Classroom Teacher: Kindergarten/First Grade

St. John of Kronstadt Orthodox Christian School, located in Yakima, Washington, serves grades K - 8th.  We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated individual to join our teaching team for the 2024-25 school year. We are looking for a candidate who loves children, loves learning, and is a committed Christian dedicated to providing quality education within the framework of Orthodox Christian values.

The candidate will be expected to effectively teach all subjects using a variety of curricula and understand the year-end goals for the grades being taught. The candidate will be expected to accurately assess students as they progress towards meeting or exceeding these goals.

Salary Range:  

$30,000 - $60,000, dependent on education, experience, and certification

 Job Requirements:

  • Prior work experience in a school environment preferred.
  • Teaching certification desirable.
  • Candidate must be able to demonstrate flexibility, organization, and the ability to work well with others.
  • Availability to be on campus by August 1, 2024.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States.
  • Skills and knowledge to complete these tasks:
    • Design and follow a complete teaching plan.
    • Organize learning material and resources.
    • Maintain an open line of communication with parents and provide appropriate information.
    • Assess students' performance and progress to ensure mastery of skills regularly.
    • Monitor children’s interactions and nurture cooperation and sharing.
    • Motivate and stimulate children’s learning through a variety of activities and instructional methods, including but not exclusive to songs, stories, media, structured games, art, outdoor activities, etc.
    • Develop alphabet, reading, and numeracy skills in K-1.
    • Help students develop healthy personal, social, and emotional skills at all ages and levels of development.
    • Follow and comply with teaching standards and safety regulations.
    • Collaborate with administrative staff and fellow teachers.
    • Excellent attendance is required.

If interested, please submit your resume and completed application to Menas Hawkins at For more information or to request an application, contact Menas at the same email address.

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St. John of Kronstadt Orthodox Christian School

706 West Stewart Street
Yakima, WA 98902

Phone: 509-853-8502

Posted on: May 31, 2024