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Cherry Hills Christian School

Job Opening: Grade 5 Lower School Teacher

by | May 26, 2021 | Employment Opportunities, The Lower School

The CHC Teacher is committed to honoring Christ by encouraging, working with and loving students in God’s truth. The Teacher ensures that the classroom work environment is Christian- based, nurturing, wholesome and loving.

Cherry Hills Christian School is committed to honoring Christ by teaching, encouraging, training and grounding students in God’s truth within a dynamic, academic environment. For Christ, Heart, Soul, Mind and Strength.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Hours per Week: 40
  • Supervisor: Director of Lower School
  • Salary Range: $40 – $65K/based on education and experience
  • Benefits: Eligible Medical, Dental, Vision, 403(b), PTO


Model a growing and vibrant relationship with Christ

  • Pursue full devotion to Christ and live the life we are inviting others to live
  • Manifest the fruit of the Spirit in work habits and relationships
  • Pursue spiritual growth through community and daily devotions
  • Embody other-centered, servant-leadership in all interactions

Demonstrate commitment to Cherry Hills Christian School

  • Be an active, engaged member of the school community
  • Attend and serve at school-wide, all-hands-on-deck events (Examples: Meet & Greet, Back to School Night, Open Houses, etc.)
  • Accept and uphold CHC’s Teacher Essentials and Essentials of Faith

Efficiently Work with and Lead Alongside other Grade Level Teachers

  • Teacher will provide classroom instruction in Grades K-5th
  • Reflects the purpose of the school which is to honor Christ in every class and in every activity and integrates Biblical principles and perspectives throughout all curriculums
  • Plan broadly alongside grade-level teams for the quarter and semester and incorporate a program of study that meets the individual needs, interests and abilities of students
  • Utilize valid teaching techniques to achieve curriculum goals within the framework of the schools Mission
  • Employ a variety of instructional aids, methods and materials that will provide for creative teaching to reach the whole child: spiritual, mental, physical, social and emotional
  • Keep proper discipline in the classroom to maintain a good learning environment
  • Maintain regular and accurate attendance and grade records to meet the demands for a comprehensive knowledge of each student’s progress
  • Understand and implement all building emergency procedures

Cultivate Positive Relationships with Children and Families

  • Develop and maintain rapport with students and parents
  • Represent Cherry Hills Christian in a favorable and professional manner
  • Assess the learning of students on a regular basis and provide progress reports as required
  • Keep students, parents and the Director of Lower School adequately informed of progress or deficiencies and give sufficient notices of failure
  • Ensures accurate and timely response to communication requests
  • Respect professional ethics that require confidentiality concerning the sharing of information about children, parents or staff
  • Pray for the children and families you serve

Other Administrative Leadership Responsibilities

  • Is knowledgeable of Cherry Hills Christian policies and procedures and assists with day to day operations
  • Assists in overseeing the maintenance of a clean, safe environment for school operations
  • Help staff, students and volunteers function efficiently and effectively
  • Understand supervision and how to lead in a positive manner

Demonstrates a Commitment to Growth

  • Provide input and constructive recommendations for administrative and managerial functions in the school
  • Utilizes educational opportunities and evaluation processes for professional growth
  • Attends department and all-staff meetings
Model servant leadership and exhibit a helpful, joyful attitude

Partner with the Administrative Staff to plan and deliver safe transportation services for our Preschool-Grade 8  students


  • Thriving and flourishing grade level team; Evidenced by achieving growth as a staff and through enrollment numbers
  • Highly engaged classroom: Measured through parent and student feedback
  • Administrative Responsibilities Completed in a Timely, Accurate Manner
  • Well-Executed Logistics Resulting in Great Experience for Teachers, Students and Parents; Evidenced by regular parent communication and confidence in grade-level standards
  • Effective Child Safety and Security; 100% faculty and staff trained and 100% adherence to safety policies


Director of Lower School: The Lower School Teacher reports directly to the Director of Lower School. He/she will be expected to be coachable, available and responsive while striving for a healthy Christ-like relationship characterized by love, truth and unity. He/she learns from and is responsive to the Director of Lower School. The Lower School Teacher should comply in a godly and humble manner with all efforts from the Lower school Director to evaluate, train, equip and develop him/her as a staff member.

Administrative Staff: The Lower School Teacher should collaborate with all other CHC Administrative Staff, serving as a resource and encouragement to them and partnering with them effectively to achieve maximum impact.

Teachers and TA’s: The Lower School Teacher should embody and exhibit servant leadership in all interactions with team members, envisioning, equipping, and empowering them to make the greatest impact possible for students and families.

Children and Parents: The Lower School Teacher should embody and exhibit servant leadership in all interactions with children and parents, seeking to serve, support, and reflect the love of Christ to and for them.

Spiritual Gifts

God equips every Christ-follower with spiritual gifts to serve and strengthen the body of Christ and to partner with Him in the advancement of His kingdom.

The following spiritual gifts are recommended for this role: Service, Administration and Mercy.


Motivating Others: A person who is skilled at motivating others creates a climate in which people want to do their best; can motivate many kinds of direct reports and team or project members; can assess each person’s hot button and use it to get the best out of him/her; pushes tasks and decisions down; empowers others; invites input from each person and shares ownership and visibility; makes each individual feel his/her work is important; is someone people like working for and with.

Organizing: An individual who is skilled at organizing can marshal resources (people, funding, material or support) effectively and efficiently, orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal, and arrange information and resources in a useful manner.

Planning: An individual who is skilled at planning accurately scopes out length and difficulty of tasks and projects; sets objectives and goals; breaks down work into the process steps; develops schedules and task/people assignments; anticipates and adjusts for problems and roadblocks; measures performance against goals; and evaluates results.

Stakeholder Focus: Someone who is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external stakeholders; gets first-hand information and uses it for improvements in products and services; acts with stakeholders in mind; establishes and maintains effective relationships with stakeholders and gains their trust and respect.


  • A growing and evident commitment to Jesus Christ and a Biblical lifestyle that exhibits conduct consistent with CHC’s Essentials of Faith
  • Must be able to pass a criminal background check
  • Professional attitude and appearance
  • Holds a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Advanced degree preferred
  • Current ACSI and/or State Teaching Certification in Elementary Education
  • Willingness to pursue higher education and continue progress in career development
  • Must have a flexible attitude with a servant’s heart

Join the CHC Team

To be considered for this position, please provide a resume, a cover letter that includes your personal statement of faith and details any experience you have with technology, and a copy of your transcripts if applicable.

Please scan all documents and email to applychcs@chcc.org. Please note that job candidates must pass all background/reference check requirements successfully.

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