Feb 13, 2019

Middle School Teacher – 2019-2020 School Year Various Subject Areas

  • Cape Eleuthera Island School
  • Deep Creek Settlement, The Bahamas
Full Time

Job Description

Our School

Deep Creek Middle School is an independent day school in the settlement of Deep Creek on the island of Eleuthera in The Bahamas. It was founded in September 2001 with the goal of increasing access to educational resources for people in South Eleuthera. The school has grown to serve 47 students in grades 7, 8 & 9 and has created numerous opportunities that otherwise would not have been possible for students and families. The School offers an experiential approach to the Bahamian national curriculum.

 The vision of Deep Creek Middle School is to prepare the future leaders of The Bahamas by providing learning experiences, in and out of the classroom, that teach responsible citizenship, leadership and allow students to grow academically.

 Our mission is to create a learning environment where students will not only learn the subject matter from the Bahamian national curriculum, but focus on academic growth, leadership and responsible citizenship. In order to achieve these core values, our programs and curriculum teach critical thinking, problem solving, communication and social skills.

 Deep Creek Middle School operates as a subsidiary of the Cape Eleuthera Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide place-based education, scientific research, and community leadership in order to create a more livable future on Eleuthera and throughout the world. As part of the Foundation, DCMS works closely with The Island School (www.islandschool.org) and the Cape Eleuthera Institute (www.ceibahamas.org) to offer students and staff a unique experience that connects them more intimately with their environment and on-going efforts for sustainable development and environmental stewardship in South Eleuthera. Students at DCMS pay some tuition, but the majority of operating funds come from generous donations to The Cape Eleuthera Foundation.

 A Unique Opportunity

 Compensation includes salary, housing, utilities, board stipend, and excellent international health plan.

  • A small, safe learning community of 47 students and nine staff.
  • Maximum class size of 15 students.
  • An innovative curriculum that focuses on academic growth, responsible citizenship, and leadership.
  • An emphasis on using experiential methods including field trips, project-based learning, service learning, and outdoor education.
  • The opportunity to live and work collaboratively with The Island School and Cape Eleuthera Institute.
  • An active lifestyle including SCUBA, snorkeling, sailing, kayaking, fishing, and many more outdoor pursuits.
  • An opportunity to experience living abroad while only one hour from Florida – enjoy the Caribbean island life and rich culture of The Bahamas.

 Position Description

Candidates will be willing to work collaboratively with a dedicated group of colleagues and students in a flexible, team-oriented environment. In your job, you must be willing to try new things and stretch beyond a traditional job description. Our faculty demonstrates resourcefulness by designing curriculum, developing partnerships within the local and Foundation community, and engaging families to support the vision & mission of DCMS School is open five days a week from 7:30 am until 4:30 pm. Teachers also staff afterschool tutoring sessions, community outreach, and afterschool sports.

 Responsibilities 

  • Teaching a class of approximately 16 students in grades 7, 8, and 9
  • Daily lesson planning in coordination with approved curriculum
  • Weekly planning for student advisory group
  • Additional responsibilities such as assisting with swimming lessons and leading community outreach clubs
  • 45 hours/week minimum at school site, plus occasional evening and weekend commitments
  • Regular interaction with parents to ensure that all student needs are met

 Preferred Qualifications

 Those who join our high-functioning team will be committed to achieving the goals of DCMS and the Cape Eleuthera Foundation with everyone in our community. A one-year commitment is required. We are an equal opportunity employer and especially encourage applications from Bahamians.

  • Teaching credential and/or Masters Degree
  • Two or more years of experience teaching upper elementary and/or secondary students at an established educational institution
  • A love of children and the outdoors
  • Interest in implementing experiential project-based learning pedagogy
  • Interest in exploring concepts through real world applications
  • Excellent communication, social, and problem-solving skills
  • The ability to live and work in a remote location within a small community
  • A willingness to go above and beyond typical teaching expectations
  • A proven record of reliably fulfilling professional responsibilities
  • Flexibility and adaptability

 If interested, please submit a resume and cover letter detailing your experience and interest. Please explain why you and your philosophy are a match for our school. All applications must be in PDF format.

Send to Sherrall Carey, HR Administrator, at team-hr@islandschool.org