Lower School Religion Teacher

  • The Lovett School
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Apr 17, 2024
Full time Teacher

Job Description

The Lovett School, an independent K-12 day school in Atlanta, GA, seeks a Lower School religion teacher to begin in August 2024. Qualified applicants should be familiar with the developmental progression of lower school children and be able to teach grades K-5.

Lovett’s Commitment to the Whole Child 

Lovett's Core Values 

The Lovett School Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement 

Reports to: Assistant Head of Lower School

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Carries out all instructional responsibilities associated with assigned classes to engage, inspire, and challenge students consistent with Lovett’s mission and core values.
  • Cultivates a classroom culture that facilitates student voice, compassion for others, and a whole-child approach.
  • Purposefully design curriculum, instruction, and assessment to reach a diverse community of learners (academically, culturally, racially, religiously, etc.).
  • Collaborate with colleagues within and outside of the department and grade level on curriculum development.
  • Fosters a positive parent-school partnership with Lovett families.
  • Acts as an ambassador of Lovett’s faith identity at all times.
  • Assists LS Chaplain in planning and executing chapel. 
  • Participates in department, faculty, team, and grade-level meetings as required.
  • Fulfills additional duties as assigned, including responsibilities that may occur on weekends and evenings (e.g. admission open house, observations, and interviews).

 Position Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree is required, a master's degree is preferred.
  • Three years of teaching and classroom experience in elementary grades, religious studies is preferred.
  • Ability to develop a comprehensive, spiraling religious studies curriculum.
  • Intimate knowledge of the bible is required, knowledge of other faiths is preferred.
  • A passion for working with young children.
  • The drive, organization, and flexibility to work in a fast-paced environment, contributing to the school community beyond the classroom.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to facilitate effective communication with students, parents, colleagues, and supervisors.
  • A strong desire to work in a collaborative learning community, employing a growth mindset and participating in ongoing professional development during the school year and summer.
  • Desire and ability to develop an atmosphere of trust and knowledge of students as individuals.
  • Commitment to developing one’s cultural self-awareness, cultural competence, and emotional intelligence.
  • Ethical behavior, professionalism, and regular and reliable attendance.

Physical Demands:  

NOTE: The Lovett School employment process includes a post-offer drug (hair) test and background check. See the employment application for more information.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands from wrist to finger, and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; and reach with hands. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.