Homeschool Teacher Position for 2013-2014


It’s hard to believe that the time has arrived for us to look ahead at the not-too-distant future and begin planning for the 2013-2014 school year.  The search for a teacher for the Real Hope for Haiti Homeschool has now officially begun!

Trey, age 9

Carmelo, age 16

Position description: 

  • Teach three elementary students and one high school student, with a new addition of a part-time pre-school student.
  • Utilize provided curriculum and classroom resources to design structured lesson plans.
  • Encourage students’ strengths, be diligent in working through students’ challenges.
  • Create an environment that allows the students to develop a love for learning.

Benefits provided:

  • A private bedroom within the RHFH guesthouse.  One bathroom (with shower) is shared at the guesthouse.
  • One round-trip plane ticket from the U.S. to Haiti.
  • Housing and meals.
  • Electricity 24/7 (fans, lights, electronics can be powered).
  • Clean, safe water.  We even have ice!
  • Laundry service (hand-wash only).
  • Internet.
  • Phone for calling within Haiti and limited use for international calls.
  • A potentially life-changing experience and an incredible adventure!

This is a volunteer position, and does NOT offer a salary or financial compensation of any kind.

Required commitments:

  • Be available for entire school year, early August through mid-May.  A half-year commitment can be considered, but not preferred.
  • Be willing to follow a daily established schedule, yet be flexible when circumstances arise requiring adjustments.
  • Be fully dedicated to the teaching position, realizing the incredible value of that ministry.  Any unrelated ministry opportunities that the teacher would like to pursue must be fully yielding to the primary focus of teaching.
  • Be respectful of confidentiality, both for the students and the mission.  (The rights of these students and patients deserve just as much respect as those of the students and patients in the U.S.)

Required traits:

  • A heart for Jesus.  Dedicated to serving Him, desiring to grow in Him, and allowing Him to be seen through you.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Flexible, able to roll with whatever challenges that might (will!) present themselves.  Must be patient.
  • A good sense of humor.
  • An open mind.
  • A humble heart.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Be able to handle living in an isolated rural setting with few opportunities to leave the area.
  • Be prepared to eat a balance of Haitian and American food, understanding that many American foods are expensive or unavailable, therefore rarely served.  (Have the mindset of “Eat to live, not live to eat.”)
  • A willingness to think outside of the box.
  • A comprehension that this ministry position may not be glamorous or filled with cutting-edge excitement, but that the potential impact this position can have is to shape the minds of a future generation that may one day be leaders in Haiti, able to bring positive change to this country.  (That is huge!)
  • An understanding that the Cazale area is hot and humid, has lots of bugs and rodents, and can be noisy.  While normally a safe and peaceful place, it requires common sense and respect for rules/directions/guidelines given by RHFH staff who have many years of experience living here.
  • An understanding that Real Hope for Haiti is a place where one’s heart, mind and soul will be stretched and challenged.

Henley, age 10 and Brianna, age 12


Ameyah will be 3 in August and ready to start pre-school a few hours/week.


The RHFH homeschool teacher is an important one, very dear to our hearts.  We are already praying for the right person to fill the position.  We trust that God has a great plan for the upcoming school year; not only for our children, but for the teacher as well.   We promise that with the right attitude and heart, this position can be such an incredible blessing.  You cannot out-give God!

Here is the blog post from last year about the 2012-2013 teacher position.  In it, you can read a bit more about our kiddos and see a few more pictures.  We think they’re pretty great kids….and cute, too!  🙂

Please feel free to share this information with your friends, family, or anyone you know that might be interested in this position.  Then pray for them!   Or maybe it’s YOU that God is calling?  Hmmmm????

Anyone interested in applying for this position simply needs to email Allison ( allison@realhopeforhaiti.org ) and request an application.

Deadline for applications is May 15, 2013. 

Thank you for helping us spread the word!



  1. Jimmy Burton says

    Praying for you and your kids to get just the right teachers. It has been so good to get to know you all, even for just a little while, this year. We look forward to more of the same next year.

