Mar 09, 2023

High School English Teacher

$31,200 - $43,684 yearly
  • Western Christian School
  • Salem, Oregon, USA
Full time Administrative Christian Teacher Education K-12 School Christian School

Job Description

Job Title: High School English Teacher

Reports To: High School Principal

Position Status: Full-Time

Start Date: 2022-2023 School Year (through June 14, 2023)

Beginning Salary Range Based on Experience: $31,200-$43,684


  • Health insurance offered

  • Paid time off for scheduled school breaks

  • 401k after 6 months of employment

  • Paid Time Off

  • Tuition Waiver for Children


The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic teacher who is in alignment with the school's mission. All teachers have a responsibility to disciple students and actively engage in the WCS community in ways that promote student growth spiritually, academically, physically, socially, and relationally.

 This position will 1) teach high school English courses that equip students to think deeply, read critically, and write effectively; and 2) plan collaboratively with colleagues to develop units and implement instruction that is coherent, purposeful, and engaging. Previous teaching experience preferred.



Christian Discipleship

  • Establish and maintain rapport with students.

  • Encourage students with respect to life issues within a biblical framework.

  • View each student as an image bearer possessing immeasurable worth regardless of performance.

  • Treat each student impartially, individually, and according to understood needs.

  • Foster a classroom environment of love and respect where students can learn from and support one another.

  • Address inappropriate behavior immediately and consistently using a disciplinary approach that is grace-centered, restorative, and reconciling.

  • Be a Christ-like role model within the WCS community in attitude, speech, and action toward others.

  • Pursue conflict resolution and reconciliation in the spirit and counsel of Matthew 18.


Academic Instruction

  • Develop and implement lesson plans that fulfill the requirements of the school’s academic learning objectives and curriculum program.

  • Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, and materials that reflect an understanding of the needs of students.

  • Utilize Bloom's Taxonomy to structure student activities and assignments and ensure the instructional practice is current with "best practices" learning theory research.

  • Ensure instructional practice and curriculum foster critical inquiry, analysis, and evaluation.

  • Construct and/or use courses, units, and lessons that integrate knowledge.

  • Prepare lessons that reflect differentiation in student learning styles and abilities.

  • Utilize diagnostic feedback from assessment tools to modify unit and lesson plans.

  • Foster a classroom environment conducive to learning and appropriate for the spiritual, physical, and social development of students.

  • Create opportunities for students to assume responsibility for and be actively engaged in their learning.

  • Conduct and maintain ongoing assessments of student achievement and behavior, both formative and summative, using appropriate assessment instruments and methods.

  • Use technology to strengthen the teaching/learning process.

  • Keep unit and lesson plans informative and electronically maintained and updated in a timely fashion.

Build Community

  • Give help to fellow teachers and staff members by offering time and talents when opportunities become available.

  • Engage with students beyond the classroom and participate in student life activities, including attending athletic contests, participating in co-curricular activities, and taking part in student life events.

  • Work collaboratively and relationally with other faculty and staff members in ways that reflect unity in the body of Christ.

  • Involve parents in prayer and volunteerism as appropriate.

General Responsibility

  • Promote and abide by school procedures, policies, and directives in administrative and educational matters as established by the Administration or Board.

  • Establish and maintain open and timely communication with students and parents.

  • Attend staff and in-service meetings/workshops as required.

  • Actively pursue personal and professional growth opportunities.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • A belief that all children, from every background, must receive an excellent, college-preparatory education, and are able to reach high levels of academic achievement.

  • A Bachelor’s degree with a focus in English or a related discipline.

  • Certified Secondary English Teacher

  • Demonstrated, effective teaching experience in English and related grade levels preferred.

  • Knowledge of Scripture and its application to all of life, particularly education, literature, writing, and communication.

  • Understanding of and appreciation for student discipleship and the developmental needs of 9th through 12th-grade students.

  • Ability to work well with colleagues in all areas of education, including planning, assessment, and collaboration.

  • Ability to work effectively with a variety of learning styles.

  • Experience in the use of technology for instruction.

  • Experience with ENVoY classroom management.

  • Ability to exercise discretion and utmost professionalism in confidential & sensitive student/family matters.

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Personal faith in Jesus Christ, a commitment to the mission of Western Christian School, and an agreement with each statement in the WCS Statement of Faith.

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