Employment Type
Contract Length
1 Year+
Student Level


Job Qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 years teaching experience
  • Current passport and good health
  • International experience preferred

Job Benefits

  • Monthly Salary: $1700 per month
  • Travel: 2 round trip tickets during the school year.
  • Housing: A private, furnished 2-bedroom apartment in the gated community on the beach that includes high-speed internet access (no charge) and up to $100.00 credit for electricity per month.
  • Transportation: to/from the school each day, to/from the airport
  • Work/Life balance - teaching while living on the beach in Panama

Company Description

About Us
Founded in 2011, Five Stars Academy (FSA) is a private, highly-academic institution that combines the home-schooling philosophy of focusing on the individual student with the expertise of professional, experienced, certified teachers. We have the flexibility of choices expected in an experimental school while offering a U.S. Accredited Diploma with a partner school. FSA provides opportunities for students to learn self-sufficiency, to develop leadership skills and understand the impact they can have on their surroundings. Whether through classroom studies, mission work in and out of Panama, the diverse range of learning and growing opportunities available from living in the interior of Panama, or the student’s daily exposure to out-of-the-box thinking and problem solving, the goal is to tap into the best our students have to offer for themselves and for the World. With the average class size of less than 10 students to 1 instructor, we are able to maintain high expectations while providing individual support. Located in Santa Clara, Panama, 90 minutes west of Panama City, more than 20 countries comprise our student body. We began with 5 young students and have grown to 85+. Five Stars Academy will have its first graduating class in May 2019.

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Job Description

The Position
We are looking for a teacher who is flexible, encouraging, positive, and willing to take on new challenges. The teacher is responsible for instructing the elementary classroom in all capacities.

• Instruct students in elementary courses, including but not limited to Math, Reading, Vocabulary, Grammar, Phonics, Spelling, Comprehension, Writing, Science, Social Studies, Art.
• Create positive educational climate for students to learn in.
• Create lesson plans and modify accordingly throughout the year.
• Maintain grade books.
• Grade homework and tests and perform other administrative duties as needed.
• Integrate competencies, goals, and objectives into lesson plans.
• Utilize curricula that reflect the diverse educational, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds of the students served.
• Work with the school to ensure initiatives are being met.
• Observe and evaluate student's performance, behavior, social development and physical health
• Establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects, and communicate those objectives to students.
• Meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children's progress, and to determine their priorities for their children and their resource needs.
• Work with Elementary Team Leader to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning, following approved curricula.
• Use computers, audiovisual aids, and other equipment and materials to supplement presentations.
• Prepare for assigned classes, and show written evidence of preparation upon request of immediate supervisors.
• Attend staff meetings.

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