TEACHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Certified teaching degree
  • No previous teaching experience is required (we welcome new graduates)
  • Commitment to a 2-year signed contract
  • Be a professing Christian, demonstrating a strong relationship with Jesus Christ
  • Time commitment in Haiti: beginning of August to mid-June; the school year runs from the beginning of September to the beginning of June
  • Classes and resources to learn the national language of Haiti (Haitian Creole)

TEACHER PROVISIONS

  • Monthly stipend: because we are a non-profit organization, we do not provide our teachers with salaries; however, we provide staff with a monthly stipend to cover expenses like health insurance, loan repayment etc.
  • 2 paid round-trip flights to and from Haiti each school year
  • Housing on a Mission Haiti compound property (teachers live communally with other Mission Haiti staff members from North America)
  • Living expenses (food, transportation, minor medical care at our clinic)
  • Emergency medical evacuation insurance available
  • Classes and resources to learn the national language of Haiti (Haitian Creole)
  • Vacation time: teachers receive fall, Christmas, and spring breaks with the option to fly home

SCHOOL SIZE

Our school currently reaches 4th grade. Each year going forward we will add another grade. This means that for the 2020-2021 school year we will reach 5th grade.

CURRICULUM

Our school’s foundation are the curriculum standards set by the government of Haiti. However, we seek to surpass those standards and integrate American and Canadian standards into our curriculum. This means the quality of education our students receive surpasses national standards.

SCHOOL STAFF

We have Haitian and North American teachers working at our academy. We also have local Haitian staff members that serve in our cafeteria, as supervision during recess, and as academic support (tutors, classroom aids).

RESOURCES

Our classrooms are equipped with whiteboards, projectors and iPads. We also have a new school library with a collection of English and French books. Our school also has a large playground and basketball court that we use for recreational activities and recess times.

CLASSROOM STRUCTURE

Our school is unique from other international schools. We have one North American teacher and one Haitian teacher in each classroom that team-teach throughout the week. The curriculum is taught in English for half of the week by our North American teachers, and in French for the other half of the week by our Haitian teachers. Our French and English teachers use separate curriculum resources and books due to the bilingual nature of our classrooms.

If you’d like to know more, we’d love to hear from you. Please reach out to Paul Perissien, Mission-Haiti Director: paul@mission-haiti.org or Cassie Neufeld, School Principal: cassie.missionhaiti@gmail.com