Classical Grammar Master Teacher 

Grades 5 and 6

About the Position:

The Grammar class is a mixed-age, combined 5th and 6th grade class comprised of approximately 12-14 students. The following subjects are taught in a differentiated way and from the perspective of a Classical narrative: Language Arts, Mathematics, General Science, History and Catechism of the Catholic Church.

We operate on a 4-day school week, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-3:00 PM. Beyond teaching, duties will include overseeing recess, helping with arrival and dismissal, routine cleaning and maintenance and attendance at periodic staff meetings, parent teacher conferences and open houses. 

 Qualifications: 

The ideal candidate will  have at least 2 years worth of teaching experience, and preference will be given to candidates with an Education based degree.  Candidates will be comfortable and proficient with a dynamic, flexible classroom environment that adapts to the varying levels of needs and abilities in the students. This will particularly require creativity with differentiating assignments drawn from the common lesson material for the various age and ability levels present in the combined classroom. The candidate should facilitate a classroom ethos of discussion, debate, and critical thinking suited to the developmental capacity of the students, prioritizing the mastery and careful use of language as the vehicle for thought. Preference will be given to Classically trained candidates including, but not limited to, those with Latin proficiency. 

Because gardening and general farm labor is integral to who we are as a school community, the ideal candidate will be comfortable with, and have an aptitude for, this kind of manual labor in addition to academic abilities. 

Classical Pre-Grammar School Master Teacher

Grades 3 and 4

About the Position:

The Pre-Grammar class is a mixed-age, combined 3rd and 4th grade class comprised of approximately 15-18 students. Candidates should be comfortable and proficient with a dynamic, flexible classroom environment that adapts to the varying levels of needs and abilities of the students. 

We operate on a 4-day school week, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-3:00 PM. Beyond teaching, duties will include overseeing recess, helping with arrival and dismissal, routine cleaning and maintenance and attendance at periodic staff meetings, parent teacher conferences and open houses. 

Qualifications: 
The ideal candidate will  have at least 2 years worth of teaching experience, and preference will be given to candidates with an Education based degree.  The candidate must be relatively proficient or reasonably comfortable with the subject areas of Language Arts, Elementary Mathematics, General Science, and classically oriented History. Preference will be given to Classically trained candidates including, but not limited to, those with Latin familiarity. 

Pre-Grammar Instructional Assistant

Grades 3 and 4

About the Position:

The Pre-Grammar class is a mixed-age, combined 3rd and 4th grade class of  approximately 15-18 students. This class introduces students, most of whom have come from a Montessori background, to a rigorous classical curriculum while maintaining a foundational Montessori philosophy. The classroom assistant’s primary responsibility is to prepare and present lessons in a given subject, assist with grading, check homework and generally assist students in their academic work according to the directives of the lead teacher. Additionally, the assistant will be asked to work with the lead teacher to prepare materials for, and maintain an orderly, attractive, and joyful environment. Beyond the classroom, the assistant will be asked to help with recess, arrival and dismissal and may be asked to attend periodic staff meetings. 

We operate on a 4-day school week, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-3:00 PM. The instructional assistant will work all four mornings and two afternoons with the Pre-Grammar class, and two afternoons providing support in all environments and other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will be comfortable with and proficient in a dynamic, flexible classroom environment that adapts to the varying needs and abilities of the students. He or she will enjoy working with elementary-age children, will be patient, encouraging, persistent, confident, and able to multi-task. The ability to carry out independent tasks with guiding instruction is essential. Preference will be given to candidates with prior classroom experience, especially those with Latin proficiency.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

CGS Catechists and Assistant for Level 1, 2, and 3 Atrium groups

The hours are to be determined.

Math Instructor

This teacher will teach one level of Singapore Math levels 3-6. We will have the instructor take an online training course specifically geared towards teaching Singapore math. This instruction will take place M-Th for one hour in the morning. The instructor will be responsible for tracking students progress and discussing challenges with the student’s primary teacher.

 

About our School:

 Christ-centered prayer permeates our academic activities. Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Therefore, the truth that we are discovering, exploring, and learning in our various academic subjects come from Him and lead back to Him so that we can encounter Him in an ever deeper and richer way. 

It is our mission to use the means of our educational endeavors to achieve the end of a closer encounter with the Person of Christ. We believe that parents are the primary educators of their children and as such our goal is to support families in their God-given charge by working with and in service to them.

We believe that community in the service of one another is an essential component of our Christian calling, that “Love of neighbor, grounded in the love of God, is first and foremost a responsibility for each individual member of the faithful, but it is also a responsibility for the entire ecclesial community at every level: from the local community to the particular Church and to the Church universal in its entirety.  As a community, the Church must practice love.” Pope Benedict XV 

Divinum Auxilium Academy is a bright, joyful school that focuses on engaging and educating the whole person, not just their mind! Come join us, not only to assist students, but to pray, to play, to garden, and to grow!

 Instructions for applying for all positions:

Salary will be commensurate with experience and is competitive with salaries in our county of Warren, VA.  A 2 year commitment is required for any lead teaching position. Please direct inquiries and Resume with Cover Letter to Dian Schmiedicke, Head of School at dschmiedicke@divineassistanceacademy.org.  

 

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