Charlotte Mason Community School (CMCS) is a K-8 Christian school in the urban core of Detroit. CMCS offers a liberal arts education based on the philosophy and methods of Charlotte Mason, which fosters the development of great minds and wide interests while nurturing each child’s relationship to God and the world He created. Our vision is for all students to grow in a love of learning that extends beyond the classroom, for their good and the good of their communities.
CMCS is looking for teachers who are professing Christians; active in a faith community; exhibit evidence of faith; agree with the CMCS Statement of Faith; and have genuine respect for the poor and for people of different race, faith, and social conditions than themselves. In addition, applicants must be enthusiastic about learning the CM philosophy and methods of education and have a real interest in using them in the classroom. This position requires that applicants have an Elementary Education degree and teacher certification or be working toward certification.
Many distinctive elements of a CM education require a teacher to engage in special study and practice. Therefore, certified teachers wishing to join the CMCS staff must study the CM philosophy with the principal and develop lessons under the guidance and supervision of the head teacher. CMCS is an encouraging and supportive teaching and learning community and offers teachers an opportunity to be at the forefront of educational change.
In the summer months, the teacher would study the Charlotte Mason philosophy, read, meet with the school administrator for discussion, and meet with the head teacher for study and preparation for classes. This would involve regular communication via email or phone and periodic meetings in person.
Full-time classroom teachers are responsible for teaching all core academic classes to their homeroom and one or more liberal arts subjects to multiple grades in the afternoon. Additional job requirements include: planning field trips, monitoring students during lunch and recess on a rotating basis, attending teachers’ meetings and school recitals, writing narrative student evaluations, and facilitating parent teacher conferences. All full-time teachers have two afternoons off per week for planning or personal purposes.
Please send resume and cover letter to CMCS Principal, Ann Pattie, at firstname.lastname@example.org.