Teachers

Our teachers are parents or professionals from the community who are paid for their services, however; we have established guidelines for our teachers as well as our students to ensure everyone’s safety and comfort in joining Excellence in Learning Community Co-op.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Teachers are expected to be examples of Christian living in dress, speech, and deed.

  • All teachers must sign a statement of faith, submit an application with two references, and have confessed to be Bible believing Christians.
  • All curricula used must align with our Statement of Faith
  • Teachers are required to submit to, and pass, a background check, to be performed at the beginning (June) of the upcoming school year.
  •  Each classroom must have at least two adults, who are unrelated, present at all times, teachers organize this with parents at the beginning of the school year/semester.
  • Our teacher/helper to student ratio is 1:3 for preschoolers, 1:6 for ages 6-12, and 1:12 for ages 12 and up.
  • Teachers follow a “three strikes” procedure to correct behavior if needed, and parents may be contacted to correct behavior.
  • Teachers are expected to be present, if for some reason a teacher can not be at the co-op, they will need to contact a director and make sure that a substitute is found.
  • Teachers are responsible to leave their classrooms as they found them.
  • Teachers determine their class fees, ELCC is not responsible for determining fees.
  • Teachers whose class fees are $600.00 or more, per calendar year will receive a 1099 tax form.
Parents wanting to teach a class and returning teachers will need to submit a course description and Class syllabus by the announced dates for the upcoming school year.
 
 

Correction in the Classroom

ELCC teachers believe that each child is unique in their God given skills and abilities and as such have unique personalities and differences that can be used to the glory of God.  It is sometimes necessary to lovingly correct behavior in the classroom; if such occasion arises the following method will be used. 

  • Strike one – student will be reminded of their behavior and given a verbal warning.  The goal is for the student to recognize their offence.
  • Strike two – student will again be reminded of their behavior and will be asked to stay after class to speak with the teacher.  Teachers will use this time to explain the infraction and why this is not appropriate in a loving and firm manner.  The goal is for the child to understand their offence, and to correct their behavior.
  • Strike three – student will again be reminded of their behavior and will be asked to stay after class to speak with the teacher and they will need to stay after the co-op to speak with the teacher and their parent.  The goal is for the child to understand and correct their behavior and for the teacher and parents to work together towards a resolution. 
  • “Strikes” do not accumulate from day to day or class to class – they reset each day and each class to zero.