  • Evaluate student progress and enter scores in FACTS SIS on a regular basis as requested by the building principal.

  • Assist in upholding and enforcing school rules, administrative regulations and Board policy.

  • Assist in selection of books, equipment and other instructional materials.

  • Continue to remain current with updates in technology and technological resources.

  • Work to establish and maintain open lines of communication with students and their parents concerning student’s academic and behavioral progress.

  • Collaborate with colleagues to discuss results of assessments and strategies for individual and school-wide academic improvement.

  • Lead a mentor group.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the high school principal.

  • Teach classes as assigned following prescribed scope and sequence and curriculum outline.

  • Prepare weekly and unit lesson plans and submit to appropriate principal as required.

  • Integrate Biblical principles and the Christian philosophy of education throughout the curriculum

  • Use a variety of teaching methods/techniques to meet the needs of various learning styles.

Professional Responsibilities:

  • Utilize educational opportunities and evaluation processes for professional growth

  • Acquire and maintain ACSI certification within first year of employment

  • Attend and participate in scheduled devotional, in-service, committee, faculty, and parent meetings

  • Attend New Teacher Orientation and/or Teacher Orientation as appropriate

  • Attend appropriate activities as explained in the Teacher Handbook

  • Maintain open, positive communication with parents, administrators, and peers

Non-Instructional Responsibilities: 

  • Cooperate with Board and administration in implementing all policies, procedures, and directives governing the operation of the school. 

  • Maintain accurate attendance record as established by school policy.

  • Keep students, parents, and administration adequately informed of progress or deficiencies and give sufficient notice of failure.

  • Maintain the classroom in a clean, attractive, orderly manner.

  • Fulfill any extra-curricular assignments in an efficient manner (see other responsibilities).

  • Attend special events of the school as deemed required by the school administration

Exempt Status: Exempt, salaried

Work Schedule: Academic year