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Christian Part Time HS Biology Teacher

Company: Pusch Ridge Christian Academy Inc
Location: Tucson
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

If full-time, this individual teaches 5 classes of biology during 40-minute periods on Mondays, and 80-minute block periods (Tuesday-Friday). Engages students in experimentation, research, discussion, critical thinking, and problem-solving as they investigate God's divine order and created universe with a sense of wonder. This position may also be part-time.


  • Lesson Planning - Integrates a sense of awe and wonder of God's handiwork and design. Develops activities, labs, and projects in which students experience scientific discovery and reinforce learning. Writes clear lesson plans with anticipatory sets, agendas, and closures. Incorporates the scientific method and problem-solving so that students apply science in the real world. Composes clear, interactive lectures with understandable explanations of key concepts.
  • Character development - Guides students into becoming mature, thoughtful, responsible, compassionate young adults that reflect the heart of Jesus. Interacts with students and parents in a compassionate and professional way. Creates
  • high expectations for learning while also taking into account individual challenges of students.
  • Communication - Maintains accurate records of grades and contacts parents when students drop below satisfactory achievement. Contacts parents periodically to give positive words of encouragement. Posts lesson plans and resources on Blackbaud Lions Den portal.
  • Physical Space - Maintains an orderly classroom that fosters wonder and beauty. Inventories scientific supplies and equipment, orders supplies, prepares labs and cleans up labs.
  • Staff Interactions - Participates in Thursday morning devotions and meetings. Participates in monthly science meetings and professional development. Meets with a mentor teacher in order to revise and grow within the culture of our school. Integrates within the culture of our school; our mission, academics, extracurricular activities, and relationships.


    • Participates in High School Retreat Week (either in Tucson or Payson)
    • Demonstrates flexibility and acceptance of students' different interpretations of the evidence for creation.
    • Leads a WIN (What I Need) class once a week which involves helping students obtain tutoring or make-up activities.
    • Plans and leads a small group of students twice a month.
    • Attends weekly chapels, supervises students, and is a role model for worship

      Education: Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in Biology, Secondary Education, or related fields.

      Years Experience: None required, but experience is preferred.

      Specific Skills (technical or interpersonal)

      • Ability to create labs and interactive activities
      • Ability to develop relationships with teenagers and guide them in appropriate classroom behavior in a firm but loving manner.

        Licenses or Certifications ACSI certification (optional)

        Physical Conditions
        Work Environment: Classroom is supplied with student lab tables, 3 sinks, electrical outlets, storage cabinets, complete set of microscopes, counter space for lab preparation, a teacher desk, a computer, and a smartboard.
        Physical Requirements: Must have the ability to obtain supplies for labs, set up labs, and clean up labs.

Keywords: Pusch Ridge Christian Academy Inc, Tucson , Christian Part Time HS Biology Teacher, Education / Teaching , Tucson, Arizona

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