About the Position:
Currently the Primary Montessori class is comprised of approximately 16-19 students between the ages of 3 and 6 years. The limitations on the class size at present have entirely to do with the size of the classroom that we currently have available. We anticipate expansion within the next year however, and expect this class to grow accordingly. It has a waiting list for this year.
Priority will be given to AMI certified candidates, as well as candidates with Level 1 Catechesis of the Good Shepherd training. If Level 1 CGS training has not yet been obtained, a completion of the training within one year is strongly recommended.
Divinum Auxilium Academy is a bright, joyful school that focuses on engaging and educating the whole person, not just their mind! Come join us, not only to teach, but to pray, to play, to garden, and to grow!
Instructions for Applying:
Salary will be commensurate with experience and is competitive with salaries in our county of Warren, VA. A minimum of a 2 year commitment is required. Please direct inquiries and Curriculum Vitae with Cover Letter to Dian Schmiedicke, Head of School at [email protected].
Grades 3, 4, and 5
The Pre-Grammar class is comprised of approximately 10-14 students between the ages of 8 and 11 years. This class introduces the students, most of whom have come from a Montessori background, to a rigorous classical education. The classroom assistant works with the lead teacher to prepare and maintain an orderly, attractive, and joyful environment. The candidate should be comfortable and proficient with a dynamic, flexible classroom environment that adapts to the varying needs and abilities of the students.
He or she provides another pair of observant, attentive eyes and ears. Classroom assistants are also crucial in modeling courteous and respectful behavior as well as contributing to the warm, supportive, and calm atmosphere.
Mornings begin with prayer as a class, then students are grouped into their math levels to receive lessons. The ideal assistant will be able to help present math lessons using the Singapore mathematics curriculum for grades 3, 4, and 5. The assistant will also help answer students’ questions and assist them in their work throughout our lessons on history, science, grammar, spelling, and writing. He or she will begin the morning by preparing and checking homework. The assistant should also be able to grade student papers and assist the students in correcting and improving their writing.
Preference will be given to a candidate able and willing to teach Latin two afternoons a week. The assistant may also do any of the following: supervising students during recess and while playing outside.
The ideal candidate will enjoy working with elementary-age children, will be patient, encouraging, persistent, confident, and able to multi-task. The ability to carry out independent tasks with guiding instruction is a must. Priority will be given to candidates with prior classroom experience.
Christ-centered prayer permeates our academic activities. Jesus Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Therefore, the truth that we are discovering, exploring, and learning in our various academic subjects come from Him and lead back to Him so that we can encounter Him in an ever deeper and richer way.
About our School:
Divinum Auxilium Academy is a small, non-profit, private academy located at a beautiful facility on thirteen pastoral and wooded acres abutting the Shenandoah National Park in Front Royal, Virginia. Our curriculum encompasses a Montessori foundation through second/third grade and transitions to a traditional and rigorous Classical curriculum thereafter, through the 8th grade. We offer both the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd and the Baltimore Catechism as our programs for Catechism. Our class sizes are small and our curriculum diverse. In addition to core academics, we emphasize a well-rounded program of both fine and practical arts and we employ professional artisans and craftspeople as instructors. (see www.divineassistanceacademy.org)
We operate on a 4-day school week, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 AM-3:00 PM. The classroom assistant will work all four mornings and potentially two afternoons depending on Latin instruction capability. In addition, the assistant will be asked to attend periodic staff meetings and approximately half a dozen other school related parent/student gatherings.
Divinum Auxilium Academy is a bright, joyful school that focuses on engaging and educating the whole person, not just their mind! Come join us, not only to assist students, but to pray, to play, to garden, and to grow!
Instructions for Applying:
Salary will be commensurate with experience and is competitive with salaries in our county of Warren, VA. A minimum of a 2 year commitment is required. Please direct inquiries and Resume with Cover Letter to Dian Schmiedicke, Head of School at [email protected]