Union School

Union School

OUR SCHOOL
Union School was founded in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in 1919 as a school for the children of U.S. Marines residing in Port-au-Prince. It since has grown to incorporate other English speakers in the community, including dependents of business people, foreign diplomats, international organizations and local residents. The school has moved locations several times since conception and in August 2002 relocated to a spectacular new campus in Juvnat. This facility is housed on two hectares, with two buildings, 38 classrooms, two computer labs, two science labs, a library with 12, 000 volumes and sports fields. Union School is a private, co-educational, and non-sectarian institution established in Haiti for the purpose of providing an American program of studies in both English and French for students of all nationalities. The strengths of Union School rest upon the commitment and mutual respect demonstrated by its parents, faculty, and students in all aspects of its endeavors. We recognize the value of accreditation and strive to maintain the highest standards as prescribed by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools in regard to our faculty, our curriculum and school procedures.

OUR MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of Union School Haiti is to continue to inspire a culture of life-long learning that encourages academic excellence and personal integrity. Our U.S. Accredited program is intended to prepare our community of learners to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century.

OUR VISION STATEMENT
The Union School Haiti will be a locally and internationally recognized community of academic and personal excellence.

OUR STATEMENT OF PHILOSOPHY
Union School is committed to meeting the needs of students from diverse cultural backgrounds, offering a program that focuses on excellence in academics and all other areas of their lives. We provide our students, an American curriculum with particular emphasis on Haitian history and culture. This program recognizes that education is a life-long process through which individuals continually acquire skills, develop abilities, and increase their potential. We emphasize the importance of acquiring fluency in oral and written English at all levels, and obtaining proficiency in French. We strive to provide an up-to-date, inquiry-based, and technologically-relevant curriculum which leads our students towards higher education and their individual potential. Our school provides varied educational environments in which to address unique learning needs. Union School believes in a learning process which addresses the total development of the student: cognitive, social, moral, cultural, and physical. Working together, our school community empowers students to pursue excellence, explore the consequences of their actions, and to take meaningful risks. We encourage our students to become responsible citizens and leaders, who hold true to democratic values.

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1919
Private
Not for Profit
Board of Trustees
2.00
Day
Co-Educational
None
AdvancED

Contact Information
Contact Details
509 2943 4923 / 509 2943 1972
954 206 0023
Campus Address
Union School Haiti
Route du Canape Vert
Haiti
Not set
Port-au-Prince
Port-au-Prince
000

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Education Information
Common Core
English
PreK
12

Tuition Fees
5200.0
15300.0

Teacher Information
34
74
26
6

Student Information
265
0
33
76
57
99
0
99
1
18
Teaching Information
190
August
Yes
No
No
No

Job Types and Salaries
This school has not provided this information

Visa Requirements
This school has not provided this information
School Benefits
Savings Potential
Up to 50% of salary
Accommodation
Furnished apartments
Flights/Transport
Not to exceed 750
Utilities
Electricity, Internet, Cable are fully paid
Moving Allowance
Split between the 2 year contract
Medical
Includes Local and International Health Insurance
Other
Transportation is provided

Secondary Social Studies

TITLE: SECONDARY TEACHER
GRADES 6-12

QUALIFICATIONS:

1. College degree with teaching emphasis or completion of teacher preparation program.

2. Teacher professional certification; North American certification preferred.

3. Teaching experience in Grades 6-12; experience in North American accredited schools preferred.

4. Professional commitment to becoming a “Master Teacher”

REPORTS TO: Secondary School Principal

INTERFACES WITH: Students, colleagues, parents, support staff and administrators

SUPERVISES: Students and Student Activities

JOB GOAL:

To ensure that each student achieves academic success, develops a lifelong love of learning and becomes a responsible citizen in a global community.