    We highly recommend teaching in Haiti. It is a challenge and a joy.

    If we can be of any help, just let us know.


  2. Janet P says

    Wish I could do it! I homeschool my soon to be eleven year old. My husband might not be too enthusiastic about that year though!

  3. Franchile Pierre says

    To Whom It May Concern:

    I am interested to the volunteer position mentioned above. Below is a copy of my resume.

    Franchile Pierre
    (239) 234-0480 fpierr29@fau.edu
    Campus Address Permanent Address
    13 FAU Boulevard 5535 Jonquil Ln # 104
    Boca Raton, FL 33431 Naples, FL 34109


    To obtain a position of Homeschool Teacher Position for 2013-2014 at Real Hope for Haiti where my teaching skills, dedication, experience and attitude of willingness in managing management tasks will contribute to the efficiency of its mission/goals
    Master of Public Administration December 2014
    Florida Atlantic University
    Concentration: Management Nonprofit
    Relevant Courses: Policy Analysis, Management of Nonprofits, Statistical Analysis Budget in Finance, Public Policy
    Overall GPA: 3.5/4.0

    Bachelor of Arts in Political Science December 2010
    Florida Gulf Coast University
    GPA: 3.5
    • Supervised various youth recreational activities
    • Trained new employees in effective sales and direct mail techniques
    • Frequently served as store supervisor in the Manager’s absence

    • Demonstrated effective persuasive skills in retail sales
    • Provided excellent customer service by phone and in person
    • Resolved customer complaints effectively and efficiently
    • Served as new student orientation facilitator and group leader

    • Provided administrative support in producing all forms of office communications
    • Designed and developed a coding system for a university research project
    • Organized and recorded data as a research assistant
    • Recognized by supervisors as being efficient and detail-oriented

    • Substitute Teacher: School Board of Collier County, Naples Florida
    • Florida Certified Workforce Professional 1: Workforce Innovation of Florida
    • Certificate of Service Excellent: Marriott International
    • Micro Local Economic Development Technical: The United Nations/Ministry Plan of Haitian Government




    Employment Security Representative I August 2011-July 2012

    Workforce State of Florida Naples, FL

    • Coached customers who are unemployed seeking new jobs.
    • Providing job interest counseling.
    • Delivered assistance with vocational interests.
    • Referred individuals to appropriate private and public training.
    • Asses /referred individuals to employers for interviews/placement.
    • Provided & assisted core services, according to customers’ needs.
    • Assisted with resumes, migrant seasonal farm worker registrations.
    • Directed, assisted, with applicants screening for customers applying for WIA, Food Stamps and WTP federal Programs.
    • Provided workshops to customer interested in improving skills.
    • Provided job preparation, job development and placement services to job seekers.

    The White House Washington, DC March 2011
    Intern Volunteer, the President Correspondence Office
    • Responded to incoming correspondence regarding education and international issues
    • Read and reported letters related to the President of the United States and the White House staffs

    ORGANIZING FOR ACTION SUMMER FELLOWS Naples, Florida January 2012-Present
    • Conducted research and performed data analysis.
    • Planned and designed campaign initiatives,
    • Researched behavior on how college students vote.

    • Thurgood Marshall College Fund Humpty Dumpty
    • The United Nations, New York
    • The African Union, New York
    • The Heritage Foundation, Washington DC
    • The Department of Defense, Washington DC
    • The Organization of American States, Washington DC
    • The U.S. Department of State Washington DC

    Substitute Teacher Aug. 2003-Oct.2009
    School Board of Collier County Naples, FL

    • Helped students learn subject matter and skills that will contribute to their development as mature, able, responsible men and women in the absence of their regular teacher.
    • Guided the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals and, in harmony with the goals,
    • Established clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects and to communicate these objectives to students, as adopted by the local and state Board of Education.
    • Taught lesson plan as outlined by the absent teacher
    • Planned a program of study that, as much as possible, meets the individual needs, interests, and abilities of the students
    • Maintained accurate, complete, and correct records as required by laws, district policy, and administrative regulation, pertaining to teacher and students

