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English Language and Composition Instructor

school
Five Stars Academy
location
Santa Clara, Panama
salary
US 1700 - 1700 a month
housing
A private, furnished 2-bedroom apartment in the gated community on the beach
airfair
Roundtrip Airfare 2x per school year
Start date
Start July 2022
10 months
2
  • Middle School, High School
  • Licensed Teacher
  • Bachelor
  • 5 years of teaching experience
  • Teaching Credential/License

To Apply

The learning community at Five Stars Academy is a tight-knit group that resembles a family. Our staff is highly enthusiastic about education, and are motivated to  provide our students with unique and engaging opportunities so they can make meaningful connections between their learning and the real world.

Interested candidates can submit the following documentation:

  • A letter of application (no more than one page). If you are applying for a teaching position, please include your personal educational philosophy.
  • Up-to-date CV (no more than two pages). Copies of diplomas or certificates will be requested upon hiring.
  • Three letters of reference and/or names, addresses, e-mail contacts and telephone numbers of at least 3 former professional referees (direct supervisors).
  • Monthly Salary: $1700 per month
  • Travel and Transportation: Five Stars Academy reimburses 1 round trip ticket per semester for the Employee from a U.S. or Canadian airport to Panama or from Panama to another country as their destination, reimbursable up to $800.00, upon submission of the receipt to Five Stars Academy. If travel occurs by bus, taxi, or car rental, Five Stars Academy will reimburse up to $500.00 for the travel expense. Travel expense from the airport to the home will either be provided by the Employer or reimbursable to the Employee up to $30.00, upon submission of the receipt to Five Stars Academy.  
  • Housing: A private, furnished 2-bedroom apartment in the gated community on the beach that includes high-speed internet access (no charge) and up to $100.00 credit for electricity per month.
  • Transportation:  To and From the school each day. 
  • This is a 10 month contract - August 1 - May 31st with more than 6 weeks (30 working days) of paid vacation during the school year.
  • Scholarship: Children of teachers receive 100% discount on Registration and 50% discount on the Tuition.

 

The Position
Five Stars Academy is seeking a full-time English Literature instructor using a U.S.-based curriculum for Grades 6-12.  We are looking for a teacher who is flexible, encouraging, positive, and willing to take on new challenges.  The teacher is responsible for instructing the classroom in all capacities.  

Responsibilities

  • Assign books to read, including classics and contemporary novels.
  • Help students interpret literature and poetry.
  • Teach students about the structure and content of the English language, including proper grammar, spelling, and sentence structure.
  • Teach about different literary styles.
  • Create instructional resources for use in the classroom.
  • Plan, prepare and deliver instructional activities
  • Create a positive educational climate for students to learn in.
  • Meet course and school-wide student performance goals.
  • Create lesson plans and modify accordingly throughout the year.
  • Maintain grade books.
  • Grade papers and perform other administrative duties as needed.
  • Create projects designed to enhance lectures.
  • Read and stay abreast of current topics in education.
  • Create lesson plans.
  • Utilize various curriculum resources.
  • Integrate competencies, goals, and objectives into lesson plans.
  • Utilize curricula that reflect the diverse educational, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of the students served.
  • Work with the school to ensure initiatives are being met.
  • Establish and communicate clear objectives for all learning activities.
  • Prepare and distribute required reports.
  • Observe and evaluate student's performance.
  • Manage student behavior in the classroom by invoking approved disciplinary procedures.
  • Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress, and to determine their priorities for their children and their resource needs.
  • Use computers, audiovisual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
  • Prepare for assigned classes, and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisors.
  • Attend staff meetings.
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

Founded in 2011, Five Stars Academy (FSA) is a private, highly-academic institution that combines the home-schooling philosophy of focusing on the individual student with the expertise of professional, experienced, certified teachers. We have the flexibility of choices expected in an experimental school while offering an Internationally Accredited Diploma. FSA provides opportunities for students to learn self- sufficiency, to develop leadership skills and understand the impact they can have on their surroundings. Using recycled shipping containers as classrooms, integrating animals and hydroponic gardens into learning, and teaching the importance of limiting a carbon footprint is part of daily life at FSA. Whether through classroom studies, mission work in and out of Panama, the diverse range of learning and growing opportunities available from living in the interior of Panama, or the student’s daily exposure to out-of-the-box thinking and problem solving, the goal is to tap into the best our students have to offer for themselves and for the World. With the average class size of less than 10 students to 1 instructor, we are able to maintain high expectations while providing individual support. Located in Santa Clara, Panama, 90 minutes west of Panama City, 25 countries comprise our student body. We began with 5 young students and have grown to 100+. Five Stars Academy graduated its first class of 5 in May 2019.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

Teaching in Panama, owing to its great variety, can be as laid back or as exciting as you want to make it. Surrounded by turquoise ocean and filled with tons of natural terrain and bustling cityscapes to explore, the adventurous will be just as happy as those who like to lay back on the beach.

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This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

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