EFFECTIVE: May 2024 for Start of 2024-2025 School Year in August

JOB TITLE: 5th and 6th Grade Homeroom Teacher – Full Time

DEPARTMENT: Holy Ghost Lutheran School


REPORTS TO: Holy Ghost Lutheran Church PCC, BCDS



Instruct 5th and 6th grade students in a variety of subjects, to develop academic, social, and motor skills that prepare them for the high school grades.



Plan and develop course study suitable for a particular grade level, 7th and 8th grade, following curriculum guidelines of the school, state, and federal education departments. (Holy Ghost has compartmentalized learning for middle school aged students)
Develop and present specific lesson plans using a variety of means, including lectures, projects, group discussions, exhibits, field trips, audiovisual and library resources, computers, and the Internet.
Prepare assignments and tests (as applicable) for in-school preparation and homework. Monitors, assists, corrects, and grades student performance.
Conduct applicable standardized tests, in accordance with school polices and state law.
Maintains order in the classroom and administers discipline when necessary to achieve proper behavior.
Give counsel to students when academic difficulties or behavioral problems arise.
Keeps records of academic performance, attendance, and social acclimation. Reports on all aspects of student development for school records and parents; conducts parent-teacher conferences on both a regularly scheduled and as-need basis.
Consults with other professionals where there appears to be evidence of learning disabilities or problems of social adjustment. Coordinates decisions with parents concerning specialized interventions that appear warranted. Reports cases of suspected child abuse according to state law.
Will support the spiritual leadership and life of the school, which may include, but not be limited to, the teaching of religion class(es).
Will be faithful in the worship and religious life of the congregation and school.




Preschool – 8th grade school located in a rural setting, with a member congregation on site.
A laptop computer is provided and the classroom has Internet access, a smart board, and up to 20 Chromebooks for use by students during specific instructional periods.
On campus library, large playground, and experienced mentor educators.
Healthcare available (benefits are detailed in a separate document).


The teacher is directly responsible for any student under the teacher’s care.







To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Church Member in good standing (LCMS preferred)
BA in Education
Valid State of Michigan teaching certificate, reciprocal teaching certificate from a partner state, or ability to obtain a Michigan teaching certificate.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
Strong organizational skills.
Strong leadership skills.
Ability to multitask.




Proficiency with the use of smart technology, such as Promethean boards, Chromebooks, iPads, and online instruction
SLED certification