The most important influence on school culture is the faculty. We seek out faculty who demonstrate a love of God, a love of learning, and especially a love of children! The application process will include questions like these: “Who have been the most influential writers in your life?,” “How do you understand teaching as a calling?” and “What do you think are the goals of a good education?” Candidates will be asked to articulate their beliefs as a Christian, and discuss the way their beliefs impact their teaching.
Once hired, faculty will be challenged to deepen their own grasp of the subjects they teach, as well as their mastery of the pedagogical arts. We will also provide professional development opportunities for faculty to reflect carefully about the connections between their subject matter and the Christian worldview. We are as eager to see faculty attend conferences on how we should think and live as Christians as we are eager to see them participate in, for example, a math workshop. Faculty will also meet weekly in order to stay united in purpose, to sharpen each other’s minds, and to communicate collectively about each child in the school.
Live Oak desires that members of its faculty and staff function as an encouraging and supportive community where individual differences and strengths are valued. A member of the employed community will show a commitment to a Christian lifestyle, a desire to share Christ in an integrated way in the classroom, and to mentor students. The love of learning and students is vital for any participant in a classical school. Thorough knowledge of the subject to be taught and the ability to impart understanding to students in a winsome manner is necessary.
Openings for Non-Instructional Employment:
- Substitute Teachers
- After Care staff positions 3:15-5:30 weekdays
Openings for Instructional Employment:
All 2013-14 instructional positions have been filled.