    Teacher Oct.1992-April 2000
    College San Miguel La Tortue, HAITI

    • Taught Literatures (both French & Haitian), History, Spanish, and English. I was
    • Instructing students in basic principles of art and art history
    • Supervised and assisted students, grade artwork, encourage creativity and teach technique
    • Spur students to unlock their creativity and express their thoughts, feelings and opinions through
    • Contribute to the scholarship and intellectual life of the school by conducting research which enhances the school’s high reputation as a research-led teaching institution.
    • Responsible for the quality of teaching delivered and as necessary seek further training, guidance and skills development to ensure that standards are maintained and improved.
    • Conducted research and performed data analysis.
    • Planned and designed education initiatives,
    • Assisted with administrative tasks such as grant writing, budget review

    Project Coordinator March1996- December 1998
    United Nations La Tortue, Haiti
    • Coordinated and managed project staff and external short-term consultants, lead and coach the project team in both substantial and operational issues.
    • Undertake day to day management of the project, including smooth project implementation, efficient use of resources.
    • Draft necessary strategic documents concerning project design and implementation, such as policy papers, results frameworks, work plans etc.;
    • Ensure the participation and involvement of relevant stakeholders in project activities so that the process is inclusive, participatory and transparent.
    • Ensure the timeliness and quality of the outputs as well as timely preparation of reports on achievements and challenges faced within the project.
    • Ensure delivery of resources and results according to planned targets.
    • Ensure the development of cross-project linkages with other relevant projects and programs for mutually reinforcing impact.
    • Promotes identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned for organizational sharing and learning.
    • Support the Country Office in mobilization of resources from different partners. This will include the preparation of strategies, Project Briefs and project Documents, organization of regular donor meetings and field visits.
    • Provides leadership on peace building issues within the UN in collaboration with other key UN partners
    • Managed and directed election campaigns for collective bargaining rights for diverse groups of low-income workers across the country
    • Performed extensive outreach with workers, facilitated meetings, managed public relations including communications with media, and built partnerships with other community organizations and United Nations bodies in the ground


    • Founder of “Haitian American Forum for Leadership & Civic Engagement (HAFLCE)
    • Board Member, Alliance International Humanitarian for Haiti, Inc., Miami.
    • Member, Hope for Haiti, Naples


    “The U.S.-Israel Relations: an Historical and Personal Perspective,” lecture by Dr. Michael B. Oren, Ambassador of Israel to the United States at Florida International University

    “Poland and the World in the Age of Globalization: Values and Challenges by the Honorable Lech Walesa, former President of Poland at Florida International University

    “Arab Voices: What they are Saying to Us and Why it Matters,” by James Zogby, Founder and President of the Arab American Institute (AAI) at Florida International University

    “U.S.-Mexican Relations: From Globalization to Interdependence” presented by Dr. Rafael Velazquez, Director of the Undergraduate Program in Political Science at the Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas (CIDE).
    “Venezuela’s Petro-Diplomacy: Hugo Chavez’s Foreign Policy” by Ralph S. Clem, Professor Emeritus of International Relations and Chair of the Advisory Board of the School of International and Public Affairs at Florida International University

    Word • PowerPoint • Excel • Publisher • Outlook• Twitter
    Speak, read, and write Spanish/English fluently. Mother Tongue: French & Creole

    • Thomas Adams, Haiti Special Coordinator, the U.S. Department of State, (202) 6479510: adamstc@state.gov
    • Martin, M. (202) 370-5000 at the OAS.
    • Julia Ewing, Program Director, Higher Education Alliance UN Programs Humpty Dumpty Institute, (917)-7558975 julia.ewing@thehdi.org
    • Harold G. Weeks, President NAACP of Collier County, 239-455-2886: naacpcolliercounty.com
    • Jerome Sauvage: Deputy Director: Washington Representative Office; phone: 202-331-1930

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