Teacher, Second Grade

Teacher, Grade 2

General Work Requirements

This assignment requires you to be single, have completed at least 2 years of college, and be fluent in both written and spoken English.

Living in Micronesia

You'll live and work on a beautiful campus that is shared by the school and the church and that is just a short walk from a gorgeous beach. Views of the nearby jungles and mountains are amazing, ever-changing, and frequently highlighted by rainbows. Sunsets are gorgeous.

While your stay will be comfortable, be prepared to be flexible--Electricty is usually available except for sporadic lapses. Water comes from the inner island rivers so on-campus rain-water catchments are used for drinking and cooking.

Travel plans

Plan to arrive at Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii (HNL), on Friday, August 10, 2018, for Orientation meetings which begin at 6:15 p.m. that evening. Departure to your island school begins on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, on flight UA154 to Pohnpei (PNI), arriving on Thursday, August 16, and then continuing on to Kosrae (KSR) the next day, Friday, August 17, on flight UA155.


Travel schedule to Kosrae allows you to visit another island and school first. Kosrae has many beautiful opportunities for hiking, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, caving, etc.

Job Details

  1. Teach assigned class and undertake such extra-curricular activities and supervisory duties as administration/school board may assign.
  2. By precept and example seek to uphold Christ as Friend and Lord and endeavor to lead students to a similar understanding.
  3. Maintain careful records of attendance and scholastic performance in the student information system or register/grade book for that purpose.
  4. Make course outlines and lesson plans as prescribed by the administration.
  5. Maintain proper control of the students’ behavior in the classroom, school grounds and premises in accordance with the rules and regulations stipulated in the Student Handbook.
  6. Maintain neatness and cleanliness in the classroom and school grounds.
  7. Create visual aids, posters and displays in bulletin boards, thus supporting a positive learning environment.
  8. Undertake supervisory duties at lunch hours, and at other times in rotation with other teachers.
  9. Attend regular staff meetings as scheduled and other required meetings and events even after school, joining in?service sessions and workshops in order to maintain or increase your level of teaching skills.
  10. Undertake any other duties and responsibilities considered as part of the normal work load, working in harmony with school programs, activities, and policies as outlined in the Staff Handbook/Bulletin, and other directives set forth by the Board and administration.
  11. Regularly attend weekend services and assist in church programs according to talents and abilities. (Sabbath School classes, Pathfinder club, youth meetings, door-to-door and prison ministries, etc.) The ministries are extensive and many could be led by you!


  • Housing—Shared, air-conditioned volunteer housing is located on the second floor above the school office and lower-grade classrooms. Apartments are furnished and have their own kitchen, living area, bedroom(s), and bathroom. Volunteers provides their own towels and single-bed sheets. While comfortable, it is not bug or gecko proof 🙂
  • Laundry—A washing machine is available for use.
  • Monthly stipend
  • Internet connection at the school is available but is weak.

Not Included

  • Food—You may use your stipend to purchase your food or stretch it by sharing food costs with other volunteers.


Teach and mentor 2nd graders. Your day will Include lesson planning, classroom management, and counseling.

Tafunsak, Micronesia

10 months

Age 20-79