Kindergarten Classroom Teacher
Saipan Community School is located on the beautiful tropical island of Saipan within the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands. The island offers a broad range of outdoor sports, leisure, and aquatics activities; and our tropical climate means that outdoor activities are available year round. The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands affords a low income tax rate through a generous rebate system. This means that your salary results in greater take-home pay than in many other jurisdictions.
SCS is a small mission school serving the community of Saipan through quality Christian education. This past year, we had 105 students from K-8th grade.
The Kindergarten Classroom Teacher will lead students toward the fulfillment of their potential by translating the curriculum standards and objectives into meaningful learning experiences through classroom instruction and indirectly through special area assignments. The teacher is responsible for maintaining a positive and appropriate educational environment and creating a program that meets the intellectual and emotional needs of all students.
Requirements are a bachelors degree, teaching certificate, a love of teaching kids.
SCS Employment information and downloadable application can be found on our website at: http://saipancommunityschool.com/employment.html
Teachers of SCS are responsible for reporting to the principal, guiding pupils in learning activities in subjects included in curriculum, safety and welfare of pupils in classrooms, on campus, and on field trips, maintain an accurate records of students’ attendance and progress by preparing periodic progress reports, and report cards. The teacher is to maintain an orderly classroom with established routines and discipline, prepare daily and/or weekly lesson plans and materials based on curriculum.
The starting salary is $20,938 and it is a mission opportunity. However, when compared to the other private schools on Saipan, it's on par as we provide on-campus apartment housing for off island teachers. The teachers pay a low monthly rent, regardless if they share with another teacher in a two-bedroom apartment or have a studio. Teachers are responsible for their own utilities, water, cable, and internet. Some teachers will share a 2-bedroom depending on the gender of the teachers we hire. We also have two (studio) one-bedroom units as well.
Saipan Community School is recognized island-wide for its academic excellence. The school uses stateside public school textbooks for its basic curriculum. In addition to core subjects, each students is also trained in Art, Music, Computers and PE. Band is offered as an elective for students in 4th-8th grades and Ukulele is offered for students 3rd-8th grades. Students participate in sporting competitions sponsored by the CNMI Public School System and as a part of the Private Schools Sports League.
Our students successfully compete in Math Court, the Scripps-Howard Spelling Bee, a school-wide Science Fair, Book Fair, Art Show and Cultural Day. In NJSDA (National Junior ) competition, Saipan Community School students represented six out of thirteen National Team Members on island to compete in the 2021 National Competition in Salt Lake City, which they excelled. In 2016 and in 2017 we sent three and two of the nine students to compete in June National competition in the mainland! For MathCourt National competitions in 2017 had one of five students representing the CNMI from our Jr High and in 2018's National competition we have one of five students representing the CNMI from our elementary. Our soccer team placed 2nd in Overall Co-ed Elementary Championships in 2020 and 3rd Overall Boys Middle School Championships 2021.
Saipan Community School's mission is to prepare elementary and middle school students for further studies and to help them become productive members of society by providing a quality academic education in a Christian environment, emphasizing the importance of integrity, morality, civic responsibility, a positive work ethic, and a proper relationship to God and fellow men and women.
If that sounds intriguing, please send your application and a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
and check out the SCS website! www.saipancommunityschool.com
Ms. Amanda, SCS Principal
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
l ·Demonstrates knowledge of related subject matter, instructional skills and resource materials
l ·Utilizes a variety of effective instructional and classroom management techniques
l ·Considers the individual learning needs and abilities of students, as well as learning goals, in preparation and utilization of lesson plans, instructional materials, and assessment documents
l ·Utilizes district-adopted textbooks and curriculum guides in instructional planning and implementation
l ·Incorporates higher level thinking strategies and real-life applications into lesson planning
l ·Creates instructional and assessment materials that align with learning objectives and method of instruction
l ·Uses available technology or instructional media to enhance the students’ learning experiences
l ·Continuously and accurately collects student achievement data using a variety of tools (e.g., tests, projects, demonstrations, checklists). Utilizes this information to make instructional and management decisions that will positively impact student achievement
l ·Establishes, supports and administers positive classroom management in accordance with positive behavior expectations
l ·Establishes positive and appropriate relationships with students and maintains open lines of communication with students and parents concerning academic and behavioral progress
l ·Works with parents and school personnel representatives to provide an appropriate education for each student
l ·Produces, utilizes and maintains student records that relate to student achievement, attendance and discipline
l ·Provides a positive and safe environment that is conducive to learning
l ·Takes an active role in establishing and supporting school goals and resolving school concerns
l ·Communicates an expectation of success for all students