Full Time Elementary Teacher

Friday, September 20, 2019
Integrity Educational Services/ Lighthouse Academy
Position Details: 


IES is currently seeking an Elementary Teacher at Lighthouse Academy - Eagle Village for the 2019-20 Contract Year.

Integrity Educational Services (IES) is a non-profit management company. Our staff are set up for success in our schools by collaboratively working with a strong community of teachers, social workers, principals and office staff at multiple schools within the district. Ideal candidates will align with our mission, vision and Whole Child approach to education and are committed to being present every day to assist our students in their academic success. All of our students are at-risk and the majority fit into one of the following categories; English Language Learners, IEP, Court Placed, Long-Term Suspended or Expelled. Both Hope Academy of West Michigan and Lighthouse Academy hold instruction through the summer on a Balanced Calendar.


Candidates should be self-starters with a passion for education and a heart for today's youth. Come work with a growing team and make a positive difference in the life of a child. Candidates are encouraged to research our academies and company at; Integrity Educational ServicesHope Academy of West Michigan and Lighthouse Academy


GENERAL PURPOSE:  To be responsible for providing appropriate education experiences to meet the needs of youth enrolled in all programs. The Teacher is accountable to the Principal and functions as a member of the school team, which consists of classroom teachers, instructional support staff, school social workers, the principal and the administrative assistant.  Subscribe to the vision, mission and values of Integrity Educational Services and the applicable academy. 



  1. Plan and implement instruction consistent with the IES approved curriculum for assigned subject areas. Reflect this in a written plan, co-created by the teacher, social worker, principal, parent/guardians, and any other interested parties in the student’s welfare.
  2. Relate concepts and materials to the students and the objectives using state standards.
  3. Provide opportunities for academic achievement and success for all students.
  4. Hold high expectations for student learning which are realistic and appropriate.
  5. Teach skills for critical-thinking, problem solving, comprehension, decision making, and independent learning by students.
  6. Use a variety of reinforcement and motivational techniques to encourage positive behavior and academic achievement.
  7. Offer students alternative ways of achieving objectives and adjust instructional strategies based on the feedback from students.
  8. Hold students accountable for timely completion of assigned work.
  9. Provide homework that students can complete successfully between one-to-one  sessions.
  10. Use the evaluation of student outcomes to measure the effectiveness of instruction.
  11. Develop tests which utilize a variety of strategies to assess the learning.
  12. Employ a variety of methods and materials that will provide a holistic approach to students learning academically, and emotionally.
  13. Provide culturally relevant resources and model for our student population.
  14. Submit progress reports as written in the program procedures manual to students, parent/guardians, principal, etc.
  15. Perform all other duties, as assigned.


  1. Use school reporting procedures to collect data, maintain student records, and report student progress.
  2. Maintain confidentiality for students in school related matters.
  3. Use a grading system that is consistent with the school assessment policy and which reflects the quality of student work.
  4. Establish a management system that communicates expectations, assignments, and work requirements.
  5. Teach educational program expectations and recognize and reinforce appropriate behavior. Use a variety of discipline strategies for managing disruptive students.
  6. Initiate and maintain personal professional growth and development, by:
  7. Participate in staff development activities, staff meetings, retreats, continuing education courses, and/or professional organizations, and school functions such as award banquets, graduation, etc.
  8. Remain current in content area and methods.
  9. Subscribe to school goals and take a proactive role to achieve them. Recognize problems within the school environment and actively contribute to their resolution.
  10. Represent the school in a favorable and professional manner to the school’s constituency and the general public.
  11. Proctor testing.
  12. Assist with coverage of the eating area during breakfast and lunch.
  13. Assist with coverage during arrival, passing time, and dismissal from school.


Education and/or Experience:  Teaching degree from an accredited college or university, certification required (or provisional certification with intent to become fully certified).  Experience working with emotionally/behaviorally impaired adolescents is preferred.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:  Valid Michigan teaching certification with applicable endorsements, Elementary K-5 All Subjects, K-8 SCC.  Must meet highly qualified status according to the Michigan Department of Education for the subjects being taught.



HSA w/ Company Contribution



Short-Term and Long-Term Disability

Life, Accidental Disability Insurance

401k Retirement w/ Company Match


Great Place to Work

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