Secondary Math/Science Teacher

Union School

Port-au-Prince, Haiti


Jan 20

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Job Purpose

To ensure that each student achieves academic success, develops a lifelong love of learning and becomes a responsible citizen in a global community.

Performance Standards

  • Plan using the school’s curriculum, effective strategies, resources and data to meet the needs of all students.
  • Effectively engage students in learning by using a variety of instructional strategies in order to meet the individual learning needs of the students.
  • Systematically gather, analyze, and use data to measure student progress, guide instruction, and provide timely feedback.
  • Use resources, routines and procedures to provide a respectful, positive, safe, student-centered environment that is conducive to learning.
  • Maintains a commitment to professional ethics, the school’s mission, and take responsibility for and participate in professional growth that results in the enhancement of student learning.
  • Work to achieve acceptable and measurable student progress.

Performance Goals:

Use a wide variety of teaching strategies that meet individual student needs and abilities.

The Teacher will:

  • Effectively meet the learning needs of all students.
  • Skillfully use verbal and non-verbal communications;
  • Preview and communicate learning objectives to students in a clear, logical and sequential manner. 
  • Show the ability to create and maintain enthusiasm for the love of learning.
  • Demonstrate appreciation for students and seek to celebrate their accomplishments.
  • Show interest in curriculum and instructional development.
  • Serve as a role model, takes advantage of opportunities to learn from others and keeps abreast of developments related to teaching;
  • Promote good working relationships with others through active leadership and sharing of ideas, materials and experiences.
  • Promote good rapport with students, staff, parents and community.
  • Respect the confidentiality of student and staff concerns;
  • Keep parents informed of their children’s progress.
  • Clearly understand and model professionalism.
  • Maintain superior work attendance.
  • Cooperatively adhere to Board policies and implementing regulations.
  • Recognize the importance of the after-school activities program and assume responsibilities in that program.
  • Be self-motivated and assume responsibility willingly.
  • Be willing to expend effort and energy beyond the typical School day.
  • Attend staff meetings and serve on staff committees as required.
  • Attend school and PTA sponsored activities.
  • Keep current and update Power School regularly.
  • Create and maintain current all Moodle Spaces
  • Arrival/Departure time from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM (Monday-Tuesday-Thursday and Friday). 7:15 AM to 4:15 PM.

Instruction Goals

  • To display evidence of superior preparation for classroom instruction.
  • Uses appropriate examples and illustrations to motivate the abilities and interests of ALL students;
  • Creates and utilizes appropriate materials for instructional purposes;
  • Assesses and adjusts the classroom setting to provide for a variety of learning styles;
  • Provides a variety of information which enriches the curriculum;
  • Draws from a variety of instructional resources to enhance lessons; instruction   and content are not driven by the basal textbook;
  • To model and encourage multiple cultural awareness and understanding.
  • To establish long-range goals, instructional objectives and methods relevant to the objectives.
  • To work cooperatively with colleagues in order to connect learning across subject disciplines.
  • To demonstrate accurate and up-to-date knowledge of curriculum and subject matter.

Technology Goal

  • To display competence and confidence in using media and technology
  • Effectively uses computer instruction for both self and students in order to integrate and enhance classroom lessons;
  • Seeks ongoing computer staff development opportunities.
  • Uses various technologies in class (e-reader, projector, mimio, etc)

Class Management Goal

  • To plan and implement strategies that encourage student self-discipline, reinforce appropriate behavior, manage disruptive behavior constructively and allows for grouping of students in the most efficient way to support learning objectives.
  • Skillful in keeping students on the learning task;
  • Adaptive, flexible and creative in situations that are caused by a variety of individual student needs.

Assessment Goal:

  • To bring out the best in students by continually monitoring their work.
  • Returns test results promptly, gives written comments and provide group and individual feedback on all assignments;
  • Provides specific evaluative feedback with reinforcement and encouragement.

Student Performance Goal:

  • To motivate students to achieve beyond previous performance levels.
  • To set high expectations that are appropriate for each student’s ability level.

Terms of Employment

Teachers will work 190 days as per contract determined by the board approved calendar. Salary is based on earned degrees, certification and number of years of teaching experience. 

Job Benefits

  • A relocation allowance of $800 USD:
  • $400 USD – Year 1
  • $400 USD – Year 2
  • Local major medical and life insurance (adequate for local medical costs but is definitely insufficient for stateside medical costs).
  • International major medical health insurance.
  • Fully furnished housing, including utilities (cable, internet, electricity)
  • You will receive $600 USD toward summer travel to return for the second year of the contract. If you leave before the end of the second year, airfare is your responsibility and will not be refunded.
  • Local retirement (ONA) 6% of annual base salary (employee contribution).
  • The above amounts to be pro-rated if the contract is breached.

Qualifications and Requirements

Required Certificates: Teaching Credential/License

Education Required: Bachelor

About the School

Union School was founded in 1919 as a school for the children of U.S. Marine Corps families stationed in Haiti. This was only for the elementary grades and the courses came from Washington, D.C. From 1920 to 1934 the school, then named Colony School, was located on Turgeau Avenue with one hundred and ten students attending classes. On June 10, 1934, the Marines departed and the Colony School was left with fourteen pupils – twelve Americans and two Bristish. In September 1934 the school was transferred to Hasco with thirty five pupils. During that year, French was added as one of the subjects taught to all grades. With the help of benefits, raffles, bingos and plays, in addition to the tuition, the school was able to maintain an average of five teachers a year for the twenty to fifty students attending classes. In 1936 Hasco closed temporarily and the Colony School was forced to find a new location. During the following six years, the school moved several times. In September 1943 the school was reopened on the Champs de Mars and remained there for ten years. At that time the school policy was changed to accept qualified students of any nationality. They also decided to rename the school, calling it Union School. With the constant increase of enrollment came the idea of constructing a permanent building to house the school. Annual bazaars were held, and the money raised was put into a building fund. The Haitian government donated the site of the present buildings on Harry Truman Blvd. The school moved into this building in January 1954. In the early spring of 1958 it was recognized that more room was needed to take care of increasing enrollment. A new wing was added, enlarging the Kindergarten and adding two more rooms for the first and second grades. In September 1962 a new building was opened: it contained a stage, science laboratory and three classrooms which could be opened to serve as an auditorium or for other large room purposes. By 1960 there was a ninth and tenth grade; in 1962 eleventh was added, soon followed by the twelfth grade. Union School became accredited through sixth grade in 1963 and holds provisional accreditation for the higher grades. The new library, teachers’ lounge and book storage complex was added in October 1969.

About Haiti

As the third-largest country in the Caribbean, Haiti’s numerous international schools offer fantastic career opportunities for licensed, experienced educators.

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Union School was founded in 1919 as a school for the children of U.S. Marine Corps families stationed in Haiti. This was only for the elementary grade...