Dialectic School Science Teacher

Dialectic School Science Teacher

Salary: Based on Caldwell’s teacher pay scale.


  • 2 paid professional days
  • 3 paid personal days
  • 5 paid sick days
  • Life Insurance Premium paid
  • Cafeteria plan option
  • 25% Tuition reduction
  • ½ Medical Insurance premium paid if participating in Caldwell’s health plan
  • Flexible spending account: contributions payable with pre-tax dollars
  • Retirement: 403(b) plan (employer matches up to 3%)

Schedule: 9 months, including 2 weeks before and 1 week after student calendar.

Reports to:  Dialectic Principal

Profile of a Caldwell Teacher:  Recognizing that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and such wisdom is best cultivated into student’s lives from the living examples of its teachers, Caldwell Academy desires to hire faculty who understand the need to live one’s life under the authority of the canopy of Scripture and who do so with eagerness in joyful submission to God. This life lived before the Face of God should flow from a vibrant relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. We expect teachers to be skillful in using and modeling the tools of learning: to think critically, listen carefully with discernment and understanding, reason persuasively, and articulate precisely. We ask that our teachers fill their classrooms with the Classical virtues of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty in order to demonstrate those through the Spiritual virtues of Faith, Hope, and Love. We endeavor for our faculty to exemplify the social graces and to be spiritually gracious, desiring to grow in understanding while fully realizing the limitations and foolishness of the wisdom of this world. Our teachers are those who will not conform to the pattern of this world, but rather are being transformed into the likeness of Jesus Christ: serving sacrificially, having a heart for the lost, and boldly bringing the message of Christ’s salvation to a broken world. Ultimately, our desire is that all Caldwell faculty, through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, will do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with their God.


A teacher:

  • Must be a committed Christian who is a member in good standing (or in membership process) in a local church
  • Must be in full agreement with the Statement of Faith of Caldwell Academy;
  • Is expected to have a thorough understanding and support for the classical, Christian, and community approach to education adopted by Caldwell Academy;
  • Must have read and be in  substantial agreement with the educational philosophies described in the book Recovering the Lost Tools of Learning and Wisdom and Eloquence.
  • Must have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree; prefer a master’s degree from an accredited college or university;
  • Must maintain high standards of personal, spiritual, and professional conduct;
  • Must be committed to professional growth including reading, coursework, and seminar attendance;
  • Is expected to be able to enthusiastically and competently implement Caldwell’s curriculum;
  • Is able to skillfully manage a classroom of varying academic skills and learning styles;
  • Must be able to promote and manage a high level of parental involvement;
  • Must agree to offer one-hour of tutoring outside of instructional time but within the confines of 40-hour work week;
  • Must agree to attend (at the school’s expense) a classical, Christian conference within two years of being hired and at least once every 3 years following.  The conference must be approved by the Head of School;
  • Must be in agreement with the Parent/Student Handbook, Caldwell Policy Manual, and have some familiarity with the history of the school.


  • Relate to the students by loving them with the love of Christ, encouraging them to begin and/or develop a relationship with God through Christ, treating them with the dignity due them as creatures made in the image of God and challenging them to serve God with all their heart, mind, and soul;
  • Manage the class by setting clear expectations of behavior, establishing routines, promoting self-discipline based on Biblical principles, offering excellent lessons geared to on-task behavior and following Caldwell’s discipline plan;
  • Teach the students by implementing Caldwell Academy’s curriculum in an exciting and challenging manner, basing instruction on a student’s individual skill level and learning style. Ensure that within the year, the scope and sequence of skills assigned to the grade are taught to the student;
  • Evaluate the student’s progress on a regular basis and communicate it to the student, parents, and administrator. Keep records regarding student evaluations;
  • Care for student’s non-academic needs during the school day by maintaining a safe, positive, healthy, and comfortable environment for the class.
  • Comply with the policies and procedures of Caldwell Academy;
  • Promote unity and respect among the faculty;
  • Communicate regularly with Caldwell parents;
  • Participate in Caldwell Academy events such as fundraisers, student performances, Community-wide informational meetings, etc.;
  • Work cooperatively with the administration and faculty;
  • Document contacts with parents, students, and professionals as outlined in staff manual; respond within 24 hours to phone calls and emails
  • Cooperate with public relations visits to your classroom; and
  • Participate in the accreditation process by assisting with curriculum guide development, scope and sequence development, and teacher certification preparation.
  • Assume at least one non-instructional responsibility such as club sponsorship, committee membership, activity coordinator, etc.
  • Promote a safe and clean classroom and campus reporting concerns to facility manager
  • A full time teacher in the Dialectic division will teach a minimum of six academic classes per day;
  • Supervise a homeroom class, which involves a morning devotion and/or prayer to begin the academic day, taking attendance, completing a uniform check, making special announcements,  and building a sense of community for the class;
  • Participate in a rotation to help cover Dialectic breaks, lunch duty and carpool duties;
  • Partner with the ARC to successfully provide accommodations to students that have been assigned academic assistance;
  • Attend All-Staff meetings, Dialectic division meetings, grade-level meetings, and department meetings unless otherwise excused;
  • Lead an Advisory group with will meet on a weekly basis.  Duties will include building a mentor relationship with the students, providing academic encouragement, and participating in Dialectic division building activities involving spiritual, academic and physical growth.
  • Participate in formal and informal parent-teacher conferences;
  • Updates homework page on a daily basis.
  • Follow the Matthew 18 principle in dealing with students, parents, staff and administration.  (Matthew 18: 15-20)

Qualified applicants should contact Kristen Plasman at kristen.plasman@caldwellacademy.org to request an application.

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