Gr4 SocialStudies/Language Arts Teacher

American International School in Cyprus - More Info

AISC teaches specific programs/approaches and uses particular software. If you take up a position in the elementary school, you will be expected to:

  • Implement the Balanced Literacy approach to teaching literacy
  • Differentiate in reading using guided reading groups; use our leveled book room to support the different reading levels in your classroom
  • Use Ganske’s diagnostic approach to teaching spelling, phonics and word work
  • Teach and assess writing using the 6+1 Writing Traits
  • Teach math using the Everyday Mathematics Program (University of Chicago)
  • Map your curriculum using the Atlas Rubicon web-based program
  • Use MAP (Measurement of Academic Progress) testing to guide your teaching
  • Assess reading using Developmental Reading Assessment (DRA) three times a year
  • Take attendance, record grades and write report-cards using an electronic, integrated database
  • Write an electronic newsletter home to parents each week outlining the week ahead
  • Be technologically literate
  • Use formative assessments and qualitative assessments regularly
  • Subscribe to the AISC Essential Agreements on Assessment
  • Encourage higher order thinking skills – Bloom’s Taxonomy
  • Develop a positive home-school connection by being in touch with parents through newsletters, email on a regular basis
Posted: April 2019
This is a Direct to School Job
Nicosia, Cyprus
August 2019
2 years
Licensed Teacher

Job Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Allowances for extra responsibilities
  • Credit for post-graduate degrees
  • Increments for teaching experiences
  • Furnished housing or a housing allowance
  • Annual home trips (and returns)
  • Shipping and settling-in allowances
  • Medical insurance (shared payment)
  • Tuition support for children
  • Support for professional development
  • Retirement plan support
  • No absence bonuses
  • Personal leave day, allotted Sick Days and Compassionate leave benefits
  • AISC accommodations that are safe and secure
  • Rich cultural historic and recreational opportunities
  • Travel opportunities to intriguing and exciting cities and regions that are nearby
  • Climate that is pleasant year-round
  • Experiences that change lives

Qualifications and Requirements

Teaching Credential/License

Please note, we carefully review all local applications and EU applicants, however, teachers applying for positions must have the following to be considered:

Required Qualifications for all Applicants (overseas applicants/local Cypriot/EU nationals)

  • Demonstrate native ability to speak, read or write English
  • Be a graduate of a North American university with specialization in the subject to be taught
  • Have a current teaching certificate from the USA or Canada
  • Have a minimum of two years of post certification teaching experience in a North American curriculum school
  • Excellent references
  • Ability to teach two or more subjects
  • Provide sponsorship or coaching for extra curricular activities
  • Meet specific qualifications for positions listed, such as IB training

About Cyprus

Teaching in Cyprus is an excellent way for teachers to experience life in the Mediterranean. Teachers in Cyprus enjoy living on a scenic island with many archaeological sites and historical landmarks.

Greek, Turkish, English
Euro (EUR)
Christianity, Islam