Homeschool Teacher Needed

For those of you who did not see our post about this on Facebook, we are looking for a godly young lady to come live with us to homeschool our kids (4 2nd graders) for the 2016-2017 school year. Here are some details for anyone who might be interested:
The Opportunity
See the missionary life up close! You will live with our family and be an essential part of our ministry. It will challenge your worldview and help you understand the “real” missionary life first hand.
You will also have the opportunity to greatly help us as we set out to learn and analyze the Bakoum language. Our ultimate goal is to translate the Bible for this people group and in order to reach this objective we need to intensely study the language. Having a homeschool teacher would greatly free us up to concentrate on our work.
Details
Our Town:
We life in a small town next to a tropical rain forest in the beautiful country of Cameroon, Africa. The people speak a local language called Bakoum although French is used as a trade language.
Our Kids:
We have four children, all adopted from Ethiopia: Kaden (6), Makyra (6), Elias (5) and Zoey (5). Although they are a year apart, we are currently keeping them all in the same grade (starting in August 2015 they will be entering 2nd grade). They all really enjoy learning and homeschool.
Curriculum:
We use Sonlight Curriculum and are part of “Sonlight Christian Academy” here in Cameroon. Twice a year, all members of the program meet for two weeks in order to give the children a classroom experience. There is also a homeschool coordinator named Elsie who will visit us in our home two weeks out of the year in order to school the children and make sure that they are progressing as they should be.
Housing:
We live in a good-sized house outside of town which includes a school room where the children are homeschooled. We also have a separate “guest house” in our back yard, complete with a bathroom, which would serve as the lodging for our home school teacher. Meals would be eaten with our family.
Qualifications

  • A strong walk with the Lord and a life committed to the practice the personal spiritual disciplines.
  • A strong recommendation from your local church.
  • A love for and experience working with kids of this age.
  • You do NOT have to have any experience as a teacher but we ask that you come with a willingness to learn and to work hard to ensure they receive a good education.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must apply through our mission agency, World Team, and be willing to raise funds to support yourself for your 9 month stay.
Job Description
  • Homeschool the kids (generally this is 4 days a week, 5-6 hours a day), be willing to work one on one with them in areas where they struggle.
  • Prepare daily individual lesson plans from the suggested lesson plans available.
  • Volunteer for activities during the group homeschool session.
  • Assign and encourage students to give a presentation during the spring group session of something that they have studied throughout the year.
  • Be responsible for checking out all curriculum materials, taking care of them and checking them in at the appropriate time.
  • Be willing to watch the Hare kids when Dave and Stacey both need to attend language / Bible translation committee meetings (this happens rarely).
Cost
You would be responsible to raise approximately $300 USD/mo plus one-time costs (airfare, immunizations, visa and passport fees, a trip to World Team’s Support Center for an interview / introduction to the agency ($100), etc). Personal expenses (buying gifts, souvenirs, etc) are not included in this figure.
The Process
Please contact me, Stacey, at stacey.hare@worldteam.org so we can begin initial conversation, answer any questions you may have and give you an idea of what it is like to live with our family. If you seem to be a good fit for our family and if we seem to be a good fit for you, you would then begin the application process with our mission agency, World Team.
We also currently have a young lady living with us to homeschool our children who would be willing to tell you what it’s like to live with us. You can contact her at: bonnie.marcum2@gmail.com.
World team would require an initial application, phone dialog, references, and so on. If everything is approved, you will be invited to come to the main office for their orientation / application week. Please visit the website at http://us.worldteam.org/content/getting_acquainted to fill out the initial application.
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Author: Stacey Hare

Stacey is a wife, mom, linguist, and Bible translator. Right now she is working on the writing system for the Kwakum including how to mark tone. Literacy among the Kwakum is already beginning and translation is scheduled to begin in September 2019!

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