Secondary English Teacher

The Position:

Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy is seeking a High School English Teacher. This position will plan, organize, and implement an appropriate instructional program in a high school learning environment that guides and encourages students to develop and fulfill their academic potential. 

This is a full-time position that reports directly to the Headmaster.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing and implementing rigorous curriculum to meet developmental goals and instructional activities
  • Effectively integrating biblical lesson planning, preparing lesson materials, grading papers, managing the classroom, and evaluating and giving timely feedback to students
  • Exercising open, respectful, and timely communication with families, co-workers, supervisors, and other school staff
  • Attending conferences and workshops in order to further advance professional development
  • Managing student behavior and administering biblical discipline in accordance with outlined guidelines
  • Providing a safe, thriving, and respectful environment for all students in the classroom and on the school campus that always aligns with CVCA missional boundaries 

What we are looking for:

  • A classroom leader who is committed to Christ-honoring excellence
  • Highly developed oral and written communication skills
  • Ministry-minded in the ability to build relationships effectively and professionally with families and students
  • An understanding of youth culture in order to impact students for Christ 
  • Ability to maintain a safe and studious classroom environment
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement age-appropriate curriculum
  • Knowledge of the cognitive, social, and emotional development of learners
  • Knowledge of contemporary learning strategies and instructional methodology 
  • Subject matter expert and a committed lifelong learner
  • Engage and motivate students to learn in a vibrant classroom environment
  • Patient, Caring, and Kind
  • Christ-like Integrity
  • Self-awareness and high emotional intelligence
  • Well organized
  • Versatile and adaptable
  • Problem-solving
  • Collaborative partner who shares best practices
  • Proficient in Google Suite (e.g. calendar, docs, forms, sheets, etc.), Microsoft Office, e-mail, internet, and other relevant software; ability to operate standard office equipment
  • Ability to biblically integrate the classroom and develop Christian worldview thinking 
  • Ability to work on a team and deal with varied personalities

What you need:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • Preference given to candidates with a graduate degree with at least 18 hours in graduate-level English in order to instruct dual-credit courses at the high school level
  • Teaching credential/certificate/license for corresponding age/grade level
  • Two (2) years of teaching experience
  • Appropriate Ohio Department of Education licensure and Association of Christian School International certification

What you can expect:

  • A focused effort to impact others and make a difference in their lives for Jesus Christ
  • A Christ-honoring and collaborative work environment
  • An excellent workplace/facility to work in
  • Fair and just compensation
  • Generous paid time off benefits

How to apply:

Please apply by submitting a cover letter, your resume, the CVCA Application, a Christian testimony, and a brief description of your philosophy of a Christian education to Human Resources at

About CVCA:

Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy, founded in 1968, is a private, college-preparatory, non-denominational Christian middle and high school that seeks to educate and cultivate servants for Christ. Students meet rigorous admissions standards both academically and spiritually. CVCA’s 850 students, of whom 25% represent minority populations, come from a seven-county area. Our facilities include a 177,000 square-foot building with state-of-the-art technology, 7 science labs, 31,000 square-foot fieldhouse and competition gymnasium, a 600-seat chapel/auditorium, and 70 acres of sports facilities, including a turf stadium and all-weather track. CVCA is fully committed to maintaining an ethnically/culturally diverse faculty and student body within a biblical community.