Elementary Teacher

Brasilia International School

School Info:

Name:Brasilia International School

Region:Latin America

School Background

BIS is a school that is often described as a family. We are relational and do all we can to minister to the whole family. This is why BIS has grown from 76 students to 300 in just two years. Located in the capital of Brazil, Brasilia, we are home to over 140 embassies and BIS welcomes students from 25 different countries. As the capital, Brasilia is very safe and offers an amazing climate. BIS is only hindered by the lack of classroom space, so is investigating a building addition to increase our potential enrollment from 300 to 500.

Job Summary

The BIS teacher is our school’s most important resource. BIS is committed to finding the most highly qualified, Christian elementary teacher for this position. This teacher must be able to follow the BIS curriculum guide (scope & sequence, standards, benchmarks and resources) and couple it with their own personal curriculum plan (yearlong, unit and lesson plans) and deliver it from a stardard based Christian worldview realizing the need for their best, most rigorous and enthusiastic teaching to a diverse audience. Administratively BIS is proud of the dedication and commitment of BIS teachers to the eternal lives of BIS students and facilitating their success in school and in their postsecondary endeavors!

General Responsibilities


  • Teach classes as assigned following the prescribed curriculum guides.
  • Design yearlong, unit and lesson plans which guide classroom instruction.
  • Effect student learning through mastery of the subject material by utilizing valid teaching techniques to achieve curriculum goals within the framework of the school’s philosophy.
  • Plan a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students, challenging each to do his/her best work.
  • Employ a variety of instructional methods and materials that will provide for creative teaching to reach the whole child: spiritually, mentally, physically, socially, and emotionally.
  • Plan through approved channels the balanced use of field trips, guest speakers, and other media.
  • Assess the learning of students on a regular basis and provide progress reports as required.
  • Keep proper discipline in the classroom and on the school premises for a good teaching environment.
  • Be prepared and willing to take on assignments outside of assigned subject areas as the need arises.
  • Inform the administration if unable to fulfill any duty assigned. Prepare and make available adequate information and materials for a substitute teacher.

Non Instructional

  • Cooperate with the NICS Board, DAC and administration in implementing all policies, procedures, and directives governing the operation of the school.
  • Notify and discuss with the administration any policy the teacher is unable to support.
  • Maintain regular and accurate attendance and grade records to allow for a comprehensive knowledge of each student’s progress.
  • Post grades minimally by 7:45 am on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month.
  • Keep students, parents, and the administration adequately informed of each student’s progress or deficiencies and give sufficient notice of failure.
  • Maintain a clean, attractive, well-ordered classroom.
  • Supervise extra-curricular activities, weekly duties, organizations and outings as assigned.
  • Support the broader program of the school by attending extra-curricular activities when possible.
  • Utilize educational opportunities and evaluation processes for professional growth.
  • Seek the counsel of the administrator, colleagues, and parents while maintaining a teachable attitude.
  • Provide input and recommendations for administrative and managerial functions in the school.
  • Attend and participate in all scheduled meetings, including devotional, in-service, retreat, committee, faculty, and PACE meetings.
  • Know the procedures for dealing with issues of an emergency nature.
  • Contribute to the general improvement of the school program.
  • Refuse to use or circulate confidential information inappropriately.
  • Perform any other duties which may be assigned by the administration.
  • Give as much notice as possible of unavoidable absences and cooperate in covering the responsibilities of colleagues who must be absent.
  • Keep current an ESO portfolio for accreditation (and self-reflective) purposes.


  • Demonstrate the character qualities of enthusiasm, courtesy, flexibility, integrity, gratitude, kindness, self-control, perseverance, and punctuality.
  • Meet everyday stress with emotional stability, objectivity, and optimism.
  • Develop and maintain rapport with students, parents, and staff by treating others with friendliness, dignity, and consideration.
  • Respectfully submit and be loyal to designated authority.
  • Maintain a personal appearance that models cleanliness, modesty, good taste, and is in agreement with school policy.
  • Maintain use of proper, clearly articulated English in all forms of communication and require the same usage of students in all school disciplines, curricular and extra-curricular.
  • Recognize the need for good public relations and represent the school in a favorable and professional manner to the school constituency and general public.
  • Place the teaching ministry ahead of outside or volunteer work.
  • Make an effort to appreciate, understand and utilize the uniqueness of the local Brasilia community.
  • Other duties as assigned by administration.


1. Minimally hold a bachelor’s degree in elementary education (highly qualified).

2. Stateside/provincial certified as an educator and/or ACSI certified as a teacher.

3. Minimum 2 years of teaching experience.

4. Ability to work within the budget allotted.

5. Ability to clearly communicate and represent BIS well to the community, families and students.

6. Ability to meet deadlines.

7. Demonstrate a reasonable level of computer literacy, having a basic
proficiency in doing word processing, e-mailing, and accessing the internet.

8. Ability to manage the classroom and bring enthusiasm for learning to the

9. A Christian with a consistent testimony among family and peers.

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