Elementary 4-5 Grade Teacher

Cookson Hills is seeking a full-time Elementary Teacher for our 4-5 combined classroom for the 2022-2023 school year. This is a role for a highly motivated, mission-minded, certified educator. Cookson Hills Christian School operates year round with a balanced school calendar and is a vital part of the overall ministry of Cookson Hills. All Cookson Hills teachers work together as a team whose goal is to educate students academically, spiritually, and socially in a trauma-informed environment. The ideal candidate will work alongside houseparents, social workers, and other team members to ensure Cookson Hills is providing the holistic opportunity each student needs for a well-rounded future. The school year begins mid-July.

Elementary School Teacher Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood or Elementary Education, from a four-year college or university; along with ACSI teacher certification, or must have the ability to obtain ACSI certification within 1 year of employment.


  • Fulfilling service
  • Rewarding opportunities
  • Cash compensation
  • Challenging responsibilities
  • Health and retirement plans
  • Christian environment

General requirements:

  • At least 21 years old
  • Baptized believer
  • Active participant in a New Testament church
  • Relatively debt free
  • Physically fit and active
  • Pass a thorough background check


Middle School Mentors

We call it “Middle School Mentors,” and it is a part of our Cookson Hills Christian School service learning focus.


How does Cookson Hills "do school differently"?

"They come from hard places, but they are willing to do hard things to rise above."


Why I Teach at Cookson Hills – Karen

"As a survivor of childhood abuse, I feel privileged to live in this greenhouse. Every day is a new day to write a better story. "