Overview: Church Hill Academy equips students to achieve ACADEMIC success, develop CHARACTER, and serve their COMMUNITY. Church Hill Academy strives to educate the whole student through programs encompassing academic rigor, career preparation, life-skills building, economic literacy, and spiritual development. Church Hill Academy is an independent high school that is accredited through the Virginia Association for Independent Schools and part of the nonprofit organization CHAT.
Job Summary: We seek a dynamic Spanish instructor with strong content knowledge who teaches in engaging ways. Upper school teaching experience required, and a VA Standard Teacher License preferred. This position requires an awareness of the urban student’s context and a resolve to teach in culturally sensitive ways, and in small classroom settings. Church Hill Academy is committed to trauma informed pedagogical practices, Christian principles, and restorative justice. We seek instructors who view their students as whole people. Full-time instructors will be asked to teach three sections of a course in their field per semester as well as to perform one assigned duty, with a planning period of 85 minutes every school day. This position begins in mid-August 2021. We are planning to teach all classes in person five days a week starting in Fall 2021.
Category: Full Time Staff (10 month)
Reports to: Head of School
Location: Church Hill Academy at 2010 Carlisle Ave Richmond, VA 23231
Primary Responsibility: Lead the day-to-day operations of high school Spanish language classes.
Report to school from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Attend a weekly CHA Staff Meeting, every Tuesday from 3:15-4:15 p.m.
Prepare lesson plans that meet or exceed Virginia Standards of Learning vis a vis pacing and course content;
Creatively engage students through differentiated instruction;
Exhibit a genuinely caring attitude to all students;
Maintain a positive, calm attitude and voice in the classroom;
Work cooperatively with colleagues, volunteers, and parents;
Attend various, limited after school activities such as Orientation, Parent-Teacher Conferences, and special seasonal events;
Establish classroom routines that align with best teaching practices;
Follow the CHAT Employee Manual and adhere to CHAT’s mission and values;
Abide by and hold students accountable to the CHA Family Handbook;
Attend at least one off-site Professional Development session for foreign language teachers per year.
A high school diploma or the equivalent and a bachelor’s degree in a related field such as Education or Spanish from an accredited college or university;
Secondary Education teaching experience OR:
enrollment in a state-recognized teacher licensure program;
at least one year of programmatic experience with high school students;
Effective communication skills, written and oral;
Commitment to the vision and mission of CHAT including our mission as a faith-based organization that affirms the Apostles’ Creed
Additional Salary Information: Compensation also includes health and dental insurance, paid personal days, parental leave, and more.
About Church Hill Academy
Church Hill Academy is a fully accredited, private, Christian high school and part of the nonprofit organization Church Hill Activities & Tutoring (CHAT). Our shared mission is to serve the youth of East End Richmond and equip them with the heart, head, and hands to make life-transforming decisions. Church Hill Academy is also a member of the StreetSchool Network and is fully accredited through Virginia Association of Independent Schools.
Church Hill Academy equips students to achieve academic success, develop character, and serve the community. Since 2007, we’ve provided individualized and holistic education in a safe and engaging learning environment. We strive to educate the whole student through programs encompassing academic rigor, career preparation, life-skills building, economic literacy, and spiritual development.
Church Hill Academy is a place for students who will thrive from individualized attention, an emphasis on relationships and community, a dedication to Christian beliefs, and an interest in healthy and positive character development. Church Hill Academy is a faith based organization, but students and families of all or no faith are welcome. All students mus...t meet our low-income eligibility requirements.
As our students progress through grade levels, they’re given opportunities for leadership, challenges to help them grow and mature, and support from a nurturing environment. We strive to equip students to serve their communities and live fulfilling lives. A part of this holistic education is our value on emotional and mental health. We partner with Elk Hill to provide eligible students with therapeutic day treatment therapy and outpatient counseling. We also have a full-time school counselor on staff. Our small but mighty size is our greatest asset. We boast an 8:1 student to teacher ratio, and each student is surrounded by caring adults who honor them. We make sure no student falls through the cracks.
Currently, we have 62 alumni, many of whom have continued on to postsecondary education. CHA graduates have been accepted to and have attended Norfolk State University, Virginia Commonwealth University, Mary Baldwin College, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Fortis College, Butler University, Richard Bland College, John Tyler Community College, Longwood University, Chowan University, Old Dominion University, University of Mary Washington, and James Madison University. Additionally, some students have applied and were accepted into the VA Job Corps to begin hands-on training in many technical career fields.