The Chapel School (TCS) Job Description for Teacher Each teacher at The Chapel School, under the direct supervision of the Principal, is responsible for teaching academics and religion to their students unless departmentalization dictates otherwise, including instruction, motivation, evaluation and all other aspects of teaching. TCS Teachers are expected to maintain effective working relationships with VLC Pastors, TCS Administrators, other teachers, maintenance staff, support staff and all other members of the VLC/TCS Community. TCS Teachers are expected to maintain a safe, nurturing, Christ-centered environment for students at school and provide positive and professional support to TCS families as needed, always maintaining alignment with our mission ... "To Know, Live and Share the Love of Christ".
5-Day 3-Year-Old Preschool PM Class Teacher Responsibilities (12:00-2:30 PM) It is understood that all TCS Teachers will: Prepare daily and weekly instructional plans; Plan age-appropriate, Christ-centered, faith-integrated lessons that align with academic standards and the mission of TCS; Establish a trusting relationship with students and families; Maintain an inspiring and organized classroom; Maintain a creative and attractive learning environment; Establish and maintain regular communication with families with regard to academic and/or behavioral concerns.
Teacher Aide Responsibilities (9:30-11:30 AM) Support K-8 Teachers As Needed (Lunch and Recess Coverage, Clerical Support, etc.)
Qualifications All TCS Teachers are to be certified (preferably by the State of New York) or working toward certification. Certification must meet the requirements put forth by NYS Department of Education (DOE), and a copy of each certificate or license should be kept on file in the school office. All TCS Teachers are expected to acquire a NYS Teacher's Certificate within 24 months of employment. Certificates must be maintained and renewed according to the standards set by the NYS DOE. An annual written request for exception must be presented to and approved by the administration.
Experience and Master's Degree in Education Preferred.
About The Chapel School
The Chapel School (TCS) has been serving a wonderfully diverse community of families in Westchester and the Bronx since 1947, including students from Bronxville, Eastchester, Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, Scarsdale, Tuckahoe, White Plains and Yonkers. Our goal is to provide academic challenge and excellence, as well as character education and opportunities for social, emotional and spiritual growth in the safest and most nurturing environment. TCS students experience a state-of-the-art curriculum complete with the integration of the latest technology, but TCS teachers maintain a balance between what is most current and tested, proven teaching methods.
TCS's smaller class sizes allow for differentiation and individualized attention; and, our close-knit, familiar feel enables students to easily and comfortably get involved in our many extracurricular programs. For example, one of the leads in the Spring Musical may be a star basketball player who plays trumpet in the 3rd Year Band. Or, a top golfer might be a Soprano in the Chamber Choir and participate in our Service Learning and Chess Clubs.
Our students, teachers and parents/guardians use words like "love", "family" and "...community" when asked to describe TCS, and we firmly believe that it is our shared love of the children and our shared value of critical home-school partnerships that creates that feeling.
Our students know that they are loved and important and we see that in the way that they hop out of their vehicles in the morning smiling and ready to get to work. Ultimately, we aspire for each child to take ownership and pride in glorifying God with their efforts and accomplishments, developing from today's learners to tomorrow's leaders.
The Chapel School is a proud arm of the ministry of Village Lutheran Church (www.vlc-ny.org), where our shared mission is "To Know, Live and Share the Love of Christ". We are also a Professional Development School, partnering with Concordia College's Education Department in a Concord of Excellence!