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Santiago Christian School

Santiago Christian School (Santiago, Dominican Republic)


Santiago Christian School is a richly diverse, private, English-language, international Christian school located in Santiago, Dominican Republic. Consistent with our mission to form personas íntegras who reflect Jesus in character, wisdom, and influence, we recruit called and qualified professionals who demonstrate a personal passion for growing in spiritual maturity, pursuing professional development, and fostering a school-wide community of grace. SCS serves Dominican families of influence, missionary families, and the international business community. To teach at SCS is to strategically live out our motto: Shaping the Lives of those who will Shape the Nation.

 

Current Positions Available:  

  • Pre-School/Elementary Teacher (Volunteers or Missionaries) needed for Hogar de Crecimiento Integral (grades preschool to four), La Yaguita de Pastor, Santiago, Dominican Republic. This is a very poor neighborhood and the average tuition paid by parents is approximately $10.00US per month. The teachers will mentor and help other teachers prepare lesson plans and develop the curriculum. The church and school national leadership are stable, godly, and have a passion for their community. There are two sessions of 43 students each day with a two-hour break at midday. Primary education is very deficient in the DR. Current teachers at the school have a high school diploma but not a college degree. The focus is on Pre-School age children and a “Sala de Tarea” (homework school) for kids from the public school. There is not enough educational help in the public schools for all the 4000 children in the neighborhood. The successful candidate should have an understanding and/or experience with ESL/ELL immersion strategies in the classroom. Knowledge of Spanish is necessary. Position requires an Education degree. Ideal for a retired educator. Commitment time frame of at least one-year. Connection to Santiago Christian School provides additional support. Previous international teaching experience is a plus. Crossworld Missionaries Wayne & Carol Lynch and Rich & Holly Vallette are affiliated with the school.  Contact Wayne Lynch at the following number if interested and for more information.  (U.S. Cell – 267-210-9251)

Successful candidates are native English speakers who have an understanding of or experience with ESL/ELL immersion strategies in the classroom. Basic understanding of Spanish is helpful, but not required. Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree with a US state license, as well as evidence of an evangelical Christian faith commitment. Two years of experience is preferred and previous international teaching experience is a plus. Basic salary for local living is provided. The initial commitment is your choice of two, three, or five years, with corresponding benefits.

 

How to Apply

If you are interested in joining the Santiago Christian School family, please email your resume and a cover letter to Anne Cohen at employment@scs.edu.do.