Elementary Classroom Teacher

  • School Size: 260
  • Type of Student: Missionary Kid
  • Certification: Preferred
  • Years of Experience Required: None
  • Minimum Length: Long-Term
  • Student Boarding: Yes
  • Monthly Stipend Provided: $USD 650.00*
  • Monthly Support Estimate for One Person: USD $1,000.00*

*All numbers are estimate

About the Elementary Classroom Teacher Position

At Dakar Academy, qualified teachers invest their time and talents to design engaging lessons that bring content to life. We are looking for an experienced elementary teacher to plan, organize and implement an approved curriculum. Our ideal candidate will utilize differentiated instruction and varied teaching techniques to create an environment of student-centered learning that follows a North American curriculum. S/he should be passionate about the subjects they teach, their students, and their job. The goal: for students to understand—not only know—what they are being taught, as they set their feet on the path to lifelong learning.

Established in 1961 as a Christian educational institution and Dakar’s first international school, Dakar Academy’s vision is to produce well-rounded students, prepared for higher-level studies, whose Christian worldview permeates all aspects of their lives. To that end, we strive to care for each child’s academic, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs.

Objectives of this Role
Foster interdisciplinary learning, teaching, and instruction according to North American curriculum standards, and the educational needs and abilities of individuals and groups of students
Integrate Christian worldview into course activities and assessments
Create a classroom culture that is welcoming and positive
Plan, prepare, and teach lessons, promoting the general progress and well-being of individual students and groups of students
Incorporate the Understanding by Design framework in unit and lesson planning
Communicate, cooperate, and consult with school staff, and parents/guardians in the students’ best interest
Build knowledge by participating in professional development seminars

Position Start: August 2020

About Dakar Academy

For 56 years, Dakar Academy has been serving the educational needs of families in West Africa and from across the continent. DA is a college preparatory, co-educational boarding and day school for grades Pre-K through 12, situated on a six-acre campus in the heart of Senegal’s capital city, Dakar. We provide a high-quality elementary and secondary education from a Christian perspective utilizing a U.S.-based curriculum, and we are the only fully accredited boarding school in Africa. Dakar Academy is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) and by the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI). Other Benefits the School Offers:

-health insurance stipend


-yearly travel stipend

-commitment bonuses

-available vehicles

-tuition for children

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Let us know how we can start this conversation! All we need to get started is some basic information. The more you are able to tell us, the faster we can find a fit for you.

Membership of TeachBeyond is required for all roles of any length. Membership involves application, references, interviews, approval of our committee and your church, DBS and training. Our roles are not covered by PTR as we do not organise travel or accommodation.

Who We Are

We wholeheartedly desire to serve our Father’s world, to love Jesus Christ, and to see individuals and communities transformed by His Spirit through education.

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