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS:
1. Plan using the school’s curriculum, effective strategies, resources and data to meet the needs of all students.
2. Effectively engage students in learning by using a variety of instructional strategies in order to meet individual learning needs of the students.
3. Systematically gather, analyze, and use data to measure student progress, guide instruction, and provide timely feedback.
4. Use resources, routines and procedures to provide a respectful, positive, safe, student centered environment that is conducive to learning.
5. Maintains a commitment to professional ethics, the school’s mission, and take responsibility for and participate in professional growth that results in enhancement of student learning.
6. Work to achieve acceptable and measurable student progress.


PERFORMANCE GOALS:

1. Use a wide variety of teaching strategies that meet individual student needs and abilities.
The Teacher will:
a) Effectively meet the learning needs of all students.
b) Skillfully use verbal and non-verbal communications;
c) Preview and communicate learning objectives to students in a clear, logical and sequential manner.
2. Show the ability to create and maintain enthusiasm for the love of learning.
3. Demonstrate appreciation for students and seek to celebrate their accomplishments.
4. Show interest in curriculum and instructional development.
a) Serve as a role model, takes advantage of opportunities to learn from others and keeps abreast of developments related to teaching;
b) Promote good working relationships with others through active leadership and sharing of ideas, materials and experiences.
5. Promote good rapport with students, staff, parents and community.
a) Respect the confidentiality of student and staff concerns;
b) Keep parents informed of their children’s progress.
6. Clearly understand and model professionalism.
7. Maintain superior work attendance.
8. Cooperatively adhere to Board policies and implementing regulations.
9. Recognize the importance of the after-school activities program and assume responsibilities in that program.
10. Be self-motivated and assume responsibility willingly.
11. Be willing to expend effort and energy beyond the typical School day.
12. Attend staff meetings and serve on staff committees as required.
13. Attend school and PTA sponsored activities.
14. Keep current and update Power School regularly.
15. Create and maintain current all Moodle Spaces
16. Arrival/Departure time from 7:30 AM to 3:00 PM (Monday-Tuesday-Thursday and Friday). 7:15 AM to 4:15 PM.

INSTRUCTION GOALS:

17. To display evidence of superior preparation for classroom instruction.
a) Uses appropriate examples and illustrations to motivate the abilities and interests of ALL students;
b) Creates and utilizes appropriate materials for instructional purposes;
c) Assesses and adjusts the classroom setting to provide for a variety of learning styles;
d) Provides a variety of information which enriches the curriculum;
e) Draws from a variety of instructional resources to enhance lessons; instruction and content are not driven by the basal textbook;
18. To model and encourage multiple cultural awareness and understanding.
19. To establish long-range goals, instructional objectives and methods relevant to the objectives.
20. To work cooperatively with colleagues in order to connect learning across subject disciplines.
21. To demonstrate accurate and up-to-date knowledge of curriculum and subject matter.

TECHNOLOGY GOAL:

22. To display competence and confidence in using media and technology
a) Effectively uses computer instruction for both self and students in order to integrate and enhance classroom lessons;
b) Seeks ongoing computer staff development opportunities.
c) Uses various technologies in class (e-reader, projector, mimio, etc)

CLASS MANAGEMENT GOAL:
23. To plan and implement strategies that encourage student self-discipline, reinforce appropriate behavior, manage disruptive behavior constructively and allows for grouping of students in the most efficient way to support learning objectives.
a) Skillful in keeping students on the learning task;
b) Adaptive, flexible and creative in situations that are caused by a variety of individual student needs.

ASSESSMENT GOAL:
24. To bring out the best in students by continually monitoring their work.
a) Returns test results promptly, gives written comments and provide group and individual feedback on all assignments;
b) Provides specific evaluative feedback with reinforcement and encouragement.
STUDENT PERFORMANCE GOALS:
25. To motivate students to achieve beyond previous performance levels.
26. To set high expectations that is appropriate for each student’s ability level.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:

Teachers will work 190 days as per contract determined by the board approved calendar. Salary is based on earned degrees, certification and number of years of teaching experience.

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION:

Job performance will be evaluated by the principal
Starting: 7 Aug 2020
Apply By: 8 Aug 2020
Closes In: 35 days