PRINCIPLE FUNCTION: The Teacher for Byne Christian School will have full responsibility in planning and carrying out a teaching program in keeping with the school’s policies.
- A teacher at Byne should live a life that sets an example of and witness to the saving power of the Lord Jesus Christ.
- A teacher should seek to be godly in his/her daily approach to life. Following the Biblical exhortation of Colossians 3:17, a teacher should commit his/her personal affairs to the Lord, seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit and establish a relationship with the Lord that would set an example before his/her students on and off the campus.
- In the matter of personal discipline, a teacher should yield his/her lifestyle to things that honor God. The teacher should be a student of the Word of God and submit to the will of God. He/She should be a person of prayer, integrity and strong character. The teacher should avoid even the appearance of things that would lessen his/her witness and injure his/her testimony.
- Without question, a teacher should have a sincere love for children and his/her students, in particular. Because of that love, he/she should pray for them and lead them, as often as opportunity is presented, to a personal knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. The teacher should love his/her students where they are and help them to become all that God intends for them to be. He/She should not be partial or prejudiced. The teacher should seek godly wisdom in helping each of his/her students by building confidence and self-esteem in each of them. In every way possible, the teacher should impress upon each of his/her students that each one is created in God’s image and special in God’s sight.
- A teacher should be prepared to teach every day. The teacher should sense a true calling of God in his/her work. Teachers should glean information from their peers’ innovative ways to present their lessons with clarity and enthusiasm. A teacher must love to teach and devote much time in preparing the lessons for his/her students.
- Immoral Sexual Conduct Not Permitted:
- Any immoral or illegal conduct, other than minor traffic violations, specifically including any sexual misconduct or abuse is forbidden and violates the employment requirement of being a Christian role model. Teacher understands and agrees that such behaviors are grounds for immediate dismissal from the teaching position of ministering to children (Romans 12:1-2; I Thessalonians 4:7; I Peter 1:15-16).
- Byne Christian School is a uniquely religious, educational institution that seeks to provide a quality education in a distinct Christian environment.
- One of the goals of Byne Christian School is to work with parents and guardians to train Christian young men and women to be salt and light in their communities.
- Byne Christian School believes that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and sets forth absolute truth by which Christians are to live.
- In relying on the teachings of Scripture, Byne Christian School believes that the Bible prohibits sexual immorality of any type, including but not limited to pornography, homosexuality, or any other sexual activity outside the marriage of one man and one woman.
- This includes, but is not limited to, living in, condoning, or supporting any form of sexual immorality; practicing or promoting a homosexual lifestyle or alternative gender identity; or otherwise having the inability to support the moral principles of the school as stated throughout the Teacher’s Handbook (Lev. 10:22, 20:3; Judges 19:16-24; Romans 1:18-32; I Corinth. 6:9-11, I Timothy 1:8-10; Jude 7)
- Help provide and maintain an impartial Christian environment in which the child may grow physically, spiritually, emotionally, academically and socially.
- Prepare spiritually and academically in order to carry out a daily teaching program through lesson planning.
- Give each child the attention needed to assure his/her best welfare.
- Maintain a personal file on each child by recording:
- Accomplished basic skills of his/her grade or age group
- Evaluation sheets
- Significant incidents and observations that relate to the child’s maturity and development
- Progress reports and report cards
- Assign and correct homework, tests, projects, quizzes, etc.
- Report grades and student progress at regular assigned intervals.
- All teachers are required to update grades on Headmaster software program no later than Thursday evening of every week.
- Maintain control, discipline, and order in the classroom for effective teaching.
- Keep adequate and consistent records of students and school-related procedures.
- Be punctual at all regular school days, faculty meetings, parent-teacher meetings, Saints meetings, etc.
- Schedule parent conferences at regular intervals and report student progress and behavior problems to the parents.
- Keep Headmaster abreast of all significant matters relating to the classroom and students.
- Cooperate and work with other staff members.
- Attend parent meetings, planning meetings, and staff meetings as scheduled throughout the year.
- Enrich daily program with variety of personal ideas and ways of helping children to have exciting learning experiences.
- Maintain Christian attitudes and principles in relating to children, parents, and co-workers.
- Be alert to prevent accidents indoors, outdoors, and on the playground.
- Attend workshops and training programs available.
- Continue to grow academically through in-service, graduate studies, educational seminars, reading, etc.
- Demonstrate a submissive spirit toward the administration and willingly show support for the school.
- Cooperate with the Headmaster and co-workers in planning curriculum A activities and carrying out daily programs.
- Faithfully attend and be involved in a local Bible believing church. A minimum attendance of once a week is expect.
- Such other duties as may be requested by the Headmaster.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: All professional teachers must be able to give evidence in writing and in a personal interview that they have Bible-based assurance of personal salvation (Romans 10:9) and are active in a Bible-believing Christian church, maintaining a committed lifestyle as Christian role models (I Timothy 4:12), both on and off the campus; must agree with the doctrinal statement and standards of conduct of Byne Memorial Baptist Church and Byne Christian School; must have a dedication to Christian education and a love and interest toward children; must demonstrate a teachable spirit and a willingness to live with mutual respect for authority, and must be willing to put forth every effort to maintain the school’s high educational, moral, and spiritual standards.
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Elementary or secondary teachers must have at least a four-year degree in elementary or secondary education, or have a major or minor in the academic discipline of the teaching position. He/She must be certified by Georgia Association of Christian Schools as a classroom teacher.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Requires considerable standing and walking and, from time to time, may require exerting up to ten (40) pounds of force.
STAFF RELATIONSHIP: The teacher will be responsible to and supervised by the School Director/Headmaster or a designated person to be named by the School Director/Headmaster.
TENURE: Renewal of professional teaching contract with Byne Christian School is approved on an annual basis.