City Schoolhouse

Lower School Guide

Reference ID : 52319
Location : Louisville, KY
Category : Education/Training
Job Type : Full Time



We are looking for mission-minded, individuals committed to improving the lives of children and their families through individualized, family oriented education. The Elementary (Lower School) Teacher promotes the social, physical, intellectual, and spiritual growth of the children under his/her care and works with the City Schoolhouse staff to create an environment of joyful exploratory learning and engaging the family in the learning process at home and in the classroom.

Must live or plan to live in or around the Louisville, KY area.

This teacher will guide students to mastery in basic academic, social, and other formative skills at the elementary level. He/she will guide, lead, and mentor students to know, understand, and do high level work, meeting national standards for education for grades K-6, and training them in a cross disciplinary approach.



  • Record attendance and/or tardies for each student
  • Identify and set Knowledge, Understand and Do (KUD) targets in areas of social studies, math, language arts, and science for all elementary students 
  • Develop target-based assessments (TBA)
  • Use TBA to assess the whole-student (examples include but are not limited to: academic, work ethic, care of self/others, organization) 
  • Create Badge Scales for Math, Geography, Learn to Be, Science, Reading, Writing, and Arts/Humanities for elementary.


  • Monthly communication with families about the month ahead (sent in adequate time for any necessary planning) 
  • Bi-Monthly written correspondence with parents related to student progress/opportunities from mentor meetings by EOB on Friday 
  • Weekly Team Meetings with fellow teachers 
  • Monthly meeting with Head of School 
  • Regular communication and planning with kitchen manager to ensure effective teaching plans in and out of the kitchen
  • Communication with special educators/volunteers and collaboration for student success
  • Conduct Bi-Annual parent/teacher/student conferences 
  • Documenting incident reports and keeping accurate records 


  • Lesson planning to ensure effective instruction that meets targets for each student  
  • Execution of lesson plans in partial lecture, primarily a hands-on active learning approach
  • Ensuring that learning is full of joy and students are learning what they NEED and what they LOVE 
  • Providing lesson plans to the Early Childhood Teacher for Core Skills and Project time when not present
  • Generate assignments for AT HOME STUDY days if necessary
  • Develop new and innovative Project Ideas and TBAs for those projects


  • Be at school no later than 7:45 am and depart no earlier than 4:00 to ensure successful execution of the school day
  • Ensure that shelves are being rotated monthly and correspond with new material being taught 
  • Pre-read all materials students are asked to read 
  • Lesson plans need to be turned in at least one week prior to assignment - Daily plans broken out by schedule and topics (see example)

Professional Development 

  • You will be expected to participate in no less than (10) professional development opportunities throughout the course of the calendar year. 
  • Professional Development Readings: Complete 1 per semester (Love and Logic in the Classroom / Thomas Jefferson Education Model/Courage to Grow/ YouTube Socratic Method Training/Unschooling Rules/The Nurture Shock/The One World Schoolhouse) 

Classroom Care 

  • Create a clean and tidy place of beauty where learning can thrive, and people are inspired
  • Ensure that all materials are respected, cleaned, and well maintained
  • Secure all materials of value are locked away 
  • Daily sweeping, vacuuming, surfaces wiped down, bathrooms cleaned, and trash taken out


  • Any various tasks that are necessary for the safety and successful execution of the school business specifically as it relates to students. 
  • Compliance with all regulatory expectation on reporting -- (not limited to Child Abuse and Neglect, Mental Health concerns, safety incidents, peer to peer situations)

Work Environment 

  • The person in this position will work in an office environment the majority of the time, including "out of the schoolhouse" learning. We embrace an all-weather policy at the school and that requires being outside daily to supervise the students. 


  • All Faculty and Staff should have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Each teacher subscribes to and is in agreement with the City Schoolhouse Statement of Faith and Educational Philosophy and agrees to be a regular part of a church fellowship.
  • Establish rules or policies governing student behavior.
  • Monitor student performance.
  • Monitor student behavior, social development, or health.
  • Evaluate student work.
  • Set up classroom materials or equipment.
  • Modify teaching methods or materials to accommodate student needs.
  • Plan educational activities.
  • Apply multiple teaching methods.
  • Develop instructional objectives.
  • Evaluate student work.
  • Assign class work to students.
  • Read to students.
  • Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress.
  • Prepare tests.
  • Evaluate student work.
  • Discuss problems or issues with supervisors.
  • Discuss student progress with parents or guardians.
  • Maintain student records.
  • Encourage students.
  • Advise students on academic or career matters.
  • Develop strategies or programs for students with special needs.
  • Develop instructional objectives.
  • Set up classroom materials or equipment.
  • Enforce rules or policies governing student behavior.
  • Collaborate with other teaching professionals to develop educational programs.
  • Discuss problems or issues with supervisors.
  • Create technology-based learning materials.
  • Plan educational activities.
  • Document lesson plans.
  • Collaborate with other teaching professionals to develop educational programs.
  • Prepare reports detailing student activities or performance.
  • Monitor student performance.
  • Teach others to use technology or equipment.
  • Plan educational activities.
  • Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
  • Plan experiential learning activities.
  • Display student work.
  • Serve on institutional or departmental committees.
  • Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress.
  • Evaluate performance of educational staff.
  • Supervise student research or internship work.
  • Supervise school or student activities.
  • Maintain inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
  • Distribute instructional or library materials.
  • Order instructional or library materials or equipment.
  • Assist students with special educational needs.
  • Coordinate student extracurricular activities.

Christian and Professional Standards

Faculty and Staff of City Schoolhouse are required to adhere to our Statement of Faith, which expresses our core mission and philosophy for existing and serving families in this community. HOS subscribes to and is in agreement with the City Schoolhouse Statement of Faith and Educational Philosophy, and agrees to be a regular part of a church fellowship in substantial agreement with the theological portion of the Statement of Faith and Philosophy.

City Schoolhouse requires its employees to be followers of Christ (Romans 10:9-10; I Timothy 4:12; Luke 6:40). As Christ-followers, we imitate his integrity: we are the same person all the time, no matter what role we step into, even when no one is looking. We model committed, generous and appropriate personal and family relationships, business conduct and moral behavior, maintaining healthy boundaries. An employee should demonstrate a teachable spirit, an ability to share love and respect for others, courage to do what is right, and a willingness to honor authority in a legal, ethical and moral manner.

Nice To Haves

  • Montessori and/or Reggio Emilia experience or exposure
  • Home School experience
  • Classical Christian training
  • Experience in differentiation of learning
  • Google Classroom experience
  • Microsoft Office proficiency


Salary Range 35,000 - 45,000

Childcare assistance provided for employee's children.

Salary : $35,000 to $45,000/Yr
Minimum Education : Bachelor's
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Education/Training
Minimum Experience : 1 Yr
Location : Louisville, KY

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