Logic (Critical Thinking) Teacher

Grades 7-9

Classical Preparatory School (CPS) provides a traditional classical education to scholars from toddler through 12th grade. We were the first classical charter school in the state of Florida, located just north of Tampa. A classical/liberal arts education is the educational gold standard for creating innovators, thinkers, and leaders. CPS aims to equip our scholars with the tools needed to excel in higher education and to be moral and intellectual leaders in a self-governing society, something more relevant than ever in today’s complex and ever-changing world.

Position Summary
Logic and Rhetoric School Teachers develop within students the intellectual and personal habits and skills upon which responsible,  independent and productive lives are built, in the firm belief that such lives are the basis of a free and just society. Our teachers accomplish this through the creation of lesson plans, inspiration, and constructive criticism to promote character development and habit formation. They instruct students on subjects such as science, literature, history, and math, in order to create a well-rounded, comprehensive, classical instructional program. This position reports to the Upper School Dean of Academics.

  • Formal Logic is the first course of our Logic courses for the Logic School students at Classical Preparatory School. Logic is the art and science of reasoning, and formal logic in particular examines deductive reasoning and abstract reasoning concepts. Students will focus on how arguments are constructed by studying the arguments of others and also by formulating their own.
  • Informal Logic is the second course of our Logic courses for the Logic School students at Classical Preparatory School. Students will focus on understanding fallacies of logical thinking, then applying those principles to better construct verbal and written arguments.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in content field (preferred: English, philosophy, social sciences) or education
  • Passion for and commitment to to Classical Prep’s mission and vision
  • Alignment with the school’s expectation of high academic achievement for all scholars and commitment to building citizens of impeccable character

Required Skills

  • Strong collaborative and team building skills that lead to productive relationships with students, staff, parents, and community members
  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Effective organizational, self-management, and problem-solving skills

Duties and Responsibilities
The following statements of duties and responsibilities are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. These statements are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities required of all personnel within this position.

  • Demonstrate our ten habits: attention, memorization, perfect execution, order, reflection, courtesy, obedience, truthfulness, fortitude, and temperance
  • Study, practice, and execute lessons that lead students to master daily standard-aligned objectives, faithfully using our rigorous, classical curriculum
  • Plan, prepare and deliver classical instructional methods and activities
  • Integrate school defined goals and objectives into lesson plans
  • Maintain grade books
  • Assign, correct and grade homework assignments, classroom work, tests and quizzes
  • Evaluate each student’s progress on a regular basis and communicate this progress to the student, parents, and Deans
  • Issue quarterly progress reports and semester report cards
  • Meet course and school-wide student performance goals
  • Work with department to ensure consistency among courses
  • Build relationships and communicate effectively with parents/guardians
  • Manage the class by setting clear expectations of behavior, establishing reasonable routines and promoting self-discipline
  • Cultivate fundamental habits of virtue consistent with the school’s outlined mission and purpose
  • Commit to growing professionally and personally through continuous learning
  • Perform other administrative duties as needed

Compensation and Terms of Employment
We offer a competitive compensation package based on experience and performance. This is a full-time teaching position that follows the teacher position and compensation agreement.

How to Apply
Complete the application located in the “Apply Here” button to the right. You will need to include a cover letter explaining why you would make a great logic teacher at Classical Preparatory School.