St. Paul Lutheran School is seeking an individual to fill the position of half-time K-2 Content Areas teacher. The ideal candidate is willing to teach lower grades in the content areas, and must have training in or experience with classical education. We are looking for someone with strong skills in science and history, in addition to presentation/public speaking. Ability to teach Latin would be a definite advantage. Because St. Paul Lutheran School is a direct mission of St. Paul Lutheran
Church, this candidate must be a confessing member in good standing of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
St. Paul Lutheran Church has established her school to proclaim the Gospel, teach the Holy Scriptures,
and provide excellence in Lutheran Classical education, developing faith, wisdom, eloquence, and virtue
for all generations. St. Paul’s is the only classical Lutheran school in the St. Louis area.
Interested individuals should submit their CV/resume and cover letter to Kate Thoelke at
Teacher Job Description
The Teacher shall be responsible for the spiritual, emotional, physical and intellectual well-being of each
child in his/her class during the time that the parents have entrusted the child into his/her care.
The specific duties of the teacher are as follows:
● To be diligent in becoming compliant with The Marks of a Classical Lutheran Educator to which
● To be diligent in pursuing professional development. Opportunities include:
● Consortium for Classical Lutheran Education yearly conference (summer).
● Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod Southern /Central Illinois District teacher’s conference
● Principal/Senior Pastor guided reading plans.
● LCMS Rostered Teacher Colloquy program.
● Higher Education.
● To submit a summer self-development plan mutually agreed upon by the Teacher and Principal.
This will be developed by the Principal.
● To cheerfully cooperate with the principal and execute his/her instructions.
● To observe the following school hours: 7:40 A.M. to 3:40 P.M.
● To register complaints relative to the staff, administration, or facilities with the Principal and the
Board of Education.
● To discipline students as necessary and outlined in the Information Handbook. Extreme discipline problems shall be brought to the Principal.
● To discipline students as necessary and outlined in the Information Handbook. Extreme
discipline problems shall be brought to the Principal.
● To keep accurate and current records and record appropriate information into the permanent
records of the school. These must be completed by June 1.
● To lesson-plan for the year in all applicable subjects and submit weekly lesson plans to the
● To visit the families of each child in his/her class before the start of the school year. Teachers
shall plan a visit in the home or in the teacher’s classroom of any child ordinarily as needed.
Teachers shall also meet with the parents once yearly (on conference days) and more often if
necessary to keep parents well informed of the child’s progress.
● To issue report cards at intervals determined by the Principal and recommend to parents the
promotion of students who have satisfactorily completed the work of a given grade and
recommend retention for those who have not.
● To ensure that the children in his/her class are under reasonable adult supervision at all times; in
the classroom, halls, chapel, lunchroom, playground, and field trips.
● To ensure that the children have all necessary curriculum materials and to make requests for
additional materials to the school secretary.
● To take inventory of curriculum at the end of the school year and give the information to the
School Secretary and the Principal.
● To manage the classroom efficiently.
● To maintain an orderly learning environment.
● To administer minor first aid to children as needed.