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ELA/Reading Lead- Middle School Teacher

OneHope, Inc Pompano Beach, FL

  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Job Description

Job Title: Middle School Teacher (ELA/Reading Lead)

Reports to: Principal & Board

Purpose Academy provides an excellent, private Christian middle school for families desiring a school where their sons and daughters are educated in a caring environment by talented teachers and mentors.

Equipping sons and daughters to learn, grow, and step into their destinies in Christ.

Job Function:

Provides leadership for students, families and related community members. Implements and manages a welcoming, interdisciplinary, educational environment that ensures each student the safety and security needed to thrive and engage in a maximized educational experience. Implements teaching and learning with a Christian worldview. Facilitates integration of curriculum content, social-emotional development, and middle school learning strategies to contribute to student growth academically, spiritually, socially, and emotionally. Collaborates with other teachers, tutors, principal, and volunteers where/when appropriate and note needs for facilities maintenance, fiscal management, and scheduling of extracurricular activities and resources.

Core Responsibilities

  • Serves as an Educational Leader
  • Develops and oversees educational programs
  • Ensures the operations of the classroom align with the school’s stated mission and vision
  • Makes decisions and establishes and implements procedures for the day-to-day operations of the classroom and helps facilitate the day-to-day operations of the school
  • Directs development and implementation of school programs and activities for 8th grade and primary subject-matter classes
  • Manages instructional programs, ensuring lesson plans are developed based on class observations received from the Principal and adheres to interdisciplinary teaching strategies, methodologies and techniques
  • Stewards resources with accountability to the board and all stakeholders
  • Develops, implements and evaluates student classroom and grading procedures
  • Ensures school activities are approved and supervised
  • Creates opportunities for students to receive authentic recognition of achievement
  • Implements assessments (both formative and summative) that guide effective instruction and are used to successfully address student needs

Serves as 6th Grade Lead/Homeroom & Subject Matter Teacher

  • Oversees all aspects of planning, organizing and direction of grade level and subject matter activities
  • Creates and promotes student academic performance and behavioral standards
  • Maintains a professional demeanor with students, families, stakeholders and staff
  • Challenges all within the sphere of service and influence to lead with integrity and excellence through personal example
  • Affirms the display and development of the PA pillars (LEAD) in all stakeholders
  • Reports and keeps secure and current record of student attendance, grades, and related data in the school information system
  • Complies with school’s Abuse, COVID-19, and all human resource policies, adapting and adjusting as such policies and/or protocols are updated for federal, state, county and accreditation compliance
  • Conveys the needs and accomplishments of students to the administration
  • Facilitates, as assigned, before school, after school and non-classroom activities and areas including student pick–up and drop-off location(s)
  • May perform additional duties as assigned

Skills and Knowledge

  • Demonstrated leadership and outcomes-oriented individual with a minimum of 5 years combined classroom teaching
  • Multitasking and prioritizing abilities
  • Strategic thinking and decision making
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: courteous, professional, empathetic, strong work ethic
  • Proven oral, written, negotiating and influencing skills
  • Ability to establish responsibility and identity to cultivate leadership in students and create a passion for finding their destinies
  • Creative thinker who takes initiative and is proactive
  • Devoted Christ-follower who hungers to serve as unto the Lord and realizes that goal in his/her personal and professional life
  • Examples professionalism and performs to the best of his/her abilities


The above requirements are general in nature and are by no means intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel appointed to this position.

The Board will select the Teacher by recruiting and selecting from a pool of candidates with the highest qualifications and in accordance with maintaining that all staff will be highly qualified and effective. As such, the Board will recruit talented individuals who have knowledge of and experience with instructional, educational, and school site matters. The school will follow the antidiscrimination provisions of 1000.05, F.S. and federal law.

All teachers and staff will be held to the highest performance requirements as set forth in the employee handbook and evaluated annually by the Board members based on the job description agreed to at the time of hire and/or any additional tasks, roles, and responsibilities added to the same as needs arise.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA) from an accredited college or university (minimum with a preference for Master’s degree (MA) from an accredited college or university)
  • Florida Professional Certification in appropriate grade level and subject matter and/or 3 years’ experience in classroom instruction
  • Passion for technology integration and computer literacy skills (proficient in Windows, MS Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint; Learning Management/School Information System (LMS/SIS); Social Media)
  • Training in and expertise in delivering a successful youth mentorship and ministry
  • Recognized call to ministry and educational leadership
  • Expertise in the iterative process of differentiating learning to scaffold student success in whole class, group and individual settings
  • Knowledge, understanding, skills and disposition for establishing and refining teaching and learning processes, protocols, and assessment of the same
  • Equivalent/substitutionary requirements as PA may deem appropriate

Physical Demands

  • No physical exertion required
  • Required to sit and /or stand for long periods of time
  • Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up-to 10 pounds of force as frequently as needed.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential duties of this job in a school environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in this work environment is moderate, however, the noise level may increase during periods of high student traffic.

Terms of Employment

  • Salary and benefits shall be paid consistent with PA salary and benefit policies as aligned with the OneHope salary/staffing schedule(s). Length of work year and hours of employment shall be those established by PA.
  • This document does not constitute an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” relationship.

FLSA Overtime Category

Job is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).


The performance will be evaluated in accordance with PA policy and as required by the body chosen to provide accreditation services.


Human Resources retains the sole right and discretion to make changes to this job description. Any unauthorized changes made by an employee will subject said person to disciplinary action and possible termination.

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OneHope, Inc


Pompano Beach, FL
33060 USA



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